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Admin Color Schema


The plugin to enable wordpress themes to add its own admin color schemas directly from theme


  1. Adding new admin color shemas directly with theme
  2. Activating specific admin color schema for every new registered user automatically
  3. Removing admin color picker from users profile
  4. Applying selected admin color shema on the wordpress adminbar in the frontend

What I need

You will need scss for fast theme generating based on the wordpress scss files,
But of course you can still use normal CSS file.


Everyone is welcome to help contribute and improve this plugin. There are several
ways you can contribute:

  • Reporting issues (please read issue guidelines)
  • Suggesting new features
  • Writing or refactoring code
  • Fixing issues


The plugin comes with an example to see how the plugin works , it is under example/Dark folder.

To use the example :

  1. Copy example/Dark to your/theme/folder/color-schema/Dark
  2. Activate the new schema from you profile

Plugin configutaion

The plugin comes with following configuration as default :

<? php
$default = array(
    // path relative to the theme dir 
    'path' => '/color-schema',
    // default color-schema to activate for every new user
    'default' => '',
    // if true the user will be no more able to change its dashboard color schema
    // and the default one will be used
    'disable_color_picker' => false,
    // enable color-schema on fontend
    'enbale-on-frontend' => true,

You can override the default configuration using add_filter function like
in the following example :


// in the your theme's functions.php file
add_filter('Hyyan\AdminColorSchema.options', function(array $default) {

    // read schemas from "admin-color-schema" folder relative to current theme
    $default['path'] = '/admin-color-schema';

    // use Bluetheme as default schema for every new user
    $default['default'] = 'BlueTheme';

    return $default;

Create new schema

If you are using the default path in the plugin configuration then :

  1. Create color-schema in your theme root dir
  2. Create new schema dir for example : (vivid) in the color-schema dir
  3. Create schema.ini file and configure it
  4. create colors.scss then complie it into colors.css

    ; schema.ini
    ; ==============
    ; the name of your theme if not set the current dir name will be used
    ; for example if your theme live in “color-schema/vivid” then “vivid” will be used as name of theme
    name= my create theme

    ;your translaion domain if not set the ‘defualt’ domain will be used
    ;the domain will be used to translate the theme name
    domain= default

    ; colors preview (4 colors)
    colors []= #52accc
    colors []= #e5f8ff
    colors []= #096484
    colors []= #e1a948

    ; icons colors preview (4 colors)
    icons []= #52accc
    icons []= #e5f8ff
    icons []= #096484
    icons []= #e1a948

    // colors.scss
    // ============

    $base-color: #52accc;
    $icon-color: #e5f8ff;
    $highlight-color: #096484;
    $notification-color: #e1a948;
    $button-color: #e1a948;

    $menu-submenu-text: #e2ecf1;
    $menu-submenu-focus-text: #fff;
    $menu-submenu-background: #4796b3;

    // require the path relative to your wordpres (wp-admin) folder
    @import “…../wp-admin/css/colors/_admin.scss”;

You are done …

Go to your profile now and you will see your new color schema whiche you can


  • Showing the dark example


Classical Way

Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation and then activate the Plugin from Plugins page.

Composer way

  1. run composer command : composer require hyyan/admin-color-schema


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  • Tested on wordpress 4.1.0


  • Fixed notice message when schema can’t be loaded


  • Prevented direct access for the plugin file


  • Fixed errors in the wordpress text file


  • Added support for wordpress repository


*Added support for wordpress repository


  • Changed the plugin name to Hyyan Admin Color Schema


The release is the same as 0.1.1 but 0.1.1 is wrong release according
to the semantic versioning specification


  • Added support for “github-updater” plugin
  • prevented “removeColorPicker” method from checking if user can manage options