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  • Resolved mrjarbenne


    The theme options area looks incredible. Given that one of the celebrated features in the “Welcome to 3.4” is the ability to pull a header from your media library, rather than upload it again, it was surprising to find that the functionality did not exist in the Theme Options menu. Is this on the roadmap?

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  • Dominik Schilling (ocean90)


    WordPress Core Developer

    Which Theme Options menu do you mean?

    The new one that allows me to customize and live preview the customizations made to the theme.

    Sorry. The customize option in the themes picker.

    If you mean Appearance -> Header or Appearance -> Background, they have been part of WordPress for some time now.

    Dominik Schilling (ocean90)


    WordPress Core Developer

    Ah okay, you mean the Customizer. No, It’s not yet on the roadmap.

    Yes. This:

    Seems odd that it’s not there. I will probably redirect most of my users to customize their blog using this easier interface, where they will end up continuing to upload multiple copies of their header out of virtue of not being able to pull the image from the media library. It’s like fixing a hole and then redirecting everyone to a new bridge with the same hole in it.

    Navigate to Themes and look for the Customize option under your current theme (note: this feature will only be available for themes that already support custom header & custom background).

    @esmi you’re not understanding me. Under Appearance>Header I can now choose to either upload an image from my desktop (which has always been there for themes that support this kind of customization) OR I can now select an image from my media library and use that as a header. This is a new, and welcome addition. In previous versions of WP, if I changed themes, I had to upload a new header image from my desktop, even though a perfectly good version of the header existed on the server. So this is the patched hole I’m referring to; but I will probably direct users to the customize link, instead of the submenu of Appearance, to make these changes, where I can’t take advantage of this new functionality, and have to again, upload from my desktop every time I change themes.

    Sorry @esmi, I see where I’m not being clear. Do you understand what I mean now?

    I’m not even sure what your question is…

    Perhaps a video will help:

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