Add Icons to WordPress Customizer Setting Panel

Icons in wordpress customizer

Recently WordPress makes customizer necessary for all theme submitted WP directory if you are working with it then you must want to know how to place Icons in Customizer Options there are some other issue as well apart from just placing icons like mane of sanitization fields and making other change.

But today we just talk about how you can style your customizer using CSS and place Icons in customizer . For Icons you don’t need any external font icons because WordPress itself have some included Icons with package. You can check all dashicons here they are beautiful and under GPL licences or check on Github.

Icons in wordpress customizer

Place Icon in Customizer Options

First step to create a CSS file name it whatever you prefer like customizer.css and now you just need to CSS Class and ID of every field option or section where you wish to place Icons may be in top panel or under section user developer tool to view panel CSS Class or ID as shown in below picture.

add icons in wordpress customizer

Here is you can see ID #accordion-panel-level_panel_geranal  now you have ID of panel so you can use it in css but one more thing you should consider while using Icons if you used this ID only then icons will place into sub section and panel automatically under this panel. You need to point icon only to general settings class n above Picture second arrow point to it. So now you complete CSS looks like this #accordion-panel-panel_general > h3.accordion-section-title

CSS Styling

Lets start styling I use before and li to complete my css before for icons place.

li#accordion-panel-level_panel_geranal > h3.accordion-section-title:before {
content: "\f107";
font-family: dashicons;
padding: 3px;

PHP Codes

Now save this file within your theme directory you also need a special code in function.php to call this file.



14 thoughts on “Add Icons to WordPress Customizer Setting Panel

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  2. Thanks for giving the detailed information about CSS styling. The article could be very useful for everyone.
    I have added icons on my site using your fully guide.

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