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WP Symposium Toolbar

The Ultimate Toolbar Plugin - And the WordPress Toolbar can finally be part of your site

Customize the WordPress Toolbar the way you want...

This plugin is targetted for WP Symposium sites. However, if you're not running a Social Network site but you're willing to customize the Toolbar, you may use this plugin and benefit from its generic per-role settings, its custom menus, as well as its styling settings. Give this plugin a try!

In a nutshell

When I began this project, I was aiming at primarily providing WP Symposium sites with a little more functionality. I needed to ensure WP Symposium is actually activated, and what was initially a safeguard eventually became a feature : WP Symposium Toolbar can function as a stand alone plugin as well as integrate with WP Symposium. Looking at the result, I'd like to stress that the scope of the generic options of this plugin by far exceeds those dedicated to WP Symposium sites solely...

Brand the Toolbar: put your logo over your menu at your colours. Gather personal information in one place: in the top right corner of the Toolbar, leaving room in the site for its actual content. Determine which information will be displayed in the Toolbar to each role of your site: hide unneeded information to your members, and eventually hide the backend of the site. Provide navigation from the Toolbar via per role access to custom menus: control which roles can access which parts of your site. Show the Toolbar to non logged-in members, with links to your Login page along with a custom Howdy message. Multisite wise: each site of your network can have individual links and styles, or your network can function as though it is one big site. On top of all this, style the Toolbar beyond the limits of your imagination: colours, gradients, shadow, fonts can all be changed from the Styles settings page, which by the way has a nice real-time preview mode for you to play with the styling before actually saving...

You are no longer bound to showing to your members information you don't want them to see. You are no longer bound to using just a theme navbar for navigating your site, or network of sites. You are no longer bound to displaying that dark bar that doesn't fit with the overall look of your site. You are no longer bound to configuring several plugins to make the Toolbar at your wishes.

My warm thanks go to Louis, my friend at Central Geek, for his help in specifying and testing the plugin. He's always been available with wise advices whenever I was needing them, so that WPS Toolbar is as much his plugin as it is mine.

Now the usual bulleted list of features...


  • Decide to show or hide each of the default items in the WordPress Toolbar: site-related, content-related and user-related items
  • Create your custom menus using the WordPress NavMenus page, and add them to the WP Toolbar, along with your custom icons on top of menus
  • Per-role management for most of the settings, items and menus, adding visitors to the roles of the site
  • Redesign the WP User Menu ("My Account"), by selecting each of its default items individually and adding your own custom items
  • WP Symposium sites - Add links to WP Symposium to the WP Toolbar, providing single-click access to WP Symposium from anywhere in your WordPress site
  • WP Symposium sites - Notify your users of new mails and new friend requests, while linking to their WP Symposium mailbox and friends' list
  • Add share icons to the Toolbar, so that your members and visitors can share your site with their preferred social network
  • Style the Toolbar your way: custom colours, gradient, transparency, shadow, fonts, for the Toolbar and its menus
  • Real-time preview mode at the styling page :-)
  • Import / export the plugin settings, ideal for backups or exchanging those settings accross your sites

Requires: 4.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.3.8
Last Updated: 1 year ago
Active Installs: 800+


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