The Truth Behind Using Less Plugin To Optimize WordPress Blog
Every new wordpress blogger start their blogging optimizing by tons of popular Plug-ins. Some of them are very useful to track page views, post views, users & how traffic is coming etc. But If I say we only use some essential Plug-ins so the load on website page will reduce due to some plugins are heavy which use java scripts to load lots of line which effect on overall page load speed. Some of the plugins are really unnecessary in order to optimize blog.
Lets take example of new user who install new popular plugins on his new blog. He keep install them until he sees many users are using the plugins. Then After few months he realize these plugin was not necessary for his blog then he deletes them. So here he wasted time in starting to install plugins and put unnecessary load to his blog. Which he could have get benefit by if he only installed few plugins according to his need.So new user had made mistakes at starting of his blog.
Now lets take a example of pro blogger which know plugins are just for simplify the word in WordPress. He install some few plugins according to need for his work. Then he only install plugins which is really important to his blog.So here pro blogger saved his time and efficiently keep blog optimized.
I am not saying plugins are not importance in WordPress but the way you use them is really important.
Lets say both new and pro bloggers optimizing the same type of blog. New user will get struggle to get his blog as optimized as pro blogger.
Important Plugins For Blogging To Optimize WordPress Blog As Follow
Google XML Sitemaps generator – This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines to better index your blog.
Wp-Smush – reduce size of images you upload and improve speed of page or post load.
WP-Super Cache – Pages loads from caching (Very fast caching)
Akismet – Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet Web service to see if they look like spam or not.
Yoast SEO – Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using Yoast SEO plugin.(but disable its XML generation function because as far I used it, It was not as effective as Google XML sitemap)
Contact Form 7– contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.
Non Essential PlugIns which you can avoid
Google Analytics (You can simply paste analytic code in widget or other way)
JetPack (there are 37 features in JetPack, It is really slow down your blog by 57%)
WP-Touch (new theme does not need this plugin)
iThemes Security (iThemes Security offers 30+ ways to lock down WordPress in an easy-to-use WordPress security plugin.)
Clef : (Clef lets you log in and register on your WordPress site using only your phone — forget your usernames and passwords.)
Official WordPress AdSense plugin ( You can manually add adsense code in post or in sidebar)
Link Checker Plugin
Easy Affiliate links
Up draft plus (Backup and restore: take backups locally, or backup to Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, Rackspace, (S)FTP, WebDAV & email, on automatic schedules.)
You should never install same type of plugins which gives same type of service. example never install both W3 Total cache and WP-Super Cache they basically gives same functionality.
I have a one blog which has 25 Active Plugins and 28 inactive which I use them when I need them. On my second blog I used only 3 active Plugins. I can feel the load speed and response time while working on them. I only use plugins which is really important for blog according to it need.
Note : Lots of Plugins with java script are heavily effect on blog. It can be harmful to blog and also the readers (experience).