BlankPress WordPress Cleaner

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Allows user to clean up the WordPress mess. Better performance, Faster page load, Better security and Better WP experience.

Author:Dharma Poudel (@rogercomred) (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:3.5
WordPress version tested:4.1
Plugin version:1.1
Added to WordPress repository:12-05-2014
Last updated:20-12-2014
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
Rating, %:86
Rated by:6
Plugin URI:http://www.wordpress.org/plugins
Total downloads:3 849
Active installs:700+
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This plugin allows users to selectively clean up the WordPress header, removes unwanted dashboard widgets and tweaks annoying WordPress features.

Features

  1. Head Cleanup

    • removes the Generator/WordPress Version number
    • removes link to Really Simple Discovery service endpoint
    • removes link to Windows Live Writer manifest file
    • removes displaying links to the extra feeds such as category feeds
    • removes displaying links to the general feeds: Post and Comment Feed
    • removes adjacent posts links : Index link, Next link, Start link
    • removes WordPress cannonical link
    • removes WordPress Shortlink
  2. Dashboard widgets Cleanup

    • removes help tab on dashboard screen or all whole screen
    • removes WordPress Welcome Panel
    • removes update submenu under 'Dashboard' menu
    • removes wordpress update nag
    • removes update browser nag
    • removes wordpress dashboard widgets At a Glance/Quick Draft/WordPress News/Activity
  3. Misc Cleanup

    • removes versions from css and js source link
    • removes javascripts and styles from header & moves to footer
    • removes default styles set by WordPress recent comments widget
    • removes width and height dynamic attributes to thumbnails/post images
    • removes WordPress generated category and tag atributes for W3C validation
    • removes admin bar from the frontend
    • removes and/or changes WordPress login error message
    • removes WordPress login shake effect

Consequences

  • Page load speed increases drastically.
  • Better site performance.
  • Google will love your site. Also users will love your site.
  • Better security : stay safe, sleep well!

Recommended Plugins

The following are recommended by the author:

  • Page Specific Menu Items - Allows you to selectively hide the menu items. One menu different menu items on different page(posts).

  • BlankPress Theme Framework - Simple yet flexible HTML5 blank WordPress theme framework based on underscores. Use this as a base theme for your WP projects.



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