Customize component

The Customize component covers all aspects of the CustomizerCustomizer 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., WordPress’ framework for live-previewing any change to your site. Tickets in this component cover issues including bugs in the Customizer (wp-admin/customize.php), PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher and JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. APIAPI 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. improvements, UIUI User interface/UXUX User experience changes, new features, and improvements to the Customizer internals. For more information about the Customizer API, please see its official documentation in the Theme Developer Handbook.

Customizer development was most active from WordPress versions 3.9 through 4.9. As of WordPress 5.0, Customizer development is currently focused on bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. fixes and smaller enhancements. More-significant feature development is ongoing as part of the integration of the GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. project with the customizer. In tracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. and on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner., new contributors are always welcome, whether you bring code, design help, testing, or anything else. Below is a summary of our larger past and future projects, which are accompanied by countless smaller changes.

Projects for Future Releases

  • Incorporate blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. editing with widgets in the customizer
  • Expose UI for revisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. and branching/conflictconflict A conflict occurs when a patch changes code that was modified after the patch was created. These patches are considered stale, and will require a refresh of the changes before it can be applied, or the conflicts will need to be resolved. management of customize changesets
  • Improve loading of the Customizer from the front-end (on hold, see #28602, #28661)
  • Introduce inline editing/inline controls within the preview
  • Explore content-editing/front-end-editing integration (integrated with the Gutenberg project)
  • Improve performance wherever possible (ongoing goal)

For details on long-term goals and visioning for the customizer, see the proposed roadmap from 2015.

Feature Plugins

These plugins container implement features that may be incorporated into coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. in the future, as was done previously with Widget Customizer, Menu Customizer, Customizer UI Experiments, Customize Snapshots, and more.

Completed Milestone Highlights

  1. 4.9
  2.  4.8
    • Customizer sidebar width is now variable – #32296
    • Add indicator when additional widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. areas are hidden – #39087
  3. 4.7
  4. 4.6
  5. 4.5
  6. 4.4
    • Performance Improvements
  7. 4.3
  8. 4.2
  9. 4.1
  10. 4.0
  11. 3.9
  12. 3.4
    • Customizer Introduced in Core

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216 open tickets in the Customize component

216 open tickets defect (bug) enhancement feature request task (blessed)
17 6 0 1
5.8 2 0 0 0
Awaiting Review 32 16 0 0
Future Release 59 73 8 2

216 open tickets. Last 7 days: +0 tickets

16 tickets that have no replies

View list on Trac

  • #38957  Customize Menus: Menu locations should be able to opt-out of menu item types that can be added to associated menus
  • #39913  Customize: Disable auto-trashing of published changesets in anticipation of revisions
  • #40831  Customize: Further improve JS inline documentation docs
  • #41992  Multiple items in WP_Customize_Media_Control
  • #42163  Customize: Add support for previewing requests made via the Fetch API javascriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser.
  • #42191  Customize: Selectively merge settings from autosave revisions
  • #42272  Customize: Use client-side templates for rendering base controls
  • #42872  Customize: Improve display of theme tagtag A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.) filters on mobile
  • #44511  Widgets generated by wp_register_sidebar_widget can not be add via customizer
  • #44665  Add a "Create New Menu" button to the menu widget ui
  • #46301  Customizer iframeiframe iFrame is an acronym for an inline frame. An iFrame is used inside a webpage to load another HTML document and render it. This HTML document may also contain JavaScript and/or CSS which is loaded at the time when iframe tag is parsed by the user’s browser. warning
  • #47445  Unable to set rows attribute for textarea input in the Customizer ui
  • #50060  Use playVideo after mute instead of autoplay to prevent video blocking because of autoplay with sound enabled
  • #51038  Default height when using add_theme_support( 'custom-headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes.') in GD.
  • #51820  Make starter content for fresh sites more discoverable
  • #52208  Favicon – Error when choosing / cropping an image

2 tickets slated for 5.8

View list in Trac

  • #42140  Incorrect use of plural in class-wp-customize-themes-section.php javascript
  • #50781  500 error caused by customize_changeset_uuid for non-authenticated users

216 open tickets

Open enhancements: 95 View list on Trac
Open tasks: 3 View list on Trac
Open feature requests: 8 View list on Trac

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