Twenty Twelve – Dark Child Theme

Here’s a free Twenty Twelve child theme I created based off of the dark color scheme of Twenty Eleven. I’ve adjusted a few of the colors and added a few minor details from the original Twenty Eleven version.

This child theme is wp-PageNavi ready, just install it, disable wp-pagenavi CSS and configure it how you like.

If you notice anything I’ve missed please leave a comment and let me know. Feel free to use it however you like.

GPL Licensed -

Here’s a couple screenshots of the post and blog view.

twentytwelve-dark-post-view twentytwelve-dark-pagenavi twentytwelve-dark-respond

19 thoughts on “Twenty Twelve – Dark Child Theme

  1. fidepus

    thanks for sharing this. I was really disappointed when I saw that WordPress had dropped the dark option. This helped me a lot. I just changed the link colors to red, as that has always been my colour scheme.

  2. Erik


    I’ll test this, however, I have one comment. Make your theme extendable in child themes by changing your functions.php to add an “if not function exists”:

    if ( ! function_exists ( 'twentytwelve_content_nav' ) ) {
    	function twentytwelve_content_nav( $nav_id ) {

    That way a child theme can extend it if needed.

    Thanks for a great theme!

  3. Andrea

    Thank-you i have been looking to change my site to dark for a few days now! LOL i’m new to wordpress… :)

    Would you be so kind as to tell me how i go about disabling the wp-pagenavi CSS please.


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