How to use the Kirki typography control: custom fonts & Google

Published February 9, 2021
How to use the Kirki typography control: custom fonts & Google

Have you ever wanted to give your theme users an easy option to control the typography of certain elements? Adding this sort of functionality is not available by default in the WordPress Customizer API, so you’d end up having to write some sort of custom control. Luckily, the Kirki Customizer Framework has a very handy typography control built into it. Learn how to use the Kirki typography control.

To start with Kirki, you need to have Kirki installed on a WordPress installation.

How to add icons to customizer panels and sections

Published December 15, 2020; last updated on December 18, 2020
How to add icons to customizer panels and sections

The WordPress customizer is a great way to add theme options to a WordPress theme. The controls in the customizer are added in sections or panels. This allows you to structure your theme options. But when you have several extra panels or sections registered, things can start to become a bit unclear. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to easily add icons to panels in the WordPress customizer, which greatly improves the look and feel of the customizer.

Conditionally output CSS from the customizer

Published December 8, 2020; last updated on January 18, 2021
Conditionally output CSS from the customizer

Enhancing your WordPress theme with customizer options means a great increase in user experience. In a lot of cases you would want to conditionally output CSS. In this tutorial I’ll show you the best way to conditionally output CSS from the WordPress customizer.

To accomplish this, I’ll be using the Kirki customizer framework. I highly recommend this framework to every WordPress theme developer, because it saves you tonnes of time configuring the customizer.

Beginners guide for the Kirki customizer framework

Published December 4, 2020; last updated on February 8, 2021
Beginners guide for the Kirki customizer framework

The WordPress customizer is a great tool to add options to your WordPress theme so users can customize it. There are many frameworks that allow theme developers to add options to their theme, usually in a specific admin panel. Kirki is a framework that allows you to add controls to the customizer, in a simple, fast and easily maintainable way.

In this guide, I’m going to introduce you to Kirki and explain how it works.

8 reasons to use Kirki as theme developer

Published November 12, 2020; last updated on December 18, 2020
8 reasons to use Kirki as theme developer

If you are a WordPress theme developer, you’re likely to spend hours making your theme customisable via the WordPress customizer. Adding settings, connecting them to controls, trying not to lose the overview. Kirki is a simple and free framework, that allows you to quickly add more than 30 advanced controls with a simple syntax. All the controls are beautifully designed and specifically optimised for the WordPress customizer.

There are several very good reasons to consider Kirki as your go-to framework for quickly building and adding customizer settings.