WP Tweaks


Several opinionated WordPress tweaks focused in security and performance.


  • Produces clean filenames for uploads
  • Change admin footer text
  • Disable author page and author search by url
  • Disable emoji mess
  • Disable “meta widget”
  • Disable WP REST API public access
  • Disable “website” field from comment form
  • Disable wp embed
  • Disable xmlrpc.php
  • Show admin bar for admin users only
  • Hide WordPress update nag to all but admins
  • Remove “WordPress logo” from admin bar
  • Remove “+ New” button from admin bar
  • Remove some dashboard widgets
  • Remove query strings from scripts (JavaScript and CSS)
  • Remove <link rel=”shortlink” >
  • Remove dashboard “welcome panel”
  • Remove WordPress version number in <head>
  • and more…

Note: is possible disable any feature.

Github Repo: https://github.com/luizbills/wp-tweaks


  1. Install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” screen in WordPress.
  3. Go to Settings > Tweaks to configure the plugin.


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1.5.1 – 2021-03-26

  • Fix disallow file edit setting
  • Now is possible to disable author query and author pages separately

1.5.0 – 2020-04-19

  • New Feature: Disallow file edit

1.4.0 – 2020-04-18

  • New Feature: remove “Howdy” from admin bar

1.3.2 – 2020-04-18

  • Fixed: Can not disable some options

1.3.1 – 2020-04-18

  • Fix PHP Warning

1.3.0 – 2020-04-18

  • Removed “jQuery CDN” option

1.2.0 – 2018-10-16

  • New Feature: hide WordPress version in admin footer
  • Tweak: jQuery default version now is 2.2.4
  • Tweak: added description to informs the jQuery stable versions
  • Tweak: informs that jQuery Migrate also is disabled when using jQuery from CDN
  • Fix typos

1.1.0 – 2018-07-18

  • New Feature: dashboard page with only one column
  • Fix some typos

1.0.0 – 2018-05-23

  • Initial release.