[theme-reviewers] Theme options quandary

Josh Pollock jpollock412 at gmail.com
Sat May 4 23:33:01 UTC 2013

I'd recommend using the theme customizer to add a color control to the
header section.


On Sat, May 4, 2013 at 7:20 PM, JDG <jonathan at gilsons.org> wrote:

> I've got a theme that I'm working on that I would like to provide some
> options for. I know that using the built in Custom Header and Custom
> Background options are preferred for those customizations, but I would like
> to provide the ability to customize the background color (not an image) of
> the header, an option not provided by the built in functions. Do I do this
> via a second theme options page and provide the rest Custom Header
> functionality via the built in function? Or, do I consolidate all the
> customizations on to one theme options page and ditch the built in Custom
> Header page?
> From a WordPress best practices perspective, I think using the built in
> Custom Header function would be the way to go, but from a usability
> perspective this seems confusing. I know I wouldn't want to have to go to 2
> or 3 different pages to change one section of the site. Any input?
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