September 30, 2020

Whoa—Time to Cut Back on the Plugins!

Laptop 3

The other day I was noticing that my blog was running ridiculously slow when I was in the admin panel.  This was with having Google Gears turned on.

There are three things that go toward the speed of your blog—or any computer for that matter.  The number of processors, the amount of memory, and the amount of time across the network.

Since I only deal with broadband Internet, I didn’t think it was that.  Memory seemed ok—and the main site was functional.  That, and other sites I’m running seemed to be downright perky.  So, what was the deal?

I love plugins.  As of the time of this writing, there are 32 plugins running on MInTheGap.com.  All of that code doesn’t run on the side that you see and read, but it does run.

What I noticed was that when I cut back on some plugins that weren’t really adding to my experience, the admin panel ran faster than it did before.  Whereas at one point I wouldn’t have stuck around to see if I could do something, now it was useable.

So, if you find that things aren’t going smoothly, you may want to check the number of plugins that you have installed, and only keep the ones that really add to what you do on a daily basis.

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2 thoughts on “Whoa—Time to Cut Back on the Plugins!

  1. @MCSE Angie: Tell me about it. It seems that things are always getting patched, updated, etc. The only time I really notice it is when something breaks.

    I need to get better at that, though.

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