With over 50,000 plugins in the WordPress repository, it’s easy to feel like a kid in a candy store. The problem is you shouldn’t because mo’ plugins, mo’ problems. Having too many plugins installed on your WordPress site can cause many potential problems including slowing your site down to a crawl. Since 40% of visitors leave a site if it takes more than three seconds to load, it’s important to pair down the number of plugins you use. But just how many WordPress plugins is really too many? Today, I’ll share how installing too many plugins can become an issue for your WordPress site. I’ll also answer the all important question of how many plugins is too many to install. Maybe I’m Amazed at the Way Plugins Work Why bother installing plugins at all? While WordPress is chalk-full of features, it’s not everything you need in most cases. The WordPress core offers a great foundation for your site, but if you really want to turn things up a notch, plugins are the answer. They can offer practical solutions such as boosting your SEO, speeding up your site with browser and database caching and providing solid security, but that just scratches
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