XTRA Settings

Description

XTRA adds 40+ hidden settings, tweaks and options to tailor your wordpress website in a clean format and super-light weight. The plugin uses WP actions, filters, the .htaccess file and the wp-config.php file for setting options. This plugin also includes a manual Database backup, cleanup and optimization tool to make your wordpress website lighter and faster. Also included are Related Posts, Share Buttons, WP Auto-Update, Maintenance Mode and Debug Mode with easy switches. Image compression organized in bulk ajax batches for fast speed and convenience.

Features

  • Security – Server hardening, WP Security settings, disable xml-rpc and all feeds
  • Speed – Compression, Cache, Memory and Minifier
  • SEO – settings and JavaScript Defer and Footer
  • Social – settings and Share Buttons, 2 blocks, 6 positions
  • WP Settings – Admin, WP mods, Cron, Maintenance and Debug modes
  • Update – auto-update core, themes, selected plugins, translations
  • Hits Counter – simple, slim, usable
  • Post settings – Related Posts, Revisions, Content changes
  • Database – Backup, Cleanup and Optimize
  • Cron Jobs – check and delete
  • Plugins – temporarily mute
  • Images – bulk image compression, maximum size, regenerate thumbs

Screenshots

  • XTRA Settings Security screen
  • XTRA Settings Database Cleanup and Optimize screen
  • XTRA Settings Speed screen
  • XTRA Settings WP Settings screen
  • XTRA Settings Posts and Content screen
  • XTRA Settings WP Modes screen

Installation

  1. Install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly or upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/xtra-settings directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress Admin.

FAQ

  • Please make a backup of your .htaccess and wp-config.php files.
  • Some options don’t work if your .htaccess and wp-config.php files are not writable.
  • Plugin deactivation restores all WP settings.
  • Plugin delete makes a complete clean-up of all XTRA settings.

Reviews

WOW

Alot of options! So many, I can remove many plugins have installed. Thank you!

Pukka Toolset

Great set of tools, I put it on all my sites nowadays without fail
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Contributors & Developers

“XTRA Settings” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“XTRA Settings” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Interested in development?

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Changelog

2.0.4

  • Fixed Hits Counter daily mail sent multiple times
  • Fixed Start Auto-Update Check button
  • Tweaked Social Share icons zooming method

2.0.3

  • Compatibility with WP 5.2
  • Fixed Hits Counter daily mail sent multiple times
  • Fixed wrong share button links caused by output buffer order

2.0.2

  • Compatibility with WP 5.1
  • Fixed Hits Counter daily mail sent twice
  • Fixed Export Database header already started warning in some rare cases

2.0.1

  • Fixed placement of Facebook SDK into wp-footer
  • Fixed php warning: A non-numeric value encountered in
    /plugins/xtra-settings/xtra.php on line 1066
  • Tweaked php error reporting by disabling display of php warnings

2.0.0

  • Fixed placement of Facebook SDK root div on singular pages

1.8.5

  • Compatibility with WP 5.0

1.8.4

  • Fixed warning in freegeoip.net calls in case the call is forbidden

1.8.3

  • Tweaked Add self-link to all uploaded images in posts by linking to full size image

1.8.2

  • Fixed some bugs

1.8.1

  • Fixed a very insidious bug in Shorten the Title in post-lists
  • Added Add time() as query string if Debug Mode is ON (this ensures instant refresh in development stage)
  • Fixed is_customize_preview() not returning good results
  • Fixed Remove query strings: only from script and css filenames (.js, .css)

1.8.0

  • Added hide shortcode if not used for Social Share Buttons and Related Posts
  • Fixed shortcode bug at Related Posts
  • Fixed some css and positioning for Social Share Buttons and Related Posts

1.7.9

  • Added Disable Comments globally into WP Settings WordPress Mods
  • Added inline-block option for Social Share Buttons header
  • Fixed some css and positioning for Social Share Buttons

1.7.8

  • Fixed warnings of in_array() in xtra.php on line 1892
  • Tweaked html places for Share Buttons and Related Posts

1.7.7

  • Fixed a bug at 17.5 Auto-Resize Image Uploads

1.7.6

  • Tweaked Images to show current quality ratio for JPGs
  • Tweaked Hit Counter’s User Agent analysis to improve mobile device recognition in Hit Log
  • Added SEO add meta tags options separated as Description, Keywords and Robots
  • Added Shortcodes selector in editor (25.7)
  • Tweaked some code and reordered own options panel

1.7.5

  • Tweaked some js localisation in admin-search.js
  • Fixed a page link in Hit Counter if WP is not in the root folder
  • Tweaked adding FeedBurner into Google group in Hit Counter
  • Added new sub-options to Exclude from count & Don’t log in Hit Counter
  • Removed deprecated Enable WordPress Cache option (6.1)

