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  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 18,594,033 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/16/2014
  • Created 09/14/2008
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  • Newest File: 4.6.2
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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 an error when reducing the number of buttons on a bar
  • Fixed the alpha of cooldown blings on faded bars
  • NOTE: If you're still seeing the cooldown swipe or the cooldown bling on faded bars, make sure cooldown addons like OmniCC are not interfering.


  • 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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  • #5303

    a workaround for the "bar 1,7&8 are the same" - issue i just use extra bar 9 and 10 instead and disable bar 1 7 & 8, this might not be a solution for people using more than 6 action bars but it should suffice for most people.

    If the stance bar is greyed out it means you arent currently on a class that has stances (hunters dont have stances anymore for example)

  • #5302

    Since WoD Pre-Patch I'm noticing that Bartender frequently will change/reset some bars. Is anyone else experiencing this?  I tried to download any updates but no changes since Patch day. Frequently I'll log in to the game and my bars will be completely changed around or missing altogether.

  • #5301

    I've been disabling addons that are either not updated or I no longer want/need. Even disabled Bartender, since I'm not seeing my bars anyway. Doing so resulted in... still no bars. After further addon disabling, I found that disabling Masque allowed for my bars to show up again. Haven't tried to re-enable Bartender though. Unsure if I will or not, since I'm not in real need of so many bars anymore.

  • #5300

    Why is the " Stance Bar " Greyed out in the options ? i really miss that

  • #5299

    When opening the map (I have the map size maxed, so not the smaller one with the quest log on the side), the cooldown swipe disappears and the icon of my abilities shows as if there is no cooldown. Dragging the ability out and back in turns the cooldown swiper back on, but opening the map again makes the ability show as if there's no cooldown again.

  • #5296

    Hi there,
    i noticed, that if u get silenced (or other CC) the cooldown-animation is RED now (l know, its the same animation blizzard ueses if u activate CC-warning):

    Could u pls insert an option to deactivate the red animation? I like the normal one in CC.

    And another thing:
    There is a bug if u use a CD from a hidden bar:

  • #5298
    • NOTE: If you're still seeing the cooldown swipe or the cooldown bling on faded bars, make sure cooldown addons like OmniCC are not interfering.
    • You can disable the swipe animation in omnicc to fix the problem
    Last edited by robertito54321 on 10/20/2014 10:21:21 AM
  • #5297

    I have the same problem as you. The only workaround I found was using the "always hide" option.

    ElvUI has the same issue. 

  • #5289

    could you please add sone screebshots for understanding what is it?

  • #5290

    I think I have the same problem as Cruciarius81. On patch day, I just ticked 'load outdated addons' and bartender then loaded normally.

    I've now updated all addons to their latest versions (including bartender4) and I have no bars showing at all. When opening the Bartender settings, I also have no bars showing under the 'Bars' category (as you can see on the screenshot - underneath the addon window is normally where I have my action bars).

    No bars

  • #5288

    I'm still not seeing my bars. They aren't faded/transparent. They just aren't showing up. Yes I have the latest update.

  • #5291

    I'ts probably pagination. Make sure you check that tab out. its been fairly buggy for me since 6.0.2.

  • #5292

    Not sure where/what pagination is. I've tried looking through the preferences of Bartender, but even the enable/disable check box seems to do nothing, other than give me an error popup.

  • #5287

    Hi there, long time user of your addon here!

    Love and appreciate all the work you do so I am sorry to bring this bug to light for you!

    The scenario: I have setup my "Ox" stance to be bar 1, my "Serpent" to be bar 1 and my "Crane" to be bar 9. This all works fine. The two bar 1 settings dont conflict because the bars change when I change spec ofcourse.

    The problem: However, I can change specs as many times as I like, once I have this set up, and it works perfect. But if I /reload or enter a loading screen, the pagination on Mistweaver no longer works. "Crane" and "Serpent" just use the same bar and I have to go back into the options (which still says "Crane" should use bar 9) click the dropdown, select bar 9 and then it resumes paging properly.

    This is a new stance for mistweavers so maybe there is some problem here with that, care to advise? 

    TL;DR: Pagination for the new stance "Stance of the Spirited Crane" works but doesn't save between loadstates.

  • #5284

    Somehow the stance ar on my hunter doesn't show up since last Patch. In the config the stance bar is grayed out. Any hints or bideas ?

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