Get a WordPress admin bar for your blog

If you use the hosted blog service at, you would be familiar with the admin toolbar that appears on top of your blog whenever you are logged into the service. The admin bar is a user-friendly tool that I’ve long wanted to deploy in my blog and WordPress sites I help manage.

What’s great about the admin bar is that this is only visible when your are logged into the blog. Regular users don’t see this bar. (Click on photos to view larger images)

It’s not available out-of-the-box if you install WordPress in your own web server but Easy Admin Access, a recently released WordPress plugin, allows you to put up a WordPress admin toolbar in your blogs. admin toolbar

The plugin, however, isn’t just a copy of the admin toolbar, it improves on it by providing even more links to functions you need to run and administer your blog. would do well to copy the plugin written by blogger Jonic Linley

The admin toolbar only provides links to:
1. Dashboard
2. New post: when you click on it, you are sent to the post editor
3. My account: for managing your account profile
4. Logout

Easy Admin Access plugin for WordPress blogsThe Easy Admin Access plugin, on the other hand, provides links to most admin functions in your WordPress blog:
1. Dashboard
2. Write: the link sends you to the blog post editor
3. Mange: the link sends you to a listing of your recent posts, where you can edit the articles. You can also choose to manage comments, links, categories etc.
4. Links: it sends you to the WordPress link management facility
5. Presentation: the link sends you to the theme manager of your blog
6. Plugins: the link leads you to a listing of the WordPress plugins in your blog
7. Users: the link opens the user management interface of WordPress
8. Options: the link to manage a lot of blog and plugin options
9. Logout

Updated: I forgot to post a link to the plugin, here it is.

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7 responses

  1. Max, you forgot to put a link to the plugin. Thank you for this, anyway. I sooo need this.

  2. Poldo,
    I posted the link. Thanks.

  3. Woot! Thanks for the link! Glad you like the plugin… I’m trying to think of ways to make it better, but I kind of like the simplicity of it… would do well to copy the plugin written by blogger Jonic Linley

    That bit really made me smile… Thanks again!

  4. Hey, Max! Check out the future of WordPress’ Admin Interface here.

  5. Jonic,
    It’s that good 🙂

    Thanks for the link, I saw a post about it but I haven’t gone over the mock ups of the proposed WordPress admin redesign. My Globelines Broadband connection had problems recently and so I was off the grid because I was also on leave.

  6. There’s an alternative to that admin bar but you might know it already. It’s at
    and I use it for my blog. Check it out if you haven’t.

  7. Great plugin, thanks!

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