High Contrast Admin

Description

Input fields on the WordPress admin screens have been nearly invisible since version 2.7. The problem was so severe that Matt suggested I make a plugin to override core CSS values for anyone who wanted more contrast. Following community feedback, I created this extra plugin specifically for high contrast.

This plugin adds Admin Color Scheme options that dramatically change the appearance of form fields, table rows, and background colors in the admin pages. It is not intended to follow the design principles of the built-in style sheets. If this is too much for your needs, then also consider my plugin with more subtle effects called Fix Admin Contrast

Screenshots

  • High Contrast Admin Color Scheme Selection
  • White menu scheme offers even better visibility for some users.
  • The new post page, with the plugin enabled (left) and disabled (right).
  • The comments page, with the plugin enabled (left) and disabled (right).
  • The plugins page, with the plugin enabled (left) and disabled (right).
  • The login page, with the plugin enabled (left) and disabled (right).

Installation

  1. Upload the high-contrast-admin directory to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Click “Howdy” in the upper-right corner of the admin bar to visit your profile.
  4. Select one of the High Contrast color schemes on your profile.

This is a zero-configuration plugin. There are no settings.

Deactivation removes everything except the files you uploaded. Users will gracefully reset
to the Default color scheme. There is no “uninstall” necessary.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the high-contrast-admin directory to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Click “Howdy” in the upper-right corner of the admin bar to visit your profile.
  4. Select one of the High Contrast color schemes on your profile.

This is a zero-configuration plugin. There are no settings.

Deactivation removes everything except the files you uploaded. Users will gracefully reset
to the Default color scheme. There is no “uninstall” necessary.

Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

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Changelog

1.1.2

  • Updated for WordPress 4.8, released 7 November 2017.
  • Fixed contrast for Events and News widget.
  • Fixed contrast for code blocks.
  • WordPress 4.9-RC2 tested 8 November 2017.

1.1.1

  • Bug fixes, released 22 December 2016.
  • Fixed admin bar username color for small screens.
  • Fixed page background color for WordPress 4.4.

1.1

  • Feature expansion, released 21 December 2016.
  • Converted the hidden stylesheet to an Admin Color Scheme.
  • Added a second color scheme for users who need white menus.

1.0

  • First version, released 20 December 2016.