Completely disables frontend access to admin-ajax.php regardless of Heartbeat settings, to avoid unwanted AJAX calls and vastly improve performance. Join our free Facebook group!) Plugin Homepage Plugin GitHub SlickStack Starter wplite The Long Version As the REST API looks to the future of WordPress, Admin-AJAX is becoming less significant. Many older plugins (or plugins that are perhaps too lazy to update their code) are still calling admin-ajax.php from the frontend, unnecessarily. While much of the WordPress backend still uses Admin-AJAX the frontend has much few use cases these days. If you want to be sure that your client’s site is not calling admin-ajax.php from the frontend you can install this plugin. Be sure to test things first as you may break a critical function if you install on a live site that is using admin-ajax. Compatibility This plugin has been designed for use on LEMP (Nginx) web servers with PHP 7.0 and MySQL 5.7 to achieve best performance. All of our plugins are meant for single site WordPress installations only; for both performance and security reasons, we highly recommend against using WordPress Multisite for the vast majority of projects. Plugin Features Settings Page: No Premium Version Available: Yes (Speed Demon) Includes Media (Images, Icons, Etc): No Includes CSS: No Database Storage: Yes Transients: No Options: Yes Creates New Tables: No Database Queries: Backend (Options API) Must-Use Support: Yes (Use With Autoloader) Multisite Support: No Uninstalls Data: Yes WP Admin Notices This plugin generates multiple Admin Notices in the WP Admin dashboard. The first is a notice that fires during plugin activation which recommends several related free plugins that we believe will enhance this plugin’s features; this notice will re-appear approximately once every 6 months as our code and recommendations evolve. The second is a notice that fires a few days after plugin activation which asks for a 5-star rating of this plugin on its WordPress.org profile page. This notice will re-appear approximately once every 9 months. These notices can be dismissed by clicking the (x) symbol in the upper right of the notice box. These notices may annoy or confuse certain users, but are appreciated by the majority of our userbase, who understand that these notices support our free contributions to the WordPress community while providing valuable (free) recommendations for optimizing their website. If you feel that these notices are too annoying, than we encourage you to consider one or more of our upcoming premium plugins that combine several free plugin features into a single control panel, or even consider developing your own plugins for WordPress, if supporting free plugin authors is too frustrating for you. A final alternative would be to place the defined constant mentioned below inside of your wp-config.php file to manually hide this plugin’s nag notices: define('DISABLE_NAG_NOTICES', true); Note: This defined constant will only affect the notices mentioned above, and will not affect any other notices generated by this plugin or other plugins, such as one-time notices that communicate with admin-level users. Code Inspiration This plugin was partially inspired either in “code or concept” by the open-source software and discussions mentioned below: WordPress Codex Mike N Garrett Delicious Brains Stack Exchange #190993 Stack Exchange #77407 Stack Exchange #28702 Pangolin Recommended Plugins We invite you to check out a few other related free plugins that our team has also produced that you may find especially useful: 404 To Homepage CloudFlare Delete Expired Transients Disable Author Pages Disable Cart Fragments Disable Embeds Disable Emojis Disable Empty Trash Disable Image Compression Disable jQuery Migrate Disable Search Disable WooCommerce Status Disable WooCommerce Styles Disable XML-RPC Download Media Download Plugin Download Theme Duplicate Post Export Database Force HTTPS Force Strong Hashing Google Analytics Index Autoload Maintenance Mode Profile Change Alerts Remove Category Base Remove Query Strings Server Status StatCounter View Defined Constants Virtual Robots.txt Special Thanks We thank the following groups for their generous contributions to the WordPress community which have particularly benefited us in developing our own free plugins and paid services: Automattic Brad Touesnard Daniel Auener Delicious Brains Greg Rickaby Matt Mullenweg Mika Epstein Samuel Wood Scott Reilly Jan Dembowski Jeff Starr Jeff Chandler Jeff Matson John James Jacoby Leland Fiegel Rahul Bansal Roots rtCamp WP Chat WP Tavern Disclaimer We released this plugin in response to our managed hosting clients asking for better access to their server, and our primary goal will remain supporting that purpose. Although we are 100% open to fielding requests from the WordPress community, we kindly ask that you keep the above mentioned goals in mind, thanks!