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Media Player Style Kit


The WordPress media player is great and all, but the default styling doesn’t fit into too many themes. Couple that with the fact that there aren’t a lot of theme developers who add custom styles for the media player and you have the need for Media Player Style Kit – a simple way to change your media player colours without writing a single line of code.


  • Easily editable colours in the familiar Customiser interface
  • No need to write custom CSS or any other code
  • Live previews of colour changes inside the Customiser
  • Replaces the media player buttons with the WordPress Dashicons font for easy customisation

Media Player Style Kit will work with any WordPress site. It will customise the display of the built-in WordPress media player and not media players added by other plugins/themes.

How to contribute

If you want to contribute to Media Player Style Kit, you can fork the GitHub repository – all pull requests will be reviewed and merged if they fit into the goals for the plugin.


  • The new Customiser controls for the media player colours


Installing “Media Player Style Kit” can be done either by searching for “Media Player Style Kit” via the “Plugins > Add New” screen in your WordPress dashboard, or by using the following steps:

  1. Download the plugin via
  2. Upload the ZIP file through the ‘Plugins > Add New > Upload’ screen in your WordPress dashboard
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Where do I find the colour options?

You will find the colour controls for the media player under the new ‘Media Player’ section of the WordPress Customiser.


26 January 2019
Suggestions: Allow round corners. Allow change the player font. Allow to skin the playlist. Allow to change the playlist font. Allow to color the playlist. Even without such suggestions, it´s pretty good already. !
27 November 2017
Plugin worked great. Through the customiser window the colour of easy element can be easily adjusted. The use of Dashicons for the icons made the icons easy to style using CSS. Shame that there has been no update in over a year. A quick update to ensure compatibility with 4.9 would provide peace of mind.
19 January 2017
Thank you for making this! So simple and just what I was looking for!
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Contributors & Developers

“Media Player Style Kit” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Media Player Style Kit” has been translated into 7 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Change log


  • 2018-08-30
  • Updating core plugin to the en_US locale with localisation being available on for other locales.


  • 2015-11-05
  • Initial release