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  • World of Warcraft
  • 762,254 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 22,143,189 Total Downloads
  • Updated 03/23/2015
  • Created 09/14/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 4.6.8
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About Bartender4

Bartender4 is a full ActionBar replacement mod. It provides you with all the features needed to fully customization most aspects of your action and related bars.

WoW 6.0 and Warlords of Draenor

The latest version of Bartender (4.6.0) is fully compatible with WoW 6.0 and Warlords of Draenor!


  • Support for all Action Bars and all related bars
    • 10 Action Bars
    • Stance Bar
    • Pet Bar
    • Bag Bar
    • Micro Menu
    • XP/Reputation Bar
  • All Bars are fully customizable (Scale, Alpha, Fade-Out settings, ...)
  • Very flexible and customizable Show/Hide driver based on Macro Conditions
  • Additional Layout and Paging settings for Action Bars
    • Page all bars based on Stance or Modifier
    • Possess Bar support
    • Custom State driver support with Macro Conditions
  • Options to hide specific elements of the buttons (Macro Text, HotKey, more could be added on demand)
  • StickyFrames support
  • Masque/ButtonFacade support!
  • Easy Hotkey Binding using KeyBound
  • Options to control the hiding of the default blizzard artwork (you might still want that to be displayed..)


Q: How do i access the Configuration?
A: You can open the configuration with the Slash Commands (/bt or /bartender) or through the Bartender4 LDB plugin.

Q: Can Bartender4 import settings from Bartender3?
A: No. Those two mods are too different to be able to import settings.

Q: Where are my keybindings? And how do i bind new keys?
A: BT3 Keybindings will not be ported over either, you have to use the new KeyBound to re-bind your keys. You can access KeyBound by its slash command (/kb) or through the button in the BT4 config. Hover a button, press key → voila!

Q: CyCircled Support? I like my button skins? :(
A: No reason to cry! There is a sparkling new skinning addon/library out there! ButtonFacade is way easier to work with as a action-bar author, and its easier to write skins for it too! Alot of cyCircled Skins have already been ported to ButtonFacade, and more are on their way! After installing ButtonFacade just use its configuration to change the skin of the BT4 buttons (/bf)

Q: How do i disable the snapping of the bars?
A: Currently, you can temporarily override the snapping by holding down the Shift Key while moving your bars, or uncheck the option in the popup when your bars are unlocked.

Feature Requests/Bug Tracker

Please submit Bugs and/or Feature Requests using the Ticket System on the WoWAce Project page or in the Bartender4 Forum Thread. Please provide as many information as possible, including your client language, the exact version you are running, how to reproduce any errors, and a stack trace, if applicable.

WoWAce Project: Bartender4 on WoWAce
Custom State Header: Info page on WoWAce
Forums: Bartender4 Forum Thread
ButtonFacade: WoWAce ButtonFacade Project



  • Fixed cooldown transparency


  • Fixed the Micro Menu for 6.1


  • Fixed rare taint caused by button glow effects


  • Fixed two Lua errors occuring in different circumstances


  • Further attempts to workaround Blizzards bug with the cooldown swipe not obeying transparency properly


  • Fixed an error when reducing the number of buttons on a bar
  • Fixed the alpha of cooldown blings on faded bars


  • Added support for Monk Stance of the Spirited Crane
  • Fixed alpha of cooldown swipes on faded bars


  • Support for WoW 6.0 and Warlords of Draenor
  • Added an option for Mouse-Over casting (automatically target the Mouse-Over unit when using the button keybinding)
  • Improved the Blizzard bar preset to have the bags in the right position

  • Fixed micro menu button layout broken in WoW 5.4.1

  • Resolved a taint error introduced with WoW 5.4.1


  • Fixed issues with the micro menu layout and positioning in pet battles/vehicles


  • Fixed the action bar in some fights with shapeshift events (ie. Prophet Tharon'ja)


  • Updated for 5.4
  • Fixed the MicroMenu disappearing in PetBattles


  • Updated for 5.3


  • Updated for 5.2


  • Fixed a Lua error related to spell flyouts


  • Fixed a Lua error when entering vehicles


  • Support for WoW 5.1, Loss Of Control Cooldowns and the works!


