Slate Admin Theme


Slate provides a clean, simplified design for your WordPress Admin area.

Our goal was to simplify the visual design with a primary focus on the content writing experience.

If you like Slate, please consider leaving a review here on WordPress. Thank you!


  • Edit Post Page
  • All Posts Page
  • Ectoplasm Color Scheme


  1. Unzip
  2. Upload the slate-admin-theme' folder to the/wp-content/plugins/` directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Installation Instructions
  1. Unzip
  2. Upload the slate-admin-theme' folder to the/wp-content/plugins/` directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Why doesn’t something look right?

This is my first admin theme, and given all the various states and pages there are, there’s a good chance I’ve missed some stuff. Please just submit a support ticket if you run into anything wacky.


Simply the best for every pro user

Install it once, and you will never go back to the default WP admin one. Using Slate on all my business WP blogs and WPMU sites as the default theme. I’ve been loving it for years, all my members/users fall in love instantly.

A Great Plugin To Snuggle Up To

This is my go to plugin for chilly days and days when I am feeling under the weather. Nothing soothes and clears a stuffy head like the Slate Admin Theme with a few dashes of hot sauce! Add some saltines for dipping and you are speaking my language! I love how there seems to be much more white meat in the plugin nowadays.

Great – But one niggle!

This is a great plugin to brand a Site’s admin area.
It would have been a 5 if it wasn’t for one niggle.
If you need to deactivate the plugin (for debug reasons, or other) it loses all the settings, which I found very annoying.
Yes, you can export it and if you read this, do the export first thing when it is set up.
You have to import this each time you deactivate/activate the plugin. without the export, it is a hassle. With it is is a niggle.

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Contributors & Developers

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


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  • Compatibility update for WordPress 4.8 and 4.9.


  • Compatibility update for WordPress 4.5, 4.6, and 4.7.


  • Compatibility update for WordPress 4.4.


  • Compatibility update for WordPress 4.3.


  • Fixed a bug regarding hidden post titles for Subscriber roles.


  • Increased compatibility with some 3rd party plugins and custom metaboxes.
  • Minor bug fixes.


  • Minor CSS fix for deleted posts list.


  • Added support for WordPress 4.1
  • Other bug fixes.


  • Added user profile colors
  • Fixes for Jetpack


  • Minor CSS fixes.


  • Fixed minor CSS issue introduced in last update.


  • Fixed minor CSS issue.
  • Changed a function name.


  • Added compatibility with the Obvious Post States plugin.
  • Changed how jQuery is called in slate.js.
  • Moved screenshots to assets folder.
  • Changed post state styling in CSS.


  • Admin menu bug fixes.
  • Added styles to Comments page.


  • Minor CSS fix to the admin menu.
  • Updates to readme.txt.


  • Added new Login page styles.


  • Added new Dashboard styles.
  • Removed jQuery UI.


  • Initial release.