WordPress Customizer UI Plugin or WPCUI in short is a plugin written by Chris Perko a “Dot Net” programmer for most parts if you read his blog site and a regular co-host of nerd continuity a podcast that talks about tech and its growth in developers lives.
What is so puzzling is the a development like this is coming so late in the WordPress development as Gutenberg reaches it suspected 50% life cycle age as a baseline to many inventions.
One might wonder, why now? Why WPCUI now when Gutenberg is likely to hijack the show and remake how the WordPress Customizer works. But enough of the negative talk.
What does the WordPress Customizer UI Plugin do?
To be exact, the WordPress Customizer UI Plugin enables one to add custom sections in addition to the default sections and controls that come with the default WordPress themes or other custom themes that you might install on your website. However, since project comes as a plugin, it has the capacity to move from theme to theme keeping your content as a plugin. This has been a life long fight between where to keep your content. Should themes have content input fields or should everything go to the plugins as long as it is going to maintain content.
However, since project comes as a plugin, it has the capacity to move from theme to theme keeping your content as a plugin.
I have a tutorial on the plugin vs functions.php file in the WordPress world to examine this. You can find the details on this post article with a video as well.
Leaving the arguments aside, in this video below, we see the superpowers that WPCUI gives to its users. The power to harvest information for the theme and yet keep it for the different themes.
To learn how to add custom sections and controls without writing any code in the WordPress Customizer see the video below.
What are your thoughts of the Customizer UI Plugin? Let me know in the comment section.