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How to Add Dark Mode to Elementor [Easy Step by Step Tutorial]

Adding a dark mode to your website is important for providing a better user experience and making your website more accessible. With Elementor, one of the most popular page builders for WordPress, adding a dark mode can be easily achieved with just a few simple steps.

Why Add Dark Mode?

Before exploring how to implement dark mode in Elementor, let’s first understand its advantages for your website. There are two primary benefits: Enhanced User Experience and Improved Accessibility. 

  • Enhanced User Experience: Dark mode provides a more comfortable viewing experience, particularly in dimly lit settings. It minimizes eye strain and enhances readability, making your site more appealing to visitors.
  • Improved Accessibility: Additionally, dark mode boosts accessibility for individuals with visual impairments or those who are sensitive to bright lights. It enables them to navigate and engage with your site’s content more comfortably, without any inconvenience.

Step #1: Install and activate Unlimited Elements Free Version for Elementor

You have to install and activate the Unlimited Elements Free Version for Elementor.

Step #2: Install the Dark Mode Widget in Unlimited Elements

Find the Dark Mode widget, move your cursor over it, and you’ll see an “Install” button. Just click it to set up the widget.

Step #3: Add the Dark Mode Widget to an Elementor page.

Drag and drop the Dark Mode widget on the page.

Customize the dark mode settings to your liking.

1

Animation Speed

Adjust the speed at which transitions occur when switching between light and dark modes.

2

Button Horizontal Position

Determine the horizontal placement of the dark mode toggle button within the widget.

3

Button Vertical Position

Specify the vertical positioning of the dark mode toggle button within the widget.

4

Button Vertical Offset

Fine-tune the vertical alignment of the dark mode toggle button relative to its default position.

5

Button Horizontal Offset

Adjust the horizontal alignment of the dark mode toggle button relative to its default position.

6

Button Icon

Customize the icon displayed on the dark mode toggle button.

7

Save in Cookies

Choose whether the user's dark mode preference is saved in cookies for future visits.

8

Do Not Affect Images

Opt to exclude images from the dark mode conversion for better visibility or aesthetics.

9

Auto Match OS Theme

Automatically synchronize the widget's dark mode with the operating system's theme if available.

10

Dark Mode Mix Color

Define a mixed color that blends with the dark mode background for improved readability or design consistency.

11

Dark Mode Background Color

Set the background color for the dark mode display within the widget.

Wrapping it Up!

Adding dark mode to your Elementor site not only caters to user preferences but also sets your website apart, demonstrating a commitment to inclusivity and user-centric design. Remember, the goal is to create an environment where users can choose what works best for their needs, thereby enhancing overall engagement and satisfaction. If you encounter any challenges while implementing dark mode, don’t hesitate to consult with the Elementor community forums or reach out for professional help. Lastly, ensure your website’s content remains clear and accessible in both light and dark modes, as this will significantly contribute to a positive user experience. By taking these steps, you’ll make your site more inviting and comfortable for all visitors, regardless of their viewing preferences.

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