Add-On: Toolbar Extras for MainWP Dashboard

Manage your MainWP Dashboard Site from the Toolbar! Includes supports for lots MainWP Add-Ons, official and third-party.

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🚀 Quick Access to Your Website Management with MainWP Dashboard directly from your Toolbar. Use the components you want and be faster with your daily or weekly tasks in MainWP.

This smart WordPress plugin just adds missed and very useful admin links for MainWP Dashboard to your Toolbar / Admin Bar. Save mouse travel and scrolling time. Access updates tasks, your Child Websites, settings and extensions way easier and faster from this one central hub at the top of your Dashboard installation.

Video direct link | Long version video (full walkthrough) | Install & setup video

ℹ️ Essential: Toolbar Extras for MainWP Dashboard is an Add-On plugin, it requires the base plugin “Toolbar Extras”.
ℹ️ Important: “MainWP Dashboard” is a free plugin for WordPress by MainWP.
ℹ️ Disclaimer: Toolbar Extras for Oxygen Builder is an independent free plugin by David Decker from DECKERWEB. It does not represent MainWP.

♥️ Features – What the Plugin Does

  • Now fully compatible to MainWP 4.0 or higher — and also for 3.5.x still!
  • Bring up to 11 MainWP Components into your Toolbar
  • Start Child Websites synchronizing from Toolbar (when on MainWP pages)
  • Start “Update All” from Toolbar (when on MainWP pages)
  • Quick Jump links for settings, features, extensions
  • Deactivate MainWP admin menu (left) – no longer needed 😃
  • Deactivate MainWP footer bar (bottom) no longer needed 😃
  • Up to 58 Add-On settings for customizing the experience (components, features, icon, position, label, etc.)
  • Extensions directly integrated where possible and useful (only when Extension is active, of course) – extensions list see below
  • Resources – deep links to MainWP knowledge base; also for Extensions
  • Filter for MainWP plugins/extensions on WordPress’ Plugins page
  • Additional MainWP Admin Menu & Submenu items (Toolbar, Plugins filter, Site Health, Debug Info, Activity Log) – for WordPress Admin Menu, plus optional MainWP branded admin menu
  • Subtle styling tweaks in Updates modal for better overview 😃

👍 More Benefits

  • Non-bloated, already familiar interface (the WP Toolbar)
  • Customizeable: Only display the components you need
  • You can disable the additional MainWP left-hand menu, and their footer area – now all resources are accessable via the Toolbar
  • Get more focused, save mouse travel and scrolling time, be more productive!
  • Get your website maintenance work done even faster – let the Toolbar work for you!
  • Any items are only loaded if needed
  • Fully internationalized and translateable

🔌 Supported/ Integrated free MainWP Extensions

  • Advanced Uptime Monitor (free, by MainWP) – check Child Site uptime
  • Vulnerability Checker (free, by MainWP) – scan Child Sites
  • Clean And Lock (free, by MainWP) – lock down your MainWP Dashboard install (highly recommended!)
  • BackWPup (free, by MainWP) – great backup integration
  • UpdraftPlus (free, by MainWP) – great backup integration
  • BackUpWordPress (free, by MainWP) – great backup integration
  • Sucuri (free, by MainWP) – security & malware scanner
  • Activity Log for MainWP (free, by WP White Security) – activity logs for Child Sites and Dashboard install
  • WP Compress (free, WP Compress)image optimization
  • WP Fix It Extension (free, by WP Fix It/ MainWP) – support/maintenance service
  • already via Toolbar Extras base plugin: MainWP Child (free, by MainWP)
  • already via Toolbar Extras base plugin: MainWP Child Reports (free, by MainWP)

🔌 Supported/ Integrated Premium MainWP Extensions

  • All below are paid premium extensions made by MainWP!
  • BackupBuddygreat backup integration for “BackupBuddy” (premium as well)
  • Brandingbranding/ white label solution for MainWP
  • Broken Links Checkercheck Child Sites links
  • Client Reportsclient reports for your Child Sites
  • Cloneclone certain Child Sites
  • Code Snippetscentral code snippets for Child Sites
  • Commentscentral comment moderation for Child Sites
  • Favoritesmanage favorites
  • File Uploadercentral file upload for Child Sites
  • Google Analyticscentral Google Analytics management for Child Sites
  • iThemes Securitysecurity integration for Child Sites via “iThemes Security” plugin
  • Links Managerlink manager for Child Sites
  • Maintenancecentral maintenance task management for Child Sites
  • Page Speedcentral page speed tool for Child Sites
  • Piwik (Matomo) – central Matomo Analytics management for Child Sites (formerly known as Piwik)
  • Rocket (WP Rocket) – central Cache management solution for Child Sites via “WP Rocket” plugin (premium as well)
  • Staging (WP-Staging) – staging solution for Child Sites via “WP-Staging” plugin (free version only)
  • Wordfencesecurity integration for Child Sites via “Wordfence” plugin
  • WordPress SEO (Yoast SEO) – SEO integration via “Yoast SEO” plugin
  • WP Time Capsule (in Beta still) – great backup integration for “WP Time Capsule” premium backup service
  • Note: Support for more premium extensions by MainWP will be integrated/ added over time

ℹ️ Important: Required/ Recommended for plugin usage

  • Required: User has role Administrator (needed capabilities manage_options and edit_theme_options)
  • Required: Toolbar/ Admin Bar is enabled (user profile settings in WordPress)
  • Required: User is logged in (of course)
  • Recommended: Plugin’s settings are enabled to show the wanted links (or any filter/ constant in code)

Minimum Requirements

  • Base plugin: Toolbar Extras, version 1.4.9 or higher
  • WordPress version 4.7 or higher
  • PHP version 5.6.20 or higher
  • MySQL version 5.0 or higher / OR MariaDB 10.0 or higher
  • Administrator user with capabilities manage_options and edit_theme_options who is logged-in and has the Toolbar (Admin Bar) enabled (user profile)

We Recommend Your Host Supports at least

  • PHP version 5.6.20 or higher
  • MySQL version 5.0 or higher / OR MariaDB 10.0 or higher
  • HTTPS support

Easy Installation Steps – Live Demo Video

Live demo video of Add-On plugin: Installation, Setup and recommended Settings


  1. Install using the WordPress built-in Plugin installer (via Plugins > Add New – search for toolbar extras mainwp), or extract the ZIP file and drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to Settings > Toolbar Extras to adjust any options for this plugin (“MainWP” settings tab)
  4. Now enjoy managing your website portfolio even faster with MainWP – and let the Toolbar work for you 😉

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5-Star Reviews from

This plugin is a excellent
thank you very much
@tranquoc //
User on

Get more productive

I use this Add-On for more than a half year already and it feels totally natural for MainWP. Now I am more focused, faster with my daily tasks and it is customized all the way I wanted it. Since I am using this MainWP Add-On for Toolbar Extras, I am more than happy and have never looked back! 😉
David Decker

Version: 1.1.0

Active Installs: 100+

Average Rating: 5 of 5 stars

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