Display admin-bar when in "Easy Admin mode" for Easy Blogging

My concern is that it is difficult for users to get out of the dashboard/blogging area. So if the admin-bar is available for the users, they can at least get to other areas of the website and out of the dashboard. Right now, the only way I see possible to exit the admin area is to click your blog name, but this isn't very apparent to most users.

So, can I add the admin-bar to the easy admin mode? If so, how?

  • Mason

    Hey Jim,

    I noticed a similar issue with my new users not knowing to click on the title bar (and I thought my noobies were just exceptionally inept... heh) so I simply added a bit of directions to the default admin bar. I put it in the theme function file, because these specific users are assigned a to that theme, but you could just as easily drop it in mu-plugins and have it be active regardless.

    //Add "Click Here" notice to Site Title in wp-admin
    add_action('in_admin_header','jmg_site_title_notice');
    function jmg_site_title_notice() {
    echo('<h1 style="color: #FFF401; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 8px; font-family: helvetica,verdana,sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; text-shadow:1px 2px 0 #000000;"><-Click here to view site</h1>');
    }

  • Peter

    Thanks dude, worked great. I changed it up a little:

    <br />
    //Add "Click Here" notice to Site Title in wp-admin<br />
    add_action('in_admin_header','jmg_site_title_notice');<br />
    function jmg_site_title_notice() {<br />
    //echo('<h1 style="color: #FFF401; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 8px; font-family: helvetica,verdana,sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; text-shadow:1px 2px 0 #000000;"><-Click here to view site</h1>');<br />
    echo '<a href="/"><div style="padding:2px 18px; margin-top:13px; background:url(http://sitenamehere.com/wp-admin/images/white-grad.png) repeat-x scroll left top #f2f2f2; text-shadow:0 1px 0 #fff; border-color:#3B9874; color:#C4017B; float:left; margin-left:20px; text-align:center;-moz-border-radius:11px 11px 11px 11px;-moz-box-sizing:content-box;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;cursor:pointer;font-size:11px !important;line-height:13px;text-decoration:none;">View Your Site</div></a>';<br />
    echo '<a href="http://sitenamehere.com/activity/"><div style="padding:2px 18px; margin-top:13px; background:url(http://sitenamehere.com/wp-admin/images/white-grad.png) repeat-x scroll left top #f2f2f2; text-shadow:0 1px 0 #fff; border-color:#3B9874; color:#C4017B; float:left; margin-left:20px; text-align:center;-moz-border-radius:11px 11px 11px 11px;-moz-box-sizing:content-box;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;cursor:pointer;font-size:11px !important;line-height:13px;text-decoration:none;">Return to Social Network</div></a>';<br />
    }

    Gives them 2 options, view their site & return to social network.

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