I Love WordPress
WordPress is amazing, there’s no two ways about it. I’m a huge fan, and I’ve therefore found myself doing lots of WordPress development and programming for my clients.
One of the things that makes WordPress so amazing is the wide variety of plugins available. I’ve written many, and I’ve even published a few of my plugins for anyone to use – for free.
The Truth of WordPress (and Life)
And, like all things in life it seems, those very qualities that make something attractive, are also the same qualities that can be annoying.
What is Plugin Bloat?
WordPress Site Loading Slowly?
How to Avoid Plugin Bloat
(or how to speed up your WordPress site)
Great. Now that you’re aware of it, what do you do about it?
Well, the obvious thing to do is to uninstall any plugins that you don’t absolutely need. Clearly, remove those you aren’t using. Then, prioritize the ones you ARE using, and if at all possible, remove some that are lower priority.
But really, the single most effective thing you can do is not be a plugin collector. Remove those plugins you don’t use, then remove those plugins you don’t really need, and then if you can, remove more plugins.