WordPress.org

Ready to get started?Download WordPress

Forums

THANK-YOU For The Admin Bar (16 posts)

  1. WordWeaver777
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    While there have been a number of voices here lodging complaints against the new Admin Bar in 3.1, I'd like to buck the crowd -- sincerely, and not just to buck the crowd -- and say thanks!

    I think the new Admin Bar is a very useful, practical feature. It was getting a bit tiresome having to go into the Dashboard each time that I wanted to make a new post...which is one or more everyday.

    I have no problem using it with my tweaked version of the TwentyTen theme, because my top div box is 3em down from the top of the browser window.

    Question: Exactly who can see the Admin bar? Only the blog admin? Logged in members? Guests?

    Thanks!

  2. WordWeaver777
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hmmm...

    Well, I just tried using the new search field in the Admin Bar, and it does not appear to be working. After hitting the search button, all it does is flip back to my blog's home page.

    On the other hand, if I use the default search box that is in the sidebar -- a slightly tweaked version of TwentyTen -- it works fine and I get a page of results.

    Is it possible that there is some kind of a conflict between the two search boxes, or might it be something else?

    [Removing Sigs - these are not permitted per forum rules]

  3. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well, the admin bar search works great for me. It doesn't conflict with the twentyten search.

    Actually if I do a search in the admin bar, and hit search, the term I searched for appears in the sidebar search box.....

    Do you have any other plugin conflict possibly?

  4. hunterchaz1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I find the admin bar useful in posting and editing my blog, but generally this effectively only removes one or two clicks that would otherwise be needed after proceeding to the dashboard. Since upgrading to the 3.1 version, I am having a problem with the side panel. I keep getting the message, " Please switch to Firefox / Safari." when clicking on:
    links in the settings section of the side panel.
    Once I log into firefox, I have no problems with these links.
    Has anyone other than I have this issue?

  5. hunterchaz1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    In response to WordWeaver777:
    Question: Exactly who can see the Admin bar? Only the blog admin? Logged in members? Guests?

    If you go to the admin menue and click [ON for EVERYONE], the admin bar will be shown to everyone. Otherwise, only the adminsitrator can view the admin bar.
    If you do not care for the admin bar search plugin, you can check the hide the [hide admin search barl
    If you want to compltely disable the admin bar function, you can add this to your functions.php page or disable admin bar plugin.

    /* Disable the Admin Bar. */
    add_filter( 'show_admin_bar', '__return_false' );

  6. I am having a problem with the side panel. I keep getting the message, " Please switch to Firefox / Safari." when clicking on:

    That is NOT a WordPress thing, IIRC. WP never makes those sorts of comments.

    For more options on customizing the Admin Bar, read http://wordpress.org/support/topic/troubleshooting-wordpress-31-master-list

    There's a section on the Admin Bar :)

  7. WordWeaver777
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @hunterchaz1:

    I am a little confused by your comment.

    By "admin menu", I am assuming that you mean the very first pull-down menu that is located on the far left side of the Admin Bar which has my name on it.

    After looking all over the place -- both in the Admin Bar and on the Dashboard page -- I finally discovered that by going to my actual profile by using the "Edit My Profile" option that is on the Admin Bar, there is a section that says "Show Admin Bar". Next to it, there are only two options:

    when viewing site
    in dashboard

    There is no option that says "ON for EVERYONE"
    There is no option that says "Hide Admin Search Bar"

    If I uncheck "when viewing site", the Admin Bar completely disappears.

    Exactly where are you seeing the two options that you mentioned noted above?

    Granted, by eyesight isn't the greatest, but I am wondering if there might be some difference between the Macintosh version of WordPress, and other platforms. Just a guess.

  8. WordWeaver777
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @Rev. Voodoo:

    I don't know. I currently have 15 active plug-ins installed, and two deactivated plug-ins installed.

    I am still getting the same results as I mentioned earlier. Trying to use the search bar in the Admin Bar still results in the page seemingly refreshing itself to the same page, and not showing a results page.

    Neither is the search term showing up in the search box in the sidebar.

    The other 15 plug-ins play together just fine, and I am not about to disable them one at a time, just to see if one of them is the culprit.

    Actually, I'd rather just get rid of the search box in the Admin Bar, but I don't see a way to do that. Hunterchaz1 says that there is an option to remove it, but I don't see it anywhere.

    Do you have any idea where the "hide the Admin Bar search box" option might be?

  9. soblonde
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I disabled mine permantely as soon as I update and discovered it, and have found my blog to load somewhat quicker now. My eye pleasing bar at the top of my blogs has the hidden functions, so for me it is not required.

  10. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The other 15 plug-ins play together just fine, and I am not about to disable them one at a time, just to see if one of them is the culprit.

    Unfortunately, if you aren't willing to do standard troubleshooting steps, you may never get your answer

    hide the Admin Bar search box

    AFAIK, the poster was disussion turning off the entire bar, as of now, I haven't seen how to disable particular functions in the bar. Although I haven't dug into the code to investigate the bar yet, there may be a bit of code which can be plopped into functions.php to do just that.

  11. WordWeaver777 - Just an FYI, forum guidelines ask you NOT use signatures here, esp. with your URL as a link. It's just gauche.

    Read http://wordpress.org/support/topic/troubleshooting-wordpress-31-master-list?replies=14

    The major WP Admin Bar plugins (including how to disable search) are listed there.

  12. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    (including how to disable search)

    I really need to keep up to date on that thread....

  13. WordWeaver777
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    WordWeaver777 - Just an FYI, forum guidelines ask you NOT use signatures here, esp. with your URL as a link. It's just gauche.

    Sorry, I was not aware of it.

    The major WP Admin Bar plugins (including how to disable search) are listed there.

    Thank-you for that link! Very helpful! :)

  14. Kikirini
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I love the new admin bar as well. So useful!

  15. pixelgeek
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I love the new admin bar as well. So useful!

    The issue if its usefulness or utility is a bit moot though. WP shouldn't be tossing UI cruft on my blog without giving me an ability to shut it off.

  16. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It does. Go and look in your Profile page.

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic

Tags