Wordpress Plugins Advice
Posted by Justin Thomas, Last modified by Varsha Girijan on 02 January 2020 12:43:04 PM
The following articles are for reference only. Please note that ResellerClub cannot offer direct support for the information provided below.
WordPress Plugins can cause errors directly and immediately, however, a bad plugin can have effects that do not instantly cause an error, but have long term effects on your CPU and resource usage causing even larger harder to fix problems.
This article will help you install programs that will actively Optimize your WordPress and identify plugins that are damaging to your site.
Install Recommended Plugins
There are a few plugins that Resellerclub strongly recommends that every WordPress user install. These plugins actively improve the efficiency and health of WordPress sites:
Review Your Existing Plugins
Any plugins that are not vital to your WordPress should be deleted. Please remember that any time you add additional plugins, each of these plugins can increase your resource usage. We recommend no more than 3 to 5 active plugins, not including your caching plugin.
If you're having difficulty with your site that may be caused by a plugin, you can disable all of your plugins to return your site to a functional state. At that time, you may reactivate them one at a time, and observe their impact on your site before activating the next plugin.
In addition to checking this manually, the following plugins are known to be severely resource-intensive and could cause downtime, longer page load times, or larger process counts. It is advised that you avoid the use of these plugins:
Plugins are developed by third parties. If you're having difficulty with a plugin, or have identified a plugin as being the source of your issue, you will need to contact the plugin developer for support.