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Toolbar Buddy

This plugin adds useful admin links and resources for iThemes Builder and popular iThemes/PluginBuddy Plugins to the WordPress Toolbar / Admin Bar.

Have Quicker Access - Time Saver!

This small and lightweight plugin just adds a lot of iThemes Builder and iThemes Plugins/PluginBuddy related resources to your toolbar / admin bar. Also links to all settings pages of Builder and supported iThemes Plugins are added, making life for webmasters (a.k.a. Admins and Super Admins) a lot easier. So you might just switch from the frontend of your site to the Builder 'Layouts' or adjust the schedule for 'BackupBuddy Backups' etc.

As the name suggests this plugin is intended towards site admins and super admins. The new admin bar entries will only be displayed if the current user has a proper WordPress capability originally required by Builder or the supported plugins. And yes, Toolbar Buddy supports Multisite installs which is especially useful for BackupBuddy... :-)


  • "iThemes Builder Framework" support (current 3.x branch!)
  • "BackupBuddy" plugin support, for current 2.x branch AND upcoming 3.x branch (currently beta!), including all Multisite features
  • "LoopBuddy" plugin support
  • "DisplayBuddy" plugin series support, including these 12 plugins: Accordion / Billboard / BoomBar / Carousel / Copious Comments / Featured Posts / Rotating Images / Rotating Text / Slides / Slideshow / Tipsy / Video Showcase
  • Great time & clicks saver for admins / super admins
  • Only display toolbar and menu items for proper capabilities
  • Multisite compatible! (supports network-activation)
  • Resource/Support links for each module or plugin included!
  • 5 Hooks, 6 filters and 9 constants allow for special customizing/ branding purposes for the plugin's output. Great for developers doing client stuff or need this for other purposes. -- See the FAQ section here for more info on that.
  • Fully internationalized! Real-life tested and developed with international users in mind! Also supports update-secure custom language file (if you need special wording...)
  • Fully WPML compatible!
  • Fully optimized:
    • The already lightweight stuff only gets loaded if needed!
    • Toolbar Buddy consists of 4 modules: iThemes Builder stuff / BackupBuddy stuff / LoopBuddy stuff / DisplayBuddy stuff
    • If none of the supported stuff is activated nothing will be loaded or displayed!
    • If resource links group is deactivated via constant, stuff won't be loaded!
    • Plugin's extra admin links load only within "wp-admin"!

Special Features

  • This time supporting all official iThemes/ Builder/ iThemes Plugins sites
  • Link to downloadable German language packs - only displayed when German locales are active (de_DE, de_AT, de_CH, de_LU)
  • NOTE: I would be more than happy to add more language/locale specific resources and more useful third-party links - just contact me!

iThemes Builder specific Plugin Support

At this time the plugin out of the box supports also links to settings pages of these Builder-specific add-on plugins:

  • "Builder Style Manager"
  • "Builder SEO"
  • "Builder Block Events" (post types for Events and Venues - "Builder" needs to be activated first!)
  • "Builder Block Church" (post types for Sermons and Staff Members - "Builder" needs to be activated first!)
  • "Builder Block Restaurant" (post types for Menu Items and Locations - only useful if "Builder" Child Theme supports it)


  • English (default) - always included
  • German (de_DE) - always included
  • .pot file (toolbar-buddy.pot) for translators is also always included :)
  • Easy plugin translation platform with GlotPress tool: Translate "Toolbar Buddy"...
  • Your translation? - Just send it in

A plugin from deckerweb.de and GenesisThemes


  • I am open for your suggestions and feedback - Thank you for using or trying out one of my plugins!
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Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.2
Last Updated: 2012-12-9
Active Installs: 700+


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