Will too many plugins slow down my WordPress website?

Saumyakanta S July 18, 2013
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I’m usng WordPress , and I’ve installed these plugins – Askmet, InfusionLite, Jetpack, SEO ultmate, shareaholic, WP usercontrol, Social Stickers

Can these plugins slowdown my website considerably ?

  1. Ada Y
    August 6, 2013 at 2:22 am

    of course, too much plugins will slow down your website download speed.
    So you need to make sure all the plugins you install are necessary for you.
    As a wordpress user, I recommend you to read this article to learn which plugins are necessary for you.
    http://www.magictheme.com/blog/premium-wordpress-plugins.html

  2. Ada Y
    August 6, 2013 at 2:19 am

    Of course it will. So you'd better opt for the necessary ones to install.

  3. MakeUseOf TechGuy
    July 22, 2013 at 9:18 am

    JETPack and SEO Ultimate are particularly troublesome. Otherwise, use p3 plugin profile as the other user mentioned to find the problem. But yes, where possible, always hard code your functionality, keeping to <10 plugins.

  4. Hovsep A
    July 19, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    How To Uncover Which WordPress Plugins are Slowing You Down
    http://www.corephp.com/blog/how-to-uncover-which-wordpress-plugins-are-slowing-you-down/#.Uekr5mZOK70

    Plugins can impact your wordpress site performance by:
    -Additional DB Queries: well coded plugins will not cause a significant issue
    -Additional HTTP requests: extra javascript and/or CSS files to work properly

    the solution can be by enabling caching and upgrade your hosting?

  5. dragonmouth
    July 19, 2013 at 12:47 am

    I don't know how much those particular plug ins slow down your website but, in general, the more plug ins you have, the slower your website will be. Some plug ins have a bigger effect than others.