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  • World of Warcraft
  • 4,712 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 180,856 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/24/2015
  • Created 12/04/2010
  • 344 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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  • #86
    - Let us lock/unlock the anchors through the menu. That way we don't have to have the lock button in the bars.
    - Let us customize the borders, from custom skins to completely hiding it.
    - Let us customize the background as well.
  • #88
    I like the lock/unlock button. It's easy and works fine. And I don't need customizable skins... if you like to hide the bar take a look at the options in the menu. There are already possibilities when it should be visible.
  • #85
    2nd question: I use Curse Client for Mac. Any idea why the client has 2.1.0 as latest version instead 2.1.1 which is here on the site?
  • #84
    Any news on the "Clear All Icons" issue 'hikura' reported?
    I have the same problem. When I want to use "Clear All Icons" the addon marks me(!) with all available icons and then freezes the game.
  • #82
    I just downloaded and installed the new version 2.1.1 and Wow did not recognize it as an add-on(when I looked at add-ons it does not show up). I have previously had this add-on and it worked fine, so I decided to try your older version 2.1.0. The older version did show up as an add-on. Never could get the flares to work or the announce of the targets in a group (raid works), which would be helpful, but the rest of the add-on works great and I love it. Guess I will stick to 2.1.0 until you can tweak it. :) Thanks for the great add-on.
  • #83
    It looks like when you manually download the v2.1.1 is unzips 3 files into the "MarkingBar_v2.1.1" directory. There is no "MarkingBar" directory within that. WoW doesn't recognize this as a valid addon directory. You need to move the files into a directory called "MarkingBar" in the Addon directory for Wow to see it.

    also, I noticed that v2.1.1 only contains 3 files, not 4 like v2.1.0 contains. "announceflares.tga" is not present. I am unsure if this was by design or mistake.
  • #79
    I can't use the raid flare/world markers on the ground
  • #76
    I also have this problem, You mark everything then press X to clear them all it then marks you as a star and when you click X again to remove it crashes your game.

    This happened the first time I tested it after installing, I really like this but seems I'm gonna have to look for another because a crash really isn't worth it : [

    If you could fix this that would be awesome I'm sure we are all waiting for it.

    Thanks a lot.
  • #77
    The best solution until you fix it would be to remove the clear all[X] button from the marker. It works fine on flares just not on marks.

    You can have one mark set and click the big X to clear it first sets you as skull then star then the next click hangs the client.
  • #78
    I'll go ahead and remove it for now, but I'll continue to test why it's crashing for some people.
    I'm having trouble testing it since it's not crashing for me!
  • #68
    I am having a strange problem with the marking bar, if i accidentally click 2 times the cross for clear all the signs the game goes in crash, not sure if is normal but feel like write it here. :V
  • #69
    Confirmed. It seems that it tries to set every mark on everything, down to the one you chose. Ie: if you mark Star, it first sets Skull, then X, then Square, etc - This is especially noticed when you mark something, then try to REMOVE the mark. Crashes 99% of the time.
  • #73
    Meh even after the update of this morning when i try to clear all marks with the option on the bar the game crash :
  • #74
    I'll do some more testing and see if I can recreate this error. Is there any error or warning messages that come up? or does the game just completely exit? Are you using any other addons when the game crashes?
  • #94
    I think I have this same issue. When I hit the X to clear all marks no error messages come up, the game just freezes and I can't do anything until I exit and start it up again. It seems to work fine if I am not in a party, but when I am in a dungeon with others it crashes.
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