[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #50051: Native support for dark mode (front end)

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Fri Apr 2 16:36:39 UTC 2021

#50051: Native support for dark mode (front end)
 Reporter:  mpwrdesign       |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  feature request  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Themes           |     Version:
 Severity:  normal           |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                   |     Focuses:  ui, accessibility

Comment (by critterverse):

 We discussed this ticket in the weekly bug scrub in the #accessibility
 channel on the Making WordPress Slack. Some concerns came up about the
 feasibility of implementing Dark Mode natively in a reliable manner:

 To summarize the conversation:
 • It's questionable how much core is needed, maybe most of the work can be
 done in themes
 • However there is interest in native support among some in the Design
 • There are plugins that attempt this feature but it's difficult to do it
 well/completely (due to not being able to identify everything in a theme
 that needs to be recolored)
 • Questions around how this could work — potentially a Dark Mode toggle
 that would override all colors in theme and plugin stylesheets?
 • There would be a big documentation aspect in terms of teaching users how
 to implement Dark Mode into their themes to work with the core Dark Mode

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/50051#comment:13>
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