I want to create word press theme . Is option panel is required for wordpress theme. How can i create better theme . Need tutorial or suggestion.
@smartik thanks for reply , Is there option panel required in word press theme ?
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Not required, but highly recommended, since the clients need to customize their websites. Without having options for customizing them, you probably won’t have many sales
Hi, i began with this tutorial on WPtutshttp://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/wordpress/how-to-create-a-better-wordpress-options-panel
Hi, i began with this tutorial on WPtuts http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/wordpress/how-to-create-a-better-wordpress-options-panel
Thanks for your reply. How about the option tree plugin , if i use option tree can i make better theme option framework.
Use the WordPress Theme Customization API;https://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Customization_API
It’s part of the WordPress core, quick, powerful & secure. Moreover it doesn’t add anymore weight to your theme like any other options panel does now by comparison (because it’s already bundled with WordPress)
Theme Customization API is great for changing the colors and some other basic stuff, but I can’t imagine using it as a main Options Panel if your theme is a little bit more complex. I personally using the combination of Advanced Custom Fields plugin (with two paid addons – $25 dollars each but it is worth it) with Customization API for custom colors.
@TommusRhodus thanks for reply Can i create better theme option with https://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Customization_API