Better Admin Bar


The WordPress Admin Bar reimagined. Replace the default WordPress admin bar and provide logged-in users the user experience they deserve.

Better Admin Bar allows you to quickly navigate to the key areas of your website like the theme customizer, your WordPress dashboard and edit the current page/post/custom post type.

🚀 Features

  • Add an intuitive Quick Access Panel to your site
  • Hide Admin Bar for all users or specific user roles
  • Auto-hide the WordPress Admin Bar
  • Remove 32px top gap
  • Fix overflowing menu items in the Admin Bar
  • Hide Admin Bar from smaller screens
  • Change the opacity of the Admin Bar
  • Change the opacity of the Admin Bar (on hover)

For more features, check out Better Admin Bar PRO.

🏆 Better Admin Bar PRO

Better Admin Bar PRO brings super-powers to your Quick Access Panel with features such as:

  • Custom Links
  • Page Builder Support
  • Limit User Role Access
  • Custom Post Type Support
  • Sign-Out Widget
  • WordPress Multisite Support
  • WooCommerce Support

Learn more about Better Admin Bar PRO

What’s next?

If you like Better Admin Bar, you will love our other, free WordPress products:

  • Page Builder Framework – A fast & minimalistic WordPress theme designed for the new WordPress era.
  • Ultimate Dashboard – The #1 WordPress plugin to customize your WordPress dashboard and admin area.


  • Quick Access Panel
  • Quick Access Panel Settings Page
  • Admin Bar Settings Page


  1. Download the file to your computer.
  2. Unzip the file.
  3. Upload the swift-control folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  4. Activate the plugin through the Plugins widget in WordPress.


মাৰ্চ 2, 2022
Great plugin: easy to understand, easy to configure, and easy to use. Makes moving around on my blog from page to page so much more convenient. Thanks and keep on keepin’ on!
ফেব্ৰুৱাৰী 1, 2022
I didn’t even know I needed this plugin, it really helps on sites with sticky header.
অক্টোবৰ 20, 2021
So simple to set up, customize, and this is so helpful for dev work on WP sites! Thank you much!!
আগষ্ট 24, 2021
Pros & Cons ++ The given options allow a lot of tweaking regarding look and feel. + You don’t have a full role-specific setup, but I assume the specificity provided will be sufficient for most simple Wordpress setups: • Hide admin bar for all users • Hide admin bar for all users except admin • Combined with “Auto-hide admin bar” you can achieve a lot of specific behaviors. See “Example Setups” below. + Works reliable. – There’s a minor bug which to me is a “hidden feature actually” 😉: You can already click the admin bar items while the hover-delay has not yet passed and therefore the revealing of the bar has not yet kicked in. Not at the blank part of the menu, but at the positions where the click-able items are. The developer is aware of this and suggested to enable the option “Fix multiline admin bar”. But in my case it didn’t change the behavior. As said, I do not mind, b/c for me it’s not a bug but a feature. Example Setups 1) Tweak to get zero distraction and no interference with the normal top menu: • Admin bar opacity (inactive) to 0%. • Top hover area height (if autohide): 4px • Hover delay: 2000ms 2) Hide admin bar for all users except admin ON + Auto-hide admin bar ON + Normal users see nothing. + Nevertheless they can login and logout by direct URL access. + Admin can reveal the menu with hovering. 3) Hide admin bar for all users except admin OFF + Auto-hide admin bar ON + Nobody sees the menu by default as auto-hide is on. + Those with special knowhow of the hover zone (4px + 2000ms) can access the menu if in need. ++ The admin knows this anyhow and it’s not making her/him less productive, with the proper settings. ++ Editors, lectors, etc can be instructed. Perfect!
এপ্ৰিল 19, 2021
A very useful thing. I make the admin bar invisible, so its black background doesn’t interfere with the design of the header anymore. Yet I know that the bar is still there, available on hover. The adjustible delay on hover – what a bright idea! Sometimes I need a longer delay if there are links on the very top of the header and I need their reaction to come first on hover, before the admin bar to appear.
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  • Fixed: Adjust the animation in the quick access panel preview when items are reordered


  • New: Preview the quick access panel from within the WordPress backend to see all your changes in real-time


  • Tested up to WordPress 6.4


  • Tested up to WordPress 6.3


  • Tested up to WordPress 6.1


  • Fixed: Prefix icon picker handle to not interfere with BuddyBoss’ icon-picker.js



  • Minor tweaks & improvements


  • Fixed: Admin bar styling was applied when in customizer


  • New: Quick Access Panel
  • Tweak: Improved “Auto-Hide Admin Bar” setting
  • Tweak: Improved admin bar settings page