Simplify Page Editing and Quick Admin Actions with the MD Admin Bar
Table of Contents
- How to enable and configure the MD Admin Bar
- Add your own custom admin links
- But really, why try the MD Admin Bar?
How to enable and configure the MD Admin BarStarting at version 5.2.1 the MD admin bar is now built-in and can be toggled on and off from the Dropins Manager in WP admin > MD > Dropins. Once activated you will now see the MD admin bar on the frontend of your website with the most basic controls you will need like the Admin home link, Edit page, Add new, and the Logout link.
Add your own custom admin linksNow that the MD Admin Bar is enabled you can begin adding your own admin links. To access the admin bar settings go to WP admin > MD > Settings > Admin bar. Here you will have a simple screen to create your links and even select icons to go with each admin link. To add new links you merely need to copy and paste the link into the respective text field and also give the link a name. Tip: Before activating the MD Admin bar, copy and paste a list of links you wish to bring over from the WordPress version. Pro tip: In MD5.2.1 there is a new action link that can rebuild your dynamic stylesheets on call which is useful for rapid development and stylesheet troubleshooting. To add this action paste the following into the “Link” box in a new admin bar item: