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The WordPress Theme Customizer1:54 with Zac Gordon
WordPress ships with a customization settings and preview panel that lets you edit settings while also previewing your site.
WordPress gives us the ability to customize themes from within
the admin area.
The simplest place to do that is under Appearance and
Customize, although there are a few ways to access this from within your site.
When you're viewing the Customize Settings page, you'll see some
options along the left-hand side and a live preview of your site on the right.
You have the ability to make changes and see them live, as well as to save and
publish when you're finished.
What options we have available to us here depends on the theme.
And if we switch our theme, we'll find that we have different options available.
For example, let's cancel out of here and come and activate our 2014 theme.
If we click to customize this theme, We can see that we have a few more options.
The important thing to remember here is that it completely depends up to your
theme what options you have on this Customize page.
You may find that some themes are really great at letting you customize exactly
what you need here, and some themes don't give you nearly enough options.
In general, when themes wanna give you a lot of the ability to edit and customize
what that theme looks like from the admin area, they'll use something different than
this customized page, and they'll use something called a Theme Options page.
Let's look at that next.
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