This plugin has been closed as of March 31, 2020 and is not available for download. This closure is permanent. Reason: Author Request.


December 7, 2018
Highly recommended for anyone who uses Wordpress without blogging features. I've set this up on a vanilla install along with the 'Disable Blog' plugin, and never has my dashboard looked so tidy. I installed Lean WP as soon as I read this line in the documentation 'prevent plugins from injecting themselves as top level menus'...my OCD is satisfied 🙂 Great work Pieter, please maintain this going forwards.
December 21, 2017
5* for all the reasons given already plus another * for the tentative plan to disable Gutenberg if/when possible.
October 10, 2017
This plugin is simply amazing! It removes all the stuff nobody needs. I didn't even know I needed this plugin, but after reading through the documentation I had to install it on all my websites. It makes WordPress so much more enjoyable by getting rid of all the unnecessary bloat. I love it. It's very clever. /edit: Some options would still be very appreciated, I personally would like to not have the author archives disabled.
August 17, 2017
This plugin does a great job of simplifying the WordPress admin by removing bloat, duplication and functions that are rarely used by most. As others have mentioned, the developer Piet, is very responsive and dedicated especially to the cause of making WordPress and major plugins friendly and easy to use. Some of his other plugins like SO Hide SEO Bloat and SO Customizer Hide Menu are aimed at simplifying. There are a few minor things I would like to see adjusted or adjustable. I will put those on GitHub as the dev has suggested. I was torn about how may stars to give. I was feeling like this is 4 or 4.5 today. But since I expect it to improve based on community feedback AND since it is also just the initial release, I went with 5.
August 18, 2017
Excellent work. Cleans up a whole bunch of annoyances in one fell swoop -- blam! Well documented and thought out. Developer is responsive on GitHub. Many will benefit from this plugin. Could use a settings page or options to re-enable certain functions. Update: I changed my review from four stars to five after the plugin author pushed an update that makes some of the settings optional -- much appreciated!
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