Pride Bar


Add a rainbow flag design to your admin bar.

Originally added to and viewable by Australian users, it was to show support as a company for marriage equality, which was part of a national survey that was taking part in that country. And many people liked it, not just Australians, so this plugin brings it back for anyone who wants it.

How to use? Just install, activate and enjoy a new rainbow/pride flag colored admin bar. Different designs are available – head to Settings -> General to change the theme.

The technical stuff…

  • Designed for both single and multi-site installations
  • PHP7 compatible
  • Passes VIP coding standards and fully compatible with their platform
  • Fully internationalized, ready for translations. If you would like to add a translation to this plugin then please head to the Translating WordPress page
  • WCAG 2.0 Compliant at AA level
  • Gutenberg ready

Please visit the Github page for the latest code development, planned enhancements and known issues.

Thanks to for Michael Arestad for writing the original code, Pento for sharing it and Mika Epstein for her alternative theme suggestion. And particularly to the LGBT community for having such an awesome symbol.


  • The original style
  • The Half Elf 'Mika" style


Pride Bar can be found and installed via the Plugin menu within WordPress administration (Plugins -> Add New). Alternatively, it can be downloaded from and installed manually…

  1. Upload the entire pride-bar folder to your wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress administration.

Voila! It’s ready to go.


Can I submit my own theme?

Yes you can. If you take a look at the plugin folder, you’ll see a sub-folder named css – in that is the CSS for each theme. Simply modify one of those to your taste then, if you’d like to share it, send it along to me and I’ll look to include it in future releases, complete with its own unique name.

Contributors & Developers

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


“Pride Bar” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Pride Bar” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.


Learn more about my version numbering methodology


  • Bug: Fixed PHP errors that occurred upon first activation


  • Enhancement: CSS is now compressed
  • Enhancement: Further code quality enhancements made


  • Enhancement: Code quality enhancements to bring it in line with VIP coding standards


  • Initial release