Cleans up most of the unnecessary junk meta included by default in the WordPress header including generator, RSD, shortlink, previous and next, etc.
The Long Version
WordPress Core includes several meta items in the header that many sites don’t require. For cleaner and simpler code, this plugin is recommended to help simplify your header for SEO and general code cleanliness.
This plugin has been designed for use on LEMP (Nginx) web servers with PHP 7.0 and MySQL 5.7 to achieve best performance. All of our plugins are meant for single site WordPress installations only; for both performance and security reasons, we highly recommend against using WordPress Multisite for the vast majority of projects.
- Settings Page: No
- Premium Version Available: Yes (SEO Genius)
- Includes Media (Images, Icons, Etc): No
- Includes CSS: No
- Database Storage: Yes
- Transients: No
- Options: Yes
- Creates New Tables: No
- Database Queries: Backend (Options API)
- Must-Use Support: Yes (Use With Autoloader)
- Multisite Support: No
- Uninstalls Data: Yes
WP Admin Notices
This plugin generates multiple Admin Notices in the WP Admin dashboard. The first is a notice that fires during plugin activation which recommends several related free plugins that we believe will enhance this plugin’s features; this notice will re-appear approximately once every 6 months as our code and recommendations evolve. The second is a notice that fires a few days after plugin activation which asks for a 5-star rating of this plugin on its WordPress.org profile page. This notice will re-appear approximately once every 9 months. These notices can be dismissed by clicking the (x) symbol in the upper right of the notice box. These notices may annoy or confuse certain users, but are appreciated by the majority of our userbase, who understand that these notices support our free contributions to the WordPress community while providing valuable (free) recommendations for optimizing their website.
If you feel that these notices are too annoying, than we encourage you to consider one or more of our upcoming premium plugins that combine several free plugin features into a single control panel, or even consider developing your own plugins for WordPress, if supporting free plugin authors is too frustrating for you. A final alternative would be to place the defined constant mentioned below inside of your
wp-config.php file to manually hide this plugin’s nag notices:
Note: This defined constant will only affect the notices mentioned above, and will not affect any other notices generated by this plugin or other plugins, such as one-time notices that communicate with admin-level users.
This plugin was partially inspired either in “code or concept” by the open-source software and discussions mentioned below:
We invite you to check out a few other related free plugins that our team has also produced that you may find especially useful:
We thank the following groups for their generous contributions to the WordPress community which have particularly benefited us in developing our own free plugins and paid services:
We released this plugin in response to our managed hosting clients asking for better access to their server, and our primary goal will remain supporting that purpose. Although we are 100% open to fielding requests from the WordPress community, we kindly ask that you keep the above mentioned goals in mind, thanks!