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December 6, 2022 at 5:21 am #333RaisaParticipant
Does uninstalling or deactivating plugin effect our WordPress Site in a negative way or not ?December 7, 2022 at 1:05 pm #338DominicParticipant
No, deactivated or inactive plugins don’t make WordPress run slower. Let’s look at the inner workings of WordPress to better grasp that.
A loading process is initiated by WordPress each time a user requests a page from your WordPress website. It only loads installed plugins that are currently active on your website throughout this procedure. All inactive plugins are not even loaded or given a second glance.
The speed of your website won’t be impacted or slowed down even if you have dozens of inactive plugins installed.
The ‘Plugins’ page alone is the sole area where WordPress searches for deactivated plugins on your website. Even then, the plugins themselves are not loaded; only the plugin’s header file is searched for.January 16, 2023 at 1:25 pm #732EmmaParticipant
How to find which WordPress Plugins are Slowing Down the Site?January 17, 2023 at 5:12 am #739Amy JoeParticipant
Although there is a Quantity of Plugin which is used by a WordPress Site & it’s most likely that there are one or two plugins forcing your server to work overtime.
There are several ways to find out which WordPress plugins are slowing down your site:
- Use a plugin performance profiler such as Query Monitor or P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) to identify slow-loading plugins and their impact on page load times.
- Use a website performance testing tool such as GTmetrix or Google PageSpeed Insights to identify slow-loading resources and determine which plugins are causing the issue.
- Deactivate all plugins and reactivate them one by one to see which plugin is causing the slowdown.
In general, it’s a good practice to keep your plugin list as small as possible and to remove any plugins that you’re not actively using. This can help reduce the number of requests your site has to make and keep your site running faster.
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