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Customify – Intuitive Website Styling


With Customify, developers can easily create advanced theme-specific options inside the WordPress Customizer. Using those options, a user can make presentational changes without having to know or edit the theme code.

This plugin is primarily intended to be used together with Pixelgrade themes. So the best way to get acquainted with it’s capabilities is to study the way one of Pixelgrade’s themes integrates with it.

Made with care by Pixelgrade


  • Select2 JavaScript library – License: MIT
  • CSSOM.js JavaScript library – License: MIT
  • Ace Editor JavaScript editor – License: BSD
  • jQuery React JavaScript jQuery plugin – License: MIT
  • Web Font Loader JavaScript library – License: Apache 2.0
  • Fuse.js Lightweight fuzzy-search JavaScript library – License: Apache 2.0
  • Default image for Style Manager Color Palette control – License: Unsplash


  1. Install Customify either via the plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. After activating Customify go to Appearance Customize and have fun with the new felds
  3. For further instructions and how to setup your own fields, read our detailed documentation


Is there a way to reset Customify to defaults?

Reset buttons are available for all the options or for individual sections or panels.
They are disabled by default to avoid useless/accidental resets.
To enable them simply go to Dashboard -> Settings -> Customify and check “Enable Reset Buttons”


August 22, 2022
The plugin works well IF AND ONLY IF you work STRICTLY with the themes they sell. If you choose however to work with some other gallery plugin, Customify will cause your site to lag, ultimately breaking it as things get wonky pretty quickly.
July 26, 2020
I love Pixelgrade as a company – they’re a small but mighty team pumping out beautiful themes. The Customify plugin makes setting up their themes super easy, and the customization panel within Customify is very intuitive. I love that there are preset color schemes so I don’t have to go learn about color harmonies, I just choose one that’s good enough and move on to focus on the content of the site. 5-star team and plugin.
May 11, 2020 11 replies
I’m not sure which update started to mess up with the fonts, but every time I change the size font or font, the next day it is set again by default (font title size Hanken 400). You got to fix this, or just discontinue this plugin. UPDATE May 11th 2020: Since version 2.7.3 everything is working again. Apparently, the issue was a conflict between Customify and The Event Calendar Pro.
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Contributors & Developers

“Customify – Intuitive Website Styling” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Security fixes.


  • Tested with the latest WordPress version.
  • Better handling of third-party provided fonts.
  • Provide the pixelgrade_option() getter for better compatibility.


  • Avoid invisible text failure in the Customizer Preview when all webfonts fail to load.
  • Better missing font-variants handling.
  • Update the Google Webfonts list.


  • Improve Font Palettes behavior for a fresh installation (no Font Palette selected).


  • Fix live preview for the advanced Dark Mode control introduced in 2.10.0


  • Add an enhanced version of the Dark Mode control that can be enabled by themes.


  • Fix compatibility with WordPress 5.5.
  • Styling fixes and improvements.


  • Fixes errors with Google Fonts in some instances.


  • Feature: Introduces the ability to easily search through all Customizer settings, menus, and widgets
  • Feature: Introduces the ability to migrate parent theme customization options when switching to a child theme; this way you don’t lose your existing customizations
  • Improvement: Switches to using modern browser capabilities for fonts loading on the frontend of your site; this should lead to better web performance and user experience, and save CO2
  • Improvement: Use the swap font-display technique for better performance and PageSpeed score
  • Updates the Google Fonts list
  • Switches to using the Google Fonts CSS API V2 instead of the previous V1
  • Removes the font subsets control since it is no longer needed; the needed (and available) subsets will be loaded automatically by the browser


  • Improvement: Better font palettes logic for even more accurate site typography
  • Improvement: All fonts now have fallback font stacks added for the font family CSS property
  • Improvement: Made it much easier to use system fonts instead or beside web fonts
  • Improvement: Allow font palettes to provide font stacks instead of a single font family
  • Fix inconsistencies between fonts behavior in the Customizer preview and site frontend
  • Properly sanitize font family names before using them in CSS
  • Convert inconsistent font variants to standard values (regular, normal, bold)
  • Handle both numerical and string font variant values
  • Fix missing fonts loaded class and JavaScript event when no web fonts used
  • Fix backward compatibility with WordPress 4.9.14


  • Fixes for some edge situations when fonts would not apply on the frontend, after some time. Mainly related to cache issues.
  • Fix for missing font fields CSS properties.
  • Fix compatibility with the The Events Calendar plugin.


  • Better handle legacy font values upon upgrade.


