I know that it's recommended that we keep the plug ins on our site below 5 to maximise loading speed and site health, but is anyone adhering to that?
I find it quite difficult to add all those 'essential' plug ins without my site health suffering. Currently I have 8 plug ins running and that seems like a small amount compared to all the recommendations that floating around!
Would like to get some thoughts!

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Triblu Premium
Hey Geoff,

Doing a quick Google search for "how many plugins are too many" (without the quotation marks, of course) I was offered quite a variety of posts offering advice. You might want to start there.

A a quick response to your question here could cause your site issues without a site-wide audit actually being conducted. Again, that too you can Google search for and conduct for yourself. In this way, you will have first-hand knowledge.
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GHindmarsh Premium
Thanks Trish,
I'll get googling!
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AGOgden Premium
It's up to you...
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spurway Premium
As long as you do not compromise the site health have as many as you want , for me I like to choose the ones are really useful . The rest I will decide on priority need yes or no .
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ArmaniTol Premium
There are many people going over that "threshold" of having 5 plugins. I am one of the few that has 3. Though, I am considering adding a Yoast plugin. So, as MoritzS stated, it doesn't matter how many plugins you have as long as it loads quickly.
Armand
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MoritzS Premium
If you use Yoast, get rid of SEO All In One.
Cheers
Moritz
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ArmaniTol Premium
I see, I was considering using both at the same time. I guess that's not possible.
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MoritzS Premium
Technically it is possible. But it most likely will mess up your SEO.

Both plugins do the same things (more/less), so they would compete with each other.
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GHindmarsh Premium
Wow - only 3? That's pretty impressive!
Thanks, Armand
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ArmaniTol Premium
Yw. Geoff!
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MoritzS Premium
I have 15 plugins on my main website.
As long as your site loads fast, everything is ok.

Moritz
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GHindmarsh Premium
Thanks Moritz,
I think i'm overthinking it a little bit.
Geoff
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MoritzS Premium
Yeah, don't worry too much. :)
Moritz
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