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  • 389,130 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.3
  • 24,776,052 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/17/2015
  • Created 09/14/2008
  • 19,028 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 4.6.12
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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 behavior of custom fade visibility conditions
  • Fixed size of the stance bar after losing/gaining stances


  • 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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  • #5559

    Hi. Is there any way with this addon, to make so when I hold down my Mouse Button 5 key, it will act as if I holding down my Shift key.Thanks :)

  • #5555
    Keybinds & Pofiles

    Making a different comment because this is a different issue.

    Expected behaviour:
    BT4 Keybinds changing when I change the BT4 profile, and changing back when I change the profile back.
    + maybe add the option to copy keybind-profiles between BT4-profiles.

    Current behaviour:
    Keybinds are not saved per profile. If I change my keybinds under Game Menu > Keybinds > Baretender4 ... Keybinds change for all BT4 profiles.

    Can this be added in pelase?

    My other comment is WAY nmore important <3

  • #5557

    Made an Official Ticket for this one too.

    Last edited by TripleEYE on 8/30/2015 3:46:23 PM
  • #5554
    Bartender4 & PetOverlay

    TL;DR: 1. Thank you 2. I offer many options to solve my issue, but the simplest one would probably be to add an extra PetBar#2 to BT4


    I love BT4 and of course(!) I've been using it since before it was 4 :)
    So first off: Thank You! ^_^

    I'd like to know if you've ever checked compatability with the addon PetOverlay, and/or if you'd mind please checking+adding compatability to it?

    Or....... Is there's any chance you can just add this functionality to Bartender4 itself maybe yes please maybe pretty please with a cherryontopandallthatjazz? <3

    I would assume that you could fulfill such a functionality either by adding the macro options PetOverlay offers, or by somehow managing to make it possible to Drag&Drop spells from the Pet Spellbook onto BT4 bars (and make them glow accordingly just as they would on the built-in limited petbar).

    If it's not clear by now - my purpose is to make a longer-than-normal pet bar that'll allow me to put all of the hunter pet spells I get on level 100 on the bar (and I'm not the only one desperately looking for this). Really, even just an extra pet-bar#2 would do the trick.

    Sorry for the wall of text :(
    Just trying to get my point across while still giving plenty of options for my wishes to come true <3

    Thanks for readin, 

  • #5556

    Made an official ticket

  • #5553

    When I press a hotkey, Bartender will select a nearby target and do the targeting , how can I disable this?

  • #5552

    1766x C stack overflow
    [C]: ?
    [C]: ?
    FrameXML\RestrictedFrames.lua:604: in function <FrameXML\RestrictedFrames.lua:603>
    FrameXML\RestrictedFrames.lua:742: in function `CallMethod'
    [string "        self:RunAttribute("UpdateState", message)..."]:2: in function <[string "        self:RunAttribute("UpdateState", message)..."]:1>
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    FrameXML\RestrictedExecution.lua:441: in function <FrameXML\RestrictedExecution.lua:412>
    FrameXML\RestrictedFrames.lua:694: in function <FrameXML\RestrictedFrames.lua:673>
    FrameXML\RestrictedFrames.lua:710: in function `ChildUpdate'
    [string "        if newstate == "possess" or newstate == "..."]:17: in function <[string "        if newstate == "possess" or newstate == "..."]:1>
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    [C]: in function `SetAttribute'
    FrameXML\SecureStateDriver.lua:114: in function <FrameXML\SecureStateDriver.lua:95>
    FrameXML\SecureStateDriver.lua:164: in function <FrameXML\SecureStateDriver.lua:146>
    [C]: in function `SetAttribute'
    FrameXML\SecureStateDriver.lua:11: in function <FrameXML\SecureStateDriver.lua:8>
    (tail call): ?
    Bartender4\StateBar.lua:223: in function `UpdateStates'
    Bartender4\StateBar.lua:66: in function `OnEvent'
    Bartender4\ActionBar.lua:55: in function <Bartender4\ActionBar.lua:41>


    fix ploease


  • #5551
    Re: Bartender4 bug out

    Hi I have been having issues since HFC dropped. I can not see all my ten bars on my screen. The ones that I can not see are 8 6 4 and  7, I have these enabled an moved to where i want them on my screen but once I hit lock they disapeer.  They have alpha at 100% so that's not the reasons why. I do use lui v3 and prior to HFC patch drop I had no issues in all bars being seen. I have no idea how to fix this and it becomming quite frustrating to play. i have friends who are having the same problems whom do not use lui v3 or any lui add on.

  • #5550

    I just installed the most up to date version.  When I go into WOW and type "/bartender"

    The original blizard bars wont leave. The menu stuff doesnt transfer over to the menubar provided by bartender.  I can get all 10 bars and others stuff. But the original blizzard bars wont leave.