  • Fixed Enabling/Disabling of the Pet Bar


  • Added an option to hide the pet bars button grid (empty buttons)
  • Fixed Fadeout with Flyout actions
  • Fixed action range display when using the self-cast modifier for bar paging
  • Using spanish translation for mexican WoW clients


  • Improved handling of Override ActionBars which are not classified as vehicles (Darkmoon Faire games, and others)
  • Added a visibility option to hide the bars when an override bar is active
  • Fixed Shadowdance stance paging
  • Even more fixes for the Reputation and XP bar


  • Added a separate stance option for Shadowdance
  • Fixed Incarnation: Tree of Life paging
  • More fixes for the Reputation and XP bar


  • Fixed the reputation and XP bars
  • Removed the empty Totem Bar
  • Improved Vehicle/Possess Bar handling


  • Full support for WoW 5.0 and Mist of Pandaria
    • Support for Pet Battles (all Bartender bars are hidden when the Pet Battle UI is shown)
    • Full support for Monk stances
    • Updated all stance code for changes in 5.0
  • Support for spec-based profiles using LibDualSpec-1.0
  • Added an option to change the direction of button flyouts (eg. summon demon/pet)
  • Improved Vehicle Bar (no more missing "Leave Vehicle" button on some vehicles)
  • Improved Masque integration

  • Updated for 4.3


  • Updated for 4.2


  • Updated for 4.1


  • Fixed disappearing Micro Menu


  • Updates for the 4.0.6 patch


  • Re-Added the "Leave Vehicle" button on Button 12 of the Possess Bar
  • Added an option to toggle spells on key-down instead of key-up
  • Cosmetic and internal fixes


  • Fixed Blizzard Vehicle UI taint issues
  • Fixed alot of keybinding related problems.
  • Added an option to hide the "Equipped" border on buttons


  • Fixed right-click self casting on modifier switched bars
  • Fixed Vehicle UI button rebinding
  • Bartender will now apply the "Blizzard" preset to new profiles
  • Fixed hotkey out-of-range mode
  • The "NormalTexture" is hidden once again now (the extra border around buttons)


  • Fixed another issue with button locks
  • Fixed an issue that tainted the UI and caused shaman totem bars to break


  • Fixed the "Show Grid" option
  • Fixed spell flyout buttons
  • Convert old keybindings on Bar 1 to the new format


  • Fixed self casting
  • Fixed Show/Hide of HotKeys and Macro Names
  • Fixed Button Locking
  • Fixed keybinding shortening


  • Support for the 4.0 Cataclysm Patch!
  • Alot of internal changes for future plans
  • New "Presets" module and "Blizzard Art" bar


  • Support for the 3.3.0 Content Patch!
  • Fixed the offset of the Totem Bar Drag Handle


  • Fixed a condition that could potentially taint the Totem Bar and resulting in loss of functionality in Combat


  • Support for the 3.2.0 Content Patch, including the new Totem Bar!
  • Alot of Performance Tweaks
  • Fixes and new localizations


  • Fixed a glitch with the default vehicle UI to prevent taint from other addons.


  • Added support for Page Swapping for Shadow Dance.
  • Fixed Range Coloring and HotKey display for vehicle buttons.
  • Fixed an error in the action button code.
  • Fixed an error with the micro menu in vertical layout.


  • Update all buttons when the talent spec is changed


  • Fully updated for the 3.1.0 Content Patch!
  • Refactored Positioning system. This might cause your saved bar positions to shift slightly. This is a one time change, but it was necessary for new features to come.
  • Implemented a new "Positioning" Tab located on the options page of every individual bar.
    • Adjust the position of the bars with an absolute precision.
    • Options to center Bars both vertically and horizontally.
  • Added an option to use the default Blizzard Vehicle Art on vehicles.
  • Alot of internal refactoring of the state system and related functions.
  • Numerous fixes and enhacements.


  • Enabled the Chat Command interface, you can now use the /bt4 slash command to change various options in macros
  • Localization Updates
  • Internal tweaks and fixes


  • Fixed a bug with Click-Through not properly applying after login


  • Fixed Hotkey Range-Indicator
  • Added Click-Through Support for a number of bars


  • Fixed error in Button-Alignment with certain numbers of Rows
  • Added "Hide on Vehicles" preset to visibility options


  • Resolved "Black Button" issue with spells that require Rage/Mana/etc
  • Improved behavior of the "Leave Vehicle" button to also cancel Mind Control etc.


