For The Love Of 2.3


James Dimick, author of the Easy Admin Color Schemes plugin for WordPress has released a color scheme based exclusively on WordPress 2.3. Now, when you install this plugin, the default color scheme selected is called “For the Love of 2.3” which will take the new WordPress and make it look like the old. Something many WordPressers have wanted since the release of 2.5. However, James mentions that:

It isn’t a completely faithful recreation but I think it’s pretty darn close.

2.3 Old Style Color Scheme

The scheme was created purely from CSS with no modifications to the core code. So while you might not be able to make WordPress 2.5 look similar to the way WordPress 2.3 did in terms of the user interface, you can at least slap on old faithful for that nostalgic look.




  1. John (35 comments.) says:

    Kicking it old skool! I’ll give it a go!

  2. boink (2 comments.) says:

    if only it had the functionality of the 2.3 :/

  3. DeBlog (3 comments.) says:

    LOve it :X

  4. Daniel (3 comments.) says:

    Awesome job!

  5. James Dimick (23 comments.) says:

    Wow! Thanks for featuring my plugin (again!). I hope people like the new scheme.

    At first I wasn’t sure if it could be done with pure CSS because in 2.5 the main menus have been separated into 3 different <ul>’s. But, as I played with things more and more I figured out that it could be done. I just hope that 2.6 (coming out soon) won’t totally destroy it. That means more work for me. :P

    Oh well, I hope some people find it useful. Thanks again for featuring my plugin. :)

  6. Arian Xhezairi (8 comments.) says:

    Well, for some of us nostalgia kicks back to the good ol’ times.
    Thanks James, for taking this effort and sharing it’s results with the community.

  7. Hussein (2 comments.) says:

    If you really love 2.3 then why not just use the 2.3 version. it is still available for download :D honestly, i still more love 2.3.3 than 2.5.1 :D

  8. James Dimick (23 comments.) says:

    Well, some people like the new features of 2.5 but just don’t like the new look. Plus, there have been several security fixes since 2.3.3. In fact, it is widely recommended that everyone upgrade because of some exploits that hit a lot of 2.3 blogs. The issues (as far as I’m aware) have been fixed in 2.5.

  9. Dan (2 comments.) says:

    Maybe we’ll see a release of WordPress 2.3.4. It is on the trac, but has no date set and one outstanding ticket right now.

  10. Wakas Mir says:

    Ooh nice I might give it a go :)

  11. JesseG (2 comments.) says:

    Some people, backward-thinking of course, quite like the functions of 2.3 as opposed to 2.5, let alone worrying about what the admin looks like…


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