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  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 24,230,007 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/24/2015
  • Created 09/14/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 4.6.11
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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



  • Maintenance release with minor fixes and updated translations


  • Fixed a few cooldown-related glitches caused by 6.2
  • Fixed auto-assist casting with druid Wild Charge in cat and bear form


  • Updated for WoW 6.2


  • 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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  • #4616

    this addon blocks glyph&talent changing (asks to disable bartender4 and then try again)

    can u fix it finally ? thx

  • #4614

    One minor flaw I do see with Bartender. Is its alignment code for druids. In that it assumes especially for me (because I have the tree glyph) .. that I have 6 stances in total. Which I do in Resto. Though only 5 in Guardian. However, the centering code offsets the stance bar when swapping to Guardian. Would love a fix that would not assume Guardian has 6 stances. So that the bar centers properly. Thank you.

  • #4612


    Used to use Dominos up until a few days ago. Biggest reason for the swap. Is that Bartender plays nicer with other add-ons (ex. LunarSphere). Dominos current code forcibly blocks LS from its functions (ex bars). While Bartender does not. I am a huge believer that a add-on should not interfer with other add-ons. And the way Dominos is currently coded it plays very aggressive in how it hides stuff. So its nice to have an add-on that does what it needs to. While not interfering with the functionality of another add-on.

    Some questions though:

    * Dominos had a cast bar frame, does Bartender?

    * Right click cast set to "none" in Dominos did just that. Right click cast set to "none" in Bartender, seems to still heal the target and not self. I do use Clique. Though, Dominos and Clique seemed to never clash in this way. Is this possibly whats happening with Bartender, a clash? (will have to check as well)

    * A silly cosmetic thought. Dominos allowed gloss to be applied to empty buttons. Seems Bartender does not gloss over empty buttons. Can it be made to do so? Not a huge deal just sort of like the glossy look.

  • #4606

    I love this add on, but the amount of bars a person can put on there screen is overwhelming. What I would love too see is a tabbed bar, like the stance bar  so you can switch your action bars too food, mounts, spells etc type thing lol so instead on 6 bars all over the screen, I can have them all layered in one spot and tabbed.

  • #4613

    Use LunarSphere along with Bartender for all of that. I have used LS for the longest as my "everything else thats needed, but doesn't need to be all over" add-on.

    I use 6 LS pop-out action bars.

    1 - professions/skills

    2 - food/drink/bandage

    3 - buffs

    4 - character pets (mostly for demo lock and shammy)

    5 - pots/flasks

    6 - mounts/hearth

  • #4604

    Hello there!

    I have some questions about using and understanding this addon...

    What is Extra Action Bar and Vechicle Bar bars? I mean... I didnt saw any bars in that places by Blizzard default interface like Bartender draws without changing settings... If I'll turn it off will I turn off something useful?

  • #4602

    Is it possible to fix Bartender so it doesn't try to prevent you from changing talents and glyphs pretty much all the time?

  • #4609

    That's not actually a Bartender bug at all, it's a bug with Blizzard's UI. Many times, when you try to change glyphs (and talents now) since they changed the glyph frame at like... the beginning of Cata or something... you'll instead get an error blaming a random addon tainting the frame (which almost nothing does). I believe I've read the problem even happens with no addons, but presumably it doesn't blame an addon in that case. Just do /reloadui and you'll be able to change whatever you need.

  • #4611

    No, actually this is apparently an easy fix.

    Sometimes reloading your UI constantly is detrimental - it slows down raids because people wait on you to reload your UI two to three times to change both a talent and a glyph, if you're running a lootsystem via EPGP it will flush out standby lists every time. It's basically just a headache.

    Please see for more details.

  • #4601

    The micro menu disappears when I go into pet battles. I've tried all the options I can think of, including "Use Blizzard Vehicle UI" and I made sure none of the hide options were checked under Micro Menu. 

  • #4600

    So apparently reloading your UI while in the arena preparation area will clear your bars off all spells and buttons on your bars, but when you get out they're all back like nothing happened... This has cost me 2 arenas.

  • #4617

    You could try typing /bartender. Bringing that up, click "lock" then "unlock". Not sure this will work for Bartender. Though I've had issues with Shadowed Unit Frames and Dominos doing this. And just doing that for them worked. So maybe it'll do the same for Bartender.

  • #4599

    The WowAce forum won't let me log in, so I have to post here.  Keybindings aren't sticking between logins.  It's only doing this on bars 2 and 3 (I only have keybindings on bars 1-3 anyway).  I can change them, and they're fine for that session, but if I log out or change characters, those 2 bars reset.

  • #4598

    My focus cast modifier seems to be messed up because of Bartender. I've tried so many variations of settings to resolve the issue to no avail. I have to make macros for everything I want to focus cast now.

  • #4597

    I wondered if it posible to move the bar that shows how hatred you are in Shadopan monestry, or how petrified you are at the stoneguardians, or how long you have survived between the panda's and the fireworks (GL daily).

    It's always at the place where i have my pet's healthbar and i rather move something thats only shown temporairly than my permanent hp-bars.

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