One of the best things about WordPress are plugins. With plugins you can expand WordPress and make it into anything you need it to be. But, each plugin requires time for loading and processing and it takes up additional resources. How much exactly one plugin need? This benchmark article explores that:
Measuring impact of plugins on WordPress loading
I prefer the wordpress plugin W3 Total Cache. this makes my blog speed up very much.
The quoted article is worth reading, it made more aware of the fact that I have to find the perfect balance between the number of plugins I use and my blog's speed. And yes, I got rid of the plugins I thought dispensable. Hard to say if it increased by site's load time...
Great article! I was just talking about plugin loads on google+. I posted it there thanks to this article.Posted: 1 year #
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