Opened 8 months ago

Last modified 5 months ago

#7287 new defect (bug)

Theme Preview background should be white

Reported by: raikas's profile raikas Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Theme Directory Keywords:


The theme preview's background is dark (# 1d2327 in .theme-install-overlay .wp-full-overlay-main), causing websites expecting the website background to be white by default to show incorrectly.

By default in pretty much all browsers the background is always white, and the air-light theme expects that. And I think that the theme preview should be white to mimic normal browser behaviour.

Issue on Air Light theme issue tracker:
Affected page: (and others) -> press "Preview"

Change History (3)

#1 @dufresnesteven
8 months ago

Out of curiosity, why would your theme expect the browser background to be white?

#2 @raikas
8 months ago

Well, the theme itself doesn't "expect expect" it to be white, but as all major browsers have a white background by default, having a single statement with "html { background: #fff }", just for the site to work, feels dumb.

#3 @dd32
5 months ago

It might be worth keeping this as-is, just because not all browser themes do set a white background - while it's common, it's not at all enforced or required. has a range of examples of where it's not as expected.

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