Introduced in 3.1 as the Admin Bar, the Toolbar is WordPress’ interface for quickly accessing content editing and site configuration tools such as the site list, Customizer, user settings, and post and page creation and editing.
Discussion about development on the Toolbar takes place in WordPress Trac, GitHub, and in the #core and #design channels on WordPress Slack.
Tickets in this component are directly related to wp-includes/admin-bar.php, wp-includes/class-wp-admin-bar.php, PHP and JS API improvements, UI/UX changes, new features, and improvements to the Toolbar internals.
New contributors are always welcome, whether you’re a seasoned developer, designer, blogger, tester, or “beginner” looking to contribute for the first time.
- Accessibility (and localization) improvements were added in 4.5 through the addition of
dir attributes for menu items. See ticket #33513 for details.
- You can find a list of changes, broken out by WordPress version, on this Trac report.
- Improve accessibility of links (see #33513).
- Improve the usability of long menus, especially when multiple plugins add to the UI (see #33574).
- Revamp the toolbar to improve usability. See #32678 for iterations and discussion.
Sometimes you just need to tinker around and see what’s possible. These are some experiments that folks are working on that you might want to try out.
WP Toolbar Experiments is an experimental plugin for modifying aspects of the toolbar UI. It’s a great playground for testing “what if?” scenarios.
Recent posts on the make/core blog
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Recent posts on the make/test blog
Toolbar: visual survey of toolbar experiments, Macnchrome, iPhone 6+ (September 3, 2015)
Changing my password, iPhone 6+ (July 14, 2015)
Toolbar flow: Delete a post, Create and chain edit a post, iPhone 6+ (July 1, 2015)
Toolbar Visual Survey, 4.3-alpha-33003, iPhone 5 (June 30, 2015)
Toolbar survey with 32678.5.diff, iPhone 6+ (June 30, 2015)
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32 open tickets in the Toolbar component
32 open tickets. Last 7 days: +3 tickets
4 tickets that have no replies
View list on Trac
#38643 Show toolbar in the user's locale
#39490 IE Issue – iFrame on page overlaps Admin Bar – zindex ignored
#40544 Flying admin menu bar (Header Bar) ui accessibility administration
#40594 Reset box shadow for links in the admin bar
1 ticket slated for 4.8
View list in Trac
32 open tickets
Open bugs: 15. View list on Trac
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