It is easy to find yourself trying new plugins that you have found. WordPress offers thousands of plugins that will allow you to build your dream website. In this article discover why you should uninstall unused plugins and how to do it step by step.
As you try different plugins, you will realize that they do not offer exactly what you need. You will need to spend some time to find the best fit for you.
While searching for the perfect plugin, you will soon realize that your website is overloaded with unused plugins.
Why you need to uninstall unused plugins
The only way to determine if a plugin offers what you need is to try it on your site. Many people deactivate a plugin if it is not what they need and try out a different plugin. Plugins are like apps for IOS. If you have too many, they could slow down your site. If they are not updated, they could cause a security issue.
That means that a plugin that is deactivated on your site could become an issue.
Plugins and Site Speed
Google likes fast websites. You will want to keep an eye on your sites speed if you would like to have an advantage over your competition.
The more files that you have on your site, the slower your site will be. Just like your computer. When your computer was new, it was lightning fast. After six months you start to notice that your computer is slowing down.
Removing unnecessary plugins will decrease your files making it faster to load and restore a backup.
You can install as many plugins as you need, but if they are not in use, deactivate and uninstall them.
Deactivated plugins could cause a safety issue. You might not get a notice to update the deactivated plugins which could make your site easier to be hacked.
If you are not using them for a while, it is best to uninstall them. You can always install them again at a different time if you decide to use them again.
How to uninstall
It is very easy to uninstall a plugin.
In your WordPress dashboard hover over the plugins links located on the left-hand sidebar.
Click on Installed Plugins
This will bring you to a page that has a list of your plugins. It will display active and inactive plugins. You will have the option to active, deactivate, or delete a plugin on this page.
Once a plugin is deactivated you will have the ability to remove the plugin.
To remove the plugin click on the delete link displayed under the plugin, you wish to delete.
A popup will ask you if you are sure that you want to remove the plugin.
Click the link that says, Yes, delete these files.
It is that easy to keep your site running faster and prevent security risks.
What are your thoughts? Do you find that WordPress makes it easy for you to run your artist website? Did you find it easy to uninstall unused plugins
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