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How to Customize Admin Color Scheme for WordPress Beginners

Once you were moving from WordPress 3.7 series to 3.8 series, you must interested with the new admin interface. It is fully responsive and looks minimalist. And of course looks strong on all devices. You can choose from 8 different admin color schemes and even add new ones if you don’t like the default colors. In this article, I will show you how to customize a default admin color scheme in WordPress for beginners. We will also show you the way to prevent users from changing the default WordPress admin color scheme.


To change the default WordPress admin color scheme for beginners, all you have to do is add the following code into your theme’s functions.php file.


This code is able to changes the default admin color scheme to Sunrise for every new user who is registered in your site. It won’t change the color scheme for previously registered users. And, the users can still choose another admin color scheme.

How to Stop Users to Switch Admin Color Schemes

All you have to do is add the following code in your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin if you would like to set a default color scheme for your site and do not want users to use any other color scheme:



The admin color scheme picker will be remove from the profile screen of all users but your self. Try it, enjoy the colors.

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