1.7.4

  • Fixed some translation related bugs in js
  • Fixed a text bug in Memory and PHP Execution values (7.1, 7.2)
  • Tweaked some script texts for localisation

1.7.3

  • Fixed a translation related bug

1.7.2

  • Added Top Countries, Top IPs and Top Pages tabs (23.4, 23.5, 23.6) to Hit Counter
  • Tweaked Require a Featured Image (26.1) action priority
  • Tweaked Related Posts by adding category filter (in 24.1)
  • Added Don’t mix categories (24.4) to Related Post
  • Added 2nd Share Buttons block (15)
  • Added 2 new shapes to Share Buttons blocks (14.2, 15.2)
  • Added Facebook native Like button to Share Buttons blocks (14.3, 15.3)
  • Added a new position (after title) in Share Buttons and Related Posts (14.3, 15.3, 24.2)
  • Tweaked Share buttons settings by adding category filter (in 14.1 and 15.1)
  • Added translation-ready outputs
  • Tweaked css for small screens

1.7.1

  • Fixed Change default WP email Sender Address
  • Tweaked xtra_options_save action priority at shutdown
  • Tweaked get_optionXTRA function against isset function anomalies on global arrays
  • Tweaked name space and names in CSS files
  • Tweaked and reorganized admin settings include
  • Tweaked tab design
  • Added text domain xtra-settings for getting closer to translation-ready
  • Added option numbers for better reference with option to show/hide
  • Added disable option for showing colors
  • Added disable option for showing right side boxes
  • Added option to put own XTRA plugin settings on a tab
  • Added optional sticky tab when scrolling

1.7.0

  • Fixed code of Allow PHP in text widgets

1.6.9

  • Fixed extract_from_markers function bug in WP 4.9
  • Tested with WordPress 4.9

1.6.7

  • Tweaked Mute/Un-Mute Plugins, added some explanations
  • Tweaked xtra js and css loading in admin area

1.6.6

  • Tweaked css for light and vertical formats
  • Fixed icon usage in Hit List

1.6.5

  • Added Mute/Un-Mute Plugins: i.e. silently disable plugins without actual deactivation
  • Tweaked option filter javascript regex for highlighting
  • Added DB Tables view linked from the Site Info box

1.6.4

  • Added Block access by Targeted Page
  • Tweaked Block access: Admin pages are not allowed to block to avoid suicide
  • Tweaked Block access: block_visitors.php is added that you can rename in case of accidental self-block
  • Fixed Hide Admin Toolbar fatal error for get_plugins function (not being auto included on front-end by WP)
  • Tweaked user capabilities instead of roles (roles are not being reliable as per WP documentation)
  • Tweaked further restrict XTRA Settings: even the page view is only for admins
  • Tweaked Extend WordPress Search to include taxonomy descriptions (not only names)

1.6.3

  • Tweaked plugin data storage into one option array instead of more than 100 option variables

1.6.2

  • Fixed mu-plugins directory missing error

1.6.1

  • Added WP-Options abandoned orphan option search and delete in XTRA settings box
  • Added type icons to Hit Counter hit list
  • Added separate page for Hit Counter all hit list with filters
  • Tweaked filters for Hit Counter hit list
  • Fixed execution time measurement for geoIP and host lookup array handling
  • Fixed to long floating numbers in execution time measurement array

1.6.0

  • Added execution time measurement for geoIP and host lookup in Hits Counter options
  • Fixed Cron jobs delete failure
  • Fixed the alternative position Hit Counter with js tabs and filter in hit list

1.5.9

  • Added Disable WP Heartbeat with optional exception for post/page editor pages
  • Tweaked Hit Counter with js tabs and filter in hit list
  • Fixed Hit Counter email next date display
  • Fixed Hit Counter email title language
  • Fixed some PHP notices
  • Tweaked include ajax.php only when admin-ajax called

1.5.8

  • Tweaked Hit Counter hit list to optionally show also skipped hits (with reason for skipping)
  • Added user names in hits for logged in users
  • Tweaked Hit Counter email send with optional time for sending

1.5.7

  • Added optional light-weight GeoIP info for Hits Counter
  • Added Apache Cache expiration days option
  • Applied name space in css to avoid conflicts
  • Added JS box resizing for the admin page

1.5.6

  • Tweaked Hit Counter exclude strings
  • Added Redirect bad bots by substrings
  • Added option to use/or not the slow gethostbyaddr php function for host name lookup
  • Added Restore Default buttons for each input field
  • Fixed missing array indexes from _SERVER

1.5.5

  • Fixed Hit Counter exclude strings bug

1.5.4

  • Fixed Hit Counter day-change bug
  • Tweaked Hit Counter to show detailed Hits and/or IPs
  • Removed Wonderslider plugin bug fix

