This function’s access is marked private. This means it is not intended for use by plugin or theme developers, only in other core functions. It is listed here for completeness.


Instantiate the admin bar object and set it up as a global for access elsewhere.


UNHOOKING THIS FUNCTION WILL NOT PROPERLY REMOVE THE ADMIN BAR. For that, use show_admin_bar(false) or the ‘show_admin_bar’ filter.


(bool) Whether the admin bar was successfully initialized.


File: wp-includes/admin-bar.php

function _wp_admin_bar_init() {
	global $wp_admin_bar;

	if ( ! is_admin_bar_showing() )
		return false;

	/* Load the admin bar class code ready for instantiation */
	require_once( ABSPATH . WPINC . '/class-wp-admin-bar.php' );

	/* Instantiate the admin bar */

	 * Filters the admin bar class to instantiate.
	 * @since WP-3.1.0
	 * @param string $wp_admin_bar_class Admin bar class to use. Default 'WP_Admin_Bar'.
	$admin_bar_class = apply_filters( 'wp_admin_bar_class', 'WP_Admin_Bar' );
	if ( class_exists( $admin_bar_class ) )
		$wp_admin_bar = new $admin_bar_class;
		return false;


	return true;


Version Description
WP-3.1.0 Introduced.