Publish Bar


Ryan J. Bonnell

3rd Party (Free)

348 downloads (last 90 days)

Download v1.0.1

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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  • Updater
  • Multi Site Manager
  • Stand Alone Entry Form
  • Low Variables
  • Content Elements
  • Better Workflow
  • Matrix
  • Grid
  • Webservice
  • Publisher


  • jQuery for the Control Panel

Add-On Type(s)



Streamlines publishing by adding a subtle overlay bar at the bottom of the ExpressionEngine entry editing screen, freeing you from having to scroll to the top of the page to save your changes.

Publish Bar is a subtle and unobtrusive extension that adds a translucent “Publishing Bar” to the bottom of the ExpressionEngine entry editing screen and adds additional Publish buttons above the Publish Form’s Tab Grouping (see screenshots).

As you scroll down the page, Publish Bar appears on the screen pinned to the bottom of the browser window.

Within Publish Bar is a ‘Submit’ button and a ‘Back to Top’ link, allowing you to conveniently submit changes or go to the top of the page witih ease. If autosave is enabled in ExpressionEngine, Publish Bar will display the autosave notification in style.

Hard-core keyboard users will appreciate the accesskey, “S”, added to the Submit button—saving even more time by keeping your fingers on the keyboard. For accesskey usage in your browser, see:

Web Browser Accesskey Usage:

Download Publish Bar

EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
Not Specified Download 1.0.1 May 11, 2011

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Hooks Used

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This entry was created May 5, 2011, 12:42 pm.
This entry was last updated May 11, 2011, 6:40 am.

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3 Reviews:

Michael Layne 05.15.11

Michael Layne
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It’s great, but I agree – keep it on.  Also I see a strange behavior – you cannot get a consistent highlight of text within an entry (Wygwam or standard EE) when this is enabled.  Tested a couple of times.  When it’s on, very difficult to select text in a field.  FYI.  Very nice though.

David S 05.10.11

David S
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I gave this addon 3 stars….  I could just aswell had been 5 stars.

Put the submitbutton in the top of the editpage and I’ll give you another start.

And dont force me to start scrolling to be able to use the accesskey! I dont want to leave the keyboard to access a keyboardcommand. :)


ghd_ 05.06.11

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Simple and elegant. Works exactly as advertised. Thanks Ryan.