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 4.9 cycle are held on 19:00UTC. 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 Gutenberg)
  • Improve performance wherever possible (ongoing goal)

For more details, see the proposed roadmap.

Feature Plugins

These plugins container implement features that may be incorporated into core in the future, as was done previously with Widget Customizer and Menu Customizer:

Completed Milestone Highlights

  1. 4.8
  2. 4.7
  3. 4.6
  4. 4.5
  5. 4.4
    • Performance Improvements
  6. 4.3
  7. 4.2
  8. 4.1
  9. 4.0
  10. 3.9
  11. 3.4
    • Customizer Introduced in Core

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169 open tickets in the Customize component

169 open tickets defect (bug) enhancement feature request task (blessed)
5.2 3 1 0 1
Awaiting Review 42 17 1 0
Future Release 39 58 5 2

169 open tickets. Last 7 days: +1 ticket

21 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
  • #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 javascript
  • #42191  Customize: Selectively merge settings from autosave revisions
  • #42272  Customize: Use client-side templates for rendering base controls
  • #42544  Background Image Cover on iOS not correctly displayed template
  • #42872  Customize: Improve display of theme tag filters on mobile
  • #43168  Customizer: Iris color picker handle above section title ui
  • #43464  Search Options in Customizer
  • #43625  When there are invalid items in a menu, the customizer enters an infinite loop of refreshing when trying to render wp_nav_menu. javascript administration
  • #43858  Website-Icon with filename "favicon.ico.png" causes problems
  • #44511  Widgets generated by wp_register_sidebar_widget can not be add via customizer
  • #44598  Main logo won't update when deleted and reuploaded with the same file name
  • #44665  Add a "Create New Menu" button to the menu widget ui
  • #45147  Responsive – "Publish Settings" Button height on customizer should be equal to "Submit Button" ui
  • #45168  Additional CSS complains of markup inside CSS comments
  • #46128  Custom header "Hide image" button not displayed when randomizing images via theme setup ui
  • #46198  Add additional test for `wp_targeted_link_rel()` when saving and publishing changeset.

5 tickets slated for 5.2

View list in Trac

  • #28888  Customizer – Widgets – Screen Readers Don't Announce Widget Names accessibility
  • #36612  Add Ratings into the Add New Theme page ui
  • #38168  custom-background class appear in body class attribute even if theme doesn't support it template
  • #42364  Customize: Remove deprecated nav menu classes
  • #46198  Add additional test for `wp_targeted_link_rel()` when saving and publishing changeset.

169 open tickets

Open bugs: 84. View list on Trac

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