[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #30729: Theme Activation Workflow with Customizer (2)

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Fri Jun 19 05:26:31 UTC 2015

#30729: Theme Activation Workflow with Customizer (2)
 Reporter:  iseulde      |       Owner:  obenland
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  accepted
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  4.3
Component:  Themes       |     Version:  3.8
 Severity:  normal       |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch    |     Focuses:  ui, administration

Comment (by celloexpressions):

 I'd prefer to rework this to be more along the lines of "Install and
 Preview", most likely in place of the pre-install preview. While this
 would ultimately result in having more installed themes that aren't in
 use, there is the huge advantage that users see the theme with their
 content, have the ability to quickly evaluate how easily the theme might
 be customized to their needs, and that the process is simplified to a
 single action - a single decision for the user, and then they can get
 right to playing with the theme rather than having to go through the extra

 This would ideally leverage the (I believe once-proposed) "shiny" theme
 install concept where the theme is installed in the background with a
 loading indicator eventually transitioning to loading the Customizer.

 This is one of the ideas for theme-install in the Customizer that
 @folletto and I have tossed around. Install does a "shiny" inline install,
 whereas Install & Preview would install and take you back to the main
 Customizer panel to preview it.

 On the other hand, I have no objections to simply changing the primary
 action for now, but the demo content is consistently confusing and very
 disappointing for the users I work with.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/30729#comment:9>
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