Vranx User Interface for Classic Era and SoD

Questing
Dungeon
Open Frames

Action Bar

Bartender4 - a full ActionBar replacement mod. It provides you with all the features needed to fully customization most aspects of your action and related bars. Includes an out of range indicator for buttons.

Buffet - generates macros that will put the best food/water available into a button, the buttons will automatically switch to health and mana potions when in combat. You can press shift to see bandages.

Clean Icons - Mechagnome Edition - replaces the default Icons with a better look.

LiteButtonAuras - Shows your buffs on you and your debuffs on your target inside your action buttons with a colored border and timer. You can see an example on the Blessing of Might in the image.

OmniCC - adds cooldown text to any button with a cooldown. You can see the cooldown on Lay on Hands in the image.


Art/Graphics

Clean Icons - Mechagnome Edition - Replaces the default game icons to change the look without using a mod.

SharedMedia - Inserts media(textures, bars, borders, etc) into LibSharedMedia's storage. They can then be selected by any addon that supports LibSharedMedia, a lot of them do. I have collected many fonts and statusbar textures which I insert into my own SharedMedia for my UI.


Auction

Auctionator - Designed for casual everyday auction house users. Auctionator makes the auction house easier to use by presenting auction house listings clearly and succinctly and by eliminating the tedium involved in posting and managing auctions.


Bags

AdiBags - Displays your inventory in one bag broken into several sections using smart filters. It requires no setup but you can create your own custom filters.
Plugins I use: BOEOverlay, Bound, ItemRackSets, UnusableItemOverlay

NOTE: AdiBags is being replaced with BetterBags. AdiBags still works but if you haven't used it before it may be better to start with BetterBags instead.


Buffs/Debuffs/Cooldowns/Reminders

WeakAuras - Allows the display of customizable graphics to indicate buffs, debuffs, and other relevant information. I use WeakAuras for my xp bar, buff reminders, unused talent point warnings, bag is almost full warnings and to let me know Find Minerals or Find Herbs is not active.
This addon has a learning curve so it may not be good for a casual player, however there are many premade weakauras that you can import at wago.io. If you want to make your own weakauras check out the WoWHead Guide


Chat

Prat - a chat enhancement addon made up of modules which can be enabled that provide additional functionality. You can format how players names look in chat including their class color and level. There is an alt module that scans your guild log to find players alts, it then adds their main name in chat in parens after their current character name. It provides the ability to bind keys to chat channels, I hit G to type in guild chat.

ChatCleanerClassic - Customizable chat filter using required or banned words. Makes finding a group much easier.


Fonts


Frames

Drift - Modifies default UI frames so you can click and drag to move and scale. Left-click and drag anywhere to move a frame. Right-click and drag up or down to scale a frame. Position and scale for each frame are saved.


Gear

Extended Character Stats - Lists all the available stats not displayed in the character info pane by default. You can config per character all the values you want to see and hide the ones you don't care about.

Simple Item Levels - Show item levels on: The character panel, The inspect panel, Weapons, armor, and artifact relics in bags. Shows missing enchants and gems on character panel.

ItemRack - a mod to make swapping equipment easier through popout slot menus, equip slot buttons, gear sets and automated swaps. This is great for a class that has multiple sets of gear like a warrior that can either tank or dps.


Healing

Clique - Simple addon that enables click-casting and hover-casting on your unit frames and in the game world. You can bind virtually any mouse or keyboard combination to a spell or macro. In it's normal configuration this enables you to use the bindings over your unit frames in order to cast spells directly on that unit. This allows you to more quickly select both the spell to cast, and the target of the spell without requiring an extra click.

Enhanced Raid Frames - Raid frame add-on that adds many features to enhance the built-in raid frames, allowing the raid frames to function much closer to add-ons such as Grid/Grid2 or VuhDo — the most notable addition being configurable aura indicators.

Raid Frame Texture - this is the texture I am using for the default raid frames.


Information

Bazooka - Adds information bars on the top or bottom of the screen which provide data broker plugin support.

Ara Broker Guild Friends - plugin to see your guild and friends.

Broker Everything - A collection of modules to display various information in game about the game. Modules I use: Gold, XP, Professions, Durability, Volume, Clock.


Inventory

BagSync - tracks the items on your characters and displays the information in collective tooltips. You can see BagSync highlighted in red in the screenshot. Mavrock has 6 Healing Potions, 5 in bags and 1 in bank. Vranx has 5 in bags.


Macros

Ground Clutter Macro

I found this macro in the Blizzard UI forums. Clicking it will alternate between no ground clutter and high ground clutter. This is great for finding herbs or quest items that can be hard to see in tall grass.

/run local g="graphicsGroundClutter";if GetCVar(g)=="0" then SetCVar(g,9) else SetCVar(g,0) end;


Mail

Gnomish Inbox Shrinker - Replaces the default inbox UI with a minimalistic, scrolling list that gives you a much better overview and no paging.

Postal - Offers enhanced mailbox support by providing many features.


