Customize Your WordPress with 600 No-Coding Design Options in Catalyst
Often when you purchase a WordPress theme, it comes with usually one theme that has some configurable items through the WordPress backend. Some theme providers like Themify are now putting a creative touch by selling numerous color variations with one theme purchase, so you can use the same theme (different colors) for different sites. But that still does not give you a lot of control because you are getting one theme with pre-defined color variations. The folks over at Catalyst theme are providing a rather unique touch for their users. When you purchase Catalyst, you get 22 different skins in addition to the main theme for the price of just one theme. Now these skins are more than just color variations. In this article, we will give you an overview of the Catalyst Theme which comes pre-equipped with 600 No-Coding Design option that lets you create your own skins in a matter of minutes.
Important: Do not conditionally load your Customizer code with an is_admin() check. If you only add your customize_register if is_admin(), then any panels, sections, or controls will be unavailable when the Customizer preview loads. As of WordPress 4.1, there are contextual panels, sections, and controls so that they can be displayed only on certain URLs being previewed. If you only register your panels, sections, and controls if is_admin() then you’ll be effectively saying that these are not contextual to any URL on your site. For more information, see #30387 and #29758.
How to Customize Your WordPress Dashboard
The admin dashboard of your WordPress site is command central for all the tasks related to setting up and running your site. The default settings of your WordPress dashboard provide access to the tools and widgets you need for creating content, managing plugins, widgets, and more – but these default settings may not suit your workflow or the needs of your site. If that’s the case, you can customize your dashboard’s appearance, layout, and functions using dashboard setting options, installing admin theme and content management plugins, adding code to your theme’s functions.php file, or a combination of these methods to get the right dashboard setup for managing your WordPress site. Read on to learn about the different WordPress Dashboard customize settings available to you and your site.