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WordPress Web Application Development - Second Edition by Rakhitha Nimesh Ratnayake

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Managing options and widgets with customizer

The WordPress theme customizer is a great feature for customizing a theme's settings and components from the frontend. This feature lets you preview those changes in real time and is hence useful for administrators. Generally, customizer is capable of editing the following sections in real time:

  • Site title and Tagline
  • Colors
  • Header Image
  • Background Image
  • Navigation
  • Widgets
  • Static Front Page

The sections of the customizer are theme-dependent, and hence, you will see more or less sections in various themes. You can access the theme customizer by navigating to the Appearance | Customize menu. The following screenshot previews the default customizer screen of the Responsive theme:

All these sections play a part ...

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