Question: How could you add a few transparency options (none, semi-transparent and solid) to the chosen color in the wp color picker?

I'm working on a set of theme options. I am using the wp color picker wheel to select a color for the post backgrounds. A transparency option would fantastic if that is possible. Thanks

1 Answer 1


Don’t use the built-in color picker. It is hard to use already and it will be replaced in 3.5 anyway. You will need a custom one to get transparency.

  • OMG - I was so happy I got the color picker to work, and now it's history?!! Why can't things just stand still (for a while anyway). Thanks for the advice ;-) Nov 4, 2012 at 20:32
  • Watch the video. You will understand why. :D
    – fuxia
    Nov 4, 2012 at 20:37
  • LOL :-) That is exactly what I'm battling against. Trying to create an attractive & intuitive (EASY) UI for wp themes. Maybe there's an ongoing project or something I should know about?? Nov 4, 2012 at 20:48
  • 0 search results for posts containing mini-colors :O Nov 4, 2012 at 20:55
  • 1
    "Maybe there's an ongoing project or something I should know about??" Well there is; it's called WordPress ;-)
    – Steve
    Nov 4, 2012 at 20:58

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.