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Kirki Customizer Framework

Contributors: davidvongries, aristath, dannycooper, wplemon, igmoweb
Tags: customizer, options framework, theme, mods, toolkit, gutenberg
Requires at least: 4.9
Tested up to: 5.8
Stable tag: 3.1.9
License: MIT
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The ultimate customizer framework for WordPress theme developers.


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Kirki allows theme developers to build themes quicker & more easily.

With over 30 custom controls ranging from simple sliders to complex typography controls with Google-Fonts integration and features like automatic CSS & postMessage script generation, Kirki makes theme development a breeze.


  • Increased Performance
  • Simplified API
  • Automatic CSS Generation
  • Automatic postMessage Generation
  • Partial Refresh
  • Conditional Logic
  • GDPR Compliance
  • Improved Page Speed
  • & more!


Theme Example

Page Builder Framework's customizer settings are a prime example of what can be achieved with Kirki.

Conditional Logic, Partial Refresh, postMessage and a variety of controls - It has all of it.


You can find detailed documentation on how to use Kirki on

Kirki PRO

Kirki PRO is currently in development. You can sign up for the waiting list here to be notified about updates.


Theme developers should be familiar with the Customizer API before starting to build a theme using Kirki. An excellent handbook for the WordPress Customizer can be found on the website.


Simply install as a normal WordPress plugin and activate.

If you want to integrate Kirki in your theme or plugin, please read the instructions on our documentation site.


3.1.9 - July 19, 2021

  • Fixed: Styling issue in Switch control.

See the previous changelogs here.

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