We are brainstorming some ideas for our first WordPress theme and come across creating Option Pages / Metaboxes problem. We want to solve it with our own Framework which we will maintain and use for other themes/plugins and projects as well. So, we have couple of questions.
1.) Which library you use for creating Theme Options and Metaboxes?
2.) Is it required that the Theme Options integrate with Customizer?
3.) Is anyone still using library like OptionTree?
We created minimalistic inhouse fork of OptionTree sometime ago for other projects. It’s still in works but initial version is available. We rewrote the code into object oriented design and removed the bloat. So registering metaboxes and theme options is now very easy with one class method call. I wonder if we need Customizer compatibility for this?
Looking forward to discuss more on this topic.