[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #28650: Allow Customizer elements (controls, sections, and panels) to be deep-linked

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#28650: Allow Customizer elements (controls, sections, and panels) to be deep-
 Reporter:  westonruter      |      Owner:
     Type:  feature request  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal           |  Milestone:  4.0
Component:  Customize        |    Version:  3.4
 Severity:  normal           |   Keywords:  needs-patch
  Focuses:  javascript       |
 There should be a way to deep-link to controls, sections, and panels in
 the Customizer. This would facilitate directing users to the customizer
 sections that deprecate theme options pages in the WordPress admin

 Raised by [https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/27406#comment:29
 celloexpressions] in #27406:

 > It would be cool if we automatically built in a deep-linking mechanism
 to access specific panels immediately by their id when entering the
 customizer (future enhancement).

 Also by [https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/28032#comment:3
 westonruter] in #28032:

 > It would also be great if the links from the Header Image, Background
 Image, and Widgets admin pages would be able to auto-expand (or highlight)
 their corresponding sections in the Customizer when it loads.

 Note that during the merge of Widget Customizer into core for 3.9, there
 was actually a mechanism to deep-link to the widget customizer sections,
 but it was removed in [27891]: for the plugin, it was used in an admin
 notice linking the user from the widgets admin page to the customizer (see

 With customizer deep linking in place, something else to explore later
 would be a facility for themes to add inline contextual links within the
 customizer preview to then reveal the corresponding control in the
 customizer. For example, clicking on the blog title should auto-expand the
 “Site Title & Tagline” section and add focus on the Site Title field.
 Likewise, clicking on the header image in the preview should expand the
 “Header Image” customizer section.

 See also:

  * #28032 Make Customizer more visible with visual cues on deprecated
 areas of the admin
  * #25571 Remove Custom Header Page in favor of the Customizer
  * #25569 Remove the Custom Background Screen in Favor of the Customizer
  * #28536 Add browser history and deep linking for navigation in
 Customizer preview

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/28650>
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