  • Added a Vehicle Bar with an additional "Leave Vehicle" button and the Pitch-Control buttons
  • Potential fix for the issues with Possess/Vehicle Buttons not working properly


  • Refactored ActionButton code (now using the Blizzard Template)
    • Empty Buttons are now completly click-through
    • Errors with empty buttons/wrong textures with ButtonFacade should be fixed
  • MicroMenu now uses the ButtonBar prototype, allowing full Row/Padding control
  • Added the keybindings to the Blizzard Keybinding Menu in addition to KeyBound
  • Added support for Focus-Casting
  • Added a minimap Icon to access the configuration
  • Added support for specifying the fade-out alpha within a custom conditional string
  • Fixed Hotkey on Pet and Stance Bar
  • Re-arranged alot of options
  • Fixed alot of errors with option handling


  • Added new Popup Dialog in "Unlock Mode" that allows you to quickly lock the bars again and disable snapping
  • Fixed initial starting positions of the bars, should no longer overlap. If they still do in rare cases, just move them ;)


  • Fixed bugs with switching profiles
  • Fixed a bug that caused the visibility to not properly refresh when unlocking/locking bars


  • First public release for Patch 3.0


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  • #5481

    I'm having 2 issues.

    1. On some toons my request flight point stop button works and on other toons it doesn't. I can't figure out why as everyone has the vehicle bar enabled. Any ideas?

    2. Recently when I use my Garrison ability button, it doesn't work. I pull it onto bartender, I don't leave it in the deault button. EX: click the mechoshredder in gorgorond and I hop in but then I can't do anything else, nothing happens when I click on the buttons.

    TY in advance for any ideas to solve these issues!

    EDIT: The exit vehicle/request stop is highlighted when clicked, it just doesn't obey:/

    Last edited by MeetPixy on 3/26/2015 11:52:10 AM
  • #5480


    I downloaded Bartender a month or so ago and everything was working fine. Up until something wierd started happening.

    Whenever I track a Reputation the default Blizz bar at the bottom of the screen pops up. Now in the Bartender settings i have disabled this. But whenever I track a reputation is still pops up. Now this never did this before. It only started happening recently.

    Anyone got any ideas as its really annoying.


  • #5479

    any chance that one day we'll see the pet battle bars included in this addon? that would be lovely! =) LOVE the addon btw, had it for years and plan to keep it for many more

  • #5477

    Where is the button in the minimap of Bartender? I can't change my bars! 

  • #5474

    Getting a LUA error this morning after rolling restarts (March 10, 2015), which seems weird...

    Anyone else?

  • #5476
    Quote from fleamo »

    Getting a LUA error this morning after rolling restarts (March 10, 2015), which seems weird...

    Anyone else?

    Yes, I saw this on my druid this morning.  Very bothersome, happens after every time I loot an object or close some other frame on the screen.  If this is happening on my main, it will likely mean no raiding until it's fixed...

  • #5478

    For what it's worth, I came back later in the day and this glitch had resolved itself.  It has not repeated for me.

  • #5472

    Since the update (6.1) when I mouse over an ability, the tooltip doesn't show up anymore, just the name of the spell.


    Is this a bug or did I click something I didn't know?

    ( I have Button Tool Tip Enabled )

    Last edited by Codyrogmack on 3/9/2015 10:06:49 AM
  • #5473

    Do you have "Enhanced Tooltips" enabled in the settings? It's under Interface -> Help.

  • #5471

    Sorry if this have been asked before.

    This new flightpoint-abort button that came with 6.1 doesn't seem to show up anywhere in Bartender. Am I missing a setting, or is it something that may be implemented at some point?

    EDIT: I found out what was wrong. My Vehicle Bar was nowhere to be found. Fixed now. :)

    Last edited by DarkLimpan on 3/10/2015 7:12:17 PM
  • #5475

    it should be where your "vehicle" dismount is, that is where mine shows.  Find someone with a mount that they can give you a ride with... it should be in the same spot.

  • #5469

    Is anyone else having issues regarding using quest/vehicule items with Bartender? I didn't have any problems until I updated the addon. When I use my usual keybinding for Bartender, it won't let me use items when it switches to a vehicule ui or whatever you call it. But it's selective over which ones I can and cannot use. For example, I can do the cannon and ring toss at the DMF. However, I have to mouse click the action button when playing the shooting game or doing quests (like when you have to bomb things in Hellfire Pen). Is there some simple solution here that I'm just being stupid and overlooking, or has anyone else been having the same issues?

  • #5465

    I posted this to the WowAce forums but I thought it a good idea to post here too. 

    I have recently returned to playing WOW and found that when I turn off the blizard art that the black bar behind it remains.  Is there another setting I need to change to remove that?

  • #5467
    Quote from warderbrad »

    I posted this to the WowAce forums but I thought it a good idea to post here too. 

    I have recently returned to playing WOW and found that when I turn off the blizard art that the black bar behind it remains.  Is there another setting I need to change to remove that?

    Wow you are seriously dumb. CHECK THE ADDON SETTINGS!

  • #5470

    Really helpful answer there..

    @warderbrad: You need to untick "Use Blizzard vehicle UI" under the general bar settings tab. I know it wasn't at all obvious to me either.

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