Resize the Twenty Eleven Theme

We have seen a number of solutions to resize the WordPress twenty eleven theme, there are a number of considerations when resizing the theme, like the built in headers and content area, we thought we would add our own solution to the mix.

Changing the header height is not that hard to do using a function and the after_setup_theme hook, but what if we want a wider theme, the headers will still show but will be stretched, the default header will still be the parent themes header, so lets look at the steps we take in changing our child theme.

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Twenty Eleven Dark Child Theme

The recent release of WordPress 3.2 and the updated Twenty Eleven theme means that we need a slightly different approach to the child theme styles if we want to use the dark theme.

The new theme options for the dark theme are loaded after the child theme has loaded it’s stylesheet so some color changes will not work, to overcome this we will load a second stylesheet after the parent twenty eleven theme stylesheet and dark stylesheet have loaded.

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