How Many Plugins Should I Use?
This question has been bugging me a lot and I'm sure that it was the same for many folks here as well.
It appears that when it comes to the number of plugins, the right choice depends on their quality.
“Every new plugin is a block of code that carries with it the potential of adding bloat to your website. But if that block of code is well-written, you have nothing to worry about. Seek out plugins that are created by well-known plugin authors.” – Ryan Sullivan, WP Site Care.
Also, Dan Norris, the co-founder of WP Curve support suggests 20 to be a reasonable number.
That's quite a lot, especially if one looks at the site health details here at WA where the maximum recommended number is five.
Sure enough, the less the better but like already mentioned, you don't have to be scared if you exceed the recommended number here at WA site health details section if you really need that plugin and if it is a good quality plugin.
Moreover, you can always test if a plugin slows down your website loading speed at https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insi... after installing it.
What are your thoughts about the number of plugins and how many plugins do you use?
Are you afraid of them or are you confronting them with an attitude? :)