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  • World of Warcraft
  • 925 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 210,210 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/16/2014
  • Created 05/02/2009
  • 201 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: Extra Bars V0.7.18

About Extra Bars


I have recently uploaded the initial release for the successor (replacement) to Extra Bars called Button Forge. Button forge addresses several of the problems present in Extra Bars (such as Companions sometimes causing an error at first login, poor performance in certain scenerios etc), perhaps the biggest change is the ability to create as many or few bars and buttons as you choose. I encourage you to take a look:

Note: I have uploaded a v4.0.1 compatible version of Extra Bars now! (I only plan to provide basic support for this addon, but I will try to keep it operational for the time being... I may have a longer term plan if I find the time at a later date i.e. Extra Bars using the Button Forge engine which is a better engine)

(Both addons can operate side by side if you just want to give it a try)


Adds 4 extra action bars designed to work and look like the standard action bars. These bars are intended to complement your existing UI.


  • 4 additional action bars are added which allow upto 12 buttons per bar
  • Designed to be quick and easy to configure
  • Does not change or alter the standard action bars in the game
  • Bars can be dragged anywhere on screen and orientated horizontally or vertically
  • Non actions can be dragged to the bar to allow counts of items
  • Should also be compatible with Bartender, Dominos, macaroon, etc...

Upcoming in v0.8

  • / command's for configuration
  • Option to fully hide faded gui control
  • 'Conditionals' for bar visibility (will allow bar to be shown/hidden during combat etc)
  • / command to change the strata level of each bar (controls if the bar will appear above or below other gui elements)


  • These buttons work with the standard drag and drop of actions
  • A faint icon can be found at the top right corner of each bar, clicking this will provide some quick graphical options to configure the bar including a shortcut button to the bars configuration page
  • To change configuration settings go to the Interface->Addons->Extra Bar menu option
  • To bind keys to the buttons go to the 'Extra Bar' section of 'Key Bindings'

Known Issues

  • Macros with identical names may be switched around on the bar
  • Critters and Mounts do not darken if they cannot be used
  • Some spells/abilities may not have a fully updated display on the button (e.g. Hunter Aspects only ever show the skill icon, they don't change to a wisp icon when active)


I appreciate feedback and comments you have. Free time to work on this addon is tight, but I will try to put priority behind any significant issues that crop up provided I can confirm them.

16-October-2014 v0.7.18

  • clear MOUNTS, CRITTERS and battlepets from ExtraBars first time the players login for each character with the new version, this is because the old values for these entries are no longer valid or work in WoW

15-October-2014 v0.7.17

  • Supports WoW v6.0.2

11-Mar-2013 v0.7.16

  • Supports wow v5.3

14-Apr-2013 v0.7.15

  • Extra Bars will now always hide when entering a pet battle

11-Mar-2013 v0.7.14

  • Supports wow v5.2

04-Dec-2012 v0.7.13

  • Supports wow v5.1
  • Added support for Battlepets

03-Sep-2012 v0.7.12

  • Extended the hide on vehicle option to also hide the bar when the override bar is active (e.g. during darkmoon dailies)

01-Sep-2012 v0.7.11

  • Updated to be compatible with v5.0.4 of WoW

11-Dec-2011 v0.7.10

  • Updated to be compatible with v4.3 of WoW
  • Added delay when logging in before missing macros are removed from Extra Bars

24-Feb-2011 v0.7.8

  • Companions (mounts/critters) should now be less prone to errors (the icon may temporarily be incorrect for a few moments when first logging in, if the companion is not in cache)
  • Fixed problem that was causing some spells to be removed from the bar when switching specs
  • Button Facade support has been added

20-Oct-2010 v0.7.7

  • Removed a debug statement that had accidentally been left in the last release

19-Oct-2010 v0.7.6

  • Resolved issue some people experienced when first starting up regarding macros not being available (thanks to Another for pointing this out)
  • Disabled auto updating of Rank for spells (this was mostly redundant and could cause a problem for the mage polymorph spell)
  • Added possible performance improvement (thanks to Another for pointing this out)

21-Dec-2009 v0.7.5

  • Resolved positioning problem introduced in previous release that affected the bar in some cases

