An easy-to-swallow painkiller plugin for WordPress

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3.3.1 2023-11-27 17:05 UTC


An easy-to-swallow painkiller plugin for WordPress.

The plugin removes a lot of default WordPress stuff you just can't wait to get rid of. It removes meta tags such as feeds, version numbers and emojis.

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Require the package, with Composer, in the root directory of your project.

composer require vinkla/headache

The plugin will be installed as a must-use plugin.


All features are activated by default when the plugin is activated.

  • Disable default users API endpoints for security
  • Disable XML RPC for security
  • Disable comments
  • Disable comments feeds
  • Disable feeds
  • Disable attachment pages
  • Discourage search engines from indexing in non-production environments
  • Remove contributor, subscriber and author roles
  • Remove Gutenberg's front-end block styles
  • Remove Gutenberg's core block styles
  • Remove Gutenberg's global styles
  • Remove Gutenberg's SVG filters
  • Remove classic theme styles
  • Remove ?ver= query from styles and scripts
  • Remove all extra RSS feed links
  • Remove emojis
  • Remove generated icons
  • Remove JPEG compression
  • Remove language dropdown on login screen
  • Remove meta rel=dns-prefetch href=//
  • Remove oEmbeds
  • Remove Really Simple Discovery link
  • Remove relational links for the posts
  • Remove reserved attachment slugs
  • Remove REST API link tag from <head> and HTML headers
  • Remove RSS feed links
  • Remove shortlink tag from <head> and HTML headers
  • Remove wlwmanifest.xml
  • Remove WordPress version
  • Update login page image link URL
  • Update login page link title