How to Fix Admin Bar Not Showing Up in WordPress

After you are logged in, you will see the admin bar appears on every page of your site. It contains useful shortcuts to different sections of the WordPress admin area.


Admin Bar

But sometimes, you may have issue with Admin Bar. This article we will show you How to Fix WordPress Admin Bar is not showing up.


Firstly, On the WordPress left navigation in the admin section. Go to Users -> Your Profile. Make sure that’s you have checked on checkbox at the top reads: “Show Toolbar when viewing site


However, a missing WordPress admin bar issue often appears when a plugin or an active theme is not allowing WordPress to properly execute the code in the footer area of your website. When a theme is missing this code, or a plugin does something that messes it up.


footer.php file

The most popular culprit causing this problem is a missing <?php wp_footer(); ?> line right before </body> tag in footer.php file inside your theme folder .


If you do not have this line, then you need to add it and then upload the changed file back to your server.

If you are using a child theme and your child theme does not have a footer.php file, then you need to check the parent theme’s footer.php file to locate the wp_footer function.


Sometimes you may see wp_footer function in your theme files, but the admin bar still might not work. Temporarily you need to switch to a default theme to make sure that your current theme is not causing this issue. Next, you need to deactivate all plugins on your WordPress site to find out which plugin caused this issue. If this resolves your problem, then this means that there was a plugin that caused this issue.

Reactivating your plugins one by one until you find the plugin that caused the issue. Lastly, you can turn the debugging on by opening wp-config.php file and changing define(‘WP_DEBUG’, false); to define(‘WP_DEBUG’, true);.


Well, Hopefully this article is helpful enough to helps you know how to fix missing admin bar issue in WordPress. If you have any further questions for us, don’t hesitate to put it up in the comments.
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