Twenty Eleven Theme Extensions version 1.2 released

As promised a new version of the Theme Extensions has been unleashed on the unwitting public, with a major new feature that gives you twelve new individual color settings (in addition to the color of the link text) on the Theme Options settings page.

The new color settings make it easy to make major color-related tweaks to Twenty Eleven, changing the whole look of the page, if that’s what you want.

I am aware, however, that I may have opened a can of worms by only providing color settings for a limited set of colors. No doubt people will soon be asking for this color, or that color to be added (comment colors especially).

But there are about 150 individual color settings in Twenty Eleven (yes, I counted them), and just imagine the tedium of scrolling through 150 settings one by one changing them to just the right shade of green, or purple, or something. So it would be impossible to capture them all on a single settings page. You can always add your own too, just take a look at the documentation in the Theme Extension part of this web site and you will find out how.

I am willing to consider adding more color schemes (like the existing Light and Dark color schemes you can already select from), but I can’t do the work of designing the scheme myself, since I don’t have the artistic skills necessary. However, if anyone has a color scheme they have put together, I will be more than happy to look at adding it to the plugin (with full credit, of course). It would have to be your own work (or have the author’s explicit permission) and be distributable under the GPL license with the plugin.

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29 Responses to Twenty Eleven Theme Extensions version 1.2 released

  1. Klas says:

    Really nice, solved my problem.
    Would also like a logo widget or child theme to add a custom
    logo to the left of the site name and description.
    This has been a topic in the forums but not yet solved….

  2. I am new, only last few months to wordpress/blogs. I think think that “Twenty Eleven” is great and I use your extensions; Question: how many TEXT WIDGETS can I put on SIDEBAR, using right sidebar, is it 6 or can I do more? Jim

  3. Tobias says:

    i have installed your plugin and i love it. Really great job. Sorry for posting here but your comments in the support forum doesn`t work 🙁
    I have a question about the header. I have seen that i can adjust the height of the image.
    As wordpress standard options you have:
    1) a text with your site-name and site-description and the header image
    2) the header image is below the site-name and the site-description

    But what i want to do is the following:
    the image should be in the background and the site-name, site-description and the search bar should be upon the image.
    I hope you know what i mean. The image is similar to a watermark. The image is behind the text.

    Is that possible to do? Maybe you can bring it into your plugin. But first of all it would be nice if i can do that manually.

    Many thanks for your help.

  4. This is a fabulous plug-in and I gave it five stars. It would be great if Twenty Eleven Theme Extensions could include the ability to edit the font in a text widget. Editing the font in a text widget doesn’t work in Twenty Eleven. I am unable to use a title tag or bold tag such as and ( I used a – to hopefully avoid the code from working here).

  5. Apparently the – did not work. Instead, I will use {}. The tags I would like to use in a text widget which do not work are: {h2} and {b}

  6. Bob Herman says:

    I’m using this theme extension for a site under development. Anyone know of a plug-in or other way to rotate the header image through perhaps 3 to 5 images?

  7. Marianne says:

    I am so very confused! I did as you mentioned including in the forum post referenced below and I don’t have any additional sidebar. When I go to widget and input something in to the main widget area it removes the standard info that was in there archive and Meta I don’t see anywhere else to put anything, what am I doing wrong? Do you have an instruction sheet for total newbies???? this is the post I followed as it says here —-Hi Nancy. If you install this plugin, and the Twenty Eleven theme, just go to the “Theme Extensions” page in the Appearance section of the admin section for your site, and select “Enable the widget sidebar on pages” and “Enable the widget sidebar on single-post pages” (and click the Save Changes button). That will put the sidebar on all your pages.

  8. Miz says:

    Does anyone know how to exclude a particular page from showing the widget? I’m fine with having it on most pages, but on some other ones I would like to see it hidden. Any tips? 🙂

    • Johan says:

      Great plugin, but as some mention – it would be nice to be able to select more specifically which pages the sidebar should be included.

      For instance the sidebar appears on the showcase template on the frontpage, which is not wanted.

    • Elsa says:

      I’d really like that feature as well. Will it come in later releases? Or how can I do a quickfix for it myself?

  9. sarah says:

    am really enjoying the plug in. i see that the twenty eleven theme has updated to 1.3. will your plug in be compatible with 1.3, or should i not upgrade to the 1.3 release? thank you!

