This is a guest article by Dana of Blogging Tips Blog where he shares his experience with nasty plugins that deteriorate the blog’s performance and why you should uninstall a particular wordpress plugin. You too can join in by following our guest blogging guidelines
In my opinion, WordPress is the best platform for blogging because there are so many WordPress plugins available that can be used freely to optimize your blog’s functions. WordPress plugins allow bloggers to use many advanced blogging functions without the need to learn “how to code”. Bloggers only need to find a suitable WordPress plugin (which is easy to find), upload, and then install it. There is no need to do coding like in the other blogging platforms. However, since the WordPress plugins act as a third party application, it may not work well for our blog sometimes. It may slow down our blog, produce a broken layout, or cause any other blog problem.
We may be forced to uninstall a plugin to overcome a particular blog problem or if the blog’s state is very bad or it needs to improve it’s performance. Here, I share six reasons why you should uninstall WordPress plugins from your blog:
Reason #1. You Can Do It the Manual Way
WordPress plugins are used to do certain advanced blog functions without coding in the first place. However, there are many WordPress plugins that perform very simple functions. These kind of WordPress plugins load our blog with unnecessary additional interfacing and increase the load time. Also, we can replace these simple WordPress plugins with simple programming code. Therefore, I suggest that we always use the manual way instead of using a WordPress plugin for simple functions since the code will be very simple. It will be able to reduce the blog fault problems and load time significantly.
Reasons #2. Slow Down Your Blog
I already mentioned it in reason #1 but I think it is better to discuss it in a separate section. It is because of this reason is extremely important. Since WordPress plugins act as third party applications and also, they usually need database resources, sometimes there will be a significant reduction in blog speed. It is always true that too many WordPress plugins will surely slow down our blog. The bad WordPress plugins are the major cause behind the slowing down of blogs. Therefore, we should uninstall all the WordPress plugins that significantly slow down our blog.
Reasons #3. Find A Better Plugin For The Function
There are so many WordPress plugins out there and some of them provide the same basic function. It means that we can always replace one plugin with another plugin and still enjoy the same functionality (with more features and advanced functionality). Therefore, it is normal that we uninstall a WordPress plugin and replace it with a better WordPress plugin. Improvement in blog performance is a good reason behind a plugin change.
Reason #4. Conflict With a More Important Plugin
If we use many WordPress plugins, there is a big probability that a conflict occurs – a conflict between two or more WordPress plugins. I, myself experienced this WordPress plugin conflict. The conflict which forced me to uninstall some of the WordPress plugins. In this conflict situation, we will be forced to sacrifice some WordPress plugins for more important WordPress plugins. It means that we uninstall the less important WordPress plugin so that the important one can run smoothly. We can remove it forever or search for another plugin that does not conflict with the important plugin.
Reason #5. Feed Up The Blog Resources
This reason is related with our web hosting service. There are many bloggers that use cheap web hosting service which allow limited resources to be used. If our resources feed up, our hosting account may be blocked or disabled. It is legal because it is already mentioned in their web hosting contract (Term Of Service/TOS). Therefore, we need to a keep the resources’ usage below the threshold. For this, we may be forced to uninstall our blog’s WordPress plugins since there are some WordPress plugins which demand very high resources to run properly.
Reason #6. Create Too Many External DoFollow Links
As we know, too many external dofollow links can harm our blog rank in search engine eyes. It is because too many external dofollow link make search engine determine our blog as link farm site. Therefore we need to be careful and always in full control of our blog’s external dofollow link. In this case, we may need to uninstall our blog WordPress plugin since there are some WordPress plugins which require dofollow links from users.
In my opinion, the best thing about WordPress as blogging platform is that there are many WordPress plugins available to help bloggers who do not have deep knowledge in programming. Therefore, it allows Bloggers to have advanced blog functions without the need to do coding. However, sometimes, there are reasons to uninstall our WordPress plugins. In this blog post, I already shared six reasons to uninstall WordPress plugin from our blog. If we look at the relationships between all of the reasons that I mentioned in this blog post, all the reasons are related with improvement in blog’s performance.
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