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  1. Steve Weber

    A feel good story about an ethical guy who wanted his labor-of-love project to ‘live on’ … these types of stories confirm the reason I support and love the WP community.

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    • Justin Tadlock

      I feel the same. I’ve talked with Ari a couple of times about this project and have known him through the theme review team for years. I think it really came down to him wanting to see that the users of the project were taken care of.

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  2. Hardeep Asrani

    Kirki is one of my favorite projects in the WordPress ecosystem. I don’t only love the project but the developer who has put so much effort and care for this.

    I also started a similar project for Customizer controls which is now not maintained: https://github.com/HardeepAsrani/o2/tree/development/ – it never had a stable release but some controls are used by hundreds of projects.

    It’s interesting to see how they evolve with Gutenberg. At ThemeIsle, we’ve started to use Gutenberg controls inside the WordPress Customizer. It’s not the easiest setup for new developers but still takes a lot less effort than using making custom controls. Will be good to see someone abstract that process so the developer only has to define things in PHP and the abstraction takes care of the rest.

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    • Justin Tadlock

      I have a similar customizer controls library, but it is nowhere near as extensive as Kirki nor is it used by as many people. Ari done such a great job building and maintaining it.

      Ultimately, I believe everything in WordPress can move toward a standardized fields API based on the work that is now going into Gutenberg. We need a standard that covers everything from controls in the block editor to full-site editing to admin screens.

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  3. alex vasquez

    Great for Ari. Kirki was a great project and I’d love to see it continue as an alternative customizer framework for WP. =)

    Congrats to all.

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  4. Andrew

    I’m so pumped about this. I’ve been using the Page Builder Framework for a while and recently tapped into using my own Kirki controls in addition to the theme’s framework. Makes global styling with LESS a breeze. :) Legit fell in love with it. insert heart eyes emoji

    And the project couldn’t have gone to a better guy or team. I’m excited to see what comes up in the next few months/years!

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  5. Alexander Ore

    My site’s theme runs on Kirki. After six months of searching for the perfect theme I finally found one that came closest to my vision and it’s powered by the Kirki Framework. Glad to see it’s going places. Feel like I made a fantastic choice just in time for a new phase in such a big project. Excited to hear about Kirki 4.0 too, can’t wait to see how it improves my website… http://btechstories.com

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