Simple customize

Description

Personalise your own website, no matter what theme and what customization options are added by the themes creator.

When active, the plugin will add a new section to your Customize screen entitled Simple Customize, containing input fields for various elements needed to display a new customize option.

You can easily find what you wish to customize by using the Find element button, which will let you point and click in the preview window to find what you are looking for.
Although no prior knowledge of CSS or HTML is required to use the plugin, basic understanding of CSS will definitely help you make the most out of this plugin, an in turn your own site.

Once you are happy with everything in the options, use the Add element button to have your customize option implemented.
The CSS will be queued up in such a manner that it will try to be the dominant rule, so assuming the theme doesn’t have any !important flags on its styling, your own styling will appear.

You are also able to implement 3rd party fonts using the plugins own options page, where you may add manual styling alternatives, as well as create categories for grouping your own styles.

All customizations are theme-specific, this means if you ever change your theme, you will get a clean slate to work off when customizing it.
Of course, should you ever revert back to your old theme, your previous custom styling will still be there.

Translations

EspaƱol (Spanish) – Andrew Kurtis @ WebHostingHub

Note: You should always be cautious of modifying other peoples work, respect the time and dedication put forth by your themes author.

Screenshots

  • The Simple Customize alternative added to the WordPress customize page
  • The view after clicking the find button
  • The fields have gotten a list of available options for you to choose from
  • Our new customize option under the colors category
  • We decided to change the color a little bit. Thanks to the color picker, this is made even easier!

Installation

  1. Upload the simple-customize folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. You will find the Simple Customize option under then Appearance menu

FAQ

Do I need to know HTML/CSS/Programming to use this plugin?

No existing knowledge is required, although some basic knowledge of CSS is recommended.

Why can’t I change styles from the Simple Customize options page?

Styling your site is never an easy task, and to give you the best possible tools for the job, the WordPress live preview page is required, for this reason it was decided to disable any style changing from the options page to make sure the styling looks like you intend when you make the changes.

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Contributors & Developers

“Simple customize” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.6.6

  • Compatibility update for WordPress 4.7

1.6.5

  • Compatibility update for WordPress 4.5
  • Moved extended changelog entries to changelog.txt

1.6.4

  • Fixed Google Fonts not always being included like they should, resulting in default fonts being displayed

1.6.3

  • Fixed live previewing of changes made

1.6.2

  • Updated the style clearing option to also clear the newly added format for customization storage
  • Streamlined the uninstall procedure when removing the plugin
  • Added some missing checks to prevent direct loading of files
  • Fixed problem with exporting as CSS when picking a theme that isn’t currently active

1.6.1

  • Fix for imports using the new format some times failing due to auto-generated slashes

1.6

  • Made the customizer attribute cases extendible
  • Added hooks to various areas to make the plugin more flexible
  • Fixed custom categories not showing up in the customizer screen
  • Fixed editing mixing up attributes and selectors