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Color Palette Generator

This plugin generates color palettes for your WordPress images and appends them to your content.

This plugin is ideal for blog owners who like to do something more with their images, or for webshop owners who like to filter products by color. When inserting images you have the option to show the palette for that image. You can also use the following shortcode to show a specific image with palette: [colorpalette attachment="56" dominant="false" colors="10" size="large"]


  • Generate color palettes per image
  • Bulk-generate color palettes for all images
  • Allows configuration of number of unique colors per image
  • Allows configuration of auto appending palettes on attachment pages
  • See stats of generated palettes
  • Filter attachments by color
  • Add color search widget to your sidebar
  • Use a shortcode to show an image with a palette in your content.


If you don't like the way the plugin outputs the palettes, or you want to create custom color queries yourself, use the wordpress taxonomy functions. There are 2 new taxonomies added when the plugin is activated: cpg_dominant_color and cpg_palette. The first one holds one color per image, the dominant color (this color is used to link the image to one of the main colors used in the color search functions). The second one holds the palette, and the number of colors is based on what the site owner has entered (default = 10).

Special thanks


  • Better uninstall functions (attachment meta needs to be removed)
  • Generate palette on upload
Author Houke de Kwant
Contributors houkedekwant
Tags attachments, color, color palette, color palette generator, colour, colour palette, image, images, palette
  1. color-palette-generator screenshot 1

    The Color palette generator settings page

  2. color-palette-generator screenshot 2

    A new media library column will be available

  3. color-palette-generator screenshot 3

    When inserting images into your content, new options will be available

  4. color-palette-generator screenshot 4

    Add a widget to your sidebar

  5. color-palette-generator screenshot 5

    The palette in use

Automatic Installation:

  1. Go to Admin - Plugins - Add New and search for "color palette generator"
  2. Click the Install Button
  3. Click 'Activate'
  4. Go to Media > Color Palette Generator and start generating

Manual Installation:

  1. Download
  2. Unzip and upload the 'color-palette-generator' folder to your '/wp-content/plugins/' directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  4. Go to Media > Color Palette Generator and start generating


  • Validate, sanetize & escape


  • Removed TAH references


  • Fix WordPress warnings


  • First official release


  • Final beta release


  • Beta release


  • Beta release
Version 1.3

Requires WordPress version: 4.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 10 Feb 2017

Date Added: 08 Feb 2017

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