WordPress Tweaks 2.0 Released!

I recently rewrote my WordPress Tweaks plugin and have launched the new edition as version 2.0. The previous version of WordPress Tweaks (version 1.8) was released 3 years ago (back when WordPress was at version 2.5), so the plugin was definitely in need of an upgrade!

Version 2.0 adds 5 new tweaks, removes 13 outdated tweaks, fixes a few tweaks that broke between WordPress 2.5 and 3.1, adheres to new plugin development best practices that have emerged since WP 2.5, adds an instant search bar, and ups the minimum WordPress requirement from 2.1 to 3.1 (quite the jump!).

For those who aren’t familiar with the plugin, WordPress Tweaks gathers a plethora of assorted options into a convenient list of checkboxes and dropdowns. (WordPress Tweaks is in the same vein as Microsoft’s abandoned TweakUI program, for those who remember it.)

Here’s the current list of supported tweaks:

  • Admin
    • Automatically scroll to the post editor
    • Disable the admin bar
    • Disable the Dashboard
    • Disable the “Search Engines Blocked” notice
    • Disable tag autocomplete
    • Disable WordPress’s admin footer text/links
  • Comments and Pings
    • Disable self-pinging
    • Dofollow comment author links
    • Dofollow comment body links
    • Open external comment links in new windows
  • Media
    • Disable the Flash uploader
    • Default media inserter tab
      • From Computer
      • From URL
      • Gallery
      • Media Library
    • JPEG Quality
  • Posts
    • Disable post revisions
    • Force excerpts on archives
    • Open external post links in new windows
    • Add a “Continue reading” link to excerpts

Install Now

Ready to start tweaking? Log in to the admin section of your WordPress blog, go to Plugins > Add New, and search for “WordPress Tweaks.”


  1. Hello, thanks for wp tweaks plugin.
    i enjoyed it so far, but unfortunately with v 3.1.3 it appears to make my dashboard disappear.

    here is someone else who understood it prior to me.
    chack post #4:

  2. true!
    strange it just started after update of wordpress, i din’t touch any settings of the tweak ages already.
    thanks anyways

  3. ahmad

    this plugin is the best, thank you, but if you don’t mind i have a request i need you to add an option to make the post image by default as a thumbnail because iam using autoblogger to extract RSS from news websites .it is too hard to edite every post and use the image as thumbnail i need it to be done automaticaly. i already have all images in website root << am waiting for your reply

  4. Well, my blog DOES exist but your installer says it doesn’t!

    Funny thing is, I see bits of the homepage on the same screen as your message that it doesn’t exist.

  5. Hello John,

    Week ago I have asked for your permission to translate your WordPress Tweaks plugin and I didn’t hear any from you since. I hope that you will find time to provide the reply, because we believe that the translation would be of a great use.

    Hope I hear from you soon.
    Andrew Kurtis

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