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  • World of Warcraft
  • 5,580 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 154,834 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/16/2014
  • Created 12/04/2010
  • 321 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: Version 2.2.1
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About Marking Bar

MarkingBar is an addon to help players use raid markers in parties and raids. It is designed to be simple and easy to use, while offering a wide variety of options without taking up a lot of memory. This addon is based on the once-popular but now-discontinued Hatty's Mark Bar, with features added from many other popular marking addons.


  • Quickly mark and unmark the current target by clicking the symbol you want to assign or remove.
  • Perform a party or raid ReadyCheck.
  • Perform a Role Poll
  • Announce your current marking system to party or raid chat. These messages can be customized through the gear icon or /mb options.
  • While in a party or raid, place the raid flare/world markers. Note: This cannot be done in combat, and the flares frame will automatically hide when you enter combat.
  • Each frame can be moved anywhere on screen and locked in place.
  • Frames can have the icon order reversed or be stacked vertically.
  • Frames can have the border and background completely hidden.
  • Tooltips can be turned on and off.
  • Tooltips can be turned on or off for announcement messages.
  • Show the frames all the time, or only while you have a target.
  • Show the frames while alone, in a party, or in a raid group.

Slash Commands

  • /mb Brings up the options window
  • /mb options Also brings up the options window
  • /mb reset Resets MarkingBar to the default values and positions

If you have any suggestions/questions/comments, comment here.

Version 2.2.1

  • added new worldmarkers

Version 2.2.0

  • tag 6.0.2
  • positions stored in savedvars

Version 2.1.7

  • removed auto version check
  • code opt
  • tag 5.4.2

Version 2.1.6

  • tag for 5.4

Version 2.1.4/5

  • tag for 5.1
  • flares bar now the same size as marker bar at 100%
  • added auto version check (notify you when someone has a newer version, only when out of combat)
  • code optimization

Version 2.1.2/3

  • removed clear all markers until a solution is found to have it working 100%
  • added Role Poll
  • updated for 5.0.4 recommend to run a /mb reset if you notice strange behavior.

Version 2.1.1

  • Fixed an issues that was causing the "Clear All Icons" feature to crash when clicked repeatedly. Clicking this icon repeatedly is probably still not a great idea, but will no longer cause any game-crashing world-breaking issues. =)

Version 2.1.0

  • Fixed numerous bugs and conflicts.
  • Options frame now properly hidden during cinematics and while pressing Alt+Z
  • Clicking the options gear icon will take you to the MarkingBar Options. Right-clicking the icon will take you directly to the announce options.
  • A button to clear all raid icons has been added.

Version 2.0.4

  • Options interface has been updated to include options for the control frame
  • Fixed announcements conflicting with other chat addons, like Prat
  • Fixed a bunch of bugs where options weren't sticking

Version 2.0.3

  • Fixed taint issues hopefully once and for all. Users will no longer see "Interface action blocked because of an Addon" anymore.
  • The options interface has been integrated into the default Blizzard UI. You can still access the options from /mb or from the gear icon, but you can now also access the options by pressing Esc to bring up the Game Menu>Interface>Addons>MarkingBar.
  • More room to edit announcement text
  • New announcement line to add at the end of the marks
  • New announcement option to add a raid warning message when announcing in a raid
  • New option to add announcement messages to the icon's tooltips. This is especially useful if you can never remember what text you set up and what those pesky icons mean. =)
  • Added option to separate the announcement frame from the raid icons frame
  • The announcement options are now always visible
  • The lock icon for the main Raid Icons has moved from the announcement frame to the raid icons frame
  • World Marker flares are now always hidden in combat, since the ability to set them is protected by Blizzard and you can't set them while in combat anyway.

Version 2.0.2

  • Corrected errors in the chat announcement not displaying icons correctly for non-English versions of WoW
  • Added more show/hide options for solo, party, and raid
  • Corrected taint issue that was affecting some people
  • Updated version number

Version 2.0.1

  • Corrected errors with variables not being saved or remembered correctly.
  • Corrected errors with hiding when not in a party or raid. It will now detect a party or raid correctly.
  • Updated version number

Version 2.0

  • MarkingBar Initial Release


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  • #116

    I have downloaded this addon into my C:Program Files (x86)>World of Warcraft>Interface>Addons where all my other addons are and when I log on it is not in my addons list nor can I access it in game. It has 3 things in the folder (announce, MarkingBar.Lua, MarkingBar.toc). Is there something I need to do to activate it? What am I missing here? I am sure I have it in the right place as I use several other addons and they are all in the same place and easily accessable in game and before logging on by going to the addons where you can check to load out of date etc and this addon doesn't even show up there. I removed mfclip to veryify that I'm putting the addons in the right place. MFclip disappeared. I reinstalled MFclip and voila it reappeared. SO, something is wrong with this addon as it is not showing up for some reason.

  • #114

    Great addon love it but theres a huge issue with people putting marks on you or other players or npc's if you go to remove them the game locks up and freezes and in a raid this can be deverstating as you have to fully restart the game only does it with the personal markers tho not with world markers and its only when you hit the X on the bar does it crash the game, is this going to be fixed with the new update, as its the only marking addon that actually works with world markers

    Last edited by scorpios_c on 1/12/2012 12:52:32 AM
  • #115

    Just to clarify what you mean: the game locks up clicking the remove marks button?

    I'll do what I can to fix this, but there is no easy way to remove all the marks at once. What the addon currently does is add, then remove each individual mark to your current target. This works fine for some people, and crashes the game for others. 

    I will keep looking for a solution to this problem. In the meantime, the Clear button may be changed to just remove the mark from the CURRENT target.

  • #125

    This is the fastest way to clear all marks and I don't have any issues with it locking me up. Your function does lock me up.

    /run t="player"; for i=1,8 do SetRaidTarget(t,i) end SetRaidTarget(t,0)


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  • #111

    I will be coming back to WoW in the next few weeks and updating this addon.

    I'll read through all the past comments here, but I'll probably be doing a bit of a rewrite of the addon for the newest patch. If you have any specific errors, please post a comment or send me a message with the specific error messages and what other addons you might be using.

     I've specifically noted the comments regarding positioning moved to saved variables and crashing when using flares, and I'll look into it. If anyone has any experience with TitanPanel and wants to help me with that, please send me a private message.

     Thank you for using this addon! I welcome any suggestions anyone may have, as well as comments/criticism. I like to hear what you think!

    Please keep an eye out for updates by the end of February!

    Last edited by silentstone7 on 1/4/2012 3:04:29 AM
  • #110

    It'd be nice to have an update on this...

  • #109

    I'll beg 50 more times if it would help getting the position settings moved to SavedVariables! Or even detection of titanpanel spacing.

    Last edited by scotepi on 12/2/2011 8:16:11 PM


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  • #108

    For some reason it loads on my Mage and Druid, but when i go on my priest i c an not get marking bar to show for some reason can anyone help!

  • #107

    Is it possible to add an option so youi can choose to have the mark infront of text instead of behind it?

  • #112

    This is specifically part of WoW's UI, and not really something I can do.

  • #105
    Can you please, please, please save the position in SavedVariables instead of relying on the UI


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  • #113

    I'll look into this.

  • #104
    having to reload ui every time i get assist
  • #106
    and the x butten is d/c me when i press it
  • #102
    I keep having the same problem as a few others have noted, where sometimes the flares cause an error and will no longer work, or sometimes cause the game to crash. I believe the error is because of some conflict with Xperl unit frames, but I forgot to copy the error message the last time it popped up. I'll post it the next time I see it.
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