Take Control of WP Toolbar


This WordPress plugin will allow you to easily take control of the wordpress toolbar.

The WordPress toolbar was introduced in version 3.1 and allows you to have quick links to logged in users on your WordPress site.

The problem with the WordPress toolbar is that it comes with a number a default WordPress links which you will never use like:

  • WordPress.org
  • About WordPress
  • WordPress Document
  • Support Forums
  • Feedback
  • Site name link
  • View site link
  • Plugin update link
  • Comments link
  • New content link
  • WordPress my account link

Hide WordPress Toolbar


There are two options when hiding the WordPress toolbar you can either hide it for everyone or you can hide it for users which are not admin.

Hiding the toolbar can not happen in the admin area but you can hide the toolbar on the front-end of your site.

Remove Default Links


There are 12 default links options you can choose to remove from the toolbar, giving you full control over what appears in your toolbar.

  • Remove WP Logo
  • Remove About WordPress
  • Remove WP Org Link
  • Remove WP Documentation
  • Remove WP Support
  • Remove WP Feedback
  • Remove Site Name
  • Remove View Site
  • Remove Update Link
  • Remove Comments Link
  • Remove New Content Link
  • Remove WP Account Link

Add A WordPress Menu To The Toolbar


The last option on the plugin settings page will let you use one of your created WordPress menus in the toolbar.

WordPress has an easy to use drag n drop menu builder accessed in the admin area by navigating to Appearance -> Menu. From this screen you can create as many menus as you want, using the drag n drop interface you can customise all the parent child relations in your menu.

When you select a menu to use in your toolbar it will create the exact same parent/child relationship in the toolbar.


As this plugin isn't in the WordPress repository therefore you need to install it manually into your site. There are two ways you can do this you can either upload the plugin from the WordPress dashboard or by using an FTP client.

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  • Navigate to the 'Add New' in the plugins dashboard
  • Navigate to the 'Upload' area
  • Select `take-control-of-wp-toolbar.zip` from your computer
  • Click 'Install Now'
  • Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  • Download take-control-of-wp-toolbar.zip
  • Extract the take-control-of-wp-toolbar directory to your computer
  • Upload the take-control-of-wp-toolbar directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory via FTP
  • Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard


On purchasing this plugin you will be sent a software license you can then use to keep the plugin updated. If you do not enter the license into your settings page you will not receive any new updates to this plugin.

After entering your license key click save changes, if the license is a valid key then a button will appear for you to activate the license with the plugin.

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