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Author Topic: Suggestions for New Features 3 comments / 7282 views
moztools

If you have a suggestion for a new feature you would like to see this plugin support, please let me know.

I can’t promise anything, since I am only working on this in my spare time, but if it’s something that can be done quickly and easily, then I’ll see what I can do.

Requests for major changes to the way the Twenty Eleven theme looks or works will almost certainly be turned down.

Hey, welcome back!
Losing interest in code is totally normal. The new plugin for Twenty Eleven is awesome. I just installed it, clicked the ” sidebar on single posts”, hit “save’ and refresh – works great. I have a question, and a suggested update that would really fix many installs. (below)

http://www.bryanmillhouse.com

Question #1: I have a few CSS tweaks in my theme, to remove dates, search bar, etc. I took them out of the style.css, copy and pasted them into your plugin instead. They seem to work fine. My question is, what exactly is this doing? Does it create a child theme of sorts, will I lose mods if WordPress is updated? Please specify if this is different then just putting in style.css manually.

Suggestions: I’ve just completed some testing and research on Twenty Eleven them, and mobile browsers. There are many forum posts with users asking how to fix the issue of the sidebar being “pushed” to the bottom of the browser on an iPad (i don’t know about phones or other tablets). After searching for a fix, i found this bit of code (below), with seem to work on my ipad. A variant of this would be an awesome checkbox in your plugin, and solve two of the biggest issues with Twenty Eleven IMHO, the sidebar in posts, and the sidebar on iPads….. Thanks for great plugin, I think this is more needed than you might realize!

——————————- ” Credit to Alchymyth”—————
a partly solution to be added to the end of style.css of the child theme:

/* =Responsive Structure
———————————————– */
@media (max-width: 800px) {
/* keep the sidebar – this edit is for right sidebar only */
#page {
min-width: 500px;
}
.right-sidebar #main #content {
margin: 0 29% 0 1%;
width: 70%;
}
.right-sidebar #main #secondary {
float: right;
margin: 0 2% 0 0%;
width: 24%;
}
}
(limits the width to a minimum width; only for theme options layout: ‘content on left’; only tested with resizing the browser window – not tested with any small devices)

moztools

Hi Bryan, thanks for the feedback

1) Re: the CSS tweaks – What’s actually happening is that the plugin embeds the CSS styles at the very end of the header section (<head></head>) of the page itself — allowing it to override the theme’s styles. That’s why I suggest that it’s really only meant for tweaks, and not full-blown theme changes.

What I have been thinking about doing is adding a feature to allow you to create a child theme from the plugin, and optionally copy the CSS tweaks you have made to the child-theme’s stylesheet. That would certainly be a better solution for those who don’t like CSS embedded in their blog pages (even though it is in the correct place in the header). The main benefit is that you can create your own theme without having to go outside of WordPress to do it, though that still doesn’t solve the problem of adding new files to the child theme later. I could do make it a child theme file manager, but then things begin to get complicated, and I’m not sure I want to go that far. A separate theme creator plugin might be a better solution…

2) Re: Mobile devices – Yeah — I noticed that too, but I kind of assumed that would be desirable behavior on mobile devices since it would make the main content of the page more readable — but I guess iPads and other tablets are caught in between, given their intermediate size. I’ll certainly take a look at adding this as an option. I’m going to be a little busy in the next few weeks, but hopefully I can find the time to work on it.

Thanks again.

Mike

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