Support » Plugin: BlackBox Debug Bar » Display debug bar only to admins

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    Hi Greg,

    First off, thanks for creating such a great plugin and releasing it for free.

    I use your plugin on my clients websites while the sites are in development to help me debug. However, sometimes I use your plugin on live websites in order to debug issues too.

    Could you possibly look at adding a conditional statement to only display the debug bar if the user is logged in as admin? I really don’t see the point of displaying the debug bar to non-logged in users or basic ‘subscribers’.



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  • I had the same issue and I modified the plugin myself. The patched version can be found in my forked Git Repository.

    Plugin Author Greg Winiarski


    You can add following code in theme functions.php file (or put it in a new plugin)

    add_action("init", "blackbox_disable");
    function blackbox_disable() {
        if(!current_user_can("edit_plugins")) {
            remove_action('admin_footer', array("BlackBox_Hook", "footer"));
            remove_action('wp_footer', array("BlackBox_Hook", "footer"));

    this will disable BlackBox for all users except Administrators.

    Thanks to both daigo75 and Greg! I went with Gregs solution in the end.

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