Priorities for Customizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. development in 4.3:
1) Customizer Concurrency (aka Control Locking)
2) Partial Refresh
3) Menu Customizer
4) Theme Installation
5) UI User interface/UX User experience changes
Customizer Concurrency doesn’t need much Core changes to implement (except for temp hooks maybe), so it makes sense to remain as a plugin, living here: https://github.com/xwp/wp-customize-widgets-plus
@westonruter aims to have beta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. ready by end of this week.
Partial Refresh is available as a feature plugin and can be tried out now: https://wordpress.org/plugins/customize-partial-refresh/
There are a couple issues still needed for that one and feedback on the API An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. for opt-in.
Menu Customizer will be picked back up to have that ready ASAP for merge review (probably needs about a month). @voldemortensen, @valendesigns, @westonruter, and @celloexpressions will all work on dev, as well as anyone else who wants to jump in. @sheri will get started with design review, possibly with help from others (@folletto). The plugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party currently works with WordPress 4.1 or 4.2. We can push lots of testing to start happening now since it’s pretty much functionally complete. It just needs a lot of back-end improvements.
Theme Installation and UI/UX changes were not discussed in more detail and will be worked on as time allows after completing the first three items.