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Hide Admin Bar Search


Hide Admin Bar Search is a small plugin that hides the search box in the 3.1 admin bar in both the dashboard and front-end site views. Useful for those who are not using the built-in WordPress search in the usual way or anybody who wants a more minimal admin bar.


Hide Admin Bar Search is most easily installed automatically via the Plugins tab in your blog administration panel. Activate to hide the search box – no settings required.

Manual Installation

  1. Upload the hide-admin-bar-search folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Enjoy your cleaner admin bar


Why would I want to do this?

The admin bar search uses the default WordPress search. If you are not using that search, or if you just want the admin bar to be more minimal, this is for you.

Can I choose to show the search box in the dashboard or site view?

Not at this time – this plugin is meant to be as simple as possible.


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Contributors & Developers

“Hide Admin Bar Search” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • First version