Disable toolbar for Users

This script disables the WordPress toolbar for all users except admin.  In order to set this for other user roles, change line 5 to your liking.

Add to functions.php file or plugin.

// disable the toolbar except for admin
add_action('init', 'remove_admin_bar');

function remove_admin_bar() {
	if (is_user_logged_in() && !current_user_can('administrator') && !is_admin()) {
	  add_filter( 'show_admin_bar', '__return_false' );
	  remove_action( 'personal_options', '_admin_bar_preferences' );

	  echo '<style type="text/css">
	  	#wpadminbar {
	  	body {
	  		margin-top:-28px !important;


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