In Part 1 of this series, I showed you how to start adding Customizer functionality to your theme (or plugin). As well as showing how to add Panels & Sections, I also walked through the process of creating the individual Settings and UI Controls, sanitizing your data, updating the live preview and retrieving your settings. In Part 2 we’re going to look at creating Customizer Custom Controls.
If you’ve used WordPress in the last couple of years, you’re no doubt familiar with, or have at least heard of, the Customizer. The WordPress Customizer allows users to modify and configure theme options, whilst also providing them with a live-preview of those changes. The Customizer was built to provide theme developers with a standard interface they could use when providing customisation options within their theme.
One thing that’s really been annoying me lately is the number of plugins that are flooding the WordPress Dashboard with useless and annoying notifications or nags.
With the release of WordPress 4.7 this week, comes the addition of the WP REST API endpoints for posts, comments, terms, users, meta, and settings. The foundation for the WP REST API has been in core since WP 4.4, and 4.7 sees Part 2 of the REST API Content Endpoints being added.
If you’ve ever tried to build a membership site with WordPress, you’re probably already aware of some of the difficulties that this can entail. Thankfully though, there’s a new choice on the market and it makes creating membership sites considerably easier. It’s called WooCommerce Memberships and it’s from the good folk over at WooThemes.