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  • World of Warcraft
  • 146,100 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 16,673,355 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/30/2013
  • Created 09/14/2008
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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 5.0 and Mist of Pandaria

Since version 4.5.0, Bartender4 is fully compatible with WoW 5.0 and Mists of Pandaria. Note however that this version is no longer compatible with WoW 4.3/Cataclysm.


  • 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 /bar) 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 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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  • #5065
    Quote from jcvextcurse2 »

    any chance of adding a option to remove the SHOP or BUY button from 5.4.2


    its hideousness outrages me

    I agree.  I don't want to hide the entire mini-bar as I use the buttons on it, but I have no use for the shop button at all.

  • #5061
    Remove Blizzard Art from Pet Battles

    Is it possible to remove Blizzard art from the Pet Battles frame?

  • #5060

    Any chance of fixing Bartender4 to work with 5.4.1? I even reinstalled the game and redownloaded the addon and am still getting the error "Bartender4 has been blocked from an action only available to the Blizzard UI. You can disable this addon and reload the UI" {Disable} {Ignore}" And I'm only running two addons, Bartender and TomTom, that's it.

  • #5059

    Wicked addon but can u add something for Shaman Totem's, I have to disable FloTotem Bar to use this.

  • #5057

    Having compatibility issues with my Razor Naga mouse. Every time I log on a toon I get the warnig about BT not being compatible.

  • #5053
    Micro bar question


    I'm having problems trying to apply the Masque skin on the micro bar itself. I have no problems with the action bars. I clicked on Masque -> Micro bar -> Select the look I want, ensured the disable box is not ticked. But nothing happens, it still looks like the default blizz bar.

    Please advise, thanks!

    Last edited by bobwwjwow on 11/20/2013 9:35:16 AM
  • #5052

    Hello. Thanks for the addon I've been a long time fan.

    So I have remapped my bindings in excel and finally came up with the best setup I can. I have Ctrl and Shift bound to my mouse.

    Bar 1 and 2 pages to other bars if I hold down Ctrl or if I hold down Shift. This is great and what I want. I would also like to page to other bars if I hold both Ctrl and Shift at the same time. Is there a way to do this? I assume there is via the custom conditions but have no idea how to use them.

    Thanks in advance.

  • #5054

    I figured it out. Use custom condition.

    [mod:shift,mod:ctrl] 7;
    [mod:shift] 3;
    [mod:ctrl] 1;

    Is what mine currently looks like (sample code for anyone who is also wondering how to get a similar setup).

    Goodluck. Thanks again for bartender 4 :D

  • #5051

    So i have a warlock and i wounder if u like hardcoded the petbar or some?
    I can't move Threatening Presence to the pet bar or remove any pet spell
    If i do it still say the spell that was there by default and after a reload its back to default, i know ppl that are not using bartender that can, i also now blizz had an issue with this like a year ago but it was fixed but i would like to turn my threat off for the pet so question is is it your bar thats screwing me or blizzard?

  • #5050

    Is it normal that you can't really rearrange pet bar abilities? It just seems to revert to original sorting either immediately or shortly after

  • #5049

    protected function "OverrideActionBarButton4:Show()".
    !BugGrabber-r198-release\BugGrabber.lua:552: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:552>
    <in C code>
    FrameXML\ActionButton.lua:268: in function "ActionButton_Update"
    FrameXML\ActionButton.lua:523: in function "ActionButton_OnEvent"
    FrameXML\ActionButton.lua:124: in function <FrameXML\ActionButton.lua:117>



    Keep getting this LUA....42 times in one fight?

  • #5048

    i was too lazy to look through all the comments and make sure no one else was having this problem but im having issues when i switch forms (druid). i use 8 bars, 1-6 for actions and proffessions and the other 2 for vehicles and mounts. everytime i try to put a spell on a bar for my shapeshifted form, it shows up on bar 7 or 8. is anyone else having this issue? or has this been discussed before?


  • #5058

    Blizzard uses Bars 7 and up for the various stances/forms/stealth. For druids, one bar is used for each of the different forms that have abilities associated to them (cat, bear, tree) and one bar is used for when you are prowling in cat form. Good luck with finding an action bar that isn't in use.

  • #5039

    I was wondering, is there anyway to move the PowerBarAlt (I believe that's what it might be) using Bartender? I don't mean the button you press for actions. But more so the bar that pops up when in townlong steppes to show your rage meter when you're doing the totem quest, the meter that shows up usually when you have to kill 100 of something or the shadowpan fireworks trial, also the meter for how many achaeology pieces you have left, etc or I believe during cata it was the sound meter for Atramedes. I have been unable to find a way to move it in settings, nor have I seen a bar option for it (perhaps I'm missing something?) but the way I have my bars set up they cover it up making me unable to see it at all, even when unlocking all my bars it does not have the same green square around it like the others nor have I been able to make it appear (to move it) unless i'm doing a quest that uses it. I could really use some help in this.

    Edit: For references I'm adding some links to images to show my issue since I was recently able to screenshot them

    Meter blocked by my abilities:

    Digsite Bar completely blocked:

    Meter location would force me to have a giant gap inbetween everything I have:


    Last edited by Aracnel on 11/6/2013 1:01:22 AM
  • #5044

    Get CustomPlayerPowerBarAlt .

    Fully customizeable and options on ur interface/addons tab.

    PS. Used since Atramedes :)

    Last edited by Whirleen on 11/12/2013 12:58:52 PM
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