  10. volker says:

    when activating this plugin, widgets disappears on the widget admin site!? back, if I deactivate. Solution?

  11. Marie says:

    Thanks for this great plugin!
    I use it in WP 3.3.1. I only noticed that when changing the height of the header image in admin (fx to 100), the image header does not show in all browsers (fx chrome 16) and gives an array error.

  12. Great plugin, but as Tobias said above, I’m posting here because the support forum seems broken…

    The plugin is awesome, but I have one major problem with it : it squishes my sidebar to the side (the sidebar gets partially hidden), and your plugin will force the content and sidebar size over the values I set when I play around my style.css to fix the problem. Therefore, I have to chose between a fully visible sidebar or your plugin.

    Any way to fix this?

  13. Patrick says:

    I can’t see the custom CSS code in the picture on the description page for Twenty Eleven Theme Extensions. I am trying to move the header picture to the top of the page like in your picture. Below is the best I can see but this is not correct. Can you post that CSS code. If there is more to getting the header picture to move to the top of the page please tell me how.

    .moz-headline.stickey .headline-text {
    color: yellow;
    .entry-title, .entry-title a{
    color: yellow;

  14. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Exactly what I needed to *easily* enabling sidebars on single and pages! Owe you one…


  15. quan Nguyen says:

    I want to customize the color setting, but the default theme got link color only, i wanna change the color option (menu, post tittle,..) but i am noob at code, i read mant of your posts but i dont know to open all the color setting option i have to add what code? and add into which place, i find hard but cant, maybe in function.php but i dont know what code and where should i add the code into. Can you explain me again? Thanks you !

  16. ben says:

    To fix SSL issues, replace line 99 in ./moztools/mozbase.php with:

    $this->pluginUrl = (empty($_SERVER['HTTPS'])) ? WP_PLUGIN_URL.'/'.$dir : str_replace("http://", "https://", WP_PLUGIN_URL.'/'.$dir);

    I hope you’re alright Mike and just playing the hermit…

  17. I was about to fix make the widgets appear on single posts manually, I found a tutorial about how to do it on WordPress forums but it involves lots of work and I don’t like editing the theme .php files, this plugin has been very easy to install and set up, I did not have any problem with it, thank you.

  18. Ivan says:

    Can this plugin be used if I am using a Child Theme of/with Twenty Eleven?

  19. Jimmy says:

    Is there an option to have different menu bar colors for each page? Thanks!

  20. Nicolas says:


    I use TWT Exetensions and i’m realy enjoy with it, it’ great !

    I’ve got some questions:
    Does it possible to Enable the widget sidebar on pages, but except one page for exemple a home page ?
    How can i do ?

    Thanks a lot.


  21. Jim Luke says:

    I loved Twenty Eleven Theme Extensions! I used it on all of my teaching websites (5 of them at It’s the kind of plugin that REALLY helps guys like me. I know a little CSS – enough to change a color or two, but I get easily get lost in the complex CSS of WP themes when all I want to do is change the color of certain elements.

    My problem is: Is there any way you can update or modify this GREAT plugin to work with Twenty Twelve?

  22. Peter says:

    Am moving servers and updating to wordpress 3.5.1 .

    Error message when trying to install this great plug in on 3.5.1

    Message is: ” The package could not be installed. PCLZIP_ERR_MISSING_FILE (-4) : Missing archive file ‘C:WINDOWSTEMP/twenty-eleven-theme-extensions.tmp’ ”

    Anyone else have this problem? Or is it just my problem?


  23. Dily says:

    I installed the 2011 theme extensions but is not working as expected. Not all the options are coming up under appearance/theme options. Also the header sizing does not appear to work. Any help here would be greatly appreciated. I am running wordpress v3.4.2 and 20110 extensions v1.2.

    many thanks

  24. Jay T says:

    are there any plugins for 2012 and 2013?

  25. Sherry says:

    Solved my problem with no sidebars on posts in twenty eleve, beautifully. I can’t believe sidebars were omitted to begin with.!

  26. Joyce Fisher says:

    I want Twenty Eleven Theme Extensions version 1.2, but I don’t see where I can get it. I’ve looked all over this site and can’t find where to download this plug-in. I’ve searched on for this plug-in but it doesn’t show up in the “search” feature. I love everything about my Twenty Eleven theme EXCEPT that the sidebars not being included on individual posts.

    Thank you for your assistance.

    Peace, Love & Joy,

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