Dark Mode


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For information on the progress of this plugin, please refer to the Trac ticket or you can get involved on the GitHub repository.


There are many hooks and filters available within the Dark Mode plugin which allow you to extend it’s capabilities with small amounts of code. Please see the GitHub wiki pages for more information.

To learn how you can make your own plugins compatible with Dark Mode, please read the compatibility guide located on the GitHub Repository.

If you would like to contribute to the development of this plugin, please read contributing.md


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Automatic Dark Mode

Automatic Dark Mode was removed from the plugin in version 2.0 but don’t worry, it’s still available on GitHub for those that want it back.


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Does this support multi sites?

Yes, the network administration areas have been styled accordingly to ensure a smooth, darker interface across your WordPress experience.

Can I set it to come on automatically?

Having Dark Mode come on automatically between certain times was a feature in this plugin that has since been removed as of version 2.0. Don’t worry though, there is a helper plugin available which brings this functionality back.

Why was the automatic feature removed?

A lot more work was needed to ensure that it is stable, and it didn’t fit in with the original plan of the Dark Mode feature. It is still available as an additional plugin if you’d like it back though.

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Yes, you can please open an issue or submit a pull request. All suggestions, feedback and code contributions are most welcome!


November 22, 2019
Dark mode is an essential feature for any admin interface and this plugin adds it beautifully. Despite the fact that it hasn't been "tested" on WordPress 5.3, it functions flawlessly on it.
November 3, 2019
Compared to the now experimental feature of the core. this is actually a true dark mode and not just plain inversion
August 11, 2019
When you search for a Dark mode plugin you expect to find a tool to dark your blog site as a bonus for your visitors. This is not the case. There is no clear description of what this plugin does. Totally misleading. Deleted.
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Contributors & Developers

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Latest Changes

Refer to the GitHub commit logs for more information regarding the latest changes.

Version History


  • Styling: Fixed style issue with media uploads and site health dashboard.
  • Bugfix: Allow plugin to be installed in any directory, instead of forcing dark-mode
  • Misc: PHPCS coding style updates.
  • Misc: Removed unused CSS files.
  • Misc: Documentation updates.

3.2 – March 15, 2019

  • Updated author and GitHub links.
  • Removed PLUGIN_VERSION constant. The plugin version is now derived dynamically so you don’t have to update manually.