This tutorial will explain in detail how to add support for the WordPress theme customizer to your WordPress theme. The theme customizer was introduced in WordPress version 3.4. It allows for an editing environment where theme options can be tried by the administrator before being applied to the live site. In this tutorial, we will look at exactly how this feature can be added to a theme. The WordPress theme we will use for this example will be the Responsive theme version 1.8.0.1, by Emil Uzelac. This is one of the featured themes on WordPress.org at the moment and should give us a solid starting point. However, please feel free to use whatever theme you’d like as you follow along. Please note: There are a few different ways to implement the theme customizer and save the customization settings. This tutorial will focus on the theme_mod method. If you don’t know what that means, that’s okay. You don’t need to have any understanding the different methods to follow along with this tutorial. 1. Add the Theme Customizer page to the admin menu Note: Step one is no longer necessary with new versions of WordPress. The customizer is automatically added to the menu even if the theme doesn’t
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