Hide WP Toolbar

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The plugin is simple: it adds a button to the right side of the WordPress Toolbar that will show or hide the bar (with nice transitions).

Author:Web Guys (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:3.8
WordPress version tested:6.5
Plugin version:2.6.1
Added to WordPress repository:10-09-2012
Last updated:27-03-2024
Rating, %:98
Rated by:11
Plugin URI:http://blog.webguysaz.com/hide-wp-toolbar-wor...
Total downloads:47 065
Active installs:1 000+
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Easily hide or show the front-end WordPress Admin Toolbar with a click of a button. The plugin adds a special button to the right side of the WordPress Admin Toolbar that only displays when you are outside the admin area of WordPress on the front-end. Clicking it will make the admin bar slide off the page to the top left corner, leaving only the hide/show button visible. Clicking the button again will restore the Toolbar to its original position. The shown/hidden position is remembered between page visits so that it can be kept hidden away until you are ready to bring it back.

There are no options or configuration. Just install and activate the plugin. When you exit the admin area, you will see the button to the far right of the Toolbar.

I actually like the WordPress Toolbar. It’s a convenient way to go back and forth from the admin area to the public website. However, when I’m doing design modifications for a theme, the Toolbar can be visually distracting. I wanted a quick way to hide the WordPress Toolbar when needed, but otherwise keep it around. I tried several plugins but they didn’t work as I wanted or didn’t even work at all in some cases. So I decided to build my own.

Contributions Welcome

This plugin is on Github. Submit a pull request if you’d like to contribute.