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thememassive says

Hello,

I’m creating a Wordpress theme and I would love to know if there are any jQuery plugins for creating the front end style switcher. I’ve seen a lot of threads about this on Themeforest, but most of theme talk about creating your own code for it. I can do that, but since I’ve noticed that a lot of the themes have similar style switcher that slide from the side, I was thinking that perhaps there might be a well recognized and stable plugin for it, which I would prefer.

Also, while searching I came across a thread in which the author had gotten soft rejected for having a style switcher build into the theme, and having an option to disable it in the options panel (which is what I’m doing). I can’t find the thread now, but I just want to know if this would be a problem now, as that was a bit old thread, and I can’t find anything about this in the submission requirements.

Please reply regarding this, and thank you.

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KrownThemes says

Why would you offer a style switcher in the theme? That’s only for previewing purposes, it doesn’t have absolutely any sense in a live environment.

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tommusrhodus says

Why would you offer a style switcher in the theme? That’s only for previewing purposes, it doesn’t have absolutely any sense in a live environment.

+1, that’s a really strange idea. Assuming you want your buyers to have live styling changes, use the WordPress live customiser instead:

https://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Customization_API
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thememassive says

Why would you offer a style switcher in the theme? That’s only for previewing purposes, it doesn’t have absolutely any sense in a live environment.

Well, I just want to have the style switcher for the demo page, which is my biggest concern right now. Otherwise, I don’t see the point of having that in the theme as well.

However, this would be my first time submitting to Themeforest, and I just thought it was a requirement as I believe that we are required to create a demo page such that the user can recreate it. Thought this was part of that, just not sure about it actually.

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immanence says

Why would you offer a style switcher in the theme? That’s only for previewing purposes, it doesn’t have absolutely any sense in a live environment.

It’s good for offering appropriate color schemes for sight impaired readers

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