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EstebanSequeira says

Hi, anyone know of a free or resource framework for the creation of custom panels in wordpress. Thanks.

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PaulWinslow says

You don’t need to use those things. Use the Theme Customizer that they’ve already given us.

https://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Customization_API
http://themefoundation.com/wordpress-theme-customizer/

And then you can use some add_theme_page() magic if you want to add the customizer to the menu. Something like..

function add_customizer_to_menu() {
    add_theme_page( 'Customize', 'Customize', 'edit_theme_options', 'customize.php' );
}
add_action( 'admin_menu', 'add_customizer_to_menu' );

..with customize.php being the file you use to create the settings.

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ChapterThemes says

You don’t need to use those things. Use the Theme Customizer that they’ve already given us.

Allthough the WP Theme Customizer options are really great – in a medium to large theme there are lot’s of options that don’t belong there. For now the given Theme Customizer should be purely used for visual options, and still not even ALL possible options.

So a good theme options page is still always nice to have.

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ThemeFusion says

Allthough the WP Theme Customizer options are really great – in a medium to large theme there are lot’s of options that don’t belong there. For now the given Theme Customizer should be purely used for visual options, and still not even ALL possible options.

So a good theme options page is still always nice to have.

+1 … Option Tree or SMOF are good ones, or modify them to fit your needs or make your own :)

Good Luck!

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ChillThemes says

You don’t need to use those things. Use the Theme Customizer that they’ve already given us. https://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Customization_API
http://themefoundation.com/wordpress-theme-customizer/

And then you can use some add_theme_page() magic if you want to add the customizer to the menu. Something like..

function add_customizer_to_menu() {
    add_theme_page( 'Customize', 'Customize', 'edit_theme_options', 'customize.php' );
}
add_action( 'admin_menu', 'add_customizer_to_menu' );
..with customize.php being the file you use to create the settings.

With 3.6 you’ll no longer need to do that (#21413).

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PaulWinslow says

With 3.6 you’ll no longer need to do that (#21413).

Excellent :)

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Jaynesh says

Advanced Custom Fields is also pretty good :)

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PaulWinslow says

For now the given Theme Customizer should be purely used for visual options.

Why is that?

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RubenBristian says


For now the given Theme Customizer should be purely used for visual options.
Why is that?

Put analytics code in the theme customizer? Unlimited sidebars generator? Custom CSS code? API inputs for wp updates?

I think that it would be really bloated and not necessarily useful. Since it’s a Theme Customizer, not a Theme Options Panel..

..just my 2c

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