How to Disable (Hide) and Enable (Show) Admin Bar in WordPress When Viewing Site and in Dashboard

Written By Sam on 26 February 2011
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One of the notable features in the latest WordPress 3.1 update is the addition of “Admin Bar“. The Admin Bar in WordPress gives you an easy access to some of the features including editing your profile, adding a new post or page, view comments and changing the appearance. WordPress Admin Bar is similar to the Navbar present in Blogger. Though the Admin Bar is handy personally I found it not really very useful and disabled it. If you are one of those who are also looking to disable/hide the Admin Bar in WordPress 3.1 then follow the below steps.

How to Disable/Hide WordPress Admin Bar

  1. Login to your WordPress blog and go to your profile page from the Users menu present on the right side. Or alternatively click your name present on the top right.
  2. Once you are in your profile page look for “Show Admin Bar” in the Personal Options section
  3. Now uncheck both the values to disable Admin Bar when viewing site and in dashboard. If you wish to disable Admin Bar only when viewing site or in dashboard uncheck only that particular option.
  4. Click on “Update profile” found at the bottom of the page.

How to Enable/Show WordPress Admin Bar

  1. Go to your profile page
  2. Now check both the values to enable Admin Bar when viewing site and in dashboard. If you wish to enable Admin Bar only when viewing site or in dashboard check only that particular option.
  3. Click on “Update profile” found at the bottom of the page.

The above steps helps you to disable the Admin Bar only for your profile. If you wish to disable it totally then you can either use a custom function or use the Disable Admin Bar WordPress plugin.

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