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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 17,163,666 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/30/2013
  • Created 09/14/2008
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Support development! **

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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  • #5087

    nvm got it to work when i installed from the client itself. when trying to install via curse website it does not work.

  • #5085

    when i hover the button, it didnt work for me. i cant set key binding up.

  • #5084
    Error on Focus

    This error shows up now and again when I set focus on a target. Have to exit WoW and start again for focus to work. Can you see if it's a bug or me screwing up?
    Date: 2014-02-28 23:40:10 ID: 1 Error occured in: AddOn: Bartender4 Count: 1 Message: Error: AddOn Bartender4 attempted to call a forbidden function (FocusUnit()) from a tainted execution path. Debug:    [C]: FocusUnit()    ..\FrameXML\UnitPopup.lua:1692: func()    ..\FrameXML\UIDropDownMenu.lua:730: UIDropDownMenuButton_OnClick()    [string "*:OnClick"]:1:       [string "*:OnClick"]:1 Locals: None AddOns:   Swatter, v4.4.1 (<%codename%>)   NPCScan, v5.4.2.6   AskMrRobot, v1.2.8.0   AucAdvanced, v5.19.5445 (QuiescentQuoll)   AucFilterBasic, v5.19.5445 (QuiescentQuoll)   AucFilterOutlier, v5.19.5445.5437(5.19/embedded)   AucMatchUndercut, v5.19.5445.5364(5.19/embedded)   AucStatHistogram, v5.19.5445 (QuiescentQuoll)   AucStatiLevel, v5.19.5445 (QuiescentQuoll)   AucStatPurchased, v5.19.5445 (QuiescentQuoll)   AucStatSales, v5.19.5445.5376(5.19/embedded)   AucStatSimple, v5.19.5445 (QuiescentQuoll)   AucStatStdDev, v5.19.5445 (QuiescentQuoll)   AucStatWOWEcon, v5.19.5445.5323(5.19/embedded)   AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.19.5445.5347(5.19/embedded)   AucUtilAppraiser, v5.19.5445.5438(5.19/embedded)   AucUtilAskPrice, v5.19.5445.5347(5.19/embedded)   AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.19.5445.5443(5.19/embedded)   AucUtilCompactUI, v5.19.5445.5444(5.19/embedded)   AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.19.5445.5427(5.19/embedded)   AucUtilFixAH, v5.19.5445 (QuiescentQuoll)   AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.19.5445.5417(5.19/embedded)   AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.19.5445.5444(5.19/embedded)   AucUtilScanButton, v5.19.5445.5403(5.19/embedded)   AucUtilScanFinish, v5.19.5445.5347(5.19/embedded)   AucUtilScanProgress, v5.19.5445.4979(5.19/embedded)   AucUtilScanStart, v5.19.5445.5347(5.19/embedded)   AucUtilSearchUI, v5.19.5445.5373(5.19/embedded)   AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.19.5445.5415(5.19/embedded)   AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.19.5445.4828(5.19/embedded)   Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.332(/embedded)   Bartender4, v4.5.13.2   BeanCounter, v5.19.5445 (QuiescentQuoll)   BittensSpellFlashDK, v50400.4.0   BittensSpellFlashKeyBindings, v50400.1.1   BittensSpellFlashLibrary, v50400.4.1   BittensUtils, v50400.1.1   Configator, v5.1.DEV.359(/embedded)   Coordinates, v1.13   DBMCore, v   DBMStatusBarTimers, v   DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.337(/embedded)   Enchantrix, v5.19.5445 (QuiescentQuoll)   EnchantrixBarker, v5.19.5445 (QuiescentQuoll)   epgp, v5.9.21   epgplootmaster, v0.6.39   epgplootmasterml, v0.6.39   Gatherer, v4.4.1   GTFO, v4.29   Informant, v5.19.5445 (QuiescentQuoll)   LibExtraTip, v5.12.DEV.355(/embedded)   LibSharedMedia30, v3.0-81   OpenRaid, v2.0.1   oRA3, v   Parrot, vv1.11.4   Recount, v   SexyMap, v2.4.15   SmartRes2, vRelease 2.6.3   SpellFlash, v6.10   SpellFlashCore, v2.0.4   Stubby, v5.19.5445 (QuiescentQuoll)   SunnArt, v3.68   TipHelper, v5.12.DEV.351(/embedded)   BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v5.4.7.50400 <eu>   (ck=955)


  • #5083

    I had a bit of a problem here... you see... i have a addon that shows the cooldown in seconds/minutes instead... but when I downloaded bartender again, it showed ANOTHER cooldown on top of this one... So i got... two?...

    [Sorry for small picture but it's my heartstone showing the cooldown in white and yellow]

    Anyone know how to remove this white timer?


  • #5082

    Here is a link to a video I made on how to use bartender (quick version)

    Last edited by rickfred32 on 2/23/2014 9:15:59 AM
  • #5081

    Is this project abandoned ? Would love to see some update :(

  • #5080

    do this work for molten-wow 4.3.4?

  • #5079

    Can I use this add-on to custom create a moveable bar of 4 or 5 items that I can place on the screen where it's more easily viewable thn the bottom of the screen??

  • #5078

    I love this addon but I now know it is causing me to disconnect when changing characters. When its disables i can switch toons no issue, when I reenable I disconnect evertime I try to log a different toon.

    Its seems to happen after I've done my first character specific keybind.

  • #5076

    I've got a question hopefully somebody will know the answer to.

    I am using the basic SpartanUI addon, but my bars will not lock. When I tried locking them via BT4's preferences I got the error message "unable to lock bars while using the SpartanUI default profile. Please select another profile". Unfortunately I cannot figure out what other profile there is for the basic SpartanUI addon, and thus cannot see a way to lock my action bars via BT4.

    Does anybody else know a good workaround for this?

  • #5075

    I am hoping someone can help me. I have used Bartender for some time. However I am trying a druid class now and I can not figure out how to make the abilites in the bars change based on my stance. For example if on bar ! I have keybound to 2,3,4 how can I make it that pressing 2,3,4 will cast say Wrath, Moonfire, and Rejuve while not in cat form and different abilites when I am in cat form without using a modifier such as shit, alt or cntrl.  I am obviously not very knowledgeable about this. I do see the state configuration tab but so far I have had no luck.  I hope someone will be able to exlpain this too me.

    Thanks, Wes

  • #5077

    Use the paging feature. Set on bar 1 to page to bar 4 (or whatever) when in cat form and page to bar 6 in bear.

  • #5072

    I'm getting a lot of errors like this


    2x [ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED] AddOn "Bartender4" tried to call the protected function "MultiBarLeft:Hide()".
    !BugGrabber-r198-release\BugGrabber.lua:552: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:552>
    <in C code>
    FrameXML\MultiActionBars.lua:63: in function "MultiActionBar_Update"
    FrameXML\ActionBarController.lua:153: in function "ValidateActionBarTransition"
    FrameXML\ActionBarController.lua:120: in function "ActionBarController_UpdateAll"
    FrameXML\ActionBarController.lua:53: in function <FrameXML\ActionBarController.lua:42>


  • #5073

    If you go to the original website it looks like there is an Alpha version available. I am using it with no problems, but that doesn't mean much. :P

  • #5074

    I'm using and still having the same problems.

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