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Suggestion in lieu of feedback: Make admin bar optional for wp.com users.

  1. I realize the admin bar can't be removed if you have a WordPress.com account rather than hosting your blog on your own server. A lot of people seem to find it annoying, though, and I certainly do. Any of the following would be an improvement:

    - Option to hide it from me while logged in, though other WP users could still see it if they have that option selected in their own settings. I'd be happy with that. I just don't want to look at it.
    - Option to customize its colors so it will suit my theme.
    - Option to hide it from everybody viewing my site (preferred - I'm not building a networking site and I'd rather incorporate subscription links and such on the site manually).

    I only just created a WordPress.com account and it's seriously making me reconsider whether I want one.

    The blog I need help with is lemposoi.wordpress.com.

  2. I have read your suggestion and wish you well with it. However, I don't feel the same way you do about it at all. I like it BIGTIME I like it here on wordpress.com blogs and I like it on wordpress.org blogs too. The Admin bar has made it easy for me to navigate my blog and do what I have to do very quickly. So if Staff were to concede to your request which I consider to be highly unlikely, then I would still use it.

  3. - Option to hide it from everybody viewing my site (preferred - I'm not building a networking site and I'd rather incorporate subscription links and such on the site manually).

    The one thing you have to remember is that when I visit your site, the admin bar I'm seeing is MY admin bar, not yours. In my opinion, you have no right to hide my admin bar.

    At least here at wordpress.com, people who are not logged in will not see the bar. At blogger that is not an option since everyone sees the bar no matter whether they are logged in, not logged in, and it doesn't matter if they have an account or not.

  4. I see this suggestion regularly and I can't help wondering how the people who want it gone navigate quickly without it.

    I certaintly do not want it disappearing!

  5. It's easy to remove the admin bar if you have the CSS upgrade. But WP wants the same exact admin bar on all wp.com blogs, and has warned that even removing a single element from it is grounds for suspension.

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