  • Fixed a couple of inconsistencies related to cache invalidation
  • Added integrations for the main caching plugins to prevent them minifying or moving the Web Font Loader script


  • Overall performance improvements, especially on the client-side (JavaScript).
  • Overall logic cleanup with a focus on consistency both on the server-side and client-side.
  • Standardized data throughout the server-side and client-side.
  • More consistent behavior in the Customizer, but also when editing posts or in the frontend.
  • Fixed inconsistencies in block editor and classic editor integration.
  • Styling fixes for the Customizer controls.
  • Behavior fixes and improvements for Customizer controls, with a big focus on font controls.
  • Fixed custom background control.
  • Improved web font handling.
  • Updated the Google Fonts list.
  • Enhanced configuration capabilities for font field type CSS selectors (ability to specify allowed CSS properties per selector).
  • Removed ‘typography’ field type with automatic conversion to the new ‘font’ field type.
  • Minor fixes for the Style Manager behavior.
  • Tested with the latest WordPress version (v5.4).
  • Increased minimum required PHP version to 5.4.


  • Fixes related to cache invalidation.
  • Improvements to Font Palettes.
  • Fixes for missing Customizer theme controls.


  • Fixes Style Presets preview display
  • Fixes Color Palettes integration with Gutenberg
  • Improve display of radio and range controls in Customizer


  • Styling fixes for Color Palettes.
  • Added reset font logic for better default font palettes.
  • Fixes for Font Palettes font weights.


  • Styling fixes for the Font control.
  • Bug fixes for the Font control.
  • Added RTL stylesheets.


  • Improved styling for the Font control.
  • Improved handling of minimal required PHP version.
  • Cleanup stylesheets and scripts for better performance and easier maintenance.
  • Updated Google Fonts list to include the latest additions.
  • Compatibility with WordPress 5.3.0.


  • Fixed an issue with the default font weight for the Typography field.
  • Improved range field behavior when writing directly in the numerical field.
  • Fixed inconsistency on switch theme with the Style Manager coloration level, diversity and shuffle controls.


  • Improved default font palettes configuration.


  • Fixed as series of issues with Font Palettes in Style Manager.
  • Improved the Color Palettes.
  • Fixes a series of edge-cases in the Customizer.


  • Improved the predictability and resilience of the Style Manager controls.


  • Styling improvements to the Style Manager controls.
  • Fixed a strange bug that would result in a fatal error upon activation.


  • JavaScript cleanup and performance enhancements
  • Fixed some bugs with the Style Manager.
  • Fixed some rare bugs with the plugin config merge.


  • Big performance enhancements related to how customization settings and configurations get loaded.
  • Fixed a nasty regression that caused customization settings saved in a option to not be loaded, causing styles to be missing.
  • Pretty important code refactoring and cleanup to make things more predictable and stable.

  • Minor configuration fix.


  • Minor refactoring.
  • Fixed issues where customization values were not stored properly.


  • Fixed warnings that were appearing when PHP has version 7.2.0+.


  • Fixed Google Fonts not working in the new block editor (Gutenberg).


  • Fixed the fact that Customizer style changes were not reflected in the live preview. A problem introduced in the previous update.


  • Fixed some warnings that appeared in certain situations.


  • Improved support for the new Gutenberg block editor. Compatible with the latest WordPress 5.0 beta version.
  • Big performance improvements both in the frontend and also in the Customizer.
  • Cleanup regarding old and deprecated features.


  • Added support for the new Gutenberg block editor.


  • Improve Customizer section grouping in the Theme Options Panel
  • Fix Font Palettes giving huge sizes to font options set in ems


  • Avoid short array syntax to ensure PHP 5.2 compatibility


  • Hide the Fonts section for themes that do not declare support for Font Palettes


  • This new version of Customify lets you conveniently change the design of your site with font palettes. Easy as pie.
  • Added previews for color palette filters.


  • Fixed bug where no CSS was output for some settings with default value.


  • Minor fix for the color pickers.


  • Added the much improved and overall awesome Color Palettes v2.0 styling system (all modesty aside).
  • Minor improvements that are secondary to the one above. Enjoy.


  • Fixed the Customizer JS crash due to wrong merge.


  • Added ability to modify existing Customizer panels, sections, controls
  • Added system for admin notifications
  • Overall enhancements for more performance and stability


  • Added altered state for colors in the current color palette when any of the controls connected to the color has been modified
  • Added the colors from the current palette to all the color pickers in the Theme Options section
  • Fixed bug where default values were being forced in Customizer Preview at first load
  • Fixed bug preventing CSS output for color controls in the Style Manager section of the Customizer


  • Reorganized Customizer custom sections and grouped them into Theme Options, thus making the Style Manager panel stand out.
  • Refactored parts for more performance and clarity.


  • Added HEX field for colors in the current Color Palette
  • Updated Google Webfonts list


  • Fixed issue with Color Palettes working only after choosing one variation
  • Fixed bug preventing some options to live update the Customizer preview


  • Fixed issue with Color Palettes overwriting custom colors in Live Preview


  • Added Dynamic Color Palettes for a smoother experience
  • Fixed issue with the Style Manager crashing the Customizer when not using a theme with support for it.


