Pain for WordPress.org devs
If you’ve not yet heard, WordPress.org has mandated there be NO Settings API based option panels of any kind for themes hosted on WordPress.org. All existing themes still using these option panels will be required to remove said panels and add customizer ONLY options before updating. All new themes must adhere to this new guideline, or be rejected. In one fell swoop, the WordPress.org theme review team has essentially stopped WordPress.org theme devs from using most option frameworks.
Team Redux resumed working on a feature we’ve been planning for quite some time: Complete WordPress Customizer Integration! We’re working to make every single field Redux has to be available within the Customizer!
How’s it going to work?
Part 1 – Give Back
We’re going to update the Redux core and mirror every field our sister project – Kirki – has to offer. Those fields will be free for everyone! We’ll have that done within the next 4 months.
Part 2 – Advanced Customizer Extension
We’re taking the customizer, and making it a fully-functional panel! Our newest extension in development is the Advanced Customizer. What does it do?
- Every field Redux has fully functional including dynamic CSS output, typography. etc.
- Specify section widths and change how the customizer sidebar reacts.
- Icon capabilities just like in a standard Redux Panel.
- Dynamically generates the needed class files for ANY extension you may build without ANY effort on your part.
- And much, much more.
How can you help?
By donating early, so we can bring these new features to Redux quicker. Early donors each get a copy of the Advanced Customizer extension. We also have a few other offers depending on your level of donation.
- $0 – $99 A copy of the extension at release
- $100 – $199 Early access to the extension (STARTING TODAY) and 5 product licenses
- $200+ The early access outlined above, plus Unlimited Products License for this extension
How far along are we? We’re getting there…
We have successfully ported every field Redux has, minus a few exceptions (see below), and made sure they save perfectly to a Redux panel! The overall functionality still needs more work though, to bring in core Redux feature such as required, validation, dynamic css output, and compiler support.
We build extensions for Redux to keep the Redux Framework project alive. These extensions are how we pay for the development time we put in to create or flesh out specific features. That said, with the recent news of WordPress.org’s customizer only requirement, we’d rather not keep all of this offering inside an extension. We’re going to give you what WP.org developers need to build a powerful product. We’ll keep basic customizer functionality in the Redux core, FREE, forever.
Seeing is believing! We don’t want anyone thinking it’s all smoke an mirrors. Take a peek at our demo: http://demo.redux.io/wp-admin/customize.php
When Will It Be Ready?
Honestly, some developers could ship now provided they are fine without the above features. So if you donate over $100, don’t forget to contact us for an early (stable) version of the Advanced Customizer extension.
The sooner we get donations/preorders, the sooner we’ll have this out. If sufficient contributions come in, we promise to have the customizer fully integrated into the Redux core before October.
- WP Editor
WP Color preset colors not saving Info Field icon breaking content Divide field not working
- Section field not working
- Dynamic (AJAX) CSS output
- Dynamic (AJAX) Typography updates