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  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 1,518,533 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/02/2014
  • Created 09/12/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v1.1b

About GridManaBars

Adds manabars to the sides of Grid frames.

Current News

Please note: Because of Pre-patch 6.0 there are currently some ongoing changes happening in Grid which affect GridManaBars (and a lot of other plugins for grid). While these changes should improve the stability of Grid and its plugins in the long run they currently cause some issues that I can't fix immediatly (although I will try). The last stable release combination is Grid and GridManaBars v1.04-toc5.4.


GridManaBars consist of two parts: a new bar indicator and a status which provides the power (mana, energy, rage, runepower) of an unit as a status. If you register the mana status with the bar indicator you get a mana bar (which should be set this way per default).

In case of Problems

Please use only the release versions of this addon! While I keep sure that every release version works with the latest Grid release I do not care if the latest alpha or beta versions do. I care even less if the latest alpha or beta of GridManaBars works with the latest alpha or beta of Grid. So if you encounter problems first make sure you are using the release version because if not it might happen I'll just ignore your ticket/question/whatever :-).

Note: GridManaBars has to hack itself somewhat into Grid in a way not supported by Grid. Most times this works well but it can cause trouble (especially after an update of Grid). So if you encounter any Problems with Grid and you have this addon installed try disabling GridManaBars before you create a ticket for Grid itself. If the problem disappears when you disable GridManaBars you can create a ticket for this addon instead for Grid itself. The authors of Grid have enough tickets to handle they don't need to handle tickets caused by this addon too.

r120 | julith | 2014-11-02 11:31:10 +0000 (Sun, 02 Nov 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/v1.1b (from /trunk:119)

Tagging as v1.1b
r119 | julith | 2014-10-21 06:21:05 +0000 (Tue, 21 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/GridManaBar.lua
   M /trunk/GridManaBars.toc

GridManaBar: Temporarily fixed hiding of other indicators when manabar is hidden
r117 | julith | 2014-10-19 08:38:24 +0000 (Sun, 19 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/GridManaBar.lua

GridManaBar: fixed layering for center icon
r116 | julith | 2014-10-19 08:31:42 +0000 (Sun, 19 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/GridManaBar.lua
   M /trunk/GridManaBars.toc

GridManaBar: temporarily fixed layering problem by going back to raping grid and all its indicators...
r115 | julith | 2014-10-18 10:19:12 +0000 (Sat, 18 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/GridManaBar.lua
   M /trunk/GridManaBars.toc

GridManaBars: Updated for Grids new Indicator API


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  • #397

    How do I change the mana bars to not be inverted in colour?

  • #396

    Perhaps someone could help me out with this... I personally loved this plugin for healing/tanking because I could pop cooldowns and such according to healers mana levels in raids, however I do have grid working in the current WoD patch, but I haven't been able to get the mana bars for this plugin to load on my grid since early Cata. Does anyone have any information that might help?

  • #392

    It has now been 10 days since I last wrote begging fo rthis to finally be sorted out. Nothing has been done. Seems the people for GRID are not interested in the ticket I started either. They simply deleted it.

    Is there another addon which is as good as GRID USED TO BE?  I cannot use the later versions of Grid ... because no matter what I do, when loaded, with the post Patch 6.0.2 version Grid completely vanishes and no matter what I do, I cannot get it to show again. So I am plodding along on an old version which is so buggy it is hideous ... causing major issues in instances. 

  • #393

    He did reply to your post explaining what the problem likely was for you, and telling you what you could do while waiting for Grid to be finished their updates.  If that didn't work, perhaps you could have replied letting him know. 

  • #387

    I excitedly did the update ... only to find that Grid COMPLETELY DISAPPEARED.

    I was then told "You need RELOAD" ... whatever that is.

    I went back to the original version ... everything was working again, although there are STILL issues with Grid refusing to resize. I then updated only Grid ... MESS. Grid COMPLETELY disappeared from my screen, and NO COMMANDS would bring it back. ... Reinstalled pre-6.0.4 patch ... everything working again, but for the resizing issue.

    Then updated GridManaBars ... and the whole mana bar vanished again.

  • #389

    There are currently some changes going on in Grid that will improve its stability in the long run but cause issues with a lot of ThirdParty Grid addons like GridManaBars at the moment.

    Your Problem could be caused by a lot of reasons, including other Grid addons and therefore is hard for me to pin down. If you want a working version of Grid you should revert Grid and all of its Plugins to a version before the release of WoW-PrePatch 6.0 and activate the checkbox "load outdated addons" in the addon screen in wow.

  • #395

    The latest release version of GridManaBars should run with the latest release version of Grid. If not it could be caused by some other addon for Grid that doesn't support the new Grid version yet.

    To find out which addon causes problems you can disable every Grid addon except Grid itself and try if that works. If it works you can try enabling the grid addons one by one until you find the one that breaks everything.

  • #394

    I did this ... still running on the pre Patch 6.0 version right now, although I do have to keep resetting the frame to get it to accept the right size, it is better than having GRID vanish completely.

    I have tried contacting the Grid people to explain that the new version of Grid vanishes completely, and no matter what I type, I cannot get it to open. Cannot get the format box up or anything. They ignore me.  So as a result I just gave up ... and am running old Grid, which, as I said at least still shows up. Every time I install the post patch 6 stuff it vanishes.  So I am trying to be patient.

  • #382

    For everyone having problems with other indicators hidden behind the manabar or being at the wrong position please try the following alpha version:

    This is only a temporary solution and does only work with grids default indicators (corners and text). It does not work with indicators added by third party addons for grid (like GridSideIndicators or whatever its called :-).

    Again, please let me know if it works for you.

    edit: updated file link

    Last edited by Julith on 10/21/2014 1:23:24 AM
  • #384

    By the way this update fixed my issue. Thanks a ton for updating this!

  • #383

    FYI it is working right now with GridIndicatorExtra:


    Last edited by tenjuna on 10/19/2014 9:57:53 AM
  • #391

    yes, thank you very much :), this fixed the issue. Filtered out non mana users now shows their indicators.

  • #388


    Oh...I think I know where this comes from. This is the reason why I called it a temporary solution. I will see if I can do something about it. Until then the only way you can fix this is by having the manabar always visible (for all units).

    Huge thanks for the report!

    edit: please try if fixes the problem.

    Last edited by Julith on 10/21/2014 1:22:13 AM
  • #386

    Don't solve my issue where where center text isn't showing on non mana users.

    I.E. Name isn't showing on units without mana bars.

  • #385

    Glad to hear that it works. Thanks for the feedback!

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