Featuring Local Admin Color Bar

You’re working on your local site. You’re also working on your live site. You want to test something. You make a change and boom. White screen. No problem! You’re working on your local site and all is well. Except you’re not. You look up and see that the dreaded .com where a .dev should have been. You made the change live and you broke your site.

While we cannot prevent you from having this scenario occur, we can certainly help with the Local Admin Color Bar. This plugin changes the Admin Bar to any color of your choosing (default is blue) along with a notation that you’re working on the local site. By making it more noticeable, you are more likely to notice which site you’re working on at a glance. You can configure the color and text to customize it to your preference. We’ve found that once people use this once, they wonder how they ever managed to work without it!

Additional Resources:

Introduction to the Local Admin Bar
Installing the Local Admin Bar
Using Local Admin Bar
Customizing Local Admin Color Bar

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We’d love to know what you think of our plugins and hear suggestions for other useful design-time plugins that we could create for you. Let us know in the comments, or email us directly! We are always excited to hear what our customers come up with!
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