Hello, My Name is Dennis, and I'm a Plugin Junkie
I've been cruising around the WA Site, and noticed the recommendation that we stick to 5 plugins or less. I'm gonna have a problem with that. I admit it, I'm a plugin junkie. I'm not hopeless though; I haven't ever felt the need to have 100 plugins as was done in this WordPress test.
I am talking about 25 or 30 plugins though - and that's after removing the obligatory "Hello Dolly" plugin that comes with every install. I thought I'd make a quick list to see what I'm hooked on, but they're all over the place.
There's a couple plugins to make writing easier, another couple of security plugins, and three more to make the site faster (and make Google a little happier). There's a little something to let me customize the site index in the sidebar, and another two to help with advertising. I've got one for affiliate link cloaking, and a redirect plugin to prevent 404 pages. There's something in the mix for spam, for SEO, and to automatically generate internal links.
They don't seem to be slowing the sites down, but I guess I could stand to ease back a bit. If nothing else, paring down the number of plugins would reduce the time needed to keep them all up to date. But which should go?
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