  • #5548
    Re: Bartender4 Bug

    I just downloaded the update for bartender4 and now when i log in on any toon all my bars are completely gone. When i open bartender 4 the bars are not even listed....

  • #5547
    Re: Bartender4 - Bug report

    Every time I zone, or bring up the map, I get this error message.  It gets annoying to click it away every minute or so.

    Message: Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\MicroMenu.lua:137: attempt to call method 'ClearSetPoint' (a nil value)
    Time: 08/04/15 13:02:17
    Count: 4
    Stack: Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\MicroMenu.lua:137: in function `UpdateButtonLayout'
    Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\MicroMenu.lua:106: in function <Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\MicroMenu.lua:102>
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: in function `UpdateMicroButtons'
    Interface\FrameXML\MainMenuBarMicroButtons.lua:262: in function <Interface\FrameXML\MainMenuBarMicroButtons.lua:249>

    Locals: self = BT4BarMicroMenu {
    0 = <userdata>
    WrapScript = <function> defined @Interface\FrameXML\SecureHandlers.lua:704
    buttons = <table> {
    id = "MicroMenu"
    hidedriver = <table> {
    UnwrapScript = <function> defined @Interface\FrameXML\SecureHandlers.lua:710
    config = <table> {
    name = "Micro Menu"
    anchors = <table> {
    elapsed = 0
    overlay = BT4BarMicroMenuOverlay {
    SetFrameRef = <function> defined @Interface\FrameXML\SecureHandlers.lua:715
    Execute = <function> defined @Interface\FrameXML\SecureHandlers.lua:699
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = HelpMicroButton {
    0 = <userdata>
    newbieText = "Access the Online Knowledge Base or speak to a Game Master (GM) about a problem you are having. "
    tooltipText = "Customer Support"
    Flash = HelpMicroButtonFlash {
    (*temporary) = "TOPLEFT"
    (*temporary) = StoreMicroButton {
    0 = <userdata>
    tooltipText = "Shop"
    ClearSetPoint = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\Bar.lua:544
    Flash = StoreMicroButtonFlash {
    (*temporary) = "TOPRIGHT"
    (*temporary) = -2
    (*temporary) = 0
    (*temporary) = "attempt to call method 'ClearSetPoint' (a nil value)"
    ButtonBar = <table> {
    SetHideHotkey = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\ButtonBar.lua:128
    GetPadding = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\ButtonBar.lua:82
    BT4BarType = "ButtonBar"
    GetZoom = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\ButtonBar.lua:108
    GetVGrowth = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\ButtonBar.lua:166
    SetClickThrough = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\ButtonBar.lua:172
    ApplyConfig = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\ButtonBar.lua:70
    SetHideEquipped = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\ButtonBar.lua:139
    GetOptionObject = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\Options\ButtonBar.lua:65
    ForAll = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\ButtonBar.lua:273
    SetPadding = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\ButtonBar.lua:87
    SkinChanged = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\ButtonBar.lua:256
    SetZoom = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\ButtonBar.lua:112
    GetAll = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\ButtonBar.lua:268
    button_height = 36
    SetHGrowth = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\ButtonBar.lua:150
    GetRows = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\ButtonBar.lua:96
    UpdateSkin = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\ButtonBar.lua:64
    GetHideEquipped = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\ButtonBar.lua:146
    SetHideMacroText = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\ButtonBar.lua:117
    SetRows = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\ButtonBar.lua:101
    UpdateButtonConfig = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\ButtonBar.lua:77
    ClickThroughSupport = true
    GetHideMacroText = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\ButtonBar.lua:124
    GetHGrowth = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\ButtonBar.lua:156
    GetHideHotkey = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\ButtonBar.lua:135
    SetVGrowth = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\ButtonBar.lua:160
    UpdateButtonLayout = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Bartender4\ButtonBar.lua:184
    button_width = 36

  • #5558

    Get Bugsack addon. It hides all ingame errors and puts them in a small clickable button on your minimap. When you download it, it should also download Buggrabber for you. If it doesn't then get that one too.

  • #5545

    Hey guys, got a question.
    I'm planning to replace my computer in the next few days, is there any way to save my actions bars, so i won't have to set them up all over again, when I install WoW on new one?


  • #5546

    Make a copy of your World of Warcraft/WTF directory.  For just your Bartender4 setup, that's World of Warcraft/WTF/Account/YOURACCOUNTNAMEHERE/SavedVariables/Bartender4.lua

  • #5549

    Also back up your Interface directory, which will save you having to find, download and reinstall all of your addons.

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