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Project Gandalf: An Overview — at Initial Version

Reported by: koopersmith Owned by: koopersmith
Milestone: 3.4 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.3.1
Component: Customize Keywords:
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Project Gandalf

Project Gandalf will create a UI that allows users to simultaneously customize and preview their theme. Our initial target will be the theme switching process (in an a la carte fashion), which will then hopefully expand to more uses in the WordPress admin.

I'll update this ticket periodically with additional details. We'll have several teams working on different portions of the project simutaneously. See this post for more details on the 3.4 teams.

Gandalf will be built in several phases:

  1. Build theme customization frame – koopersmith and ocean90
    • This consists of a UI that can communicate with and refresh a preview of any theme.
  1. Add additional components to the frame (likely in this order)
    1. Custom background.
    2. Custom header.
    3. Menu locations.
    4. Widget locations.
  1. Create configure/activate workflow within the frame

Other Appearance Improvements

  • Custom headers – aaroncampbell and sabreuse
    • #17242: Flexible heights for custom headers.
    • Use images from your media library.
  • Improved theme browser – DH-Shredder and helenyhou
    • #19815: Infinite scroll when browsing themes.
    • #19816: Support multiple screenshots per theme.
  • Widget locations API.
  • General menu UI improvements.
  • General widget UI improvements.

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