Falcon – WordPress Optimizations & Tweaks

Description

Falcon is lightweight WordPress plugin that provide a list of optimizations and tweaks that help you improve the performance and user experience for your WordPress sites.

FEATURES & MODULES

Falcon offers a comprehensive list of 49 FREE modules (and growing) for you to tweak and optimize your WordPress websites. These options are divided into the following categories:

General

  • Disable Gutenberg (the block editor)
  • Disable heartbeat
  • Disable embeds, e.g. prevent others from embedding your site and vise-versa
  • Disable comments
  • Remove website field from comment form
  • Disable revisions
  • Disable self pings
  • Disable privacy tools
  • Disable cron
  • Disable auto updates
  • Block external requests
  • Search only posts
  • Disable replacing text with formatted entities like smart quotes, dashes, ellipses, etc.

Header cleanup

  • Remove feed links
  • Remove RSD link
  • Remove wlwmanifest link
  • Remove adjacent posts links
  • Remove WordPress version number
  • Remove shortlink
  • Remove REST API link

Media

  • Asynchronous load CSS to avoid blocking load of CSS files
  • Remove query string for JavaScript and CSS files
  • Remove jQuery Migrate
  • Set scheme-less URLs for JavaScript and CSS files, e.g. remove http: and https: from URLs
  • Remove styles for recent comments widget
  • Cleanup nav menu item ID & classes
  • Disable emojis
  • Disable scaling down big images
  • Disable automatic image rotation based on EXIF data
  • Disable thumbnail generation
  • Enable maintenance mode

Email

  • Remove admin email confirmation
  • Disable auto update email notification
  • Disable admin email notification when a new user is registered
  • Disable admin email notification when users reset passwords
  • Change default WordPress from name and email
  • SMTP configuration

Admin

  • Show site icon on login page
  • Remove update nags
  • Remove footer text
  • Remove default dashboard widgets
  • Remove WordPress logo in the admin bar
  • Remove application passwords

Security

  • Disable REST API for unauthenticated requests
  • Disable XML-RPC
  • Restrict upload file types
  • Disable detailed login errors
  • Block AI bots from crawling/stealing your content, which also affect the performance
  • Force login to view the website

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Installation

Go to Dashboard | Plugins | Add New and search for Falcon. Then install and activate the plugin.

Reviews

❄️1️⃣2️⃣ 9, 2023
Finally, after manually disabling all that stuff I don’t need in my Themes and wondering why it didn’t work half of the time, I can finally rely on a simple but powerful plugin. Thanks!
🍂 1️⃣1️⃣ 17, 2023
Firstly I would rate this plugin with 5 stars. However I found an issue in the Assets tab section for : Cleanup nav menu item ID & classes It was enabled by default. So mega menu pages and mega menu drop down was not working. I had to disable manually and my menus are working perfectly. I would advise the developer to disable it by default so that majority customers don’t need to fix their menu not working issues.
🍂 1️⃣1️⃣ 20, 2020
Simple and works! I’m using it in all my sites. Thanks!
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Contributors & Developers

“Falcon – WordPress Optimizations & Tweaks” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.8.3 – 2024-05-17

  • Disable XML-RPC methods
  • Fix: activation error on ajax request
  • Update fix word disable detailed login errors

2.8.2 – 2024-03-17

  • Add a link to the settings page in the plugin meta row
  • Auto redirect to the settings page after activation

2.8.1 – 2024-02-28

  • Add options to change default email from name and address
  • Add more AI bots to the block list

2.8.0 – 2024-02-20

  • Add SMTP configuration
  • Add maintenance mode
  • Add block AI bots option
  • Add force login option

2.7.2 – 2023-12-11

  • Fix not loading email options
  • Fix remove dashboard widgets not removing welcome panel

2.7.1 – 2023-12-07

  • Add options for no emails when a new user is registered and users reset their passwords
  • Fix error when disabling all features. Closes #17.

2.7.0 – 2023-12-07

  • Update hook for disable core update email notification
  • Fix removing update nag not working
  • Add a new security tab with options to disable login errors and restrict upload file types

2.6.0 – 2023-12-03

  • Update the plugin style

2.5.0 – 2023-09-18

  • Add: Disable comments
  • Add: Remove website field from comment form
  • Add: Search only posts
  • Add: Disable replacing text with formatted entities like smart quotes, dashes, ellipses, etc.
  • Add: Disable scaling down big images
  • Add: Disable automatic image rotation based on EXIF data
  • Add: Disable thumbnail generation

2.4.1 – 2023-08-14

  • Remove classic theme styles for button blocks
  • Remove Jetpack widget

2.4.0 – 2023-08-02

  • Add asynchronous load CSS

2.3.0 – 2023-07-11

  • Disable cron
  • Disable auto updates
  • Block external requests
  • Fix missing current ancestor class for menu

2.2.0 – 2023-01-18

  • Cleanup nav menu item ID & classes
  • Disable privacy tools
  • Remove application passwords

2.1.0 – 2022-12-27

  • Add disable XML-RPC
  • Add disable Gutenberg
  • Add disable REST API
  • Add a set of admin tweaks
  • Organize features in tabs and update styling

2.0.5

  • Update compatibility tag

2.0.4

  • Fix missing vendor folder

2.0.3

  • Remove jQuery Migrate in the WordPress admin as well

2.0.2

  • Fix PHP warning when blocking self-pings
  • Fix textdomain

2.0.1

  • Fix auto-deployment

2.0.0

  • Re-add settings page
  • Update disble embeds module

1.3.1

  • Update compatibility with the latest version of WordPress
  • Fix not working with WP-CLI

1.3.0

  • Remove settings page
  • Do not use jQuery from Google CDN for better compatibility
  • Remove support for loading CSS async

1.2.4

  • Add option to use latest version of jQuery
  • Add option to exclude static resources from removing query string

1.2.3

  • Downgrade jQuery to 2.2.4 for better compatibility

1.2.2

  • Fix: File name case-sensitive

1.2.1

  • Fix: Load PHP file using absolute path.

1.2

  • New: Load CSS asynchronously (and selectively).
  • Fix: No error in the login page.
  • Requires PHP 5.4

1.1.1

  • Fix not loading file for media.

1.1

  • Remove Jetpack devicex script.
  • Requires PHP 5.3.

1.0.3

  • Update jQuery to 2.2.4

1.0.2

  • Use jQuery from Google CDN

1.0.1

  • Sets scheme-less URLs for JS and CSS files, e.g. removes ‘http:’ and ‘https:’ from URLs.

1.0.0

  • Initial release