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How to Remove the Annoying WordPress Admin Bar

WordPress - Remove the annoying admin bar from the top of your blog

The last WordPress update introduced a new feature, the admin bar.  By default, the admin bar is enabled; probably so encourage users to take it for a test drive.  But, I’ve found that it is quite annoying and it slows down performance while browsing my blogs if I’m logged in.  With that said, the WordPress admin bar is getting the boot, and here is how to do it.


Note: You’ll need to be logged into your WordPress account for your blog in order to do this.

Step 1

The key page to disable the admin bar is linked to from the admin bar itself, convenient!  Just Click your username from the admin bar and then Select Edit My Profile.

Alternatively, assuming you installed WordPress in the default manner, just add /wp-admin/profile.php to the end of your blog’s URL in the address bar.

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Step 2

Now on your profile page, Uncheck both of the boxes next to Show Admin Bar.  By default only when viewing site will be checked, so you should only have to uncheck one box in total.

Once you uncheck it, be sure to scroll to the bottom and Save All Changes!

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Now the WordPress admin bar should be gone!  If it is still showing up you might need to clear your browser’s cache, and if that doesn’t work you can try clearing your blog’s cache.  Enjoy viewing your site without the annoying bar at the top!

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2 Responses to How to Remove the Annoying WordPress Admin Bar

  1. groovinJackman March 14, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    Ha, I never even though to disable it. It’s been bugging me, too–I’m designing a new layout for my website that has some content along the top, and I just ended up adding a bar of nothing there so I didn’t have to log out each time I wanted to preview my site.

  2. Maria April 4, 2011 at 3:29 am #

    You made my day, I have hated that status bar a long time know.
    Big Thanks!

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