While I really like WordPress as a blogging platform, its color scheme makes it difficult for me to manage my blog. Generally, use the Accessibar plug-in for Firefox to reset the colors, but manually redoing this each time I access my blogs is more than tiresome. There is a plugin, Easy Admin Color Schemes, that offers some hope for a better solution.
The Easy Admin Color Schemes plugin allows users to easily customize the colors of the administration interface for WordPress. It works by adding a new page to the Settings area in the WordPress admin interface. Users can use the simple form to change the look of the admin interface without needing to know a great deal about WordPress.
I have loaded the plugin, which, by default, offers several pretty, but low contrast, color schemes. EACS allows you to either import new color schemes or create new ones. Despite my lack of any real experience with html or style sheets (what’s the difference?), I blundered through editing one of the preset options, turning it as best as I could, into a high-contrast, gold-on-black color scheme. It still is not perfect, but it goes a long way to making the administration of this blog easier on my eyes.
Using EACS’ export options, I have created two files to share. You can download my high contrast color scheme either as its own standalone WordPress plugin, which you can install like any other plugin, or as an EACS style sheet, which you can import into EACS on your WordPress site.
If you have any knowledge of WordPress style sheets, I would appreciate help polishing the color scheme. There are several pieces of the admin interface whose color scheme I could not change. As you can see, in the screen shot, there is definitly some work to do!If you find this post useful or interesting, please consider buying me a cup of coffee.