Using the Admin Bar in WordPress
The admin bar is a new addition to WordPress since version 3.0. Some people like the WordPress admin bar and some do not! I think it gets in the way, especially if you like to update your blog on the go, and use a small screen to do so. Anyway, this video will show you how to use the WordPress admin bar, its functions and how to remove the admin bar in WordPress.
How to disable the WordPress Admin bar
Disabling the WordPress admin bar completely can be done in a number of ways.
- Disable the WP admin bar through plugins
- Disable the WP admin bar by modifying code
- Disable the WP admin bar in dashboard
There are a number of ways for disabling the WP admin bar. The easiest way to disable the WordPress admin bar is by logging into WordPress, going to “Users” and then clicking “edit” on the user you wish to edit the Admin bar for. There will be an area that lets you tick two boxes, one for “While Viewing Site” and another for “In Dashboard”. By removing the two checkmarks the admin bar is technically disabled.
This does not ensure that the code for the admin bar is not loaded. Of course, like everything in WordPress, there is a plugin for that!
Admin Bar Plugins
- Admin Bar Removal (completely disable) 3.1 only – This plugin will completely remove the Admin bar, and the code to alleviate memory and CPU resources the admin bar would normally utilize.
- Global Hide/Remove Admin Bar Plugin – This plugin uses a “Global Option” to easily enable or disable (hide/remove) the admin bar from WP 3.1+
- WP Custom Admin Bar – Looking for a way to customize the WP Admin Bar? This is your plugin, it adds the ability to change who sees the admin bar vased on their user role, and also override default styling of the WP Admin Bar.
- Admin Bar Disabler – Pretty much like other plugins listed here. This one is updated frequently ad is very easy to setup and install. This plugin has a 5 star rating!
- Hide Admin Bar Search – If you like the admin bar, but do not like the search function, this plugin is for you!.
The other, and final way of disabling the admin bar is to physically remove all references of it’s code in WordPress. This would be done with a text editor like Notepad++ and the “search and replace” function in the text editor. By disabling the WordPress admin bar either through plugins, or the old fashioned, “Users > Edit > Un-tick options”, either ways are efficient enough to get rid of that nasty bugger!