Customizr WordPress Theme


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 The Customizr WordPress theme is a free web template that you can use with WordPress to easily create any type of websites : business sites, blogs, portfolios, landing pages, forums, shops…With a set of live preview options, it does not require technical skills to design and add content to your website.This theme is responsive, in other words it adapts nicely on any type of devices : desktop, tablets, smartphone and is compatible with all modern browsers.

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The following page aims to give an overview of the Customizr WordPress theme and what you can achieve with it.

 

Key figures

980 000 +

Downloads

7300 +

Support topics

95%

of 4+/5 stars reviews

120 +

Blog posts and reviews

Last update : April 2015, Sources : https://wordpress.org/themes/customizr/Blog posts and reviews

 

Customizr, what for ?

WordPress is probably one of the best tool to publish and organize content (CMS) in the world, but a website is not only about content, it’s also about design. That’s where the Customizr theme comes. The Customizr theme is a tool to bring design to your WordPress content

When developing the Customizr theme, the first step has been to analyse the most recurrent requests from my clients and to understand what makes a webdesign engaging for their visitors. Everyone has by definition a specific design need for his website. A small pizza Restaurant in Rome will not target the same audience of this Private Equity company based in San Francisco. Ultimately, the goal of those two very different websites is to present what they do in the most impacting and engaging way, hoping that a visitor will stay as long as possible, and even be converted into more than a simple visitor : client, follower, recurrent visitor….

The Customizr theme has been developped with some permanent design principles in mind, that will work on most websites, like for example :

  1. Logo upload
  2. Featured content (page, post, images) with sliders, featured pages
  3. Easily select and apply beautiful typographies with a live Google Fonts picker
  4. Apply a specific page layout on a page or post basis

 

Under the hood, a the Customizr theme has been coded to ensure that your website :

  1. loads fast (read more about the performance settings) ,
  2. adapts to any devices (responsive) : desktop, tablets, smartphones,
  3. is compatible with all the major browsers,
  4. is optimized for SEO

 

A reliable and safe theme

The Customizr theme is the result of 2 years of development and improvements. Probably all possible mistakes, issues, errors, and plugins collision have been reported, and for most of them fixed. Since there’s no bug free software, we’ll probably have to fix bugs in the future, but if you ever have a problem with Customizr, chances are that it’s already been reported and fixed in the 7300 + topics of the Customizr theme forum.

The Customizr theme is hosted on the WordPress.org theme’s repository. To be accepted on this repository, a theme has to respect detailed requirements and guidelines to ensure a maximum security  for its users, and to be compliant with WordPress best coding practices. Each time a new version is submitted, it goes through a control process with hundreds of automated checks and a final manual test and approval made by an administrator of the theme review team.

 

Made to be customizable

Since its inception, the Customizr has been design to be easily customizable and extendable.

Live customizations with the WordPress Customizer

 skinThe first level of customization can be accessed from the WordPress admin area, in Appearance > Customize. There you’ll find a set of options allowing you to change your webdesign in live preview.With 135 + different options to choose from, the theme offers endless possible combinations of unique webdesigns.Jump to the Table of Content to discover all the customization options included in the theme.

 

CSS customizations

For designers, it offers a live Custom CSS  field to test and apply simple style modifications. For more complex style changes, the Customizr theme is child theme ready and there’s no restriction for you to override and extend the default CSS stylesheets of the theme.

 

Advanced Customizations with the WordPress hooks API

For more advanced developers, the theme takes advantage of the awesome filters and actions hooks API included in WordPress. The Customizr theme is entirely built on an extensible filter and action hooks API, which makes customizations an easy and enjoyable process, without ever needing to modify the core structure. The code acts like a collection of plugins that can be enabled, disabled or extended.

For example, adding a two columns blocks of pictures after the header is as simple as that :

 

Customizr team

Nicolas, designer and lead developer of the Customizr WordPress theme.I believe that creating a website should always be an enjoyable experience and try to create WordPress software accordingly.I’ve already made all the possible errors for you when developing the Customizr theme ( and have always learned a lot from them !) So hopefully you’ll have a clean software, succesfully used by thousands of webmasters in the world.I’m based in Nice, France. You can find me on the social networks : +Nicolas@nicguillaumenikeo

 

Rocco AlibertiRocco, code wrangler and support forum keymasterI (d4z_c0nf) used WordPress in early 2012 to help a friend to customize a theme for an on-line newspaper. I “met” Customizr for the first time in February 2014. I think that Customizr is not just a theme, but a real framework, and that if you do not let yourself be frightened by a few lines of code you can get almost anything you want using the large amount of hooks that Customizr provides. … I’m the (proud) creator of theChildify Me plugin

 

Dave BardellDave Bardell, expert Customizr code snippet author, documentation and guides writerMy name is Dave Bardell (@rdellconsulting) and have been supporting the Forum since discovering this wonderful Theme. Have learnt a lot from other Supporters (@acub, @tomaja, @ElectricFeet, in particular). Have a library of snippets I’ve built up which in adding here, I’ll try to acknowledge the original contributor but apologies to any I miss or wrongly attribute. daveb@rdellconsulting.com

 

Contribute to the Customizr WordPress theme

Either you are a developer, a blogger or a user of the theme, there are many ways to contribute to the theme :

  1. Contributing to the theme’s code. The Customizr theme is an open source software and all its code is available on Github. If you’ve discovered a bug or have improvement ideas, we’ll be happy to receive your pull requests
  2. Publishing code snippets. The code snippet section is a library of ready to paste pieces of code to extend the theme core design or functionality. It goes from simple CSS snippets to advanced php code. If you want to share your ideas and even become a snippet author, please feel free to get in touch with us with this contact form.
  3. Translating the theme. We always need updates of existing translations and new languages added to the theme. To translate the theme and send us your contribution, please follow this guide.
  4. Publishing guides, video tutorials or posts. You’ve published a post about the theme, or you want to contribute to the documentation pages, guides and tutorials, please feel free to get in touch with us with this contact form.