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How To Disable Annoying WordPress Toolbar When Previewing Posts

Today, I am working on on a squeeze page on another blog of mine. As I was previewing my pages, the annoying WordPress toolbar  (also called WordPress admin bar) was preventing me from seeing the full scope of my page. I know that I am the only one who can see this toolbar, but I just did not want to see it either.

I had a look online for suggestions on how to remove this toolbar, but all of the recommendations involved technical coding changes. I thought there must be a better way. WordPress would not do this to the non-techies.

After a long search through every aspect of the Home Dashboard, I could not find the settings to disable the WordPress admin bar anywhere. The only place I did not review was the “Edit my profile” section. Well, lo and behold, the option to disable the annoying WordPress Toolbar was right there. Don’t ask why a functionality like that would be hidden there. It makes no sense.

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Inside your “Edit profile” dashboard untick the option to show toolbar when viewing your site. After you disable this option, the WordPress toolbar will no longer show in your browser when you are previewing your pages or posts. Of course, if you want it back you have the option to show it.

This is only a short post but I was so frustrated by the WordPress toolbar blocking my view that I wanted to share this tip as I am sure some of you feel the same and will find this information useful.

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3 Responses to How To Disable Annoying WordPress Toolbar When Previewing Posts

  1. Akshat Verma April 28, 2014 at 2:22 pm #

    Great Tip..Its frustrating sometimes to see the annoying toolbar when you are logged as admin.
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  2. Troy April 7, 2014 at 11:55 am #

    You know I never really thought about this before. So I finished reading and went to check on my favorite site and yes, know it is staring me in the face and is a bit distracting. I check under users / my profile and there is the little box checked.
    Thanks for sharing this discover with us.

    • Dita Irvine April 10, 2014 at 9:44 am #

      Hey Troy,
      it is interesting that most of the time we wouldn’t even notice this distraction. It did not bother me before but this time I was creating a squeeze page and I needed a really clear view and that is when it bothered me. Funny, how WP hides the option to get rid of it.
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