Hi WA Family, I hope you are all well? I am wondering how other people are able to stay under the 5 plugins recommended in the training.

I try to minimize plugins and I try to deactive plugins when possible but my plugins reading in site health is a shocking red colour and showing 10%, no good.

This plugins I have at the moment activated:

  1. all in one seo
  2. all in one wp migration
  3. classic editor
  4. cookie notice
  5. kraken
  6. sassy social share
  7. simple author box
  8. smush
  9. wp product review
  10. contact form 7

And this is what I have unactivated:

  1. Analyticy
  2. inset headers and footers
  3. pin it button
  4. post type switcher

How many plugin do you have activated and what rating is your plugin in site health?

I realy hope I can improve my reading but I dont really have any plugins I want to get write of so not sure how to achieve this.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for suggestions, it is appreciated.

Jude

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ElizabethRo2 Premium
Hi Jude, seems like you have too many plugins, the most I have is 6, not that I understand much on the plugin, but my plugin health is at 70%, All In One SEO, Classics Editor, Header/Footer, Kirki, Kraken Image, and Sassy Social Share. Mine told me it up to date.

However, I see Trish gave you a good explanation, she is very good at this platform.

To your progress.

Elizabeth
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Jude81 Premium
Thank you, Elizabeth, for stopping by and your reply, I appreciate it.
Have a great day.
Just
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Triblu Premium
Hey Jude,

If you have verification scripts inside your Headers and Footers plugin, by deactivating THAT one, you may have lost your verification and any other scripts you may have stored in that plugin.

The "post type switcher" you only need to use to switch a post and once completed you CAN and SHOULD remove it as it is no longer required.

The "pin it button", though cool to have, is not as important as your social media plugin... which you have kept activated.

You do NOT need "smush" as you already have THE best image optimizer on the market, kraken.

If you are using "contact form 7" for a contact form, try this instead: That is what I did to remove the need for THIS plugin, plus my spam rate dropped. Now all I get are human spammers. :-)

You may want to find a theme that provides you with an "simple author box" so you won't need a plugin.

Generate Press (I know, I know... you've heard a LOT about THAT theme lately, right?) has to be one of THE BEST themes... but DO splurge for the $49 US dollars by going premium. You won't be sorry, of THAT I'm sure.

For me, I nearly had to have my arm twisted to try that theme and now, after FINALLY conceding and using it... and getting GREAT speeds from it... I have even written a post about it.

Yup! I am THAT impressed by Generate Press.

Hope you find this helpful.
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Jude81 Premium
Hi Trish, it always fascinates me to get all this difference answers to a question, and I learn so much from it.
Thank you for mentioning the footer and header plugin. I didn't realise I had to leave it activated.
About the Kraken, I started using smash as I have speed issues with my site. I didn't think Kraken had a lazy load and smash also comprised my images more than Kraken had done?
Not sure what to do now but I understand I have to get a write of one...
Thank you for sharing your insight and experience. I appreciate it.
Jude
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ChrisHiew Premium
Just wondering why to install Kraken and Smush as both are to optimize your images. Is this will cause conflicts?
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Jude81 Premium
No, no conflicts. Smush compres my images and I also use Lazy load from the Smush plugin to help with my sites speed.

Jude
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
Good catch Chris :-) Kraken is not needed with Smush, well spotted :-)
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
Would it not be better to compress and lazy load from Smush, rather than have 2 plugins doing it, seeing as Smush can perform both actions for you?
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Jude81 Premium
Yes I just thought Kraken was needed additionally to smush. If I don't need kraken I wi delete it.
Thanks for getting back to me about this and thank you Chris for spotting thus. I was not aware that kraken was not nesecerry when I use smush.

Thank you.
Jude
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Jude81 Premium
Thank you Chris, sorry, I just thought kraken had an additional function other than what smash has and was not aware I can delete Kraken when using smush.
In this case I will delete kraken now.
Thanks for letting me know.
Have a great day.
Jude
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ChrisHiew Premium
You’re welcomed.
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
I have 6 plugins and my percentage is 70%
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Jude81 Premium
Thanks Lisa for stopping by.
Have a great weekend.
Jude
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Jude,

I have 10 plus Plugins and need them all. I am very red and 0%.
The Plugins I do not need I deactivate and take them away completely. A deactivated Plugin still slows down speed, so it is better to reinstall when you need it for something.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske
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Jude81 Premium
Hi Taetske, I wondered about that. Thank you for the tip, I will delete the deactived plugins in that case.
Have a great day.
Jude
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