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Show Me The Admin

Description

The WordPress toolbar makes it really easy to move between viewing your site and editing your site but sometimes the toolbar itself can be intrusive.

“Show Me The Admin” is a WordPress plugin that hides your toolbar and enables you to make it appear, and disappear, using a variety of methods.

Features include:

  • Hide your toolbar and make it appear by typing a phrase
  • Hide your toolbar and show WordPress button in top left corner to click to appear
  • Hide your toolbar and make it appear when mouse hovers near top of window

Show Me The Admin is also multisite-friendly. Please use the Show Me The Admin GitHub repo to contribute, submit issues, and suggest features.

Your “Show Toolbar when viewing site” profile setting must be enabled.

Filters

Show Me The Admin has filters setup to allow you to tweak the plugin.

Filter the settings

/**
 * Filters the "Show Me The Admin" settings.
 *
 * @param   array - $settings - the original settings
 * @return  array - the filtered settings
 */
add_filter( 'show_me_the_admin_settings', 'filter_show_me_the_admin_settings' );
function filter_show_me_the_admin_settings( $settings ) {

    // Change the settings

    // For example, change the phrase you type to show the toolbar, default is 'showme'
    $settings[ 'show_phrase' ] = 'hello';

    // Or change the phrase you type to hide the toolbar, default is 'hideme'
    $settings[ 'hide_phrase' ] = 'goodbye';

    // Return the settings
    return $settings;
}

Filter the phrase to show the toolbar

/**
 * Filters the phrase to show the toolbar.
 *
 * @param   string - $show_phrase - the original phrase
 * @return  string - the filtered phrase
 */
add_filter( 'show_me_the_admin_show_phrase', 'filter_show_me_the_admin_show_phrase' );
function filter_show_me_the_admin_show_phrase( $show_phrase ) {

    // Change the phrase, default is 'showme'
    $show_phrase = 'hello';

    // Return the phrase
    return $show_phrase;
}

Filter the phrase to hide the toolbar

/**
 * Filters the phrase to hide the toolbar.
 *
 * @param   string - $hide_phrase - the original phrase
 * @return  string - the filtered phrase
 */
add_filter( 'show_me_the_admin_hide_phrase', 'filter_show_me_the_admin_hide_phrase' );
function filter_show_me_the_admin_hide_phrase( $hide_phrase ) {

    // Change the phrase, default is 'hideme'
    $hide_phrase = 'goodbye';

    // Return the phrase
    return $hide_phrase;
}

Filter the text for the dropdown login button

/**
 * Filters the text for the "Show Me The Admin"
 * dropdown login button.
 *
 * @param   string - $text - the original text
 * @return  string - the filtered text
 */
add_filter( 'show_me_the_admin_login_text', 'filter_show_me_the_admin_login_text' );
function filter_show_me_the_admin_login_text( $text ) {

 // Change the text, default is 'Login to WordPress'
 $text = 'Login to the admin';

 // Return the text
 return $text;
}

Installation

  1. Upload ‘show-me-the-admin’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Settings > Show Me The Admin

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload ‘show-me-the-admin’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Settings > Show Me The Admin

Reviews

There when you need it, gone when you don’t

Throughout development, I used to keep a second browser open where I remained logged out. Doing so allowed me to view a clean page without the admin bar. This plugin gives me the best of both worlds, an admin bar that is available when I need it, but gone when I don't. The plugin settings offer just enough flexibility so there is sure to be a toggle method that works for you.

Very useful!

I always use this plugin for all the wordpress sites I build as this is very easy to setup and FREE! I always set my Admin Bar to display when I hover my mouse cursor or click to the top-most area of the webpage.

Well thought out and executed

I really like how well thought out this is. Adding the "notify users of this option" setting is a really thoughtful touch. I also really like the customized keystrokes. Useful, and flexible and just gets the job done right. Thanks!
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Contributors & Developers

“Show Me The Admin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

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

Changelog

1.2.1

  • This was released quickly after 1.2.0. Make sure you the read the changelog from 1.2.0.
  • Fixed bug from 1.2.0 that confused features if no one was logged in.

1.2.0

  • NOTICE: I removed the plugin’s PHP constants. Are now stored in main class if you were using the data.
  • Ensuring features are accessible, especially by keyboard.
  • Gives focus to admin bar when revealed.
  • Make sure the login button is hidden when not in use.

1.1.2

  • Fixing esc_attr() bug where show and hide phrases weren’t being printed on the settings page. Thanks @kevinwhoffman!

1.1.1

  • Simply optimizing syntax and updating for 4.7.5.

1.1.0

  • Added setting to define how long to display toolbar after hover and button click

1.0.3

  • Made sure user notices end once users view settings

1.0.2

  • CHECK YOUR SETTINGS – I modified the settings so users can enable/disable not logged in functionality for each feature
  • Optimized/cleaned up the settings

1.0.1

  • Removed margin top change when toolbar slides down to decrease conflicts with themes
  • Now removes the admin-bar CSS to help get rid of a theme’s conflicting styles

1.0.0

Plugin launch