Clean Up Your WordPress Blog With Selfish Fresh Start

I’m all about cleaning up WordPress. When I first started using it I remember being rather overwhelmed by the wealth of buttons and widgets that I was presented with. Let’s be honest, how often do you use all of them? For instance, does anyone actually ever use the QuickPress feature on the Dashboard?


For those who like their back-end a bit cleaner (oo-er), Selfish Fresh Start could be the ideal solution. There is nothing fancy about it, but what it does, it does well. Here is an abbreviated list of what the plugin gets rid of:

  • Unneeded header tags
  • Some admin Dashboard widgets
  • Some post/page metaboxes
  • Self pingbacks
  • Hello Dolly (damn right)
There are plenty more features that Selfish Fresh Start does away with. In fact, the ruthlessness of the plugin will definitely separate its fans between the hardcore minimalists and the WordPress feature hoarders. Some of the more controversial exclusions are tags and smilies. You’ll either love it or hate it!