Skinning the WordPress Admin—Recommended Read

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Admin Color Scheme Example
Cruise scheme from the Admin Color Schemes plugin.

This week Justin Tadlock at WP Tavern highlighted a WordPress 5.7 update which implements CSS custom properties for the WordPress admin. Has potential to unlock the conundrum whether you should customize the WordPress backend? Worth a read.

Using CSS custom properties for the WordPress admin color scheme system is listed for the WordPress 5.7 milestone. It feels low-key enough that most would pass it over as a simple upgrade to keep up with the times. However, this feature can create ripples that spread and benefit the ecosystem in the years to come.

Justin Tadlock, WP Tavern 2/2/21

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