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Baltic Amber Themes & Schemes


With Baltic Amber Admin Themes & Schemes you can:

  • create your own colour scheme by specifying only two base colours,
  • have the theme colours change randomly every time you reload the page,
    or at any time interval you choose,
  • use one of the administration themes which slightly alter/improve the
    positioning of different administration panel elements, like the main navigation,
    dashboard information and the plugin listing. There are eight basic colour options
    available or you can specify your own base colours by choosing ‘My Colour Theme’,
    or use the random colour theme generator.
  • place ‘Tag’ and ‘Category’ selection in two columns right after the text
    editor in the ‘Write Post’ panel. This option can be enabled for every admin
    theme, including the default ones.

Baltic Amber vs. the default admin theme

  • Uses relative em values instead of pixels for defining element
    dimensions and sizes, thus making the whole interface scalable to your own preference.
  • Baltic Amber themes improve the scanability of the plugin list
    by replacing the darker background colour with a green ribbon on the side for
    the activated plugins.

Compatibility with the drop-down menu plugins

As many of you prefer to replace the main navigation with a drop-down alternative,
here are the admin menu plugins that have been tested to work with Amber Themes:

  1. Ozh Admin Drop Down Menu (2.1) by Ozh,
  2. Drop Down Admin Menus (2.5.3) by Andy Staines


  1. Download the plugin and unzip its content.

  2. Upload the baltic-amber directory to /wp-content/plugins/ directory. The
    final directory tree should look like /wp-content/plugins/baltic-amber/baltic-amber.php

  3. Activate the plugin at the Plugin Management section under ‘Plugins’ menu.

  4. Colour Scheme and Theme selection in Your Profile Go to your User Profile
    (under ‘Users’ > ‘Your Profile’ or by clicking on your name at the top right
    corner of the administration panel).

  5. Choose either Random Color scheme or My Color scheme, or one of the admin
    themes that you would like to use in the Admin Color Scheme section and
    click ‘Update Profile’.

  6. If you decide to use either the Random Colour or the My Colour theme,
    configuration options are available under ‘User’ > ‘Baltic Amber Colour Settings’.

  7. ‘Realign Category and Tag selection as columns in the New Post panel’ option
    can be enabled under ‘User’ > ‘Baltic Amber Colour Settings’


Where can I find real Baltic amber?

You should come to the Baltic States in
northen Europe — Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia — and search for it throughout the coast line of the Baltic Sea.

Contributors & Developers

“Baltic Amber Themes & Schemes” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.