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Wp My Admin Bar

The Wp My Admin Bar Plugin expands on the default Wordpress Admin Bar, adding 3 new custom menus, the ability to show / hide every feature on the Admi

The 'Wp My Admin Bar' Plugin expands on the default Wordpress Admin Bar. Adding three new custom menus (My Sites, My Cache & My Tools), along with the ability to show / hide every feature on the Admin Bar, and even the Admin Bar itself.

Works on both Standalone Wordpress Installs and Multisite Networks.

3 New Menus:

  • My Sites: Extended menu options, posts, pages, media, plugins, settings, etc...
  • My Cache: Allows for quick access to selected Cache Plugins.
  • My Tools: Web tools for WP Developers and Bloggers.

Other Features Include:

  • Mobile / Portable Device Friendly
  • Remove the Wordpress Logo from the Admin Bar.
  • Remove the Howdy Dropdown, disable the dropdown, or remove features within the dropdown.
  • Disable the dropdown on the Howdy menu.
  • Remove Update Notices, Content menus and the Search Icon from the Frontend.
  • Disable the Admin Bar on the Backend and/or the Frontend.

Plugin works with and has been tested on:

  • Multisite - Network Activated
  • Multisite - Site Activated
  • Standalone Installs (non-multisite)

From the Wordpress Plugin Admin, search for: WP My Admin Bar

To Install/Activate

  • Download, Install and Activate like any other plugin.
  • Access the Settings Menu > My Admin Bar menu link to setup the Admin Bar.

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Author tribalNerd
Contributors tribalNerd, ChrisWinters
Tags admin, admin bar, adminbar, administration, bar, cache, multisite, myadminbar, network, plugin, sites, technerdia, Toolbar, toolbars, tools, wpmyadminbar

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Install through the Wordpress Admin

  • It is recommended that you use the built in Wordpress installer to install plugins.
    • Multisite Networks: Network Admin > Plugins Menu > Add New Button
    • Standalone Wordpress: Site Dashboard > Plugins Menu > Add New Button
  • In the Search box, enter: My Admin Bar
  • Click Install Now and proceed through the plugin setup process.
    • Activate / Network Activate the plugin when asked.
    • If you have returned to the Plugin Admin, locate "WP My Admin Bar" Plugin and click the Activate link.

Upload and Install

  • If uploading, upload the /wp-my-admin-bar/ folder to /wp-content/plugins/ folder for your Worpdress install.
  • Then open the Wordpress Admin:
    • Multisite Networks: Network Admin > Plugins Menu
    • Standalone Wordpress: Site Dashboard > Plugins Menu
  • Locate the WP My Admin Bar Plugin in your listing of plugins. (sort by Inactive)
  • Click the Activate link to start the plugin.

To Configure:

  • Multisite Network: Access the Network Admin > Settings > WP Admin Bar - Network settings adjust all Websites within the Network.
  • Multisite Standalone Website: Site Dashboard > Settings > WP Admin Bar - Only adjusts this Websites settings but can be overwritten by Network admin.
  • Standalone Wordpress: Site Dashboard > Settings > WP Admin Bar - Adjusts this Websites Admin Bar settings.

Menu Settings:

  • The "Menu Display Options" controls the "My Sites" "My Cache" and "My Tools" menu display on the Admin Bar.
    • Select either [show] or [hide] for each menu that you would like to use.
  • The "My Cache Menu Display Options" displays the items within the "My Cache" menu.
    • Select [show] ONLY if this Wordpress install uses the listed Cache Plugin.

My Cache Menu:

  • By default the My Cache menu and options are hidden. (turned off)
    • Turn on the My Cache menu under the Menu Display Options settings section.
    • Adjust which cache plugins display under the My Cache Menu Display Options.



  • Moved the activation, deactivation, uninstall hooks to wp-my-admin-bar.php
  • Moved all option get/set methods to \WPMyAdminBar\Options
  • Adjusted Admin, Hooks, MyCache, MySites, & My Tools to new Options location & methods
  • Set a Network message in \WPMyAdminBar\Admin\Templates\content.php
  • Moved Site & Network notices and plugin links from AdminBar.php to Admin.php
  • Created new updateNewSite() method in \WPMyAdminBar\Admin\Templates\Admin
  • Modified method name get_option to getOption, adjusted in radios.php template
  • Improved the PSR1-4 Standards within everything


  • Added in PHP Version Compare
  • Modified compare statements


Alpha Release


  • Added delete_site_transient when new Websites are created via the Network Admin.
  • Readme file updated.


  • Modified prepare() statements.
  • Corrected missing menu ID's.
  • Modified add_options statements.
  • Removed Add Links Link under My Sites Menu.
  • Added View Comments Link under My Sites Menu.
  • Improved current_user_can for lower Admins.
  • PHP Debug and WP Debug checked.


