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.


नोभेम्बर 20, 2020
Simple and works! I'm using it in all my sites. Thanks!
अप्रील 21, 2020
I'm using this plugin for my personal blog, it's simple but amazing.
सेप्टेम्बर 3, 2016 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.



= 2.5.0 – 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