Hiding the navigation bar

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  • #166743

    staboo
    Member

    This is just a suggestion I had. I would love it if users had the option to hide the top navigation bar that appears by default when logged into WordPress. I find mine more annoying and unsightly than useful. Is it possible to offer this option and/or is it being worked on?

    Thanks for reading!

    – Cassandra

    #166939

    timethief
    Member

    If you have the css editing upgrade you can change the colour of the navigation bar to match your theme. If you don’t you can’t. http://faq.wordpress.com/2007/10/18/about-the-custom-css-upgrade/

    As far as I know thia “option” is not being considered. If you want to request a new feature then you can use the “support” button on the top right hand corner of any admin side blog page to contact staff on weekdays 8-4PM Pacific time.

    #166991

    staboo
    Member

    Thanks! I have the CSS upgrade. I don’t see anything in the code that would allow me to change the color of the nav bar, though.

    #166992

    mark
    Staff

    If you want to remove the blue admin bar across the very top, use greasemonkey.
    I’m sure there will be a script at http://userscripts.org

    http://www.greasespot.net/
    http://www.gm4ie.com/

    Of course you then lose all the functionality.

    #167000

    staboo
    Member

    Thanks, Mark.

    I don’t think I’ll be too successful at changing the color of the bar. I just checked and there is a background image there. :(

    #167006

    staboo
    Member

    OK, sorry. I’m probably wrong about that since the image is a png.

    #167030

    staboo
    Member

    Alrighty, there is no way to change the color of the bar as far as I could see. Not with CSS, anyway. The bar is actually an unalterable blue image bearing the WordPress icon in the center. I would have to change the html code (which WordPress does not allow) and then replace the image file with one that I had converted to match my theme.

    If anyone has any actual concrete suggestions (other than saying ‘it’s possible’) on how to change the color using CSS, I would appreciate it. Thanks muchly!

    #167033

    trent
    Member

    The image is there yes, but you can change the color and that background image using CSS. Many have done it already as far as I can tell. Maybe someone here will help you with what code they have used. It is additional code that you add to the stylesheet, not something that is already there.

    Trent

    #167035

    I’ve seen some wordpress.com blogs that when I visit them while logged in, the admin bar at the top of my browser changes colors. One I remember was grey and I think the other one was a sienna color.

    #167036

    timethief
    Member

    At present there do not appear to be any web developers posting css editing advice on the forum and, there is no staff support for learning css. But, if you are patient then one may stop in and give you a hand. In between I believe using the forum searchbox will turn up at least one useful thread. I clearly recall devblog and sulz posting on this.

    #167040

    raincoaster
    Member

    Devblog set my CSS so that the browser bar is a weird green-gray on my site. He may be around in a few days.

    #167048

    staboo
    Member

    Neat! Thanks to all of you. Trent: thanks very much. I didn’t know that it was a matter of me adding extra code. Hopefully someone can post the code or maybe at least point me in the right direction in terms of looking it up. Meanwhile, I’ll poke around the Web.

    #167049

    sulz
    Member

    devblog helped me designed some; i have grey, white and green. if you want any of that colour i could give you the code. (i hope he doesn’t mind…)

    #167058

    staboo
    Member

    Sure, that sounds like it might be useful. I’m guessing I could then just replace the color code. Thanks.

    #167062

    sulz
    Member

    Sure, that sounds like it might be useful. I'm guessing I could then just replace the color code. Thanks.

    if you were referring to me, please send me an e-mail (i have a contact form in my about page at my blog) and tell me which colour you want, i’ll send the code.

    #167065

    rosclarke
    Member

    Here’s the code I use for mine:

    #wpcombar {
    background:#8b6689;
    border-bottom:1px solid #777;
    color:#fff;
    font:12px “Lucida Grande”,”Lucida Sans Unicode”,Tahoma,Verdana;
    height:27px;
    left:0;
    position:absolute;
    top:0;
    width:100%;
    margin:0;
    }

    #wpcombar .menupop ul {
    background:#8b6689;
    border:1px solid #777;
    left:-999em;
    position:absolute;
    border-width:0 1px 1px;
    }

    #wpcombar .quicklinks a,.blogmeta {
    background:#8b6689;
    border:none;
    color:#f7f7d5;
    display:block;
    font:12px “Lucida Grande”,”Lucida Sans Unicode”,Tahoma,Verdana;
    font-weight:normal;
    letter-spacing:normal;
    text-decoration:none;
    font-style:italic;
    padding:0.5em 1em;
    }

    Obviously you can set the colours and fonts as you’d like them, or not at all.

    #167069

    ellaella
    Member

    @rosclarke – After the day I’ve had I needed a little fun and that code is fun. Thank you very much.

    #167070

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Thanks for that code (I thought that was what I saw in sulz’s CSSS). I’ve modified mine as well ;)

    #167072

    sulz
    Member

    oh, i always thought you have to upload the wp bar image, as the code that devblog gave me has an uploaded image for background. woot, now i can customise as i wish too… just need to find the colour code!

    #167074

    staboo
    Member

    Thanks, rosclarke! It worked perfectly. :D

    Sulz: Thanks for your very generous offer. I will e-mail you anyway (if that’s OK) because I like that you have a hover color, too.

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