Using the Theme Customizer

The workshop will share more details on the Theme Customizer in WordPress. The customizer provides a centralized place to change options that control the look of your WordPress site. This workshop covers how to locate and use the Customizer and the options that it includes.

Learning outcomes

  1. Locate the Customizer in the WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Demonstrate how to open and close the Customizer.
  3. Show how to update items using the Customizer, such as site colors or widgets.
  4. Use the Customizer to save changes.

Comprehension questions

  • Where is the customizer located?
  • What all themes can be modified using the customizer?
  • What all features can be modified using the customizer?
  • Can changes made using the customizer be previewed?
  • Length 25 mins
  • Topic Publishing, WordPress
  • Language English

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Hari Shanker R
I am a Community Wrangler at Automattic, and I contribute full-time to the WordPress Community Team as a Deputy. WordPress is one of the biggest passions in my life and I enjoy working on programs that support the global WordPress community. I believe that open-source tech and the open web have the potential to make the world a better place. I have had a rather diverse career with significant experience in the domains of Retail Banking, Print & Web Journalism, Web Development, Entrepreneurship, Event Management, Professional Blogging, and Education. Outside of work, I enjoy writing (blogging) as a hobby, and I’m a compulsive bibliophile. I’m also a happily married pet parent.