Customize component

The Customize component covers all aspects of the Customizer, 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), PHP and JS API improvements, UI/UX 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.

The Customizer is actively developed, with work happening on core trac, various GitHub repos, and in the #core-customize channel on WordPress Slack. Weekly meetings for the 4.7 cycle are held on Mondays at 17:00UTC.New contributors are always welcome, whether you bring code, design help, testing, or anything else. Below is a summary of our larger projects past and future projects, which were all accompanied by countless smaller changes.

Projects for Future Releases

  • A new experience for themes in the customizer#37661 – ready for trunk commit
  • Expose UI for drafts, scheduled changes, and revisions 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 (on hold, pending live preview feature project)
  • Improve performance wherever possible (ongoing goal)

For more details, see the proposed roadmap.

4.7 4.6 4.5
4.4
  • Performance Improvements
4.3 4.2
4.1 4.0 3.9
3.4
  • Customizer Introduced in Core

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202 open tickets in the Customize component

202 open tickets defect (bug) enhancement feature request task (blessed)
4.8.1 10 25 3 0
Awaiting Review 39 21 3 0
Future Release 39 58 2 2

202 open tickets. Last 7 days: +2 tickets

6 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
  • #40044  A little strange logic in get_header_video_url() function
  • #40200  Introduce WP_Customize_Embed_Control javascript
  • #40831  Customize: Further improve JS inline documentation docs
  • #40844  Customize: Bulk delete widgets ui javascript

202 open tickets

Open bugs: 88. View list on Trac

Help maintain this component

Component maintainers:

  • westonruter
  • celloexpressions
  • voldemortensen
  • valendesigns

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