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How to Take Control of Your WordPress Admin Bar

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How to Take Control of Your WordPress Admin Bar

Recently we showed you how to disable the WordPress Admin Bar for all users except administrators. Although there are times when you will want to completely disable it the WordPress Admin Bar can also be very useful in certain situations. We are going to show you how you can have more control over when and how the Admin Bar is displayed

First thing you need to do is install and activate the WP Custom Admin Bar plugin. Upon activation, you will notice an extra tab in your settings menu called Custom Admin Bar: Settings » Custom Admin Bar.

WP Custom Admin Bar Settings

On this page you can change which users will be able to see the admin bar and which won’t or you can just get rid of it all together. For more advanced users, at the bottom of the settings you also have the ability to add custom CSS styles in order to better control the admin bar’s appearance.

Download WP Custom Admin Bar plugin.


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