The User Menus Plugin gives you additional menu options that allow more precise control over the visibility of your menu links. You can use it to easily create menu links that are only visible to logged-in users or that require certain user roles such as administrator.
In this tutorial I would like to show you how you can easily implement a theme option to change the sidebar position in the WordPress Customizer. The standard theme TwentySixteen should serve as an example. The theme conveniently has a 2-column layout with a sidebar.
With the Plugin Cards plugin, the information can be displayed in WordPress Card Style for every plugin hosted on WordPress.org. I find the plugin extremely practical and therefore use it for all plugin reviews on this blog.
WordPress supports the most common form fields for settings in the Customizer, such as text fields, checkboxes, selects, color pickers or media uploads. If the standard types for options are not sufficient, you can create your own very simple customizer controls by deriving the WP_Customize_Control class.
The constant logging out and logging in between different user accounts can quickly become annoying when testing WordPress websites. The remedy is the User Switching Plugin, which enables a direct switch between different user accounts.
WordPress 4.6 was released a few weeks ago. Of course, the development continues immediately, after all, the release of WordPress 4.7 is planned for December 2016. A new proposal is the introduction of an option to enter custom CSS in the Customizer as a WordPress core feature.