We have been playing with the new twenty eleven theme from the WordPress version 3.2 release, navigating around the admin screen we found some of the nice new twenty eleven theme options.
There is an option to select a dark theme stylesheet as well as the standard, another option is to change all the link options site wide, this option injects styles into the head section as the theme loads, however we did not like the website title being a link, and we got thinking how it would be great to have a lot more control over the colors, so we created a nice little child theme and took control.
We were looking around for functions to get the most used colors from an image, we will be using this when we follow up our child theme creators for the twenty eleven theme, which will be released shortly.
We spent quite a while looking around the internet for some php code to find the most common colors from an image, there was code for two different libraries the Imagick and GD2, as we test with XAMPP we soon found that by default Imagick was not installed.
I am a regular visitor to the WordPress forum and there are a lot of questions about editing the WordPress Twenty Ten theme, it looks like a lot of privateers or novice developers are editing the core theme files.
Should it be handshakes all around, and a pat on the back as that has solved the problem, or has it just caused a bigger problem for later?