Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Sente, Apr 15, 2012.
Do inactivated plugins slow down Wordpress or just activated ones?
inactivated: no, not the front end. They might slow down the back end, but that's just theoratically since you wouldn't notice it (some exceptions maybe)
activated: normally no, but depends greatly on the plugin and what it does/has to load of course..
No, if they are not activated they are not being included on your website, and therefore there's no extra load.
However I usually remove inactive plugins that I don't need.
They don't affect it. They're basically just uber small files sitting in your ftp folder.
They may, if you are loading the plugin page with hundreds of plugin in your wp-content/plugins directory.
The answer is NO.If the plugin is inactive then it won't load anything...
If you're not going to use them, you might as well just get rid of it.
If not activated then it wont effect the speed though will consume the space as same. Better delete the inactivated plugins though.
once deactivated they may, however , leave some data in the database that slows it down.....
In my experience, its NO! Anyways why do you keep your inactive plugins?
As everyone previous mentioned, inactive plugins shouldn't slow your site down on the front end.
One great resource for checking your plugin bulk is P3 (Plugin Preformance Profiler) - just google it. I can't link yet or I would. Sorry It is great for seeing how plugins are affecting your load time. I always like to check and see if any new plugins I add are really bulky or slow. I usually turn it back off after I've run a scan or two.
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I started making one big WP zip file and uploading everything and only activating the plugins I need.
i suggest Plugin Preformance Profiler also
Another thing to keep in mind when you have inactive plugins in your installation, is that if they have a security flaw, they don't have to be active to allow your website to be hacked.
So, just one more reason to get rid of plugins you don't use.
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