This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.



The CC-Clean-Head-Tags plugin removes:

  • RSD / EditURI Link
  • WLW Manifest Link
  • RSS Feed Links
  • Next & Prev Post Links
  • Shortlink URL
  • WP-API Links

WP Generator Meta from:

  • html
  • xhtml
  • atom
  • rss2
  • rdf
  • comment
  • export

Additionally it removes version numbers from style and script links.

Tips & Tricks

You can exclude version number removal from certain style and/or script using these built-in filters:

  • Clearcode\Clean_Head_Tags\Style
  • Clearcode\Clean_Head_Tags\Script

For example like this:
add_filter( ‘Clearcode\Clean_Head_Tags\Style’, function( $clean, $src, $handle ) {
return ! in_array( $handle, [‘style’] );
}, 10, 3 );


From your WordPress Dashboard

  1. Go to ‘Plugins > Add New’
  2. Search for ‘CC-Clean-Head-Tags’
  3. Activate the plugin from the Plugin section on your WordPress Dashboard.


  1. Download ‘CC-Clean-Head-Tags’.
  2. Upload the ‘CC-Clean-Head-Tags’ directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc…)
  3. Activate the plugin from the Plugin section in your WordPress Dashboard.


The plugin can be activated and used for just about any use case.

  • Activate at the site level to load the plugin on that site only.
  • Activate at the network level for full integration with all sites in your network (this is the most common type of multisite installation).


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Contributors & Developers

“CC-Clean-Head-Tags” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Release date: 16.03.2022

  • Added: PHP 8.0 support.


Release date: 14.03.2019

  • Fixed: Excluded wp-admin tags.


Release date: 13.03.2018

  • Fixed: Compatibility with WooCommerce.


Release date: 24.01.2017

  • Corrected activation/deactivation functions & added basename property to Plugin class.


Release date: 23.01.2017

  • First stable version of the plugin.