Shades of Purple PRO

…because Purple can be genius.

Shades of Purple is a code theme. A professional theme suite with hand-picked & bold shades of purple for your code editor, terminal, and tens of apps. One of the excellent most downloaded and top rated themes on the marketplace.
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Ahmad Awais
Who's behind this?!
Ahmad Awais

🎩 Full-time #OpenSourcerer 🎩 Google Developers Expert 🥑 Web Dev Advocate 🎩 Node.js Community Committee Member 🔥 Author of various open-source dev-tools and software libraries used by millions of developers worldwide (inc. engineers at Google, AWS, Microsoft, Intel, HP…) 📣 TEDx Speaker 🌟 Regular WordPress Core Developer ✍️ Member of SmashingMagazine Experts Panel, Featured/published author at CSS-Tricks, Tuts+,, TorqueMag, SitePoint… 😂 A Self-confessed hilarious comedian. Connect with Awais on twitter @MrAhmadAwais.Awais was recently listed as #1 JavaScript Developer on GitHub Trending Worldwide. Check out his work on corona-cli, Shades of Purple theme, wp-continuous-deployment, create-guten-block, Emoji Log, and many more open-source projects on GitHub.

Take Their Word for It

You don't have to take my word for it. Some nice folks have said some nice things!

"OMG awesome. How do you find those class names?" — Said in response to a VSCode tip shared by Ahmad on Twitter.

Dan AbramovDan AbramovCore Dev ReactJS at Facebook

[Shades of Purple] is a gorgeous, high contrast theme that stands out without getting in the way. Especially great for doing developer talks and screencasts and maintained by a supremely dedicated expert in all the VSCode pro tips. The documentation itself is a thing of beauty, too. 5 Stars!

Shawn Swyx WangShawn Swyx WangDev Experience @Netlify | Reactjs

I love this theme! Shades of Purple Themes with more unique colors like purple are relatively rare, so it's great to see purple represented here 😃. It's a fun theme, and it's easy to read! 🙌

Ali SpittelAli SpittelTech Director WomenWhoCode

I always find him to be an excellent communicator, highly skilled, considerate, and extremely generous. He's a pleasure to collaborate with and he's produced some very impressive public and FREE #OpenSource work for developers to learn and benefit from. In my book, those are some of the best characteristics to have in a person. Ahmad is highly recommended.

Matt CromwellMatt CromwellPartner/Head Community

I've never known someone to create such useful things on a regular basis. Truly impressive sir. I mean it. You just pump stuff out. It's incredible.

Lee PetersonLee PetersonCreative Lead at Rusty Dog Design

I've read over Ahmad's tutorial a few times and implemented most of it. He's the bee's knees for this kind of stuff. — In ref to the WordPress & Gulp implementation via WPGulp.

Alex ColemanAlex ColemanWeb Designer at LeftSideDesign

Yes, Ahmad writes great WordPress tutorials and makes great looking themes and websites, but that's not the only reason I endorse Ahmad. Ahmad is a great community member, he is a core contributor to WordPress and always helpful to other WordPress users. Also, he is a really nice guy, which is important.

Josh PollockJosh PollockLead Dev & Founder CalderaWP

I'm really impressed with how much you are participating in the WordPress community! It's pretty insane. You're probably one of the most engaged people I have seen, ever. 😀

Stanislav KhromovStanislav KhromovDev at Schibsted Media Group

Ahmad regularly contributes to WordPress core for code and UX improvements. He is one of the most passionate developers I have ever met with an insatiable desire to streamline the workflow of the process of everything he works on. He dives in head first to any new challenges and conquers them with his tenacity and intelligence which make Ahmad an invaluable asset to any project.

Mike AndreasenMike AndreasenWordPress Expert at Codeable

I switch syntax themes so often, but I haven't felt the need to switch since using Shades of Purple for the past 6 months, it's my new default - keep up the good work man!

Adam HollisterAdam HollisterLead Developer at The British & Irish Modern Music Institute

Amazing job with balancing out the colors to ensure it's not overloading the eyes. The comments, and markdown syntax semi-hidden state styling is also a good idea! If it's not critical to always see this information then it makes sense to reduce it's visibility. Nice job mate.

B ...B ...SOP Review

I jumped ship from Cobalt 2 by Wes to Shades of Purple theme by Ahmad Awais and I'm not looking back, beautiful Shades of Purple lighten up my code in a way that no other theme can, great job Ahmad!

IgnacioaalIgnacioaalRails Hacker

At we always use Shades of Purple for all our PHP/HTML/JS/CSS and other languages. It's so beautiful and easy to read, we also added some slight tweaks to make it even better and we could not be happier that we found it. Thank you!

WayneWayneDevs at Go6 Media

Ahmad takes his extension seriously and fixed a bug for me overnight. A fantastic theme that is both attractive but more importantly, effective in bring your attention to the import parts of your code.

Mark PorterMark PorterDev at PorterPeople

I started loving the Shades of Purple theme from its name ;) After seeing images of the themes, I saw there was more and to get to know about the 'more', an installation will have to occur which did occur...After installation, I got to find out that the theme is super duper awesome than I thought… Welldone Ahmad Awais

Uche JudeUche JudeSoftware Developer Andela

Just installed Shades of Purple and absolutely love it! Thank you for creating it! I love these colors! I also switched from Cobalt2. And just beginning a new job as a React.js dev, with it :-)

Alexandra SpalatoAlexandra SpalatoJavascript & WordPress Developer

I started using Shades of Purple during the better release and ever since it has being a perfect choice for me. Love to see my IDE always with the shades of purple splash. It improved my overall workflow. Thanks @AhamadAwais for such work.

Ojo OluwasetemiOjo OluwasetemiJavaScript Dev & Teacher

Have been using Shades of Purple theme for the last couple of weeks and in love with it. Its fun writing code with those shades of purple <3

Ajit BohraAjit BohraEngineer & Speaker @lubusIN
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