Central Color Palette

Description

This plugin replaces the color picker for choosing a text or background color found inside the TinyMCE toolbar with a bigger and customizable color grid. The palette of the color picker found especially in the Theme Customizer can also be set through a central palette. You can define this central color palette through the settings menu. All plugins that make use of WordPress’ color picker can benefit from this plugin as well.

New since version 1.9 Support for third party palette file has been added. Now you can import your colors from these file formats: Adobe Color Swatch, Adobe Swatch Exchange, Sketch Palette, ColorSchemer Studio 2, Gimp, Inkscape, Scribus, OpenOffice, Microsoft Expression.

If you would like to see this plugin in your language please feel free to contribute: translate.wordpress.org/plugins/kt-tinymce-color-grid.

Screenshots

  • Bigger TinyMCE colour selector
  • Customiser support since plugin version 1.7
  • Colour palette editor

Installation

This plugin should work out of the box with a standard installation of WordPress.

WordPress Plugin Search

  1. Go to your WordPress and open Plugins > Add New
  2. Search for Central Color Palette
  3. Click install and activate the plugin

WordPress Plugin Repository

  1. Go to wordpress.org/plugins/kt-tinymce-color-grid and download the zip
  2. Go to your WordPress admin. You can upload a plugin via /wp-admin/plugin-install.php?tab=upload
  3. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress

Manual installation

  1. Go to wordpress.org/plugins/kt-tinymce-color-grid and download the zip
  2. Upload the directory found inside the zip archive to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress

FAQ

Installation Instructions

This plugin should work out of the box with a standard installation of WordPress.

WordPress Plugin Search

  1. Go to your WordPress and open Plugins > Add New
  2. Search for Central Color Palette
  3. Click install and activate the plugin

WordPress Plugin Repository

  1. Go to wordpress.org/plugins/kt-tinymce-color-grid and download the zip
  2. Go to your WordPress admin. You can upload a plugin via /wp-admin/plugin-install.php?tab=upload
  3. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress

Manual installation

  1. Go to wordpress.org/plugins/kt-tinymce-color-grid and download the zip
  2. Upload the directory found inside the zip archive to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
Transparency/Alpha Channel

I am aware that some plugins alter the color picker of the Customizer in such a way that it supports transparency. This plugin does not currently support transparency. If there is someone out there who has an interest in that to happen and is willing to help me by testing please let me know.

Questions? Concerns? Feature Request?

Please contact me and we’ll see what we can do

Reviews

So Needed!

It is just funny that it’s not something that comes originally with wordpress.
Perfect plugin that does a perfect job and reduce customizing time a lot.
Thanks.

Like a Miracle

All my life I prayed for something like this.
It works perfectly and will save me tons of time.

Perfect! Very useful

Perfect! Very useful, exactly what i need. Should be standard 🙂 And now it’s even possible to im- and export! Thanks for this!

Great Plugin; Helpful Dev!

I requested a feature addition, and it was implemented for testing and in the official version incredibly quickly (plugin now adds color palette to the Iris color picker as well as TinyMCE).

Great plugin!

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Contributors & Developers

“Central Color Palette” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Central Color Palette” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Central Color Palette” into your language.

Interested in development?

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Changelog

1.9.3

  • Fixed fatal error when updating from an older version than 1.6
  • Removed dependancy on farbtastic; now the color picker ships self-contained

1.9.2

Corrected some palette import bugs

1.9.1

Fixed fatal error due to missing wp_is_mobile on network installations of WordPress

1.9

  • Import third party palettes
  • Automatic color names thanks to Chirag Mehta’s Name that Color
  • Improved backup

1.8

  • All settings and the palette can now be exported and imported
  • Added new grid type: only central palette for TinyMCE
  • Added CSS for right-to-left locales

1.7.2

  • Fixes JavaScript bug
  • Fixes conflict with Poedit

1.7.1

Corrected typos and some translation strings

1.7

  • Theme Customiser support added
  • Colour grid is now adjustable in type and size

1.6.1

Fixed hidden colours after defining more than 13 colours

1.6

  • Usability improvements
  • Faster grid generation by using pre-calculated colours
  • Namespaced CSS IDs and HTML form variables to avoid name collisions
  • Fixed CSS errors

1.5

Added clean uninstall routine

1.4.4

  • Fixed possible JavaScript error
  • Reduced overhead
  • Removed language files; now handled by GlotPress

1.4.3

Update for WordPress 4.4

1.4.2

  • Repaired headers already send error
  • Preparation for GlotPress

1.4.1

Fixed a broken script

1.4

  • Improved settings page
  • Improved accessibility
  • Fixed security leaks
  • Fixed translation bugs

1.3.1

Changed HTML to conform with WordPress 4.3

1.3

Added support for custom persistent colours

1.2

Fixes an error when using more than one TinyMCE

1.1

  • Style sheet gets enqueued only on pages with a TinyMCE
  • Reduced overhead

1.0

Initial release.