Why can’d I see the admin panel in WordPress?
I often inherit websites, and the one thing I usually use quite a lot, to familiarize myself with the site, is the admin panel in the front end. That way I can find the pages, that often do not have the same name as their headline, as their menu says. Especially older sites get this way all the time.
So, when the admin panel does not show up, I go and check everything I can to bring it back.
In a recent site, the one thing I didn’t think to look for was a plugin called “Remove Admin Bar“. Since, it is built into wordpress to remove the admin bar from your profile, it seem like a superfluous sort of thing to install, but who knows?
So, once I deactivated that solved my problem, at least for that site.