New Styling for Admin Table Pagination Links in WordPress 5.1

In WordPress 5.1 the adminadmin (and super admin) table pagination links have had their CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. styling modified.

New styling of admin table pagination links in WordPress 5.1

This CSS change improves the color contrast ratio for better accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). ( and improves consistency across the admin screens. The pagination links are now styled like the standard WordPress buttons. By default, they have a lighter background color. The background color will no longer change to blue on hover and focus.

Plugins and themes should not be affected by this change unless they are re-using the .tablenav and .tablenav-pages CSS classes. All pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party and theme developers should verify that this change does not affect them.

You can read more information about this change in the related TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker., #41858

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