How do I remove the "Help" button from the admin toolbar in Isis template?

I have tried placing the following in the Isis template.css file with no luck,

#toolbar-help.btnwrapper button.btn-small {

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Does anyone know how to do this?


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First create a custom.css file for the ISIS template, then in this file paste the following:

div#toolbar-help.btn-wrapper {

Clear caches and it should be hidden.


To sum up the most important stuff of the long comments discussion:

@mrbuckmccoy: Make sure the custom.css is loaded with your browser. Are you able to find the custom.css and your rules in your browser?
Try adding this in your custom.css body {background:#000;} to see if you get any change -this should actually turn your background to black. Also remember to clear your caches and make sure you don't have other caching mechanisms that could affect the situation.

@mrbuckmccoy First confirm that we are talking for the latest Joomla version, which is 3.5.1. Custom.css won't work for versions before 3.4 or so. Then if you can confirm that this custom.css actually is being created and saved in your administrator/templates/isis/css folder.

If it exists there, and you have J3.5 then it should be loaded. If you previously added your css in the template's original css file and also didn't see the change, then it's possible that there is other caching somewhere else. It can be from htaccess, from the server/hosting, or 3rd party services e.g. cloudflare.

  • To complement, the CSS rule can be reduced still more: #toolbar-help button { display: none; } Jun 25, 2016 at 1:20
  • Hi. I have created a custom.css file and tried both css without any luck. What could I be doing wrong? @FFrewin Jun 25, 2016 at 1:30
  • Thanks but the css did not seem to work. Do you have any other suggestions? I have attached a new screenshot of my edits in the custom.css file @AlexVega Jun 25, 2016 at 1:32
  • @FFrewin I have attached a screenshot of what I did. Maybe you can advise of what I may be doing wrong? Thank Jun 25, 2016 at 1:37
  • I made a quick test, both are correct. Have you cleared the cache from joomla! and the browser? Jun 25, 2016 at 1:41

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