Plugins are an excellent tool for any website / blog on word press, but I can see why one must be careful in their facility ! The WordPress platform is certainly the most widely used among bloggers and webmasters around the world . One of the key features that make the blogger choose WordPress instead of the blogger, is certainly the use of plugins . They facilitate and implement new features on our blogs , add tools , help us with SEO, and even the backup , and mostly work with just one click.
The problem dear reader , is that you may end up ” getting excited ” and install plugins too , which can be quite detrimental to the performance of your blog. In some cases it may even cause an expulsion of its hosting of the site where it is . Curious? I will explain below.
WHAT IS INDEED A PLUGIN?
The main problem that often occurs, or at least the most noticeable is that your blog starts getting slower start to lose performance, or even to have errors in the operation. This usually occurs because some plugins, especially those who have related function posts, make many queries in the system database. With that, he ends up requiring more processing of your hosting server, which is accentuated if you receive many visits, because it will be crowded requests and may even go off the air. Many bloggers who sign a simple shared plan, end up being expelled from their servers, or told they will have to sign a vps plan or a dedicated server that can withstand this volume requests. A more evidence that the plugins is that they are responsible so it is when your site or have a high volume of visits, and even then it starts to get slow and require too much server.
Another problem that often occurs is a plugin conflict with the code of another, and end up catching some script of your site. Additionally, the source code of your blog starts getting “dirty” with a lot of unnecessary information, also contributing to the slow loading pages.
The good news dear reader, is that yes, there are some solutions to this problem. One of them has already been mentioned here in this excellent article that Paul wrote, where you can use shortcodes rather than leave installing plugins: 15 amazing Shortcodes for your wordpress
A simpler solution, which some may find it a bit obvious, is even to use common sense. Do 3 questions before installing any plugin:
This plugin will really help my blog on something?
This plugin is really necessary?
This plugin will not affect the performance of my blog?
Moreover, it is important to prioritize the user experience, this directive, which Google itself recommends that webmasters always keep in mind. Does that statistics plugin is really useful to your reader? Did picture slide plugins or twitter feeds, are actually contributing something, or just taking up space and processing?
If you want to keep your blog / site healthy, and always with a good performance for its visitors, it is important that you follow these tips and do not overload it with the installation of many plugins. There is no point making a clean and light layout for the user, if his code let slow anyway, is not it? And then dear reader? Like our tips? You have gone through this problem? Share with us in the comments!