Instead of installing a million plugins to turn off features you don't want, why not use ONE plugin?
I don't like certain things, like curly 'smart' quotes and self pings. Instead of installing six or seven plugins to do this, I thought I'd make one plugin to cover the usual suspects. Instead of just disabling everything, Disabler lets you pick and choose what settings you want turned off, in a dead simple UI.
This plugin will let you disable/remove the following features:
Front End Settings
Back End Settings
All options default to off, and get cleaned up on uninstall.