Have you ever thought, why some sites look more professional than others? There are many reasons which make a site look more professional than others. It includes good design, unique content & interesting blog posts. Today I’m gonna share with you a step-by-step guide on how to change the address bar color of your site for mobile browsers for both Blogger & WordPress users.
Have you ever noticed, some popular sites like Facebook, YouTube, Quora use their own brand colors for search bar in mobile browsers? If you are reading this post in mobile browsers, then you can see the black color in the address bar. A preview is shown in the below image:
Why Change the color of the Address Bar?
Changing the color of the address bar to match your brand color or theme color makes it look more professional. It helps in improving the user experience.
According to recent news, visitors love to stay long in a well-designed web page. Thus, it affects the bounce rate of your site. Overall, it makes your blog unique & professional. I myself love to use black color in the address bar as my theme color is black.
How to change the Address Bar color of your Site for Mobile Browsers?
In this tutorial, I will tell you how you can change the color of the address bar for various browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Opera, iOS Safari & Windows phone.
The first step in order to change the color of the address bar is to know the Hex code of the color you want in the address bar. Some of the basic color codes are:
- Black : #000000
- White : #ffffff
- Red : #ff0000
- Blue : #0000ff
- Yellow : #ffff00
- Pink : #ffc0cb
You can check the hex code of any color here: Color-Hex
Meta Tags for Different Browsers:
You can easily change the color of the address bar for mobile browsers just by adding a few meta tags in the <head> area of your site. The meta tags for different browsers are different and is given below:
1. For Chrome, FireFox & Opera
Here we know how to change the color of the address bar in google chrome, Firefox & Opera. For common browsers like Chrome, Opera & Firefox you have to add the following meta tag in the header of your site:
<meta name="theme-color" content="#db5945"/>
Here default color is orange (#db5945). You can change it in the above code.
2. For iOS Safari
There are some limitations in the case of iOS Safari. Here you can only add black color to your address bar. Here color codes are also different as:
- ‘default’ : for normal color
- ‘black’ : for black background
- ‘black-translucent’ : for address bar color to be black & translucent
The piece of the meta tag, you have to use here is shown in below quotation:
<meta name="apple-mobile-web-app-capable" content="yes"/> <meta name="apple-mobile-web-app-status-bar-style" content="black"/>
3. For Windows
Additionally, if you want to change the address bar color in Windows phones then you have to add the following meta tag:
<meta name="msapplication-navbutton-color" content="#000000"/>
Here you are free to use any color code as shown in the above quotations.
Now let’s know how to add these meta tags in Blogspot & WordPress. Here is the step by step guide:
For Blogspot Users:
Blogspot users can easily change the color of the address bar by following the below steps:
Step 1: Visit HTML Editor of your Blogspot Blog
In the first step, you have to visit the HTML editor of your theme. Follow the following settings: Blogger >> Themes >> Edit HTML
You can also check the below screenshot:
Step 2: Paste the above codes below the <head>
Here you need to paste the above codes below the <head> of your theme. Follow the below screenshot:
Add the meta tags & press the Save Theme button. Now visit your Blogspot blog & you will see the change in color in the address bar of your site.
For WordPress Users:
There are many plugins which can help you change the color of the address bar of your WordPress site. Well, here is a step-by-step guide to change the address bar color in WordPress without using any plugin.
Step 1: Visit Theme Editor in WordPress
Similar to Blogspot in WordPress, you have to visit the theme editor of your WordPress blog. Follow the following settings: Appearance >> Editor as shown in the below image.
Step 2: Visit Theme Header (header.php)
As shown in the below screenshot first visit Theme Header & then paste the above code just before the closing head tag i.e. </head>
After adding these meta tags to your WordPress theme, Click on Save Changes and visit your WordPress site in mobile browsers. You will definitely see the changes in your site’s address bar.
This is how you can change the color of the address bar to match your brand color. Now let’s summarize this blog post.
In this How to post, we have discussed how you can change the color of the address bar in mobile browsers. All you need to do is to add the meta tags in the <head> of your theme. You can copy the meta tags from the above guide and then follow these steps:
For WordPress Users: Visit WordPress Dashboard >> Appearance >> Editor >> Theme Header and then paste the above meta tags just before the closing head tag i.e. </head>
For Blogspot Users: Visit Blogger Dashboard >> Theme >> Edit HTML and then paste the above meta tags just after the starting head tag i.e. <head>
Following these steps, you can easily change the color of the address bar for mobile browsers in both Blogspot & WordPress. I hope you get this tutorial. Share this post with other bloggers & let them know how to change the address bar color of your site for mobile devices. Let me know your thoughts in the comment box.
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Thanks for the info I needed that. Great article
Thanks for reading @Edward
I was thinking to change a color! Thanks for sharing!
Yep, Go do it!
