How Many Plugins Do You Use?
Plugins are a great way to add functions to your WordPress Blog without knowing how to code… I love the fact that we can add a Comment form or Social follow buttons, with a click or too.
But Did You Know Plugins Can Be Dangerous Too
I bet that most new bloggers do not know that choosing which plugins to use is more important than just which features they would like to add to their sites… Just imagine 1000’s of programmers creating thousands of small programs that work out of the box with all the other programs/plugins being created for WordPress?
Two Programmers Would Find It Difficult
It would be difficult for two programmers to independently write programs that worked together perfectly even if they were trying… The one thing about programming plugins to work with WordPress the programmer is using WordPress and making the plugin compatible with WP… But not knowing what other programmers are doing they cannot possibly make their plugin compatible with all the other plugins out there.
Incompatibilities will arise, and when they do they can manifest themselves in broken WordPress sites… In most cases it is usually one plugin causing the problem and removing it will fix it. But not always…
A good practice is not to add a plugin if you can do what you need without one… Then when you do add a plugin do your homework, research it find out if anyone is having trouble using it… When you think you have found the perfect one, twice before adding it,,, Plugins will slow your site down… Less is more when it comes to plugins…
6 Or Less
If I Could Give You A Number To Strive For I would say 6 or less, but your number could be more or less, I hope this helps…
I Can Help If You Want
In My Spare time, I develop WordPress Sites… If you need help I would love to help you.
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