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WordPress Optimization Part 4: WordPress Plugins

Continuing in our WordPress series, we will now turn our attention towards WordPress plugins. If you have missed the previous installments of this series, you can find them here: initial optimization steps, WordPress security and WordPress SEO. With that said, we know that a WordPress plugin can be used to extend the functionality and features of WordPress. If you have been an active user of WP, you might already have installed multiple plugins to handle SEO, security, as well as various other features for your website.

But what separates a good plugin from a bad one? You can find numerous free and premium WP plugins for the same type of task — how do you find out which one is the right one? Also, is there such a thing as “too many WordPress plugins”?

In this article, we shall find the answers for these questions. Continue reading