Apr 272015

WordPress Simple Membership Hide Adminbar shows you how to hide the adminbar from the website front-end for members and more.

Last Updated: July 28, 2017

Latest News: I have updated the information and added more instructions.

The following instructions shows you the different options displayed when a members logs in from the front-end of the website via Simple Membership. In this example the member who does not belong to the admin rol can see the WordPress Admin Menu. This sometimes can be very confusing for members who are only interested in viewing the protected content.

The good news is that the plugin has a feature that allows you to disable the adminbar from the front end. Once enabled the only login screen that a member will see is WP Simple Membership login widget.

Note: The admin menu displays if you don’t have the following feature enabled Hide Adminbar. If you have the following feature enabled Show Adminbar to Admin and the member is not an admin member, then they will not see the admin menu.

WordPress Simple Membership Hide Adminbar Steps

Step 1 ) The following image shows you the adminbar displayed on the top. You see it in the left hand side and right hand side. This is displayed when a member with no admin privileges logs in.

Step 2 ) The following image located in WP Membership -> Settings allow you to select from the following options.

  • Hide Adminbar
  • Show Adminbar to Admin
  • Disable Access to WP Dashboard = (Enable this feature if your wp dashboard is displayed when a member navigates to another tab in the same browser while logged in as a non admin member.)

Note: Each feature above allows you to hide or show adminbar and or wp dashboard for members or admin members. Members sign up to a Membership Level. Each membership level is assigned to a wp user role. 


Step 3 )  The following image shows you the website membership login without any adminbar displayed on the top. This is a much cleaner, easy login process and less confusing for the members. This is achieved when you enable the following option Hide Adminbar mentioned in Step 2 ) above.


Step 4 )  The following image shows you the website Adminbar to an admin member logged in via Simple Membership login widget.

Only members with admin capabilities will see the wp dashboard when you enable the following option Show Adminbar to Admin mentioned in Step 2 ) above.


Click on the following URL MailChimp Integration Setup to continue with the settings.

If you have any questions please let me know. I will be updating this tutorial from time to time.


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Manuel Ballesta RuizManuel Ballesta Ruiz is a web developer, Blogger and WordPress Enthusiast.

  2 Responses to “WordPress Simple Membership Hide Adminbar”

  1. in these pictures seems that the login and member status details are in a widget added to the sidebar. how can we have the same thing, if the plugin doesn’t provide this kind of widget?

    • Hi G.Aloe, to add the login details to the widget simply add the shortcode [swpm_login_form] to a Text widget. As long as the widget accepts shorcodes.

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