Admin Menu in Frontend

Description

Admin Menu in Frontend adds an option “Show admin menu when viewing site” to your profile. You can enable this option and see the admin menu on the public pages.

Also, you can close the admin panel with returning to the recently viewed public page.

This solution may be good for content managers but not for frontend developers because admin menu may change the design of some themes.

On this video demonstration you can see how to show admin menu in frontend, hide the admin menu and close the admin panel.

If you want only “Close admin panel” functionality, you can install Switcher plugin.

Screenshots

Installation

From WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’.
  2. Search for “Admin Menu in Frontend”.
  3. Install and activate Admin Menu in Frontend plugin.

From WordPress.org site

  1. Download Admin Menu in Frontend.
  2. Upload the “admin-menu-in-frontend” directory to your “/wp-content/plugins/” directory.
  3. Activate Admin Menu in Frontend on your Plugins page.

Once Activated

Go to Your Profile page and enable “Show Admin Menu when viewing site”.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

From WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’.
  2. Search for “Admin Menu in Frontend”.
  3. Install and activate Admin Menu in Frontend plugin.

From WordPress.org site

  1. Download Admin Menu in Frontend.
  2. Upload the “admin-menu-in-frontend” directory to your “/wp-content/plugins/” directory.
  3. Activate Admin Menu in Frontend on your Plugins page.

Once Activated

Go to Your Profile page and enable “Show Admin Menu when viewing site”.

Reviews

Almost perfect.

Works almost perfectly. The only issue I’m having are the sub menu’s not showing up in some themes, due to z-index issues. Either the plugin needs to set a real high z-index value for the submenus, or have the option for the site admin to adjust that value.

Overall though, very good, so even with this little problem (easily fixable), I gladly give it 5 stars without any hesitations.

Follow up update:

Ok, I can’t fix this with a simple z-index value. However, if I collapse the menu, the sub menus appear, which is a nice compromise I guess. So my guess is that this is a JavaScript issue? Again, the submenu issue happens with some themes, and not all. For example, this plugin works fine with the WP default themes.

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Contributors & Developers

“Admin Menu in Frontend” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Changelog

1.1.1

  • Fixed view if page is RTL.
  • Small fixes in code.

1.1

  • Added new feature – closing admin panel (turn back to previous page).
  • Tested in new WordPress 4.9.

1.0.2

  • Added “Fixate menu” button to admin menu which allows to fix or auto hide the menu.
  • Fixed “submenu cutting by screen” issue.
  • Fixed menu scrolling if height of the “body” tag is small.

1.0.1

  • Fixed “sub menu’s not showing up in some themes” issue.
  • Prevented from rewriting of menu styles by WordPress theme.
  • Improved admin menu scrolling.

1.0

  • First version of this plugin.