Heartbeat Control


Allows you to easily manage the frequency of the WordPress heartbeat API with just a few dropdowns.

The heartbeat API can be disabled entirely and allowed for only specific dashboard locations.

Heartbeat intervals can be modified between 15 and 60 seconds between requests, saving on server resources.


Dow do I change my settings?

All options are located within Tools > Heartbeat Control.

Why would I want to change the default heartbeat intervals

If you commonly leave your WordPress admin up for long periods of time, especially while writing or editing a post, the repeated POST requests can cause high resource usage. To avoid this, the heartbeat can be modified or even disabled to lower your server resource usage.


My Heart Is In Love


Thanks for making a super simple plugin that has immediate results. My websites perform measurably better when it's heartbeat is ticking properly.

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