  • Created new option wp_myadminbar_nw to allow site id 1 and network admin to use different settings.
  • Created new option wp_cache_nw to allow site id 1 and network admin to use different settings.
  • settings_sites.php template, corrected php debug index errors.
  • settings_network.php template, corrected php debug index errors.
  • settings_sites.class.php corrected php debug index errors.
  • settings_network.class.php adjusted $my_menus to use new wp_myadminbar_nw option.
  • settings_network.class.php adjusted $my_cache to use new wp_cache_nw option.
  • settings_network.class.php corrected php debug index errors.
  • my_tools.class.php adjusted to allow menu to display for non-super admins.
  • my_sites.class.php adjusted sitename in dropdown to use get_bloginfo('name').
  • my_sites.class.php adjusted to allow non-super admins to manage options.
  • my_cache.class.php adjusted sitename in dropdown to use get_bloginfo('name').
  • my_cache.class.php adjusted to allow non-super admins to manage options.
  • Added new calls for wp_myadminbar_nw and wp_myadminbar_nw_status in my_admin_bar.class.php.
  • Added new calls for wp_cache_nw and wp_cache_nw_status in my_admin_bar.class.php.
  • functions.class.php settingsPage class to allow non-super admins to manage settings page.
  • New functions_wp_myadminbar_nw and wp_myadminbar_nw_status added to function.class.php.
  • New functions_wp_cache_nw and wp_cache_nw_status added to function.class.php.
  • Adjusted uninstall.php and activate.php to contain new wp_myadminbar_nw and wp_cache_nw options.


  • Corrected menu link: My Sites > Visit This Site > View Posts - Now opens the proper edit.php page.
  • Corrected issue with admin bar menu options displaying to logged in users.
  • Removed ob_gzhandler


  • Files missing in repository.
  • Corrected deleted files.


  • Added wp_nonce_field and check_admin_referer to setting pages & templates.
  • Corrected Network Menu var that made the Network Dashboard link not appear.
  • Added is_admin and is_network_admin rather than parsing the urls.
  • Made sure setting pages & links only load within admins, for proper users.
  • Cleaned my_sites, cache & tools menus, made menu calls simpler.
  • Removed default Site Menu and replaced with Visit This Website in main My Sites menu.
  • Adjusted My Sites menu name on non-multisite Installs.
  • Cleaned gettext calls for various menu text options.
  • Added new SEO Tool
  • Sidebar: Added newly used functions and some new text.
  • Added tabs to Network Admin, creating a Custom Settings tab.
  • Made settings tab display for Network active, multisite per-site active and standalone wp installs.
  • Expanded settings_network.php & settings_sites.php to include new tab.
  • New custom settings: hide/show the Wordpress Logo, Howdy, Handle, WP Icon in Menus and display Site ID's next to Sites.
  • Added new 'Visit this Website' menu with extended 'This Site' menu options.
    • Note: The Visit This Website menu does not display within the Network Admin or Standalone WP installs.
  • Created log-out links within: My Network Admin menu, the Visit this Website menu, and on Standalone WP installs.
  • Made several variable names and calls more descriptive, added more comments.
  • Modified my_admin_bar.classes.php to become my_admin_bar.class.php - adding a new class call the my_sites, cache and tools menu.
  • Corrected issue with uninstall and deactivation not working on multisite standalone site activations.
  • Better functionality for standalone wordpress installs.
  • Created new file: function.class.php which contains repeat used functions and standalone classes.
  • Adjusted repeat calls in the code to use the repeat functions in the new function.class.php file.
  • Created upgrade.php: Auto upgrades old option value names to the new names, only runs once.


  • Screenshot correction, again.
  • Added release tag to main file.


  • Added root Site Name display back to Admin Bar.
  • Generated POT file and set domain for gettext calls.
  • Added link to Plugin in settings_sidebar template.
  • Screenshot added, I think.


  • Testing how the svn works.
  • Corrected display of New Post Option under My Sites menu.
  • Corrected wp_blogs to use $wpdb->blogs
  • Updates to: Spelling, readme.txt layout, plugin url added.


  • Created: Feb 12, 2012

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q) Which Wordpress Setups does the WP My Admin Bar work with?

A) It works with, all Multisite Setups (not multi-user at this time), and Standalone Installs.

Q) Does the plugin have a Network Settings page?

A) Yes, you can access it via the Network Admin > Settings > Admin Bar

Q) Does changing the Network Settings override the Website Settings?

A) Yes! After you Network Activate the plugin, adjust the settings within the Network Admin. Then don't touch them again! After that, if a Website is missing a feature or needs a feature, access that websites admin bar settings page to adjust that Website only.

Q) I don't have a Cache Plugin installed, should I use one of the listed Plugins?

A) Yes!!! If you use Multisite use: Super Cache + Widget Cache. Non-Multisite setups use: Total Cache + Widget Cache - Wp Minify and DB Cache are optional plugins that may or may not work for you, depending on your setup, themes, and other junk.

Q) If I disable the plugin are the plugin settings deleted?

A) No, disabling keeps everything in place. However, deleting the plugin (through the Wordpress Admin) will remove all settings.

Q) If I upgrade from Standalone Wordpress to Multisite, will I lose my settings?

A) I'm not sure, however it's only one Website, setting it back will only take a few seconds.

Q) If I activate the Plugin via a Network Website, then Network activate it, will I lose my Websites settings?

A) No, not until you update the Network Admin Settings directly.

Q) Does the Plugin automatically populate a new Website when it's created in the Network Admin?

A) Yes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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About The Settings:

Option Data:

The Option Data display shows you exactly what is being stored on your Wordpress install.

  • The "Wp MyAdminBar" option contains the show/hide rules for the My Sites, Cache, Tools Menus & all other features on the Admin Bar.

  • Transient Cache: Transients are used to store the Option Array.

** NOTE: Disabling this plugin does not remove the options. Deleting the plugin, through Wordpress, deletes the options.

Version 1.0.3

Requires WordPress version: 3.8 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.2.12

Last Updated 13 Aug 2015

Date Added: 02 Mar 2012

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