Color Wheel Styler Plugin for WordPress

This plugin lets you use a convenient color wheel to assign colors to various sections of your WordPress powered website.

[zenphoto src=”color_wheel_styler.png” height=”300″ crop=”tl”]

The plugin is powered by jQuery and the lovely Farbtastic.

Currently the plugin is supremely minimalistic and simply allows you to color your sidebar, your body text, your links and your background. However, with very little tweaking, you can adjust this plugin to do your bidding, which is probably what you’ll want to do anyway. For instance, you could throw most of the plugin code into functions.php and hardwire it to your specific theme.

Download Color Wheel Styler

If this garners enough interest, possible future features could be on-the-fly addition of classes, IDs and tags right in your admin interface, moving the options page to the “Appearance” tab and the relocation to the WordPress plugin repository. Your thoughts?

[Update]: WordPress 2.8 compatability.

20 thoughts on “Color Wheel Styler Plugin for WordPress”

  1. Harry says:

    great plugin!

    I am using this on all my wordpress sites. however, i found that it doesn’t modify the themes with Stylesheet (style.css).

    for example, even after changing the links color, my links remained the old theme color… and i had to edit the following myself:

    #content .post .post-entry a {

    color: #000000;

    text-decoration: none;

    }

    #content .post .post-entry .more-link {

    font: bold 12px/18px Arial, Verdana;

    color: #000000;

    float: right;

    margin-bottom: 7px;

    }

    #content .post .post-entry .more-link a {

    color: #000000;

    text-decoration: none;

    }

    maybe this can be fixed on a new update =P

    thanks a lot!

  2. simulacrum says:

    How about worpdress 2.8.1? I have no a “convenient color wheel” only fields… 🙁

    1. Joen says:

      Ouch, no doubt it’s a jQuery conflict. I hate those. It’s now on my todo list. Thanks for the note.

  3. simulacrum says:

    Thank you for your job 🙂

  4. simulacrum says:

    I changed jquery-1.3.2.min.js to jquery-1.3.1.min.js and now it works!

    1. Joen says:

      Wow, there you have it. WordPress must use 1.3.1. Thanks for letting me know.

  5. Joen says:

    I have tweaked the Color Wheel Styler now, so it should work in WordPress 2.8.2, even with jQuery 1.3.2.

  6. simulacrum says:

    Thanx, I’ll try it 🙂

  7. Thanks, i’m gonna try it now

  8. W.E.Corey says:

    I simply want to change the color of the text in the main body of my blog.  If I had the capability to change other parts of the web site, that would be useful.  My question however, is:  Can I use this with wordpress 2.84?

    1. Joen says:

      W.E.Corey: I simply want to change the color of the text in the main body of my blog.  If I had the capability to change other parts of the web site, that would be useful.  My question however, is:  Can I use this with wordpress 2.84?

      I’m not sure, actually. It may cause a jQuery conflict in the WordPress admin. I’m going on vacation now, so I can’t test and fix for you, but you can test it:

      1. Install and activate the plugin
      2. change some colors, see if it works
      3. Try adding or editing a post in the post admin screen, make sure you test both the visual editor and the HTML editor, notice if there are any layout errors on the post edit screen
      4. If you can edit, save, post and use the visual editor, and the layout looks as it should, the plugin is working!
  9. I installed this plugin, and activated it, now how do you use it?
     
     
    Kurt
     

    1. Joen says:

      You’re supposed to have a new options page called “Color Wheel Styler”, where you can pick colors for your website.

      It may not be compatible with all themes.

  10. Joen,
     
     
    I found it, but every time I try to use it I get a message that I don’t have sufficient permissions to access this page. Fortunately I discovered that I already have a way to do  what I want to do without the use of the color wheel.
     
     
    Kurt

    1. Joen says:

      Well that’s odd.

      Oh well, I’m glad you worked things out!

  11. Frederico says:

    It does not work on my blog. I use the WordPress version 3.0

  12. John Hancock says:

    Does this work with WP3.0 or later? I have the colour wheel page, but the changes I make to this do not change the website.
    Thanks,
    John

  13. Foch says:

    Cool plugin I think,but when i try to set new color for anything,i see this message in the new window:You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.
    I really need it working!!!!!!!!PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!

    I use localhost.
    And wp 3.1

    Sorry for language skills:-)

    Best regards

  14. Fix for “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.” on this exellent plugin is to open the plugin file “color-wheel.styler.php” and go to the yellow form line, remove all text and have it just like this: form method=”post” within the correct symbols of course. That’s it, now it work like it’s new!

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