Falcon – WordPress Optimizations & Tweaks


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.


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


  • Disable Gutenberg (the block editor)
  • Disable REST API for unauthenticated requests
  • Disable heartbeat
  • Disable XML-RPC
  • 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.


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


  • Asynchronous load CSS
  • 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


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

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


Ноябрь 17, 2023-ж.
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.
Ноябрь 20, 2020-ж.
Simple and works! I'm using it in all my sites. Thanks!
Сентябрь 3, 2016-ж. 1 reply
This plugin makes my site faster. But it needs still a little development. I receive an error message on the backend login page.
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Contributors & Developers

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



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


  • Update compatibility tag


  • Fix missing vendor folder


  • Remove jQuery Migrate in the WordPress admin as well


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


  • Fix auto-deployment


  • Re-add settings page
  • Update disble embeds module


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


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


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


  • Downgrade jQuery to 2.2.4 for better compatibility


  • Fix: File name case-sensitive


  • Fix: Load PHP file using absolute path.


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


  • Fix not loading file for media.


  • Remove Jetpack devicex script.
  • Requires PHP 5.3.


  • Update jQuery to 2.2.4


  • Use jQuery from Google CDN


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


  • Initial release