WordPress automatically provides some features that not every blogger really needs. And you shouldn’t have to carry around things you don’t need. From a performance point of view, it makes absolute sense to completely deactivate unnecessary functions. The loading times of your blog will definitely improve noticeably!

With this WP-Tweaker you can controll the following functions/features of WordPress:

  • Remove your WP-Version from the header
  • Deactivate the WP-Emojis
  • Remove the Windows Live Writer
  • Remove the RSD-Link
  • Remove the RSS-Links
  • Remove the Shortlink
  • Remove links to adjacent posts
  • Limit the stored Post-Revisions to a maximum of 5
  • Disable automatic http-requests by Plugins & Themes
  • Disable the WordPress-hearbeat
  • Disable login error messages
  • Disable new Theme on major WP updates
  • Disable the XML-RPC
  • Remove post by e-mail function
  • Remove the url-field from comments
  • Disable url auto-linking in comments
  • Disable login-shake for wrong credentials
  • Empty the WP-Trash every 7 days
  • Remove query strings from ressources
  • Disable auto-saving blogs

All you need to do to control this features/functions is
1. Install and activate this Plugin
2. Turn each of the features/functions simply on or off

There are more features for this plugin to come. Most of them are already in the pipeline for production. As of now there are already 12 new functions/feature in my backlog.

If you have any ideas regarding future functions of this plugin, let me know!


  • The Plugin is easy to use since you can turn any feature/function on or off
  • The single features are separated in different sections


Automatic Installation

  1. Browse to wp-admin and log in
  2. Click Plugins
  3. Click Add new
  4. Search for WP-Tweaker
  5. Click Install Now
  6. Activate the plugin

Manual Installation

  1. Upload the ‘wp-tweaker’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/‘ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. That’s it!

Contributors & Developers

“WP-Tweaker” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.


1.3.2 12.04.19

  • added feature to disable auto-saving of posts

1.3.1 11.04.19

  • added feature to remove query strings for ressources

1.3.0 08.01.19

  • added a help-section in the admin-header
  • added a warning-notice to the disable http-requests function

1.2.6 16.11.18

  • added function to empty the WP-trash automatically every 7 days

1.2.5 24.07.18

  • added feature to remove the url-field from comments
  • added feature to disable url auto-linking in comments

1.2.4 27.06.18

  • Fixed typos and added new screenshots

1.2.3 20.06.18

  • added feature to remove the post by e-mail function

1.2.2 16.06.18

  • added feature to disable new Themes on major WP updates
  • added feature to diasble the XML-RPC

1.2.1 13.06.18

  • added feature login error message

1.2 12.06.18

  • Performance optimization (reduced code of core-file by 76%)
  • added categories
  • added feature heartbeat

1.1 09.06.18

  • Added feature “disable http-requests”

1.0.1 07.06.18

  • Did some minor bugfixes and improvements

1.0 03.06.18

  • Initial release