Admin and Site Enhancements (ASE)


Admin and Site Enhancements (ASE) helps you to easily enhance various admin workflows and site aspects while replacing multiple plugins doing it.

Pro version with Lifetime Deal (LTD) is available at

Here’s a detailed walkthrough of ASE Free at v7.0.3 by Pascal Claro.

Here’s a demo of ASE Pro at v6.2.6 by David McCan.

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What Users Say

“ASE easily replaces a dozen or more plugins I install on every website project. Super lightweight and easy to use.” ~NetzzJD

“I bought the lifetime deal and was blown away by the quality, and the free version replaces SO many other plugins too. LOVE THIS!” ~Jacob Wonder

“ASE is an amazing plugin! Time and money saver. Thank you!” ~Iulian Baciu

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62 modules in total:
54 free modules (24 has Pro features) | 8 Pro modules

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Content Management

  • [ASE Pro] Custom Content Types. Conveniently register and edit custom post types (CPT), custom taxonomies, custom field groups and options pages that integrates with Bricks, Breakdance, Oxygen and Elementor. This is an alternative for ACF Pro, Meta Box, Toolset, Pods or JetEngine.
  • Content Duplication. One-click duplication of pages, posts and CPTs. ASE Pro enables duplication only for certain user roles and post types, and adds location option for duplication link.
  • Content Order. Enable custom ordering of various post types that are hierarchical or support page attributes, in wp-admin. ASE Pro enables ordering of post types that are non-hierarchical and does not support page attributes, including media / attachments. It also enable toggling taxonomy terms and / or excerpt on the ordering page and applying the custom order on the frontend.
  • [ASE Pro] Terms Order. Enable custom ordering of terms from various taxonomies in wp-admin and on the frontend.
  • [ASE Pro] Media Categories. Add categories for the media library and enable drag-and-drop categorization of media items.
  • Media Replacement. Easily replace any type of media file with a new one while ensuring no existing links will break. ASE Pro allows replacing media from the grid view of media library as well.
  • SVG Upload. Allow some or all user roles to upload SVG files, which will then be sanitized to keep things secure.
  • AVIF Upload. Enable uploading AVIF files in the Media Library.
  • External Permalinks. Enable pages, posts and/or custom post types to have permalinks that point to external URLs.
  • Open All External Links in New Tab. Force all links to external sites to open in new browser tab via target=”_blank” attribute.
  • Allow Custom Navigation Menu Items to Open in New Tab. Allow custom navigation menu items to have links that open in new browser tab via target=”_blank” attribute.
  • Auto-Publish Posts with Missed Schedule. Trigger publishing of scheduled posts of all types marked with “missed schedule”, anytime the site is visited.

Admin Interface

  • Clean Up Admin Bar. Remove various default elements from the admin bar. ASE Pro enables removal of admin bar items from other plugins.
  • Hide Admin Notices. Clean up admin pages by moving notices into a separate panel easily accessible via the admin bar. ASE Pro adds the option to also hide notices for non-admins.
  • Disable Dashboard Widgets. Clean up and speed up the dashboard by completely disabling some or all widgets.
  • Hide Admin Bar. Hide admin bar on the frontend for all or some user roles. ASE Pro also allows hiding the admin bar on the backend for all or some user roles.
  • Wider Admin Menu. Give the admin menu more room to better accommodate wider items.
  • Admin Menu Editor / Organizer. Customize the order of the admin menu and optionally change menu item title or hide some items. ASE Pro enables always hiding menu items for some or all user roles and reorder submenu items.
  • [ASE Pro] Admin Columns Manager. Manage and organize columns in the admin listing for pages, posts and custom post types. Currently supports ASE, ACF and Meta Box custom fields.
  • Show Custom Taxonomy Filters. Show additional filter(s) on list tables for hierarchical, custom taxonomies. ASE Pro adds option to show additional filter(s) for non-hierarchical taxonomies.
  • Enhance List Tables. Improve the usefulness of listing pages of various post types by adding / removing columns and elements, e.g. featured image, excerpt, ID columns.
  • Various Admin UI Enhancements: Various, smaller enhancements for different parts of the admin interface.

