HELL (Host Everything LocaL)

Put WordPress’ <head> in a vice and squeeze out every last bit of performance.

Was this visual gruesome enough for you? Because this is exactly what this plugin does to WordPress.

With HELL for WordPress you can remove any script and/or style loaded by any theme or plugin
from its <head> and (optionally) replace it with a local copy if it’s hosted on another domain.

What does HELL for WordPress do?

HELL stands for Host Everything LocaL. Which was the only thing it originally did: provide an easy way to host 3rd party scripts and styles locally.

Now, it does much more than that. HELL provides easy ways to:

  • Remove Scripts & Styles
  • Download Scripts & Styles
  • Add DNS Prefetch or Preconnect headers
  • Add Preload headers


HELL for WordPress can break the functioning of your theme and plugins. Handle with care. If you don’t know what you’re doing, please contact your webdeveloper.

Remove Scripts & Styles

The Remove Scripts & Styles offers a way to easily clean up excessive stylesheets and javascript from your theme’s header.

The idea’s simple:

  • Choose whether you want to remove a Script or Style,
  • Choose whether you want to remove the previously chosen script or stylesheet by Source i.e. partial path or filename, or Handle.
  • Repeat this process by clicking Add Row.

When you’re done, Save Changes.

Where can I find the handle?

The handle of stylesheets can be found in the source of your webpage as the id. But, if you’re not a developer, it’s easier to use Source.

Download Scripts & Styles

Easily replace any file loaded from an external source with a local copy.

DNS Prefetch/Preconnect

Coming soon…

What’s the difference between DNS Prefetch & Preconnect?

DNS Prefetch makes the DNS lookup before the resource is needed, to ‘skip’ the first step. Preconnect goes a (actually two) step(s) further and does the entire connection process, before the resource is actually needed, which includes DNS lookups, TLS negotiations and TCP handshakes.


Coming soon…

What’s a MIME type?

Click here for more information.

Further Reading


HELL is available in the WordPress.org repository. You can also download it from Github.