WP_Customize_Section::__construct( WP_Customize_Manager $manager, string $id, array $args = array() )



Any supplied $args override class property defaults.

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(WP_Customize_Manager) (Required) Customizer bootstrap instance.


(string) (Required) A specific ID of the section.


(array) (Optional) Array of properties for the new Section object.

  • 'priority'
    (int) Priority of the section, defining the display order of panels and sections. Default 160.
  • 'panel'
    (string) The panel this section belongs to (if any).
  • 'capability'
    (string) Capability required for the section. Default 'edit_theme_options'
  • 'theme_supports'
    (string|string[]) Theme features required to support the section.
  • 'title'
    (string) Title of the section to show in UI.
  • 'description'
    (string) Description to show in the UI.
  • 'type'
    (string) Type of the section.
  • 'active_callback'
    (callable) Active callback.
  • 'description_hidden'
    (bool) Hide the description behind a help icon, instead of inline above the first control. Default false.

Default value: array()

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File: wp-includes/class-wp-customize-section.php

	public function __construct( $manager, $id, $args = array() ) {
		$keys = array_keys( get_object_vars( $this ) );
		foreach ( $keys as $key ) {
			if ( isset( $args[ $key ] ) ) {
				$this->$key = $args[ $key ];

		$this->manager = $manager;
		$this->id      = $id;
		if ( empty( $this->active_callback ) ) {
			$this->active_callback = array( $this, 'active_callback' );
		self::$instance_count += 1;
		$this->instance_number = self::$instance_count;

		$this->controls = array(); // Users cannot customize the $controls array.

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Version Description
3.4.0 Introduced.

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