    • Media Library Infinite Scrolling: Re-enable infinite scrolling in the grid view of the media library.
    • Display Active Plugins First: Display active / activated plugins at the top of the Installed Plugins list.
    • [ASE Pro] Preserve Taxonomy Hierarchy: Preserve the visual hierarchy of taxonomy terms checklist in the classic editor.
    • [ASE Pro] Enable Dashboard Columns Settings: Enable manual settings of dashboard columns layout in Screen Options. You can choose between 1 to 4 columns.
  • Custom Admin Footer Text: Customize the text you see on the footer of wp-admin pages. ASE Pro enables media upload / insertion.

Log In / Log Out

  • Change Login URL. Make the login URL more memorable and secure by customizing it. ASE Pro adds compatibility with login process in WooCommerce pages, i.e. account and checkout, and custom 404 redirect on default login URLs.
  • Login ID Type. Restrict login ID to username or email address only.
  • [ASE Pro] Login Page Customizer. Easily customize the design of the login page.
  • Site Identity on Login Page. Use the site icon and URL to replace the default WordPress logo with link to on the login page.
  • Log In/Out Menu. Enable log in, log out and dynamic log in/out menu item for addition to any menu.
  • Last Login Column. Log when users on the site last logged in and display the date and time in the users list table. ASE Pro makes the column sortable.
  • Redirect After Login / Logout. Set custom redirect URL for all or some user roles after login / logout.

Custom Code

  • [ASE Pro] Code Snippets Manager. Conveniently add and manage CSS / SCSS, JS, HTML and PHP code snippets to modify your site’s content, design, behaviour and functionalities
  • Custom Admin CSS.
  • Custom Frontend CSS.
  • Insert <head>, <body> and <footer> Code. Easily insert <meta>, <link>, <script> and <style> tags for tracking, analytics, etc.
  • Custom Body Class.
  • Manage ads.txt and app-ads.txt.
  • Manage robots.txt.

Disable Components

  • Disable Gutenberg. Disable the Gutenberg block editor for some or all applicable post types. Optionally disable frontend block assets. ASE Pro adds an option to disable only on / except on certain post types, or on all post types.
  • Disable Comments. Disable comments for some or all public post types. ASE Pro adds an option to disable only on / except on certain post types, or on all post types.
  • Disable REST API. Disable REST API access for non-authenticated users and remove URL traces from <head>, HTTP headers and WP RSD endpoint.
  • Disable Feeds. Disable all RSS, Atom and RDF feeds.
  • Disable All Updates. Completely disable core, theme and plugin updates and auto-updates. Will also disable update checks, notices and emails.
  • Disable Smaller Components. Prevent smaller components from running or loading. e.g. generator <meta> tag, version number, Windows Live Writer (WLW) manifest <link> tag, Really Simple Discovery (RSD) <link> tag, WordPress shortlink <link> tag in <head>, and also dashicons CSS and JS files, emoji support, jQuery Migrate and block-based widgets settings screen.


  • Limit Login Attempts. Prevent brute force attacks by limiting the number of failed login attempts allowed per IP address. ASE Pro adds IP whitelisting, which is also useful to unblock users.
  • Obfuscate Author Slugs. Obfuscate publicly exposed author page URLs that shows the user slugs / usernames.
  • Email Address Obfuscator. Obfuscate email address to prevent spam bots from harvesting them,. ASE Pro enables output of obfuscated mailto: link and also auto-obfuscation of email addresses in post content.
  • Disable XML-RPC. Protect your site from brute force, DOS and DDOS attacks via XML-RPC. Also disables trackbacks and pingbacks.


  • Image Upload Control. Resize newly uploaded, large images to a smaller dimension and delete originally uploaded files. BMPs and non-transparent PNGs will be converted to JPGs and resized. ASE Pro enables conversion to WebP with custom conversion quality.
  • Revisions Control. Prevent bloating the database by limiting the number of revisions to keep for some or all post types supporting revisions.
  • Heartbeat Control. Modify the interval of the WordPress heartbeat API or disable it on admin pages, post creation/edit screens and/or the frontend.


