WEBFI-WordPress-How to Fix Missing Admin Bar Issue in WordPress

The admin bar is a great tool for moving between the front and back of your site. The admin bar can sometimes be missing on your site. In this video, we will show you how to fix the missing admin bar issue in WordPress.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

Start by checking under your profile page and make sure you have toolbar when viewing site is checked.

If you still do not see it on your site there may be a piece of code missing in your theme.

To fix it back up your site and edit your footer.php file.

If you do not see the footer code add it before the end of the file and you should now see your admin bar.



  • D. Buss on February 26, 2017

    hahaha!! Believe me… I will never forget that damn line <?php wp_footer() ?> anymore!

    I was playing around with the <?php wp_head() ?>, header.php, functions.php, add_action(), admin settings, reading codex, and on and on… for like more than an hour!

    Clear and simple!
    Thanks a lot!!

  • Karolyn Timarkos on March 3, 2017


  • Jon R on March 26, 2017

    Thank you, this worked for me

  • Shiv K on April 11, 2017

    This work for me, thank you for the solution.

  • cook2030 on May 31, 2017

    Thank you!

  • Steve Pringle on June 29, 2017

    Mine doesn't show on mobile. It seems WPTouch plugin is not using it in their theme so I will try to add the code. If that is the case, then I will have to do it for each update.

  • xSalamz on August 13, 2017

    You beautiful woman, thanks.

  • Greymerk on January 7, 2018

    I was updating an older site, and it turned out the theme was mssing the <?php get_footer(); ?> at the end of the page template. adding this fixed it for me.

  • Vasko Good on March 10, 2018

    jup, to get your panel back, just in footer.php file delete and then add again wp_footer()

  • dbanga5 on May 28, 2018

    If that doesnt work start deactivating plugins

  • Carlos B. Cossio on July 12, 2018

    you speak too fast… Thanks for your help

  • Masha on October 26, 2018

    THANK YOU!!!! Fixed!

  • Graphicsbyte on December 15, 2018

    Very helpful thanks for making this video!

  • Tyler Benson on February 3, 2019

    Ok so i doubt anyone else will have this issue however just in case i figured i'd post up here with my situation,
    After a little bit of hair pulling, deactivating plugins, refreshing, clearing cache, code screening, everything checked out 100% however any page other than my "static" page was not getting the top toolbar, I thought hmmmmm well it most likely is all the minimization and optimization to speed up run time. No luck.
    After playing around with the page that was getting the toolbar and the all the pages that were not getting the toolbar, I noticed that it was redirecting to the URL before I was SSL secured. Went to the pages in dashboard clicked edit page in visual builder (divi Plugin) and it loads the page right up with my missing toolbar, go through all the links and they've all changed back to http. I had ran and successfully completed transfers since i've been secured where everything has worked just fine. no problems at all and it's been months since I did anything with SSL certs. So i'm still confused on why it would just back date to before the links were queried in the database. Weird but in my case i went through and queried the links in the database and vuela my toolbar is back, I highly doubt anyone else will hit this issue but if so here's the fix.
    change all links to https from http if you've recently went secured from http.

  • Brian K. on February 16, 2019

    Thank you; thank you; thank you… I had removed my wp_footer because the themes developer had made it so that the copyright credit could not be changed in the child theme I made. I had to remove the links and hard code my own html into the footer file… I guess I had removed to much of the existing code; when I put in back in it fixed my issue…. Oh, and thank you for talking during the tutorial. I hate video's that use notepad.

  • Edmond Ng on April 9, 2020

    If everything above cant help, maybe it coud be your HTTP problem. Try changing your HTTP to HTTPS

  • Ceela Naturals Skin Care on June 14, 2020

    if some needs to look this you have to slow down and give some step by step instructions… think to a 10 year old child you care about…

  • Niti M. - NitiArts on June 18, 2020

    I don't even widgets, plugin, everything is missing. Didn't work for me.

  • Ольга Травникова on July 17, 2020

    Thank you very much!!!

  • Zakaria AADEL on December 31, 2020

    I have tried all of this but not working ?

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