There’s a lot of buzz on the internet recently surrounding dark mode, a toggle that allows you to set a normally white screen to a dark one that many say is easier on the eyes. And it’s not just the aesthetic look, it’s proven to use less power using dark mode on your mobile/tablet device.
Dark mode is already sweeping the internet with many popular apps such as Slack, Outlook, Chrome & YouTube all adding a Dark Mode. You can also find it in many gaming consoles such as Nintendo Switch and Xbox One S / X. This was all triggered by macOS Mojave introducing a dark mode.
If users request a dark mode feature in an app (they do, frequently), chances are good that it will appear at some point.
As standard WordPress doesn’t come with a dark mode, but there is a plugin called Dark Mode who’s developer Daniel James has put up for adoption, hoping a bigger team can merge it with the core WordPress system one day.
How To Enable WordPress Dark Mode
If you’d like to install WordPress Dark Mode, simply follow these steps:
- Login to your WordPress Dashboard
- Visit Plugins > Add New
- Search for Dark Mode
- Click install now
- When the plugin has installed, click Activate
- Visit users and hover over your username and click edit
- Tick the box that says Enable Dark Mode in the dashboard