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Fancy Admin UI

Clean, blue theme that's customizable for the Wordpress Admin panel and Admin Bar

Wordpress's admin themes are great, but we wanted to take it a step further. This is a clean blue/gray theme by default for the admin panel that simplifies the interface and makes things more accessible for our customers. Customize your colors by visiting Settings > General

If there are any features you'd like to see or bugs with other plugins - visit the support tab and let me know.

Author Bob Orchard
Contributors boborchard
Tags admin-theme, blue, custom admin, ui, ux
  1. fancy-admin-ui screenshot 1

    Screenshot of the basic admin panel

  1. Upload fancy-admin-ui to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  3. Set your custom colors via Settings > General

Be sure to check your login page because the default WP logo is a light blue and doesn't match. I did wrap the standard WP logo in a white rounded rectangle so it should show up without any issue on any color.


Fixed mobile menu issues, refactored how styles are embedded, reduced how much the secondary color is used to keep things consistent, fixed other css bugs


Fixed styling issue that appeared with WordPress v. 4.2.2, fixed incorrect file reference for colorpicker, and cleaned up metabox styling


Added ability to change the primary and secondary color via the WP Admin Settings page


Added updates to style Visual Composer elements


Cleaning up code, reduced sidebar menu item height

0.1 Beta

Initial beta version for release. The responsive portion of the nav isn't yet addressed.

Improvements made

  • Blue AdminBar for front and backend of site
  • Soft Gray menu
  • Larger Calls to Action within Edit screens
  • Ability to change custom primary/secondary colors
  • Mobile Menu compatibility
Version 2.0

Requires WordPress version: 3.9.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 22 Jan 2017

Date Added: 03 Jul 2014

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