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Admin Color Schemer


Create your own admin color scheme, right in the WordPress admin under the Tools menu. Go simple with the four basic colors, or get into the details and customize to your heart’s content.


Pull requests and issues on GitHub welcome.


  • Admin color schemer in action


Admin Color Schemer is most easily installed automatically via the Plugins tab in your dashboard. Your uploads folder also needs to be writeable in order to save the scheme.


Why do I have to click a button to preview?

The preview currently operates by generating a complete stylesheet and reloading it. While in some environments this happens near-instantaneously, the time and resources it takes to reflect a change are not ideal for live previews. We do hope to solve this in a later release.

I’m getting an ugly screen asking me for a username and password.

This means that your uploads folder requires credentials in order to save the the scheme files. If you’re not sure how to fix that, please try the support forums. We’ll also work on making this prompt more beautiful in the future.


Doesn’t Work

When I try to simply change the base color it hangs up and then gives a PHP error saying it tried to use to much memory or something. Would have been exactly what I needed if it worked, but uninstalled

Was great when it worked but hasn’t been updated in 3 years

I’ve been using this plugin for several years and it has been great. A simple plugin that does one small, but relatively complex, task well. Loved it.

However it hasn’t been updated in over 3 years and on two of our newer sites, both running PHP 7, it doesn’t work and causes PHP errors.

I have contacted support but no support queries in the last 2 and a half years have been answered.

Sad to say plugin is no longer supported. 🙁

No longer working

Shame, but on saving color scheme, screen diverts to blank white screen – on return to WP Dashboard, color scheme not saved. Uninstalled.

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Contributors & Developers

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


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  • Initial release