Dark Mode for WP Dashboard


Adds a smooth dark mode to the default WordPress dashboard interface. The dark mode can be disabled per user in the profile page.

Plugins officially supported:
* Advanced Custom Fields
* Jetpack
* Nested Pages
* Yoast SEO
* Yoast SEO Premium
* Yoast SEO Local
* Yoast SEO News
* Yoast SEO WooCommerce
* WooCommerce
* Better Search Replace
* Google Analytics for WordPress by MonsterInsights
* Gutenberg Blocks by Kadence Blocks

Submit custom added style via the wordpress.org forums or via the offical Github repository.
How to compile: sass --watch assets/scss/app.scss assets/css/dark-mode-dashboard.css


  • Dashboard
  • Plugins
  • Themes


  1. Upload the plugin package to the plugins directory.
  2. Activate the plugin.
  3. Done! Your WordPress dashboard is now in dark mode 🙂


11 March 2023 2 replies
Creates a dark mode for the WP Admin screens (Gutenberg and Classic) that, with the exceptions of some admin boxes from a few plug-ins, works like a champ. Many popular plug-ins already accounted for. Creator is very responsive to requests. I usually work in light mode, but find dark mode handy in some circumstances (like when doing stuff at work). Especially with recent changes, it's easy to toggle dark mode on and off. Definitely something I'm using.
01 March 2023 2 replies
Styles looks great, but please add options for default value of "Disable Darkmode?". So i can set "normal mode by default" with option to enable it for users. Or please add hooks to make it possible to change logic of mode by any website specific data.
11 February 2023 6 replies
Love this plugin, finally someone who understand the need for who works hours on WP to be protect from monitor led lights ... The only downside is the palette (links title color blue is not ok), hope the future update the plugin should let choose at least three configuration dark theme ... Thank you for this great plugging
11 February 2023 2 replies
wp admin dashboard is way to bright ... this helps me get things done without suffering from the brightness causing me so much eye strain my eyes water ... not any more THANK YOU for this plugin
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Contributors & Developers

“Dark Mode for WP Dashboard” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Update: Added a toggle in the WP Admin toolbar. Also added support for Gutenberg Blocks by Kadence Blocks and fixed minor Gutenberg issues


  • Fixed: Minor issue with ACF Group field


  • Update: Added support for Google Analytics for WordPress by MonsterInsights & WP to Twitter


  • Update: Added support for Yoast SEO Premium, Yoast SEO Local, Yoast SEO News, Yoast SEO Video, Yoast SEO WooCommerce & AIOSEO. Some minor fixes


  • Update: Added Better Search Replace support


  • Update: Added Advanced Custom Fields support


  • Update: Fixed Gutenberg editor


  • Update: Added the option to disable the dark mode in the user profile.


  • Fixed: Issues with the graphs within the Jetpack plugin


  • Fixed: Some issues with the Jetpack plugin


  • Added: WooCommerce support


  • Added: Nested Pages (plugin) support


  • Update: Ownership change


  • Added: Jetpack support


  • Fixed: Notice: wp_register_style was called incorrectly.


  • First public version