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WPVN Unload Hooks


This plugin is destined to advanced users.

How to use?

You just need to activate the plugin. Nothing changes for this release. You have now two additional functions: cr_hook_remove($hooks_to_find = array(), $exact = false, $display = true, $detail = false) cr_hook_list($hookname = array(), $display = true, $detail = false) {

These functions are case-sensitive for actions/filters’ names.

The function to remove actions/filters (cr_hook_remove) you should call before the hooked is made, or you cannot remove it. The best place is in functions.php of the theme, or even better, directly in the plugin file ‘wpvn-unload-hooks.php’. (Be aware that calling in the plugin file should not print any output or you will mess up with Response HTTP header). The function to list hooks and hooked actions/filters, you can call anywhere you want.


cr_hook_list(); shows you everything. cr_hook_list(‘wp_head’); shows you actions/filters that are hooked to ‘wp_head’ cr_hook_remove(); nothing happens, lose your time. cr_hook_remove(‘AJAX’); All actions/filters have that string in their names will be removed. cr_hook_remove(‘AJAX’, true); All actions/filters have the exact name ‘AJAX’ will be removed.


  • Listing (WordPress 2.8)
  • Simple Removing (WordPress 2.8)
  • Array Removing (WordPress 2.8)


  1. Upload wpvn-unload-hooks to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, if you use customized wp-content, it’s OK with WPVN Unload Hooks.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

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0.9 Initial version