[resolved] Admin Bar Wars (13 posts)

  1. pawriter
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It seems there is a struggle going on between WP development and plugin/hack developers over the relatively new admin bar in WP.

    Like (I am sure) many WP users I feel the presentation of my site would be better without the admin bar but none of the plugins or hacks suggested in various places has even the slightest effect on its appearance.
    It also seems that development of WP 3.3 will further entrench this feature.
    Given the number of plugins and hacks being developed to remove it (at least aesthetically) surely WP can give us a universal option to use it or not.

    As a WP newbie and html/php/css/js novice I have (I think) exhaustively examined every possible option to do away with this feature (all to no avail). I dont wish to prevent others using it (I can see it would be useful in some circumstances), I simply would prefer not to have it and use other methods for log in and access to dashboard. For the time being I (and my clients) will 'live with it'.

  2. ClaytonJames
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Any luck with just turning it off in your user profile?


  3. pawriter
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi ClaytonJames,
    No - it doesn't seem to work for any of the profiles I have created yet - and ultimately I have potentially 2000 members to turn off individually if it did.

  4. ClaytonJames
    Posted 3 years ago #

    it doesn't seem to work for any of the profiles I have created yet

    I wish I could duplicate your symptoms, because the settings work fine on all of my accounts in 3.2.1.

    This plugin solution is also working perfectly on my 3.2.1 installations.


    I'm also using the same plugin on one site in an /mu-plugins folder to force the use of the plugin regardless of the user settings.

    [edit] Here is a thread you might find interesting. It was published back when the admin bar first became a frequent topic of conversation after the release of 3.1.


  5. ClaytonJames
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just a thought here, but after reading one of your other support questions... are you actually referring to the WordPress admin bar or the Buddypress menu/admin bar?

  6. pawriter
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks ClaytonJames
    You ask if I am referring to the WP admin bar or the Buddypress menu/adminbar - I guess the latter since I have BP 1.5.1 installed as well as a modified Twenty Eleven theme - although I dont quite understand the difference.
    This is my site (which is a prototype for the OpenIDEO community to evaluate - LOGIC.

    Your help is much appreciated!

  7. ClaytonJames
    Posted 3 years ago #

    That bar is from buddypress. It's not the WordPress admin bar. You might try this and see what happens.


    It removed the same bar on my 3.3 beta/buddypress install, but I was also using a buddypress theme at the time. Your mileage may vary.

  8. pawriter
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry, guess my site link is irrelevant really. I am testing all plugins on my localhost installation first. the plugins I have active are:
    Buddypress 1.5.1
    Events Manager 4.302
    BP Template Pack 1.2 (I am unsure if its appropriate to dispense with this?)
    BP Members Avatar Map 1.2
    BP User Profile Map 1.2.1
    Quick Post Widget 1.9
    Sidebar Login 2.3.3 (which I have only just installed live)
    Vote It Up 1.2.2

    I did try deactivating Sidebar Login while trying various solutions to remove the admin bar (although I was nervous about how I would log back in if one of them actually worked

  9. pawriter
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks again!
    I will try tha after work in a few hours (Im in Australia and work evenings).



  10. pawriter
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks all
    I was looking at using side-bar login plugin as alternative before I switch it off.

  11. Of note - The Admin Bar will be pretty much required on the back end of your site with WP 3.3. Of course you can turn it off on the front end but you won't be able to totally disable it for everyone. Since the header links are gone on 3.3 (no howdy user, etc, it's all on the Admin Bar), you'll want it around.

    Making a sidebar login is pretty easy, and I used that on my BP site and WP Hide Dashboard to keep people out of the back end.

  12. pawriter
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks all - will resolve this now - and raise a couple more issues elsewhere.

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