  • Email Delivery. Set custom sender name and email. Optionally use external SMTP service to ensure notification and transactional emails from your site are being delivered to inboxes. ASE Pro adds the option to specify a custom reply-to name and email, Bcc address(es) and the option to log email delivery.
  • [ASE Pro] Local User Avatar. Enable usage of any image from WordPress Media Library as user avatars.
  • Multiple User Roles. Enable assignment of multiple roles during user account creation and editing.
  • Image Sizes Panel. Display a panel showing and linking to all available sizes when viewing an image in the media library. ASE Pro adds a convenient button to copy the image URL on click.
  • View Admin as Role. View admin pages and the site (logged-in) as one of the non-administrator user roles.
  • Password Protection. Password-protect the entire site to hide the content from public view and search engine bots / crawlers. ASE Pro adds IP whitelisting and bypassing via URL parameter, and also applies design elements from the Login Page Customizer module.
  • Maintenance Mode. Show a simple maintenance message. ASE Pro adds option to set custom page and browser tab title, use WYSIWYG editor, use pattern, image, solid color background, apply custom CSS, and also add the option to use an existing page created with the block / classic editor or a page builder as the maintenance page. It also adds an option to allow non-admins to access the frontend.
  • Redirect 404. Perform 301 (permanent) redirect to the homepage for all 404 (not found) pages. ASE Pro adds option to set custom redirect URL.
  • Display System Summary. Show web server software, PHP version, database software and server IP address in the “At a Glance” dashboard widget. ASE Pro also shows the size of the site, database and root, wp-content, plugins, themes and upload folders.
  • Search Engines Visibility Status. Show admin bar status and admin notice when search engines are set to be discouraged from indexing the site. ASE Pro adds a way to prevent dev / staging sites from having search engine visibility enabled.

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  • Content Management
  • Admin Interface
  • Log In | Log Out
  • Custom Code
  • Disable Components
  • Security
  • Optimizations
  • Utilities
  • Admin Menu Organizer module
  • Email Delivery module


How Do I Reset ASE Settings / Configuration?

If for whatever reason you need to remove ASE and reset the settings / configuration, please follow these steps:

  1. Access your website via FTP and delete ASE plugin folder at /wp-content/plugins/admin-site-enhancements/
  2. Login to your site via the default URL, /wp-admin/ or /wp-login.php
  3. Install SQL Buddy plugin, open it, and click on the wp_options table
  4. Use the small filter icon at the top of wp_options table rows, and filter for “option_name” => “contains” => “admin_site_enhancements”. You should get 3 options . Click on each one and hit the “Delete” icon in the bottom-right corner.
  5. Re-install and re-configure ASE as needed.

You can skip step 1 and 2 if you still have access to your wp-admin dashboard.

Does ASE Work With Multisite?

ASE does not officially support multisite. Please use at your own risk. That said, several users have reported that it works fine on their multisite.


July 13, 2024
At first, I didn’t think I needed this plugin. But that was because I looked at the functions I didn’t need. ASE does a lot, some things I care less about, other things make my life a lot easier. For what I do use, ASE does well. I recommend installing ASE, looking through the options (ASE does a lot; that’s taker a while) and using what you need.
July 8, 2024
Such a life saver!!! Thank you for making this! Quickly in my top 5 mandatory plugin list.
July 4, 2024
This is a must have for those who hate single-function plugins. Here are some of the WP plugins that we were able to retire after learning ASE: ACF / Custom Post Type UI Post Types Order / Simple Custom Post Order Yoast Duplicate Post Open External Links in a New Window etc Map Categories to Pages Media Library folder/organizer plugins Image/Media Replace plugins Google Analytics / Monster Insights for code snippets Doesn’t make shortcodes, but does all the HTML/JS/PHP code placements in Head/Foot/By page type, etc You can get more features by running each of the specialist, standalone plugins like these. Or you can use ASE and get > 80% of the functionality you actually need with one clean plugin.
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Contributors & Developers

“Admin and Site Enhancements (ASE)” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Admin and Site Enhancements (ASE)” has been translated into 16 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Admin and Site Enhancements (ASE) v1.0.0 was released on October 17, 2022. Since then, there have been 71 point releases (e.g. 1.1.0 ) and 106 patch releases (e.g. 4.9.1).

