WP Basic Elements


With WP Basic Elements you can disable unnecessary features and speed up your site. Make the WP Admin simple and clean.

You can change admin footers in backend, activate shortcodes in widgets, remove admin toolbar options and you can clean the code markup from unnecessary code snippets like WordPress generator meta tag and a bunch of other non important code snippets in the code.

Cleaning the code markup will speed up your sites loadtime and increase the overall performance.

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WP Basic Elements plugin can be translated to any language. Currently available translations are listed below.

Note: Some translations are not entirely up to date with the latest release, so parts of the interface may appear untranslated.


  1. Upload wp-basic-elements folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the \’Plugins\’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to WordPress menu and click on the Settings link
  4. Now click on the WPB Elements link
  5. Click through the alternatives and enjoy!


Use the support link in the menu above of this plugins homepage on wordpress.org if you have any qustions.


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Contributors & Developers

“WP Basic Elements” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Wrapped within due to unexpected behavior in some cases


  • Removed unnecessary code
  • Removed GZIP compression (it would break sites on some servers and it should not be neccessary if the server is configured properly)
  • Removed plugin checkups, want to keep it simple to WordPress deafult and to major plugins only
  • Removed Jabber, AIM checks from WP Users section (Non deafult wordpress)
  • Added disabling of website url on users profile
  • Improved registering of settings
  • Major redesign of the layout
  • Moved disabling of Emojis to WP Head section
  • Updated text domain for langauges
  • Updated Swedish, English language
  • Tested on latest WordPress 5.1


  • Enqueue of style
  • Tested on latest WordPress 4.9.1


  • Added option in WP Core to remove REST API links in header
  • Added option in WP Core to remove WP Oembed discovery links in header
  • Added option in WP Users section to disable Facebook url
  • Added option in WP Users section to disable Twitter username


  • Added ABSPATH to check if the files are called directly or not
  • Small bug fixes


  • Fixed a bug with translation files
  • Fixed some misspelling in the code
  • Fixed a properly preparation for localization of languages
  • Added Swedish translation


  • Added WP Editors for changing admin footer texts
  • Restyled the interface
  • Better optimisation of plugin code
  • Refactored the uninstall process so all the options are deleted in the DB on uninstall
  • Merged some options into one for better optimisation


  • Added option in WP Users section to disable WordPress language chooser


  • Improvement of Emoji disabling


  • Bug fix of WP-Zoom dashboard removal


  • Added option in WP Dashboard to remove WP-Zoom dasbhoard latest reviews
  • Major refactoring of the code for better optimisation


  • Added option in WP Dashboard to remove WooCommerce latest reviews
  • Tested on latest WordPress 4.4
  • Removed unused code snippets


  • Added option in WP Core to remove q-Translate-X generator meta tag


  • Small text changes
  • Added option in WP Admin Toolbar section to remove WP Customize
  • Added option in WP Admin Toolbar section to remove WP Edit


  • Font color change
  • Added option in WP Core to disable Emoji icons if not in use
  • Added option in WP Dashboard to remove Yoast SEO Posts overview


  • Small renaming of labels
  • Added option in WP Core section to add shortcode capability for manual excerpts
  • Added option in WP Core section remove Plugin, WordPress and Themes update notifications for non-admins
  • Added option in WP Admin Toolbar section to remove WP Sitename
  • Added option in WP Admin Toolbar section to remove WP New Content


  • Added option in WP Dasboard section do remove BuddyPress Right Now meta-box
  • Removed plugin image at plugins section


  • Added new section WP Dashboard
  • Update of POT file for translations


  • Compatibility fix


  • Major redesign of the interface
  • Corrections of the comments in the code
  • Corrections of the english language in interface
  • Added the possibility to remove NextGen Gallery link in the admin toolbar
  • Added serbian translation thanks to Ognjend Djuraskovic
  • Added icon on plugins section
  • Update to Readme.txt


  • Added new section WP Mail
  • Added new tool in WP Admin Toolbar / Plugins section
  • Removed unused code snippet
  • Update on Readme.txt file


  • Removed WPB Elements from admin sidebar and put it in the Settings region
  • Added an option to display the WPB Elements in the main admin menu instead
  • Update on Installation text
  • Small optimisation of code


FIX: Plugin URI was wrong


  • Added new section WP Users with new cool tools


  • Added ability to remove Yoast SEO from admin toolbar


  • New WP Optimisation tools added
  • New WP Toolbar tools added
  • Added Plugins sub category for WP Toolbar tools
  • Readme.txt updated


  • Updated tags
  • Updated information
  • FAQ section updated
  • New WP Optimisation tools added
  • Information button added


  • Better version control in code
  • Removed unused code snippets
  • Interface improvement
  • .POT file added to language folder


  • Changelog improvement
  • License URI added
  • Version number incremented


  • Small update to interface


  • New interface
  • Uninstall file added
  • Description update
  • Tags update
  • Donation Link added


  • Initial release