Joomla 3 Tutorial – How to Hide the Administrator Toolbar in Joomla

by Elaine on July 31, 2013

Joomla 3.0 Tutorial on how to hide or remove the administrator buttons in your backend administrator site.  The toolbar is along the top when you log into your Administor backend.  The admin toolbar buttons include save, save & close, close and more.  The toolbar buttons change depending on which screen you are in.  If you want to remove your Admin toolbar and have more room to see your articles/modules, you can easily remove the toolbar in the Module Manager.  Select the Administrator settings and search for the Toolbar module.  You can deactivate, unpublish and hide the Toolbar module and it will be removed from your backend administrator.  Below are steps on how to do it.

Overview of How to Remove your Administrator Toolbar

  1. Go to Module Manager
  2. Click on Administrator in Module Manager
  3. Search for Toolbar in Administrator Module Manager
  4. Hide Administrator Toolbar in Joomla 3

Steps:

1.  Go to Module Manager

Joomla 3 Module Manager is where you control what is displayed on your Joomla website and in what position.  Some Joomla Templates have up to 70 module positions where you can place modules in any module position.

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  • Login to your Joomla 3.0 Administrator Backend
  • Click on ‘Extensions’, ‘Module Manager

2.  Click on Administrator in Module Manager

Site is where you manage the modules on your site.  Administrator is where you manage how you want to display information in your administrator control panel.

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  • Click on ‘Administrator

3.  Search for Toolbar in Administrator Module Manager

The toolbar on every page of your Joomla 3.0 Administrator website is controlled by the ‘Toolbar’ module in the Administrator Module Manager.  You can see below that it has a green checkmark beside it which means it is enabled and visible.  If you click the green checkmark, you will disable the toolbar.

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  • In Module Manager: Administrator Modules
  • Search for toolbar
  • Click on the Green checkmark under Status, beside the Toolbar module

4.  Hide Administrator Toolbar in Joomla 3

You will see a message that says: 1 Module successfully unpublished.  The administrator toolbar is now removed and hidden.  There will be a red x under status column beside the toolbar Administrator module.

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Joomla 3 Tutorial – Removed Administrator Toolbar
  • Green message box that says:

“Message 1 Module successfully unpublished”

As you can see in the red box I highlighted above, the administrator toolbar is gone.  You will not see the buttons for new, edit, duplicate, publish, unpublish, checkin, trash etc.  Also, when you edit your articles, you will not see the save, save & close, save & copy buttons.

Thanks,

Elaine

 Joomla 3 Tutorial   How to Hide the Administrator Toolbar in Joomla

Elaine

Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and Wordpress tutorials. Elaine lives in Toronto and when she is not online, she is either Marathon and Triathlon training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: Save Money, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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