WP_Admin_Bar::get_node( string $id ): object|void

Gets a node.


$id string Required

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object|void Node.

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More Information

This function returns a Toolbar object with all the properties of a single Toolbar item. Toolbar items are also called “nodes”.

The parameter $id is the node ID of the Toolbar item you want to get. Default is None.

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Finding Toolbar Node ID’s

The node ID’s can be found in the HTML source code of any WordPress page with a Toolbar on it. Find the list items that have ID’s that start with “wp-admin-bar-“. For example, the list item ID for the WordPress Logo on the left in the Toolbar is “wp-admin-bar-wp-logo”:

<li id="wp-admin-bar-wp-logo" class="menupop"> … </li>

Remove “wp-admin-bar-” from the list item ID to get the node ID. From this example the node ID is “wp-logo”.

Note: It’s also possible to see all node ID’s with example from get_nodes().

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File: wp-includes/class-wp-admin-bar.php. View all references

final public function get_node( $id ) {
	$node = $this->_get_node( $id );
	if ( $node ) {
		return clone $node;

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Version Description
3.3.0 Introduced.

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User Contributed Notes

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    Contributed by Codex

    Remove the Toolbar “Updates” Item if it Exists

    Put this in your theme’s functions.php file.

     * Removes the "Updates" link from the Toolbar.
     * @param WP_Admin_Bar $wp_admin_bar Toolbar instance.
    function wpdocs_check_updates_node( $wp_admin_bar ) {
    	$updates_node = $wp_admin_bar->get_node( 'updates' );
    	// Check if the 'updates' node exists
    	if( $updates_node ) {
    		$wp_admin_bar->remove_node( 'updates' );
    add_action( 'admin_bar_menu', 'wpdocs_check_updates_node', 999 );

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