One thing that seems to draw a lot of people to WordPress is the availability of easy to use customization options. There are a ton of options that allow you to freely change to looks of your website, not to mention the whole host of themes available. Even the backend of your WordPress site also has its own set of customization options. If you want to spice up your dashboard with different WordPress color schemes then we have you covered.
It is unbelievably easy to change the WordPress admin color scheme. There are actually two ways you can do this depending on the level of customization you want; using the default options or by using a plugin.
1. Change the WordPress Color Schemes through the default options
First of all, go to Users page from your admin sidebar where you should be able to see all the users for your WordPress site listed out. Just hover the mouse over the user whose color scheme you want to change and click on Edit.
This will bring you to a new page where the various options for that user could be changed. Here, you should be able to see the Admin Color Schemes section. There are a total of 8 WordPress color schemes to pick from. Each of them will give your dashboard a different feel. Just click on the radio button above them to see how it looks and select the one that looks the best for you.
As you can see, it is pretty easy to switch to another color scheme. Using this method, you can even assign different color schemes to different users.
2. Change the WordPress Color Schemes through a plugin
If you felt that the default options were pretty sparse, then you can use a plugin to customize it even further. There are many free plugins to choose from for this purpose. For this article, we are going to be using the Aquila Admin Theme plugin. It is flexible and feature-rich while also be super intuitive to use.
With Aquila, it is very easy to change WordPress color schemes. You will also have access to some very useful new dashboard widgets, custom icons, and a look inspired by the Material Design. All in all, this WordPress admin theme is quite useful.
Before proceeding, you will need to install this plugin first. If you have any confusions about that, check out our handy guide on installing WordPress plugins.
Once you’ve installed and activated it, your dashboard should look pretty different. Now using your admin sidebar, go to SETTINGS>>AQUILA.
In this page, click on the COLOR SCHEME tab towards the top to proceed with switching the WordPress color schemes.
From here, you can manually select the primary color, secondary color, link text color, menu background color, and menu text color. Just play around with the settings and select the appropriate WordPress colors. Finally, click on save changes to switch to your new color schemes.
Wrapping it up:
So there you go! Now you should be able to change WordPress color schemes without any issues. A change as simple as a different color scheme can go a long way to give your backend a fresh new look. We hope this article was helpful. If you have any comments, feel free to let us know in the comment section below.
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