Reduce HTTP Requests, Disable Emojis & Disable Embeds, Speedup WooCommerce


Reduce HTTP requests – Disable Emojis, Disable Gravatars, Disable Embeds and Remove Querystrings. SpeedUp WooCommerce, Added support to disable pingbacks, disable trackbacks, close comments after 28 days, Added the ability to force pagingation after 20 posts,
Disable WooCommerce scripts and CSS on non WooCommerce Pages, Disable RSS, Disable XML-RPC, Disable Autosave, Remove Windows Live Writer tag, Remove Shortlink Tag, Remove WP API from header and
many more features to help speed and SEO gains.

Coming soon – Disable Comments, Heartbeat Control, Selective Disable

Disabling Emojis does not disable emoticons, it disables the support for Emojis added since WP 4.2 and removes 1 HTTP request.

Disabling Embeds – script that auto formats pasted content in the visual editor, eg videos, etc. Big issue with this script is it loads on every
single page. You can still use the default embed code from YouTube, Twitter etc to included content.

Remove Query Strings: If you look at the waterfall view of your page load, you will see your query strings end in something like ver=1.12.4.
These are called query strings and help determine the version of the script. The problem with query strings like these is that it isn’t very efficient for caching purposes and sometimes prevents caching those assets altogether. If you are using a CDN already, you can ignore this.

Disabling Gravatars is completely optional, advise, if you don’t use them, disable as it gets rid of one more useless HTTP request.

General Performance improvements: Added support for : disable ping/trackbacks, close comments after 28 days, force pagingation after 20 posts, Disable WooCommerce scripts and CSS on non WooCommerce Pages.

Have an idea ?
Public repo on GitHub if you would like to contribute or have any ideas to add.


  • Full site, 16 HTTP requests, 0.5MB
  • What's Possible with some hard work (Clean install)
  • Pingdom Report
  • Fast Hosting Servers make a difference to overall performance
  • Because Speed Matters (tm)


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Settings->WP Disable screen to configure the plugin


I would like to contribute/I have an idea

Public repo on GitHub if you would like to contribute or have any ideas to add.

Do I still need caching ?

Yes, We have just release a WordPress Caching plugin which is really easy to setup and includes a built in CD-rewrite rule system.

What about Minification, do I still need it?

Yes, you absolutely do, and none come close to the awesome Autoptimize by Frank Goossens.

Do I still need a CDN ?

Yes, WarpCache is our recommended choice for the ultimate in flexibility and performance.
We will soon be adding a free CDN for css/js for all users that is integrated with just an “on/off” switch in the plugin and no setup.

What about my Image Compression

You can try our Free Image Compression plugin which has really good compression ratios with little to no loss of image quality.


This has to get picked up by more people!!

It’s just become an essential part of my plugin pack, as a developer for WordPress being able to take care of these little things all with one well designed plugin that looks nice in the backend too boot is just awesome.

Very Responsive Developers

I have used many WordPress plugins over the past decade. Many of which the developers lacked interest the support forums. WP-Disable is another story. The developers have been very responsive as they continue to improve WP-Disable. Updates happen frequently.

Combined 3 plugins into 1

Now this is a great plugin! Was able to get rid of my query strings plugin, disable emojis plugins, and disable embeds plugin. Much easier on management and updates. Kudos.

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Contributors & Developers

“Reduce HTTP Requests, Disable Emojis & Disable Embeds, Speedup WooCommerce” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




Added support for Heartbeat (please remove any other heartbeat plugins)
Fixed sidebar navigation
Added a top navigation for easy access (to support upcoming features)
Fixed Remove RSD error
General code tidy up and removed unused functions


Cleaned up navigation (moved to in WP menu)


Added default option to Google Analytics to make it more clear when its active
Option to Remove password strength meter js on non woo pages
Added option to completely disable comments
Improved folder/file structure
Added option to disable feed, replaced Disable RSS
Added option to remove spam comments
Option to combine and async Google Fonts and Font awesome fonts for better performance
Removed old versions from WP Repo for better WP Compliance


  • Improved visuals
  • Cleaner Code, fixed issue that breaks access on some installs