Map/Minimap

HandyNotes - Notes for your maps. I use these plugins:
NPCs - shows various npcs on the map and minimap including bankers, auctioneers, vendors, flightmasters, mailboxes, profession and class trainers and others.
TravelGuide - shows the boat and zeppelin locations on the world map and the mini map.

TomTom - Your personal navigation assistant in World of Warcraft. This addon is very simple, but provides a nice set of functionality.A draggable coordinate display showing hundreth precision, this frame can be hidden or locked. WorldMap display of player and cursor coordinates, these displays can be hidden. The ability to set waypoints based on coordinates.

vMinimap - My minimap addon, options for scale, position, hiding buttons and making the frame darker. Be aware that the configuration is at the top of the lua file and must be done with a text editor, there is no in game config.

World Map Tracking Enhanced - Provides enhanced features to WorldMap's Tracking Options. Replaces the built-in tracking option dropdown and allows you to further toggle the displaying of the most popular WorldMap enhanced addons such as HandyNotes and GatherMate2.


Misc

BetterAddonList - BetterAddonList has the following enhancements: Search, Move the panel, Create sets that allow you to quickly enable or disable groups of addons. Including multiple sets in one allows you to create base sets of addons for enabling across multiple characters. Shift-click the check box to "protect" an addon, preventing it from getting disabled. Enabled addons with missing or disabled dependencies are shown in red. Load AddOn button is always shown for unloaded load on demand addons. See how much memory enabled addons are using.

Leatrix Plus - A collection of game settings. There are many available settings, I use the following: Automate Quests, Automate Gossip, Sell Junk Automatically, Repair Automatically, Block Duels, Hide Combat Log, Enhance Quest Log - Double Wide, Enhance Trainers, Show Wowhead Links for Quests, Show Flight Times, Manage Buff Frame, Set Weather Density, Max Camera Zoom, Mute Various Game Sounds, Faster Auto Loot, Faster Movie Skip, Show Vendor Price in Tooltips, Easy Item Destroy.

TinyPad - Simple but powerful notepad addon that's easy to use. I use this addon to store information I can look up quickly, like zone levels in the image. Other info I keep is the bags my characters have, gear from alts so I know if a drop is an upgrade, etc.

What's Training? - adds a list of trainer spells to the spell book so you can see what is available, what is coming up and how much they will cost.


Nameplates

Threat Plates - Addon for customizing your nameplates. It offers a high amount of customization and tweaks to how your nameplates react and look.


PvE

GTFO - Provides an audible alert when you're standing in something you're not supposed to be standing in. In some cases, you'll be warned before you start taking damage. It's particularly useful for individuals that play with their spell graphics turned down or for those that just need a little extra help being told to GTFO. It also helps out with PvP when you can't tell who's casting the AOE.


Quest

CodexLite - an addon to show you where you can pickup quests, where to turn in quests, where to find mobs and items required for quests, etc. It puts colored markers on your map and minimap for quest objectives. Most players use Questie which is a great addon, I prefer the way CodexLite displays information.

FindA Target - Creates a macro you put into your bars. Type in /fa "mob name" and enter. Next time you press the macro it will automatically put a skull on the nearest mob with that name. Great for finding rares or quest mobs that are mixed in with other mobs.

Quest Announce - announces your quest progress in party chat.

Leatrix Plus - My quest log is handled by Leatrix Plus, it makes the log double wide, adds quest levels and adds Wowhead links for quests.


Tooltip

ZaremTooltip - A simple and lightweight addon that enhances your Tooltip. The gold class color for Paladin is being added by my vUF addon. The quest information is added by CodexLite.

ItemTooltipProfessionIcons adds the profession icon showing what professions this item can be used for. In the example image the item is only used in tailoring.
BagSync adds inventory tracking.
ItemQuests adds information letting you know that this is a quest item for the Liquid Stone quest.
Auctionator adds the vendor and auction prices.


Tradeskill

Leatrix Plus - Leatrix has a setting to make the Tradeskill frame double wide..

ClassicProfessionFilter - Allows searching known recipes and patterns in the default Blizzard profession windows. Adds a check box to only show recipes that you have the materials to make.

Skill Info + - adds color, based on skill, to mining or herbalism nodes on the minimap. This keeps you from running over to a node which you dont have the skill to get.


Unit Frames

vUF - My unit frame addon. Options for scale, position, class color health bars, turning off rest flashing and combat flashing, class icons instead of portraits, removing reaction color behind target name and making the frames darker. Also includes options to change Paladin class color to gold and Shaman to blue. Be aware that the configuration is at the top of the lua file and must be done with a text editor, there is no in game config. Class Icons can be either turned on for all classes or for individual classes. The download includes the addon, class icon file and health/mana bar texture.

Flat Player Icons - class icons used to replace character portraits in the unit frames. I use Dark version 2.


Vendor

GnomishVendorShrinker - creates a simple, compact vendor frame. Recipes you do not yet know are highlighted in blue, Items you cannot use are highlighted in red.