[resolved] Please include the 3.7 admin color scheme as an option for the admin schemes (6 posts)

  1. wpfan1000
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Obviously there is a lot of discussion about this already in this forum, but specific issues are related to a criticism of the new admin scheme, or changing it back, etc.

    I have not seen a specific issue posted to request this:

    Please include the 3.7 admin color scheme as an option for the admin schemes, in an upcoming version of WP.

    The reason I ask for this is:

    The admin body/content area is a shade of grey and I need to change that color - some plugins print a shade of black text with that grey color as background (they do not create their own white(ish) background) and the contrast makes it hard to read for me. A lighter than pure black text on a shade of grey background is not good for me. I am not as young as most of you and my visual acuity is not what it used to be.

    By the admin body/content area I mean for example the area of the admin on which the word Dashboard is sitting when you are viewing the dashboard.

    Furthermore in general I found the 3.7 scheme much easier to see/read than the new scheme.

    I have tried to use Firebug to identify the specific background css class/id and I am not sure which one it is. Furthermore I am not sure where I would put the css - in the style.css of a child theme? And this would not change some other areas of the scheme that I find not so readable.

    There are a couple of plugins to change the scheme - one to revert it back to 3.7 style, but it seems to have some issues in the widget area. Another plugins adds schemes but I dont think it changes what I need changed.

    Thanks for your consideration.

  2. Which one? The grey one? It's not directly applicable.

    This plugin has a lot more options: http://wordpress.org/plugins/admin-color-schemes/

    There's also this, to add in more deliniation between sections: http://wordpress.org/plugins/admin-interface-by-avenue-factory/

  3. wpfan1000
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @ Mika, I will try those out, thanks for your help.

    Marking as resolved.

  4. Andy Mercer
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Also if you'd like to add borders on menu items as they were before, you can try Admin Classic Borders.

  5. wpfan1000
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks to both of you! I will check those out.

    Happy holidays :-)

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