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Smart Admin Tweaks is collection of tools and tweaks (78 tweaks available in 3.9 version) for controlling various elements of WordPress website. All tweaks are split into 11 panels (1 is exclusively for Network Admin panel). In WordPress multisite more, panel Global is available only in Network Admin panel.

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78 tweaks available with 3.9 version

78 tweaks available with 3.9 version Plugin is convenient and very easy to use, it involves no custom coding, no need to add things to your functions.php file, and it makes experimenting with different kinds of tweaks very easy with very little chance to break things.

List of Available Tweaks

Panel: Tweaks

  • Disable TinyMCE4 autoresize (v3.8)
  • Redirect search with one result (v1.5)
  • Change default editor type (v1.5)
  • Disable capital P filters (v1.4)
  • Remove website field from comment form (v1.3)
  • Refuse comments with no referrer (v1.3)
  • Disable XML-RPC
  • Enable shortcodes in widgets
  • Prevent self pingbacks
  • Disable all RSS feeds
  • Disable comments auto links
  • Disable default widgets

Panel: Adminbar

  • Disable selected frontend adminbar items (v2.0)
  • Disable selected admin adminbar items (v2.0)
  • Control Admin Bar front end visibility (v1.6)

Panel: Admin

  • Bring back Dashboard columns selection (v3.6)
  • Add order column for Post Types panels (v3.5)
  • Add extra columns for the Users panel (v3.0)
  • Add post thumbnail column for Post Types panels (v3.0)
  • Add comment ID column for the Comments panel (v3.0)
  • Add post ID column for Post Types panels (v3.0)
  • Add term ID column for Taxonomies panels (v3.0)
  • Disable welcome dashboard widget (v1.2)
  • Disable browser upgrade nag (v1.1)
  • Disable file editing
  • Disable dashboard widgets
  • Hide WP version in admin footer

Panel: Rewriter

  • Simple posts short URL (v3.5)
  • Change author archive URL slug (v2.0)
  • Change search results URL slug (v2.0)

Panel: Media

  • Remove default gallery shortcode inline styles (v2.0)
  • Replace default image caption code (v1.4)
  • Change JPEG compression quality

Panel: Posts

  • Allow use of drafts for parents (v3.0)
  • Enable excerpt for Pages (v2.0)
  • Disable auto draft deletion (v1.2)
  • Change Excerpt length (v1.1)
  • Disable posts auto save
  • Disable auto trash deletion
  • Posts revisions control
  • Change posts auto save interval
  • Change empty trash days

Panel: Header

  • Remove Open Sans font loading (v3.6)
  • Prevent Skype from marking phones (v3.5)
  • Remove canonical link (v1.2)
  • Remove parent/start links
  • Remove WordPress version
  • Remove RSD link
  • Remove WLW manifest link
  • Remove feed links
  • Remove extra feed links
  • Remove l10n JavaScript
  • Remove adjacent posts links
  • Remove home link

Panel: Plugins

  • Hide WP-Stats smiley

Panel: HTTP

  • HTTP Request timeout (v3.9)
  • HTTP Request redirections count (v3.9)
  • HTTP Request reject unsafe URL’s (v3.9)
  • HTTP Request user agent (v3.9)
  • HTTP Request version (v3.9)

Panel: Updates

  • Control updates notifications emails (v3.2)
  • Change email for update notifications (v3.2)
  • Disable automatic updates (v3.1)
  • Control WordPress automatic updates (v3.1)
  • WordPress core auto update control (v3.1)
  • Disable WordPress update notice (v1.2)

Panel: Global

  • Remove color scheme changer (v3.5)
  • Default color scheme for new users (v3.5)
  • Change default theme (v3.0)
  • Allow login with email address (v2.0)
  • Disable doing-it-wrong display (v2.0)
  • Disable login form Shake (v1.6)
  • Authentication cookie expiration
  • Disable user profile contact methods
  • Add user profile contact methods

Panel: Network Admin

  • Add extra columns for the Sites panel (v3.0)
  • Add extra columns for the Users panel (v3.0)
  • Disable dashboard widgets (v3.0)

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Export and Import tools to quickly transfer plugin settings

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In the ‘docs’ folder plugin has an example export file that can be used as a starting point for tweaks to use. You can import it to get started with customizations.

Other Features

  • Support for WordPress multisite/network mode
  • Support translation and includes POT file


Plugin is tested with different websites and versions of WordPress. Tweaks are safe too use, but you must be aware of what are the benefits of using each tweak and what will happen using them. You are using Smart Admin Tweaks plugin for WordPress at your own risk.


Plugin contains PDF user guide in the plugin package, inside the ‘docs’ directory. Check out this user guide to get information on plugin options, usage and more.


Version 3.9 / 2014.12.07.

  • Added: tweak for HTTP request timeout
  • Added: tweak for HTTP request version
  • Added: tweak for HTTP request redirections count
  • Added: tweak for HTTP request reject unsafe URL’s
  • Added: tweak for HTTP request user agent
  • Fixed: using action instead of the filter for JPEG compression tweak
  • Fixed: some warnings before first save of the tweaks

Version 3.8 / 2014.09.05.

  • Added: Added: compatibility with the latest WordPress 4.0
  • Added: Added: tweak to disable TinyMCE 4 autoresize

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10 January 13

Last Update:
7 December 14

Compatible Browsers:
IE8, IE9, IE10, IE11, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome

Files Included:
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Software Version:
WordPress 4.1, WordPress 4.0, WordPress 3.9, WordPress 3.8, WordPress 3.7, WordPress 3.6, WordPress 3.5, WordPress 3.4, WordPress 3.3, WordPress 3.2


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