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Twenty Eleven Theme not working in IE (14 posts)

  1. SterlingArcher
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Having issues with the Twenty Eleven theme not displaying in IE. It's not just an issue with 1 site, it won't display in the preview either, located on http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/twentyeleven, nor will it display on http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/twentyeleven/ or even the others using the theme, leaving me to believe it's not an issue on my end installation but in the original coding in general.

    I'm using IE 9 but the problem seems to be in 8 as well.

    Anyone else having this issue?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've not come across any issues with Twenty Eleven in IE9.

  3. piratekw
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have same issue with Twenty Eleven theme and ie9. The edited page bkg css shows up, but then that page just stalls. I'm about ready to re-install the theme, but am hoping that further research may make this step unnecessary. I am alos wondering if the IE9 install I have (from beta to current full version), is not somehow corrupt.


  4. chrisvwlc
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm having issues with IE 7 & 8, IE 9 seems to be OK - Did you ever get your issues resolved? Would you mind sharing how - this is driving me nuts!

  5. rob-fritz
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am stuck on IE8 due to us using XP and Twenty Eleven is all setup, the boss uses IE, the rest of us FF or Chrome and now I am at a standstill. Is there a fix or do I need to utilize another theme?

  6. chrisvwlc
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The problem I think is IE doesn't recognize the HTML5 tags twentyeleven uses. There is a fix and that is to use js to create those elements:
    example: document.createElement('header');

    In your functions.php file, add the following:

    add_action('wp_head', 'forie');
    function forie() {

    Of course, if you created additional elements, you would create each the same way and include them in the above... This worked for me, hope it works for you too.

  7. gina tynes
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am new to wordpress and have downloaded the twentyeleven theme for my web site. All I have now is a blank white page. I use firefox and my adobe is CS3. What is the problem?

    Gina Tynes

  8. denl
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm seeing the same problems in IE9. The default install of twentyeleven shows just a blank grey page although the source code is there. The preview at on http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/twentyeleven, is also grey and several live web sites also come up blank and grey.

    After building my child theme I can get everything in the site to work in IE9 except any page that loads comments, then the page freezes totally after switching to compatability mode.

    It's very frustrating!

  9. denl
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I found the answer elsewhere in the forum and it's a very odd one, but I was desperate so I tried it. Remove all helvetica and Helvetica Neue from the twentyeleven style sheet and it all works! Crazy!

  10. devanstuart
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I just created a client site in TwentyEleven using Firefox, where it looks great. But in IE, all text is italicized. Anyone know why or how ai can fix it in IE? Many thanks.

  11. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Unless you post a link to your site, no one can give you very good help with problems like this. You might also start by Validating your pages -- as errors can cause browser differences.

  12. devanstuart
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Sorry. Site is http://southerninspiredtreats.com/

    I'm relatively new to this and didn't know about validating. Will definitely look into that tonight. Thank you.

  13. theindiansabroad
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am having the same problem with IE - the page menu on the top does not show up properly and when I click on the post, it displays with blank contents. Could someone help me to figure out what could be wrong or what I need to change. I posted a similar request in another thread yesterday (sorry for duplicate); just trying to get some insight. the site is: http://www.theindiansabroad.com/

  14. ellahworks
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @denl - thank you , you solve my problem.

    To all who are still in trouble showing your theme "Twentyeleven" on IE's,
    I tried doing what "denl" said and it worked like a charm!

    Go to your "style.css" Find ( CTRL + F )& Remove the font "Helvetica" and "Helvetica Neue" .... Note do not remove the other fonts, just that two will work just fine. I dont know how to explain it but it did work..

    I hope it helped!

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