Add bookmarks to admin bar using get_bookmarks

Adding this category bookmarks snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress theme will display a specified category of links / bookmarks to the wordpress admin bar. A great use for this snippet would be to provide resources bookmarks for your authors in a multiple author blog.

Code Snippet:

function wps_adminbar_bookmarks() {
global $wp_admin_bar;

$cat = '2'; // define category
$name = 'Bookmarks';

$bookmarks = array();
$bookmarks = get_bookmarks("category=$cat");

if ($bookmarks[0] != '') {

$wp_admin_bar->add_menu( array(
'title' => $name,
'href' => false,
'parent' => false

foreach ( $bookmarks as $bookmark ) {
$wp_admin_bar->add_menu( array(
'title' => $bookmark->link_name,
'href' => clean_url($bookmark->link_url),
'parent' => strtolower($name),
'meta' => array('target' => '_blank'),
add_action('admin_bar_menu', 'wps_adminbar_bookmarks', 500);

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