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  • World of Warcraft
  • 13,270 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 176,871 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/24/2015
  • Created 12/04/2010
  • 338 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: Marking Bar 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.


  • Quickly mark and unmark the current target by clicking the symbol you want to assign or remove.
  • Perform a party or raid Ready Check.
  • Perform a Role Check.
  • 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/hide the frames while alone, in a party, or in a raid group.
New BIG Features In Progress, Coming Soon:
  • New flare colors.
  • Keybinding options for all features.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and memory improvements.
  • Better options for turning on/off every aspect and fine-tuning when each part is shown.
  • Better options for changing the spacing and look of the frames.
  • (Optional) Data Broker integration.
  • User profile management between characters.
  • Ability to announce strategies to chat for Charms and Flares. (Current functionality is being totally revamped!)
  • Ability to link symbols for charms and flares to add directly to chat.
  • Ability to announce boss strategies and other custom messages to self/party/instance/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 find any bugs or have a suggestion, please start a ticket here:

If you have a comment or question about the addon, please leave a comment below.

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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  • #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


    find me on twitter @scotepi

  • #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.
  • #103
    It won't be specifically xperl, I don't use it (pitbull instead), and get the same.
  • #100
    Hey, I really like this addon but it keeps my game freezing when I use markings or flares. I disable the addon and all is working fin. Its been like 2 months since your last post on this panel. I'm not QQing but will you update the addon soon ?

  • #99
    This addon causes a very annoying problem where opening the interface panel causes all keys to become disabled (leaving only your mouse working)
  • #98
    I know that this addon still works in Patch 4.1 if you click on "Upload Out Dated Addons," but could we get an update. Also, every once in a while I will get an error that will not let me place raid markers. This is easily fixed with /reload ui. That is not a big deal since it only takes 1-2 seconds to reload.
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