Want to customize the Admin Bar, added in WordPress 3.1, to make it a bit more useful? Rather than removing it, like some people have sought to do, wouldn’t it make more sense to extend it with some additional submenus? If you head over to Pro Blog Design, you can learn how to add links to the WordPress admin bar.
In this tutorial, we’ll be building a simple plugin that will let us add some handy links (e.g. a Twitter search for the current post, analytics, and ad sales), as well as remove the links we don’t want.
You can follow the tutorial, or just download the finished plugin and make some customizations to it.
Add Useful Links to WordPress Admin Bar [Pro Blog Design]