How Many Plugins Should I Use On My WordPress Website?

  1. The magic number is… 00:39
    • Eleventeen!
    • Just kidding. There really is no magic number. It will completely depend on your website functionality and your needs.
    • Tim has built websites using the Divi theme and only used one additional plugin.
    • It really just depends. For an e-commerce site, you might need a bunch of plugins.
    • The rule of thumb for plugins is to use as many as you need, but not any more.
  2. Ask yourself this question. 01:51
    • Can this functionality be achieved without using a plugin?
    • If a plugin is saving you time and improving your website, then great! Use it.
    • If it’s just performing a simple, one time task… Then, maybe don’t add another plugin to your website.
  3. Then, ask yourself about the quality of the plugin 03:30
    • Is it well coded? Is it updated?
    • If the answer to both of these is yes, then there is a good chance that the plugin will not slow down your website.

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