19-Dec-2009 v0.7.4

  • Fixed issue preventing a few certain mounts and pets not activating when clicked (most notably the Bronze Protodrake).
  • Positioning of the Extra Bars is now stored as part of the saved variables
  • Made minor alteration to prevent accidentally dragging a button out of its position
  • Updated toc to reflect WoW v3.3 compatibility

10-Aug-2009 v0.7.3

  • Fixed issue preventing items not in the player inventory not having an icon on the bar
  • Lowered Bar strata to reduce the chance other UI elements appear underneath it

09-Aug-2009 v0.7.2

  • Changed how items are tracked to work better with enchants (etc) and stacks of items
  • Added some additional events that trigger spell status updates
  • Updated toc to reflect WoW v3.2 compatibility

07-July-2009 v0.7.1

  • Fixed error with how companions were kept updated

14-Jun-2009 v0.7

  • Added graphical controls to provide quicker bar configuration and adjustment
  • Corrected issue with Companions on the bar when a new companion is learnt
  • Added a scale option to resize the bars

10-May-2009 v0.61

  • Corrected tooltip for the new Number of Buttons config option

09-May-2009 v0.6

  • Introduced 3 additional bars
  • Ability to set number of buttons
  • Vertical layout option
  • Disable tooltips option
  • Ability to put mounts and critters on the bar
  • Updated name (Now Extra Bars since there is more than one, the folder name hasn't changed however)

03-May-2009 v0.5

  • Beta version of ExtraBar


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  • #181

    thank you :)

    Quote from Alternator »

    I'll try and take a look at this as soon as possible to get an answer as to why it is happening


  • #177

    can you add keybinds to those extra bars ? if its possible lemme know how and if not tell me if you know another addons please

  • #178

    You can indeed.

    Key bindings for Extra Bars are handled via the games built in key binding interface (there is a section for each of the extra bars that can be found near or at the very bottom of the keybindings list).

  • #174

    What version of this Addon does work for 3.3.5?

  • #176

    If you flick to the Other Downloads tab, you'll be able to see all past versions and which game client they work against. Although my focus will only ever be on the latest game client (and soon the MoP beta)

  • #173

    Ever since I updated from Extra Bars to the new with shapeshifting just a few days ago, nothing stays on my bars when I log or reload, except my mounts. It was working fine before. I'd been using the addon for awhile now. I don't know what changed but its not working.

  • #175

    "Extra Bars to the new with shapeshifting"

    Extra Bars doesn't have any specific functionality regarding shape shifting. I can't say for sure what could be causing the issue - I know at times players have had trouble with security settings for the wtf files used on their computer which can cause this sort of issue?

    There has also been some headaches specifically regarding macros, although I would expect the latest version to be less likely to encounter issues there if they were to occur?

    Last edited by Alternator on 4/11/2012 7:38:50 PM
  • #172

    Cheers AsheFFXII :)

  • #171





    Last edited by AsheFFXII on 12/14/2011 11:09:29 AM
  • #170

    I've been meaning to keep the version date of this addon updated for content patches but missed the last couple:

    This new upload is for v4.3 of WoW.

    Also I've added a delay before removing missing macros from Extra Bars when logging in to hopefully avoid issues with macros sometimes being removed from the bars at login.

  • #169
    Worked like a charm! Thanks
  • #168
    Extra Bars v0.7.8 has now been uploaded

    This release will resolve some issues that were reported to me over the last month:
    - Spec switching had been removing certain spells from the bar, that should now be fixed
    - Mounts / non-combat pets should function better even when they aren't cached on your computer (although until they are cached the icon displayed may be incorrect).

    Oh, and the support for Button Facade I spoke of at Christmas is now finally included :)
  • #167

    Sorry for the slow reply on this (I had been taking a wee break). I've replicated this issue

    - it just happens with spec specific spells correct?

    I'll make this my next focus, so hopefully I'll have an update available soon.
  • #166
    same issue, spec'd spells arent staying in bars when I change specs
  • #165
    I am having an issue when you change specs that I lose some of the icons for spells that are the default icons for mages.. Any idea why this is happening? I have tried to lock the bar and the buttons and it does not help on a respec
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