Performance Options


In this guide, learn about Breakdance’s settings to help enhance your site’s performance by disabling unnecessary WordPress features.

Performance Optimization Settings in Breakdance

Located under Breakdance > Settings > Performance in the WordPress admin panel, this section offers several options to streamline your site’s functionality and speed.

  • Gutenberg Block CSS – Prevents WordPress from loading Gutenberg’s CSS if not in use.
  • XML-RPC Pingbacks – Helps prevent pingback spam on your blog posts, an outdated function primarily used for spam.
  • WP Emoji – Disables the outdated JavaScript used for emojis, unnecessary since modern browsers support emojis natively.
  • Dashicons – Stops WordPress from loading admin panel icons for logged out users, reducing unnecessary data load.
  • oEmbed – Disables automatic embedding of content like YouTube videos or tweets. If you don’t use this feature, disable it; otherwise, it can be left enabled.
  • RSD Links – These are relics from when blog posts were published using desktop apps and are unnecessary now.
  • WLW Links – Another outdated feature, “Windows Live Writer Links” are no longer used and can be disabled.
  • Rest API – This option removes WP REST metadata from your <head>. It does not disable the REST API.
  • WP Generator Meta Tag – Disabling “WP Generator Meta Tag” removes the WordPress signature from your site’s header.
  • Remove Shortlink – By default, WordPress includes a <link rel=shortlink ...> into the head if a shortlink is defined for the current page. Tick this option to disable that from being output on your site.
  • Relational Links – For single posts, WordPress places relational links in the head for the posts adjacent to the current post. Tick this option to prevent relational links from being output.
  • RSS Feed – This option removes the RSS feed information from the <head>. It does not disable the RSS feeds.


For optimal performance, disable all features that you don’t need on your site. These optimizations enhance website performance by reducing unnecessary load, but always consider your site’s specific needs when disabling features. If uncertain, you can always re-enable an option later.