  • Added Color Palettes Variations to the Style Manager Customizer section
  • Improved Color Palettes logic to better handle differences between various color palettes
  • Improved master color connected fields logic to allow for a smoother experience
  • Updated Google Fonts list
  • Fixed some issues with the connected fields logic
  • Fixed some Customizer preview scaling issues
  • Fixed a potential bug with the options’ CSS config (multiple configs with the same property but with different selectors)


  • Added Style Manager Customizer section with theme supports logic
  • Added connected fields logic for easy chaining of Customizer controls
  • Fixed a couple of styling inconsistencies regarding the Customizer


  • Improved development logic for easier testing
  • Improved and fixed reset settings buttons
  • Fixed a couple of styling inconsistencies regarding the Customizer


  • New Fields Styling Improvements


  • Added Compatibility with WordPress 4.9


  • Allow 0 values for fonts line-height and letter-spacing
  • Improved the plugin loading process and the CSS inline output
  • Fixed small style issues for the Customizer bar


  • Update Style for WordPress 4.8
  • Updated Google Fonts list
  • Fixed the double output of the custom CSS
  • Fixed Menu Add Button overlap


  • Fixed Background field output
  • Fixed Font’s preview in wp-editor
  • Added Reset Theme Mods tool


  • Added support for active_callback argument for customizer controls
  • Customizer assets refactor


  • Plugin core refactored for a better performance
  • Fixed Font Weight saving
  • Fixed Font Subset saving
  • Fix Select2 enqueue_script


  • Improved Font style output in front-end. Now is just one style element with all the fonts inside.
  • Improved Fonts panels, now only one can be opened to avoid confusion
  • Fixed Presets with fonts
  • Fixed Google Fonts with italic weights
  • Fixed Range input field
  • Small Fixes


  • Fixed Multiple local fonts


  • Make Customify compatible with the 4.7 customizer changes
  • Add show_if config option
  • Fix Conflict with Jetpack – Related posts
  • Fix Javascript callbacks loss
  • Switch de default storage from option to theme_mod
  • Fixed Incorrect Color Panel Height
  • Fixed Font field weight in customizer preview


  • Fixed compatibility with PHP <= 5.3.x


  • Added the new and awesome font selector
  • The live CSS editor is now removed for 4.7, but don’t worry, your style will be imported into the new CSS Editor
  • Added compatibility with 4.7


  • Added capability to control the Jetpack Sharing default options


  • Added capability to define Jetpack default and hidden modules


  • Fixed WordPress 4.7 incompatibilities


  • Added: Support for Fonto plugin
  • Improved the font selector
  • Fixed presets on ssl


  • Added: Support for conditional fields display
  • Fixed weights for local fonts
  • Fixed Ace editor warnings
  • Fixed some rare PHP warnings


  • Added: Customizer styling
  • Fixed some rare warnings with google fonts


  • Improve default fonts parse, and fix some legacy cases
  • Remove google api code when google fonts is disabled


  • Added: Compatibility with WordPress 4.4.0
  • Added: Presets can now set fonts and font weights
  • Fixed: Now range fields can have 0 as default
  • Fixed: Font subsets style
  • Fixed: Fixed some PHP and javascript warnings
  • Updated: Font field style


  • Added: Compatibility with WordPress 4.3.1
  • Added: Custom fonts can be used now as defaults
  • Fixed: Fonts preview
  • Fixed: Some rare errors with PHP 5.2.x
  • Fixed: Some font variants warnings with PHP 5.2.x


  • Added: Custom background field with bacgkround-* css properties selects
  • Added: Compatibility with WordPress 4.3.x
  • Added: Compatibility with PHP 5.2.x
  • Improved: Live CSS Editor is now live…for real
  • Updated: ACE Editor
  • Updated: The list of google fonts is now up to date


  • Added: Live-preview support for text and textarea fields.
  • Added: Unit parameter for css values(now we can use all the css units like em, rem, vh, all of them :D).
  • Fixed: Editor style for Typekit fonts.
  • Fixed: Editor style with default values.
  • Fixed: Live Preview small fixes
  • Updated: The list of google fonts is now up to date


  • Added: Ace Editor field.
  • Added: HTML field.
  • Added: Sanitize callbacks parameter and a default sanitizer for the checkbox field.
  • Fixed: Slight styling issues.


  • Added: Option to add Customify’s changes in the editor.
  • Added: Possibility to load Typekit fonts through config.


  • Added: Radio input with image label.
  • Added: Javascript callback for css properties.
  • Update: Updated Ace editor.


  • Added: Preset field type.
  • Added: Reset buttons (disabled by default).
  • Added: Button field.