Media Files Background Color

Description

Enables replacing the default background color of WordPress media files (#f8f8f8) with any other color using a color picker under [Settings > Media]. Particularly useful when working with white media files on transparent background.

I decided to wrap this fix as a plugin after building a few websites where I used white shapes on transparent backgrounds, since it was nearly impossible to tell one image from another. Since I took the time to write it, I thought: why not share it?

If you find it useful, rate it and/or like my fb page.

Happy WordPress-ing!

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Translations

Anyone familiar with PoEdit or any other Gettext Translations Editor should be able to add a translation of this plugin in less than 2 minutes, since the plugin only has very few strings for now. If you would like to add your language to the plugin, send the .po file using Plugin Author link.

Screenshots

  • Pick a color in Settings > Media > Media Files Background Color
  • Your white on transparent background pictures are now visible in Media section.
  • Also, in the Attachment Details overlay screen...
  • ...and, of course, in the Edit Image overlay screen.

Installation

  1. Install the plugin from WP repository or upload it to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory of your website.
  2. Activate it through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Upon activation it will replace the white (default) background of your media files with a pale green (#c1ceaf).
  4. Go to (Settings > Media) and change that color with any other one.
  5. Build a stunning website.

FAQ

Are you going to maintain this plugin?

Yes, I intend to continuously keep this plugin compatible with the latest version of WordPress.

Reviews

this is amazing

i love it and i am wondering when do you think it is possible to do a background image over a transparent image?

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Contributors & Developers

“Media Files Background Color” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0.1

  • Launched.

1.0.2

  • Added settings link from plugins list, multilingual support & checker background.