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  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 18,600,675 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/16/2014
  • Created 09/14/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
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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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  • #981
    I have a great idea (maybe great is it) suggested to you. (First of all, excuse me for my poor English. And also, as some other reasons, I havn't played WoW in version 3.1 yet, so that I don't know whether you have already provided such functions in the latest version that I suggest below. If you have, just ignore what I say, as maybe these functions do be demanded by various addon users.)
    As we know, Bartender has several ways to switch a actionbar amoung the system actionbars (pages).
    One way is to switch pages while posses or forms switching. Eg, while I switch to Moonkin form, the premier actionbar switches to page 1 (with most of my damage dealing spells in), and the secondary actionbar switches to page 2 (with most of my healing spells in); And while I switch to Tree of Life form, the premier actionbar switches to page 2, and the secondary actionbar switches to page 1.
    An other way is to switch pages while holding modifier keys, such as Alt, Ctrl or Shift keys. Eg, I hold Ctrl key to switch the premier actionbar to page 1 (to cast damage dealing spells) and the secondary actionbar to page 2 (overriding any posses or forms swithing); And I hold Alt key to switch the premier actionbar to page 2 (to cast healing spells) and the secondary actionbar to page 1.
    They two ways above to switch actionbars are working correctly in current version of Bartender. But there is still a way out of them. That is to switch pages while pressing Shift+1 to Shift+6 (Blizzard's original ways). In the addon options, it's called "Actionbar Paging" in "State Configuration".
    So there comes the problem. With the first two ways above, we can simply switch any of the six actionbars to any custom pages. Eg, I can switch the secondary actionbar from page 2 to page 1 while the premier actionbar from page 1 to page 2.
    However, the third way to switch pages can only work with the main or premier actionbar, and doesn't work with the others of the extended actionbars, including the secondary actionbar. Eg, when I press Shift+2, both the premier actionbar and the secondary actionbar switch to page 2. I cannot make these work, that when I press Shift+2, the premier actionbar switches to page 2 and the secondary actionbar switch to page 1; Also, when I press Shift+1, the premier actionbar switches to page 1 and the secondary actionbar switch to page 2.
    This problem is so important for me. When I play druid, I can keep both the premier actionbar and the secondary actionbar enduringly in some kind of switching states (eg, the premier actionbar to page 2 and the secondary actionbar to page 1) with forms switching. However when I play holy priest, it's not possible to work with posses or forms switching.
    So I wish you to expand the function "Actionbar Paging" in "State Configuration". Not only switching to page 1 with Shift+1, to page 2 with Shift+2, etc, but also switching to any custom pages while press Shift+1 to Shift+6.
    Thank you, and to your wonderful working on Bartender.
  • #978
    i would like if there were some screenshots of this addon...i useually look the other way if there isnt a screenshot...i like to see what im going to be getting myself into...
  • #982
    I can get you a screen shot of my layout but one of the things about Bartender is that it allows for so much cusomization that what you see in a screen shot may not be what you would want even though what you want is possible. Bartender allows for the control of the number of buttons on a bar, the number of rows they show in, the size of the buttons, the placement of the buttons and much more. My suggestion would be to download the addon and disable all other addons while you configure bartender. This will give you an unfettered test, then restart the rest of your addons moving things into their final place. If you have problems you may post here and people will try and help or you can go to one of the main cities and ask in trade if someone uses Bartender that can help you.
  • #976
    Im having a lot of problems on the flame leviathan encounter with or without the Blizz vehicle interface

    Mostly on the demolisher if Im the passenger ... when im being catapulted to the flame leviathan, I cant find the Jump down button
    Sometimes the whole blizz interface disappears or if I use the bartender buttons they doesnt change to the vehicles buttons
  • #977
    Having the same issue
  • #979
    I was having the same problem with Oculus before - I'm not in-game right now, so I don't know exactly what it is, but the solution is to bring up the Bartender options, click Bar 1, Click the Visibility tab (I think), and somewhere there's some option involving states of some kind. After I checked that option, Bar 1 would switch to the vehicle bar like normal.
  • #1001
    I have a similar problem.
    When on my trader mount I cannot make the traders leave and I cannot get "out of the vehicle". I have to cast a spell to "dismount".
    This happens with and without the "enable Blizz vehicle bar" enabled.
  • #974
    Just wanna say that I absolutely love this addon, helps alot instead of having your action bars extend from lower left corner to upper right =S this is much better!

    HOWEVER...Ive had this addon for about a week now, and I've stumbled over a small thing that you might want to add!

    I was questing on an alt, and I recieved a key that I need to click to get a quest(one of the 'this item begins a quest' things). So ok no prob I go down to right click it...but...WAIT...there is no Keyring button!! =OOO


    Thx for reading! hope this is fixed ^^

  • #975
    Bag Bar and then at the bottom activate Keyring under Button Lock
  • #1017
    Ah...I see lol *dumb* thank you =P
  • #973
    So, love most of it, but there are a few things I'd like to see:
    - All the dual spec stuff people have been mentioning.
    - Maybe the option to break up bars? Right now I need all 10 bars to encompass all my spells, including state changes to other stances or forms. This is because in my layout a fews bars are squished to only a few buttons so they fit where I want them, and the extra buttons are therefore inexcessible.
    - Most of all, a layer option, or level option, or whatever you want to call it. Something, probably a simple slider, that controls whether the bar is displayed on top of or below other UI elements. In my case I want the EXP bar to be below my actionbars, as it currently displays above them.
  • #971
    Don't know if this is a glitch or how it's supposed to be, but when I switch to tree form my main action bar doesn't change :( anything I can do to fix this?
  • #970
    Help Please :) I spent a lot of time setting up the bars for my toons on my main account. Then on my alt account, i can't import those profiles. How can i get the data from one wow account into the other? So the profiles on my main account can be imported to my alt account?
  • #972
    i do not think blizzard supports that. you might try to copy the saved variable from the WTF folder on your main account over to the other. that might work, but i cannot guarantee it.
  • #968
    I ran into a problem where my bags are now covering the bars. they used to adjust so they were beside them. Is there a solution to this?
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