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The Power of the Twenty Eleven WordPress Theme

screenshotOver the weekend, I switched my WordPress theme back to Twenty Eleven. I can honestly say that I’m happy with the design now. I’ve tailored it to my liking and I didn’t even have to touch the code. Now don’t get me wrong, there are times when I love diving right into a theme and hacking the crap out of it, but blogging is hard enough as it is. I don’t need any added stress about a design feature not lining up, or reoccurring errors because some data wasn’t parsed correctly. Now I can focus on blogging.

The Twenty Eleven theme is not only beautiful and simplistic, but is also robust and extremely versatile. It was made by the WordPress team, which means that the people who fully understand and grasp the in’s and out’s of WordPress have crafted a theme to rule the all.

Twenty Eleven Features:

  • Light and Dark color schemes
  • Change link color
  • Two-column, right sidebar; Two-column, left sidebar; One-column, no sidebar
  • Seven different post formats to choose from
  • Change the background image and/or color
  • Display/hide header
  • Display/hide featured images

All of these options are editable from the Appearance sub-menu.

Aside from the theme’s added features, you also get exactly what you would expect out of a full-featured WordPress theme:

  • Featured images per post
  • Fully widget capable
  • Image galleries
  • Beautifully nested comments
  • SEO friendly, even though you should consider using the Yoast WordPress SEO plugin

The last thing you’ll need is adding the WP Touch plugin and you’re ready for mobile, too! I know the feeling of wanting the absolute best design/theme for my sites – professional and personal alike. It’s easy to lose track of your actual goal: blogging! Twenty Eleven is a free tool that you should be utilizing to alleviate the woes of creating and managing a WordPress theme.

Douglas Karr

Douglas Karr is the founder of the Martech Zone and a recognized expert on digital transformation. Douglas has helped start several successful MarTech startups, has assisted in the due diligence of over $5 bil in Martech acquisitions and investments, and continues to launch his own platforms and services. He's a co-founder of Highbridge, a digital transformation consulting firm. Douglas is also a published author of a Dummie's guide and a business leadership book.

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  1. I am completely agreed with you, but missing one thing in 2011 theme – it doesn’t support sidebar on post and pages, so anytime when set up a blog with this time you need to go over again and edit the single.php and page.php files. 

  2. Can I suggest to visit It offers some free 1000×288 pixel size headers, to customize default TwentyEleven theme. Useful for blog beginners. It allows you to easily customize a standard installation, allowing a newbie to have a customized and ready blog in a few minutes. All images are taken by me and provided under a Creative Commons 3.0 License.

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