1.5.3

  • Added Regenerate Thumbnails & Image Sizes in Images tab
  • Added Hits Counter exclude list for user-agent, remote server and IP substrings
  • Tweaked Redirect some bots to referring URL code: deprecated previous function
  • Tweaked Block external POST code: deprecated previous function
  • Fixed time zone setting in xtra.php
  • Fixed Hit Counter action hook to shutdown

1.5.2

  • Added Hide Notification for Excluded Plugins
  • Tweaked Hit Counter functions
  • Added Add XTRA Hit Counter Dashboard Widget
  • Added Add XTRA Menu to Admin Bar

1.5.1

  • Added Search (filter) for options on the top
  • Added Hits Chart with Google Charts API
  • Tweaked optional tab settings

1.5.0

  • Added Simple Hit Counter in XTRA options box with daily stats email sending
  • Tweaked Bulk Image Compression and Resize with memory usage monitoring and restart if needed
  • Fixed a bug in Debug mode

1.4.9

  • Tweaked Add alt tag to images: take title if set
  • Fixed Social Share Buttons wrong url when using Related Posts

1.4.8

  • Added Extend WordPress Search: Search not only in title and post content, but also in tags, categories and comments
  • Added Highlight Search Results
  • Added Shorten the Title in non-singular views
  • Tweaked Open ALL links in a new tab code

1.4.7

  • Added disable wpautop globally
  • Added thumbnails in posts admin list
  • Added column shortcodes
  • Fixed deactivate function call
  • Fixed admin message show
  • Fixed bulk image compression ajax error handling
  • Added Harden your HTTP response header including Protect against XSS attacks, Page-Framing, Click-Jacking and Content-Sniffing in one option
  • Added Disable WP Cron

1.4.6

  • Added Ajax Bulk Image Compression methods with image backup and restore
  • Added Auto-Resize large image upload to maximum width and height
  • Tweaked Protect From Malicious URL Requests: including HTTP_USER_AGENT libwww, Wget, EmailSiphon, EmailWolf
  • Tweaked php output buffer handling to increase code speed
  • Tweaked JS and CSS position in the footer and defer parsing
  • Tweaked regexp for add self-link, share buttons and related posts positioning

1.4.5

  • Added Highlight Post Color by Status
  • Added Defer parsing of all JavaScript in the SEO tab
  • Added Move all JavaScript to the footer in the SEO tab
  • Added Light View and Vertical Tabs in Xtra Plugin Settings
  • Tweaked UI with sticky selected tabs
  • Removed block URL longer than 255 from malicious requests in Security tab

1.4.4

  • Fixed Share Buttons and Related Posts after article position

1.4.3

  • Include section dashicons to make recognition easier
  • Some tweaks on Share Buttons and Related Posts positioning
  • Tweaked the gui to clear design and improve readability

1.4.2

  • Added Related Posts feature with options in Posts tab
  • Fixed Cron job removal
  • Tweaked meta keywords on non-tagged pages
  • Tweaked show share buttons with [xtra_share_buttons] shortcode
  • Tweaked the HTML Minifier code working with inline img codes (e.g. Ploylang flags)

1.4.1

  • Added Check Auto-Update Now trigger button
  • Added Plugins Auto-Update exclude list
  • Added Remove double title meta tag in SEO
  • Fixed readme bug in Upgrade Notice
  • Fixed SEO bug adding head meta and OG tags
  • Tweaked Add self-link to all uploaded images
  • Tweaked the HTML Minifier code to be more reliable

1.4.0

  • Tweak Open All Links in New Tab and Image Self Link regexes
  • Tweak plugin deactivation method
  • Tweak getting post image as thumbnail or 1st attachment or 1st in-post image
  • Removed the tab called All
  • Added color codes for tabs
  • Added HTML Minifier

1.3.9

  • Added X-Header Apache security settings to protect 3 attack types
  • Finetuned Apache server settings for Compression and Caching
  • Separate Apache server settings in case you have a different web server

1.3.8

  • Fixed Social share buttons not just on posts, also on pages

1.3.7

  • Added Social tab
  • Added 8 Social share buttons in the Social tab
  • Added Facebook JS SDK block option
  • Added Redirect Attachments to their Parent Post
  • Repositioned 2 redirect settings into the SEO tab

1.3.6

  • Added Cron Jobs management
  • Added SEO tab
  • Added Facebook OG tags and Twitter cards in HTML head using post title, excerpt and thumbnail image
  • Remove Plugins Information – did not add extra value
  • Optimized tabs: put all WP settings into one tab

1.3.4

  • Tabbed user interface
  • Added Maintenance mode and Plugins Information

1.2.1

  • Redesigned user interface
  • Added Database Backup, Cleanup and Optimize features

1.1.0

  • Added WordPress Debug mode settings
  • Added WordPress Auto-Update settings

1.0.0

  • Initial version