How to customize WordPress theme options

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How to customize WordPress theme options

How to customize WordPress theme options

In WordPress all the theme providing it’s default customize options from there you can easily change the needed settings like a changed logo on your website, header setting, footer settings, theme color, site identity etc. That all the most important setting you can setup from theme customize option so below is all lists of settings available in customizing.

Customize theme option is very popular setting panel because on that panel you do not need to refresh a page after setting save on the right side of setting window you can see the live changes so that will save your time and you can make a perfect setting in a single click publish.

For customizing theme option you need to open that panel go to Appearance -> Customize so that will appear a customization screen. Below is the screenshot.

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In that above image, we can see that left sidebar from there we can manage all the things on the website and on the right side you can see a live preview of your changes after changes done you need to simply click on the Published button located on the top of left sidebar.

So below are all the menus of WordPress customizer that we will discuss in details.


Theme options

By using theme options you can change options related to a theme like a header page settings, footer page settings, blog page settings, single blog page settings etc. Below is the one sample screenshot for it.

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Note: That is an image for your visual purpose that option may be changed as per different types the theme.

In header page setting menu you can change header menu pattern, background color, and website logo, favicon icon etc. In footer setting menu you can change footer logo and other footer related settings.

Site Identity

As name such as we can change the site identity like site title, tagline, site icon and below is the screenshot for display basic options for site identity menu.

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These options are very useful to set site title, taglines and site favicon icon and that option mainly available on the theme as that option is very basic and most useful for our website.


From this menu, we can change the color of an overall website like our main common color of the website is green so you can change from there that will apply on the website and it’s a very useful option for change look of the site.

Background Image

Using this option we can set the page header background image the most important things is that in every theme that is not possible to exist that option may be some of the themes will not provide that option in theme customization.


The menu option will provide to add a menu in our websites like header menu, footer menu, and sidebar menu. Here is that provide the same user interface for adding a menu in WordPress.


The widgets options will provide to add sidebar widgets on the website you can also add in footer widgets also if the theme is providing that option. Here you can manage widgets same as like you setting from widget setting page there is also provide all the options.

Home page settings

In home page settings section you can set the main home page display setting in this include you want to display posts on homepage or you have one other page to set on home page it’s may be static page you  can set and on that static page you can also create page temple that will also display on the home page. There are two options that you can manage on homepage settings.

It is not necessary that all the WordPress theme will provide that options for customization but mostly is a common option that’s why that may be available with all the WordPress themes.

Additional CSS

In additional CSS we can write our needed CSS on the page that will apply to all pages means centrally on the website. If we need to write some sort of CSS then that is the best option to put CSS from admin panel.

Above all the options will provide the settings for customizing our theme and frontend user interface but that is only basics option but in popular and big WordPress theme provide own theme option panel that contains all the settings of your overall website and that is very useful for beginners because if you don’t have codding know then also you can set up one of the best WordPress website using theme option.

That is all about WordPress default things but if you want to create your own theme customization panel then you can also do that for that you need to do code in WordPress functions.php file and store that setting in a database you need to user wp-options table from the WordPress table. To access that default table WordPress provide its default function for getting an option and set an option using that functions you can access the database value and also insert the new values in the database.


Here you can see the video for how to customize WordPress theme options

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