Lighthouse is a performance tuning plugin, removing lots of default WordPress behaviour, such as filters, actions, injected code, native code and third-party actions.

Version 2.1 has been released! Read more about it!

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In order for a WordPress installation to work as expected, load fast and error-free, it needs a bit of cleanup in order to help the browser cache the requested content and the caching plugins to work with 100% efficiency.

Read more about it here:

= 2.0.6 =

  • UPDATE: Made Gravatar cache optional via setting in “Cache & Compression” tab
  • UPDATE: Added error reporting option
  • UPDATE: Updated Theme Tweaks scripts and stylesheets versions

= 2.0.5 =

  • UPDATE: Added more methods for XML-RPC protection
  • UPDATE: Merged ping option with XML-RPC as they are related
  • UPDATE: Forced removal of pingback URL for themes with hardcoded tag

= 2.0.4 =

  • UPDATE: Added option to move scripts to footer
  • UPDATE: Added option to cache Gravatars
  • UPDATE: Minor UI improvements

= 2.0.3 =

  • UPDATE: Updated CSS/JS developer libraries
  • UPDATE: Updated recommended PHP version
  • UPDATE: Updated recommended MySQL version (decreased to 5.6)
  • UPDATE: Updated WordPress version requirement

= 2.0.2 =

  • FIX: Fixed a typo
  • FIX: Removed unused backup options
  • FIX: Fixed an XSS vulnerability in remove_query_arg()
  • UPDATE: Updated FontAwesome to version 4.6.2
  • UPDATE: Updated attribution link for better appearance
  • PERFORMANCE: Combined all initialization actions for faster startup
  • PERFORMANCE: Combined all widget initialization actions for faster startup
  • PERFORMANCE: Changed version query removal to accept values from an array

= 2.0.1 =

  • UPDATE: Updated FontAwesome to version 4.6.1

= 2.0.0 =

  • UPDATE: Removed partial backup feature
  • UPDATE: Removed LInfo module as it posed a security risk
  • UPDATE: Updated FontAwesome to version 4.6.0
  • UPDATE: Replaced FontAwesome with Dashicons in admin view

= 1.9.2 =

  • UPDATE: Added protocol check
  • UPDATE: Added HTTP/2 check
  • UPDATE: Removed MySQL client library check and replaced it with `$wpdb->db_version()`
  • UPDATE: Increased recommended PHP version to 7.0.3
  • UPDATE: Increased recommended MySQL version to 5.6
  • UPDATE: Added link to official WordPress guidelines for site hardening

= 1.9.1 =

  • FEATURE: Added HTML minify
  • UPDATE: UI improvements

= 1.9.0 =

  • FIX: Added autoload argument to all plugin options
  • FIX: Fixed ETag generation by using actual filename instead of SCRIPT_FILENAME
  • FIX: Fixed call-by-reference variables
  • FIX: Removed all session control
  • FIX: Changed Cache-Control to public (allow for global caching, instead of per-user)
  • FIX: Re-enabled capital_P_dangit() filter
  • UPDATE: Updated URL schema of included scripts and styles
  • UPDATE: Added contextual help and legend

= 1.8.0 =

  • UPDATE: Fixed description style
  • UPDATE: Merged some options
  • FEATURE: Added server information (based on Linfo)
  • FEATURE: Added CSS/JS compression
  • FEATURE: Added contextual help
  • FIX: Removed admin tweaks as it broke some installations
  • FIX: Fixed admin FontAwesome enqueuing
  • FIX: Reworded the Sweeper clean-up options for less technical users

= 1.7.0 =

  • UPDATE: Added WordPress 4.4 compatibility
  • UPDATE: Fixed Sweeper UI
  • UPDATE: Improved Sweeper functionality
  • UPDATE: Added Sweeper backup notice
  • FEATURE: Added WordPress version check
  • FEATURE: Added WordPress 4.4 embed option
  • FEATURE: Added cache control options
  • FIX: Removed a hardcoded link

= 1.6.0 =

  • PERFORMANCE: Removed option autoloading (performance gain)
  • DEV: Changed version format to x.y.z
  • DEV: Removed hardcoded plugin version and switched to get_plugin_data()
  • COMPATIBILITY: Added new WordPress 4.4 admin styles

= 1.5.0 =

  • UPDATE: Reinforced XML-RPC protection by adding pingback protection
  • UPDATE: Hidden XML-RPC from HTTP response headers

= 1.4.0 =

  • FEATURE: Added widget removal
  • FEATURE: Added content filtering removal
  • FEATURE: Added various other actions disabling
  • FEATURE: Added new helper (template part caching)

= 1.3 =

  • FIX: Fixed a variable switch for Recommended and Aggresive plans
  • FIX: Fixed GZIP detection
  • FEATURE: Added transient clean option using CRON
  • FEATURE: Added `If Modified Since` HTTP header
  • FEATURE: Added autosuggest removal option (wp-admin only)
  • FEATURE: Added security options
  • FEATURE: Added XMLRPC system.multicall removal
  • UPDATE: UI improvements
  • UPDATE: Moved XMLRPC options to Security tab

= 1.2 =

  • FEATURE: Added style tag clean option
  • FEATURE: Added script tag clean option
  • FEATURE: Added scheme normalization option
  • FEATURE: Added CSS attributes removal
  • FEATURE: Added nofollow removal option to scoring/ranking tweaks

= 1.1 =

  • RELEASE: First public release