Better Admin Bar


Admin bar moves your website 32px down by default, but now it doesn’t. This plugin was developed, because sometimes when you’re using absolute positions, admin bar causes problems with top positioning.

  • hide admin bar for all users
  • hide admin bar for all users except administrators
  • hide admin bar on smaller screens
  • set opacity of admin bar
  • set opacity of admin bar on hover
  • set auto-hide and show on hover
  • set hover delay


  • Inactive admin bar eith auto-hide
  • Inactive admin bar with 30% opacity
  • Active admin bar (on hover) with 100% opacity
  • Plugin settings


  1. Upload better-admin-bar directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Manage your settings in ‘Settings >> Better Admin Bar’


July 15, 2020
I’ve been using WordPress for decades it seems. How have I only found out about this now? It’s incredible... I love the auto hide and tap near the top (just under the address bar) to bring it back. I rarely need the admin bar but it’s nice to have it available, on demand, when I do. Thanks for an awesome plug-in!
May 13, 2019
I had previously expressed reservations about this plugin. The plugin author addressed my concerns and it has become a terrifically helpful plugin. 1) It is not responsive. Although WP makes the WP admin bar larger for tablet-size (portrait) pages and smaller phone-size pages, so that the icons are more touch-friendly, this plugin does not adjust for that. The offset of the "hidden" admin bar remains tied to the standard 32px WP admin bar even when the larger admin bar is present on mobile devices. Therefore the 'hide on hover' feature does not work right on small screens; it does not offset enough to hide, and rather only hides half of it. This should not be too hard to fix - I think that the style rules that get added to the head need to have a breakpoint media query - but it remains an issue. Problem solved! 2) Although I've posted about this on the plugin's forum, I've gotten no response at all for several weeks now. The plugin author responded to my questions and suggestions; thanks. 3) Not as important, but another feature that would also be helpful: a small delay requiring that a mouse hover over the top pixels for a second or so before the admin bar is shown. This would prevent the admin bar from appearing every single time that you "reach" your mouse for something above the page such as another tab or browser control. The 'hidden' admin bar is forever flashing into view as I mouse towards my tabs, back-button, address bar and etc. The author took my suggestion and implemented it! Thanks! I have happily changed my rating to 5 stars. This is a very helpful plugin if your site uses a fixed position or sticky header or navigation. I'll be happy to be able to change this to 4 or 5 stars if these issues are addressed.
February 27, 2019
Does exactly what I needed it for and more. Great job with the auto hide, this plus a 0% opacity works GREAT!
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  • WP 5.4 tested
  • added option to hide admin bar on small screens
  • minor options texts fixes


  • optimized code


  • WP 5.2 tested
  • optimized for small devices
  • added option for hover delay


  • WP 5.0 tested
  • optimized for translation plugins


  • WP 4.9+ optimized


  • Force remove 32px for some themes


  • Tested on WP 4.5
  • Minified CSS


  • Tested on WP 4.4


  • Optimalization for SEO


  • Tested on WP 4.2


  • Small fixes


  • Small fixes


  • Tested in WP 4.0


  • Small fixes


  • First version