Support » Theme: Twenty Eleven » Twenty Eleven Theme not working in IE

Viewing 13 replies - 1 through 13 (of 13 total)
  • I’ve not come across any issues with Twenty Eleven in IE9.

    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.



    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!



    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?



    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.

    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

    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, 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!

    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!

    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.

    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.

    Sorry. Site is

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

    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:

    @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!

Viewing 13 replies - 1 through 13 (of 13 total)
  • The topic ‘Twenty Eleven Theme not working in IE’ is closed to new replies.