Tweakr Toolkit

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Extends your WordPress Blog with a bunch of common Tweaks and Utilities.

Author:Andi Dittrich, Aenon Dynamics (profile at
WordPress version required:4.7
WordPress version tested:5.4.1
Plugin version:2.1
Added to WordPress repository:23-02-2017
Last updated:02-04-2020
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.
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Total downloads:2 636
Active installs:30+
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This plugin is a collection of common used tweaks and features – each of them can be controlled independently
It is designed as compact all-in-one solution espacially for Web-Agencies and Advanced Users with security in mind: just audit and trust a single plugin.

Visual Editor

  • VisualComponent Extension visualizes the HTML Element Structure (headings,section,p)
  • Remove the fixed-width restriction of the Editor-Area (set to 80% max)


  • Use External SMTP Mailserver to deliver mails transmitted by wp_mail
  • No Third Party libraries required! WordPress Internal PHPMailer class is used
  • Support for TLS/SSL Connections
  • Set the Mail-From-Name and Mail-From-Address manually
  • Fix phpmailerExceptions by setting the mail-from parameter to a valid address
  • Control New User Registration E-Mails (send to admin and/or user)

Automatic Updates

  • Control Automatic-Update policy
  • Enable automatic Theme Updates
  • Enable automatic Plugin Updates
  • Disable Automatic Updates
  • Disable Update Notification (E-Mail)

Permalinks/Rewrite Rules

  • Add .html extension to pages – e.g. privacy-protecton.html
  • Add .html extension to categories – e.g. category/uncategorized.html
  • Optional or enforced html extensions (backward compatibility)
  • Remove embed Rewrite Rules
  • Remove feed Rewrite Rules

Virtual Permalink URLs

  • Placeholders like link://post.local/1234 can be used within the Link-Insert-Dialogs and got replaced by the real link during rendering – this avoids problems with different domains names.

XML Sitemap

  • Automatical XML Sitemap generation sitemap.xml (SEO)
  • Modern Search-Engines like Google, Bing can easier index your posts/pages
  • Only Posts and Pages are displayed
  • Password protected posts/pages or unpublished content is ignored!
  • XML Format regarding the specification


  • Disable XMLRPC API (Really!)
  • Restrict REST (JSON) API Access to Admin and Editor User

System Tweaks

  • Disable Emojis
  • Disable Smileys
  • Disable oEmbeds
  • Hide Admin Toolbar
  • Hide WordPress Generator Tag
  • Hide Windows Live Writer manifest file link
  • Hide Meta Pagination Links
  • Hide Feed Links
  • Hide Resource Hints
  • Disable RSS Feeds
  • Disable Atom Feeds
  • Disable RDF Feeds

Google Analytics

  • Google Analytics Support – just add your Tracking-ID
  • AnonymizeIP Option
  • OPT-OUT Shortcode/Button (required by GDPR/DSGVO) – also works with Caching Plugins or CDN Servers
  • IE8 Compatible

Matomo/Piwik Analytics

  • Matomo v3 Support – add your Host URL + Site ID – thats it!
  • OPT-OUT Shortcode/Button (required by GDPR/DSGVO) – also works with Caching Plugins or CDN Servers
  • Simple Page Name Option (Records the Document Title without Blog Name)
  • DoNoTrack Option
  • Option to add the Hostname to your Document Title (useful for multidomain sites)