Each point release usually corresponds with the addition of one new module/feature. Each module/feature usually is the equivalent of one (or more) single-purpose plugin. Each patch release usually contain one or more bugfix or improvements to existing modules/features.

Upgrade to ASE Pro now. Lifetime Deal (LTD) available.

7.1.4 (2024.07.15) – ASE Free and Pro

  • [MILESTONE] ASE Free just reached 100,000 active installs! If you’ve been enjoying using ASE on your site(s), please consider writing a quick 5-star review. Thank you!

  • [IMPROVED in Pro] Utilities >> Search Engines Visibility Status: will now automatically strip the trailing slash in the live / production site’s URL added in the module’s settings. This prevents “Settings >> Reading >> Discourage search engines from indexing this site” from being auto re-cchecked on the live / production site, when a trailing slash is included in the module’s settings. Props to Henry R. for testing and reporting the issue in detail.

  • [IMPROVED in Pro] Content Management >> Media Categories: fixed an issue where the Screen Options tab is not clickable. Props to Steven Y. for reporting the issue and suggesting a fix for it.

  • [IMPROVED in Pro] Utilities >> Email Delivery >> Email Delivery Log:

    • Make the Resend button / feature available for entries with ‘Successful’ status as well. Props to Mathijs V.D.B. for the suggestion.
    • Added feature to delete individual log entries and to clear the whole log. Props to Francois G. for suggesting this feature.
  • [FIXED in Free and Pro] ASE Settings: layout fixes for RTL languages, e.g. Arabic.

  • [TRANSLATION in Free and Pro] Added Slovak translation. ASE is now translated into 20 languages:

    • Chinese (China): ASE Free and Pro (completed). Props to @bricksvip.
    • Portuguese (Brazil): ASE Free and ASE Pro (completed). Props to Dennis F., denisgomesfranco, Denison C. and @ofmarconi.
    • Hungarian: ASE Free and Pro (completed). Props to R. József G..
    • Vietnamese: ASE Free and Pro (completed). Props to Hoang N.Q..
    • Italian: ASE Free and Pro (completed). Props to Fabio P. et. al.
    • Dutch: ASE Free and Pro (completed). Props to Toine R and Peter S. et al.
    • Korean: ASE Free and Pro (completed). Props to @chazmlab.
    • German (Formal): ASE Free and Pro (completed). Props to @markussss, Bastian S. et al.
    • French: ASE Free and Pro (completed). Props to Stéphan G., @jeanfrancoisdelvin, @srossignol, @lucashw, @skippy43, @anlip, @agencefacton, @injsbx et al.
    • Polish: ASE Free and Pro (completed). Props to @kosmity and Dariusz Z..
    • Norwegian: ASE Free and Pro (completed). Props to Alf O.F..
    • Czech: ASE Free and Pro (completed). Props to Jan S.
    • Spanish: ASE Free and Pro (completed). Props to @marcorubiol.
    • Slovak: ASE Free and Pro (completed). Props to Dominik K..
    • Portuguese (Portugal): ASE Free (completed) | ASE Pro (partial). Props to Ricardo C..
    • Ukrainian: ASE Free (completed) | ASE Pro (partial). Props to Irina.
    • Urdu: ASE Free (completed) | ASE Pro (partial). Props to Ayyaz A..
    • Swedish: ASE Free (completed) | ASE Pro (partial). Props to Robert M. and Tor-Bjorn F..
    • Danish: ASE Free (completed) | ASE Pro (partial). Props to Morten E.L., Helgi P. and Kurt M.A..
    • Arabic: ASE Free (completed) | ASE Pro (partial). Props to Mohammed J..
    • Translation updates: added new/improved translation for:
    • ASE Free: Arabic, Italian, Norwegian, Dutch
    • ASE Pro: Vietnamese, Slovak
    • More strings have been internationalized. @Translators, please visit the respective project pages for the Free and Pro versions to translate the new strings, if you havent’ done so already.
    • Interested to help translate or improve the translation? Please go to for more info.

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