5 Plugins to Enhance Your WordPress Admin Bar

The admin bar was a great introduction into WordPress with the WordPress 3.3 release. It can be an extremely useful tool while using the WordPress dashboard as it provides some shortcuts to commonly used actions/links. But as with any piece of software, there is never a one-size-fits-all. One person may want this link or that person wants this action, so it’s always a “decide what’s best and customize later” situation.

Here are 5 plugins to help you customize the Admin Bar and make it your own.

Improved Admin Bar

This plugin is possibly the more comprehensive of Admin Bar customization plugins. It allows you to custom the CSS, the JavaScript, and manage the default enabled or disabled options within the Admin Bar.

Everything from the WordPress logo to the blog name to whether it’s disabled on the site or just the dashboard, you have the kitchen sink available to you.

The one major piece of functionality that is missing is being able to customize which links you do want there. We’ve got another plugin for you, so don’t sweat it.

[wpfplugin link=”http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-admin-bar-improved/” download=”http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wordpress-admin-bar-improved.zip”]
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Custom Admin-Bar Favorites

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Here’s the one solution you’ll want if you want to customize which links are available to your users. There are infinitely different options available to you and people have a ton of different use cases. This plugin will help you achieve this.

Stick Admin Bar To Bottom

Maybe you’re not too fond of the Admin Bar being at the top? We’ve got a plugin for that.

Annoyed by the new Admin Bar that is covering the top 28 pixels of your website, but you don’t want it completely gone? This plugin sticks the Admin Bar to the bottom of your screen!

Pretty simple, to the point.

[wpfplugin link=”http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/stick-admin-bar-to-bottom/” download=”http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/stick-admin-bar-to-bottom.zip”]

Lastly, maybe you want to change the color. If you want something a little more lightweight than the Improved Admin Bar plugin above, try out this blue admin bar plugin.

Blue Admin Bar

Simple, straight to the point. It will change the admin bar to blue for you.

[wpfplugin link=”http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/blue-admin-bar/” download=”http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/blue-admin-bar.zip”]

Admin Bar Remover

Exactly what it says, this plugin will remove the admin bar from your WordPress entirely.

[wpfplugin link=”http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/admin-bar/” download=”http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/admin-bar.zip”]

So maybe you hate the Admin Bar all together. So remove it.


  1. By Web Design Aberdeen on

    The last 1 seems to be our favorite, just removing it completely, the admin bar we find isnt that handy.

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    • By Jonathan on

      Some folks just don’t like it, so you can easily just remove it.

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