About brief introduction of WP Admin Bar


The WP Admin Bar is the dark grey color bar that display on the very top of the screen once you’re logged in to your WP site.

  • On the top Left side of WP Admin Bar, you’ll see the WP logo. If you hover over this logo, you’ll see links to WP-specific information. These are great quick-links if you’re ever needing to take a look at WP documentation, visit the support forums or leave feedback.
  • To the right of the WP logo, you’ll see the name of your site. Hover over this and you’ll see a submenu to visit the front end of your site. This is how your site looks to visitors.
  • The next division gives a quick reference for comments.
  • The last division on the left side of the Admin Bar is the + New link. If you hover over this link, you’ll see a submenu that will quickly take you to the add new screen for post, media, page and user. All of these things can also be done from the navigation on the left side of the dashboard, but this link is great for getting these tasks done quickly.
  • On the top right side of the screen, you’ll see “Howdy, your name.” Hover over this division to see the submenu to edit your profile or log out of the site.

The WP Admin Bar Front End View

  • By default, once you’ve logged into your WP site, the Admin Bar will also be visible to you from the front end of your site. If you hover over the name of our site, then click visit site, you’ll see the front end of your site. From this view, the WP Admin Bar changes a bit.
  • Now, if we hover over the title of our site division, we’ll see links for the dashboard, which will take us back to the dashboard home, and links to take us to themes, customize, widgets, menus, background and header. Again, all of these divisions can also be found from the left-hand navigation menu in the WP dashboard, but this is a great quick reference.
  • This view also adds a search function. Click the magnifying glass to open the search prompt.

How to Turn Off the WP Admin Bar

  • The WP admin toolbar useful, but some people may want to turn the WP Admin Bar off from the front end of the site. Remember, the WP Admin Bar is only visible to you when you’re logged in to your site.
  • To turn off this view, click the Edit my Profile link. Now, from this screen, you’ll see a check box to Show Toolbar when viewing site. Simply uncheck this box to turn this view off, then scroll to the bottom and click Update profile.
  • If you return to the front end of our site, the WP Admin Bar will be no longer visible. If you decide later that you’d like to turn the Admin Bar back on, just return to your edit profile and check the box to show the toolbar again.