I really love reading this blog, you have such great content, and you made me so much more aware of stuff I never knew about!✌️
Keep up this great work!
Thanks for sharing
Thanks, Mikkel 🙂
Keep up this great work!
Thanks for sharing
This is exactly the kind of info I want to share more of on my page. I will definitely link back to this in a post. Thanks!
Thanks Deja 🙂
Very helpful article! Thank you for breaking it down for us non-tech savvy people!
Thanks Julia for your comment 🙂
OMG, this is so much fun and can’t wait to try this!
Thanks, @Juli. Go try it out 🙂
This is awesome, i will be changing the colors soon!
Thanks Evelyn 🙂
Very informative. I learned something today.
Thanks Sahara 🙂
How cool, I didn’t know how to do this. I might have to try it out for some color fun!
Thanks Amber 🙂
Oh that’s cool! i have never thought about changing the color of my site address bar but why not!
Yep, just do it 🙂
I need to try this. I need to also be more observant of websites that I visit to see if they have color.
Thanks, @Tara for your comment.
Great! Your article is really amazing! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing si informative.
Thanks Neil 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing this. I had no idea it was possible to make the change! I have a blogging bootcamp part of my blog and love learning new things to share with others!
Just give it a try 🙂
This is a great informative post
Thanks @Cassie for your comment 🙂
Nice one! HARISH! I will try to do this! hope it works! thanks for sharing!
Thanks @Maysz 🙂
Wow this is interesting… I wanna change it :D… I hope it works for my website… Thank you soo much will share this post with my followers too 🙂
Hi Kitty, thanks for sharing 🙂
Wow! Awesome tips you have there. Actually, I really don’t know that it can be change? You really are IT savvy. Thank you for this and keep sharing.
Thanks @Emma 🙂
UX is everything and so important! We must always take it into account. Thank you for sharing!
Thanks for such wonderful insights. This was a great read. Looking for forward for more amazing tips and tricks.
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Aaaahhhhhh…you brought back the website building memories from high school….this is good.
Colour has this thing it plays with our eyes!
Yep! Hope you like it. Thanks for your comment 🙂
Wow! I like these kind of tips to improvise blog look. Thanks for sharing this article. Looking for more such articles
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Very helpful article! It is very informative. I will try to do this. Thanks for sharing.
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I never knew that you could do this. So handy to know for future reference x
Just try it on your blog too 🙂
Great article! I struggle with the appearance of my site. I am always trying to figure out how to make it more professional.
Hope this article will help you. Thanks for your comment 🙂
I never knew this was a possibility! I will have to give this a try, thank you for the tutorial.
Oh, how fun, I really want to do this. I learn something new every day. I’ve always used color cop to find the right colors but I’ll check out your suggestion as well.
I didn’t realize that people actually change the color of their browser bar.
That’s really great info. Thank you for that, so helpful!
Thanks for this informative post. A great suggestion to change the color of the address bar to match your brand colour!
I can’t wait to try this on my own blog. Thanks for sharing.
An interesting tool! Thank you for the easy-to-follow breakdown
Pretty cool. Didn’t even know you could change it. Going to change mine to purple to match my site! Thanks!
That is so cool I never thought about this.
I love learning new things that can keep me motivated in the tech realm!! Thanks!!
Great article! I never thought about changing my browser color until now! Thanks for the tips!
Thank you for posting this! It took me so long to figure this out! The last thing I am is a tech guru, LOL!
This is great informations! Thank you so much for sharing this: I’m going to give it a closer look and see what changes I might want to make.
Hi Reene, thanks for your comment. You can easily change the address bar color of your site for mobile browsers by following the above instructions.
I never though if changing the bar color, however this is cool. No need to call your coder.
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Nice, i would like to try this on my own mobile. thanks for the share.
Thanks for sharing, can you do more tutorials that affects the blogger users too.
Yes, I’ll do more tutorials on Blogspot soon. You can subscribe to our newsletter for latest Blogger tutorials directly into your inbox.
this is such a cool information. never knew i could tinker these things
Hi Cat Uy, you can easily change the address bar color by this guide. Thanks for your comment!
I’ve always wondered how some sites did this and it does add to the feel while using the web. Not to mention it’s super cute!
Hi Valerie, thanks for your comment. Many sites like Facebook, YouTube etc. do this to look different from others. Well, you can also change the address bar color of your site for mobile browsers by following the above tutorial.
What a wonderful post! This is a much simpler task then I would have thought it to be. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
I was wondering if it were possible to do this. I even began searching Google for tutorials.
This post is very helpful and the best I’ve read so far.
Thank you so much for Sharing. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
This is such a great idea! My blog is very colorful, so I’d love to add some color to the address bar!
Oh wow! This is new for me and sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.
This is just stop cool, I hope it works for me
Really nice, just used it on my site thanks.