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Removing the Wordpress Admin Bar

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If you have updated Wordpress to its 3.1 version, you will notice that when you view your site while you are logged into the admin section you will see an admin bar. Some users may like this new addition, but others may find it kind of obtrusive. If you are in the latter group, there are three ways that you can remove this admin bar.

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Remove Admin Bar in WP Dashboard

You can remove the Admin bar in your Wordpress Dashboard settings by simply going to Users -> Your Profile -> Admin Bar. Here you will see the option to turn off the admin bar either while in the dashboard or while viewing your site. This will get the job done, but if you have multiple users you will have to go into each user account and change this setting. If you have a lot of users this can get tedious and you may want to explore one of the options below.

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Modify The Functions.php File

If you are familiar with coding and the Wordpress theme layout, modifying the functions.php file may be the way to go. All you need to do is add the following line of code in functions.php:

//Remove Admin Bar function
  return false;
add_filter( 'show_admin_bar' , 'my_function_admin_bar');

This will remove the admin bar for all users on your Wordpress site.

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