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
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"]
Custom Admin-Bar Favorites
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.