Twenty Fourteen: Audit Theme Customization Options
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Right now there are too many options that don't do enough to customize Twenty Fourteen. Let's fix that.
Specifically, here are some candidates for removing:
- I see no reason to have the ability to hide the header text
- If the header text color is customizable, that color control should change all of the white text in the navbar, sidebar, and footer (ie, it shouldn't be a header text control)
- So, do we really want the custom header feature at all? Having the header itself requires us to use $( window ).on('scroll' ... JS, which is laggy and one of the reasons we removed the fixed navbar in Twenty Thirteen
- Do we really need a custom background feature? This is more necessary since we're not doing #25013 (one of the reasons I wanted to do that). For the sake of simplicity, would a custom background color, but not image, be sufficient, since the background is only in the right margin?
- The "Theme Options" section should be renamed to something like "social links". But is it a theme's position to specify these? Even when switching to a child theme, they need to be re-entered. This seems like plugin or maybe core territory.
Additionally, here are some things that would be useful if added:
- The green and lighter green colors should be customizable with a color picker (call them "accent" colors?)
- It would be nice if the black header/right sidebar/footer background color could be changed. There would be a lot of flexibility there if the text color could also be changed, but still a fair amount without that.
I'll hold off on patching anything until this is discussed.
Change History (34)
comment:12 @obenland — 18 months ago
- Keywords needs-patch added
- Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 3.8
- Version set to trunk