We all want our page to be the best, the fastest and most efficient.
For this, the plugins are our best friends, but … How to choose the right plugins for making anything you want and know if we really need them? We tell you the keys:
Download them from their original page or they are in the WordPress directory. Look also at what the developers say, professional blogs and the rating they have in WordPress.
Plugins with updates
It’s important to note that it is a recent version of the plugin, it’s also important that they are regular and consistent updates.
Plugins with active installations
The number of active installations that a plugin has is an indicator of the trust that users have in it.
One plugin, many functions
It’s important to use plugins that meet your goals and fit what you need. Jetpack and Sumome are plugin suites that have many tools that you can configure. You can use a plugin for performing many functions, or a few plugins for a very specific functions similar to those of the suite, but with less weight.
Plugins attended by its developers
The participation of developers in the forums or technical support can help you with any doubts or problems you may have with a plugin.
Remember that plugins, even if they are disabled, take up space and resources in your hosting. In fact, as a security measure, uninstall those that do not have assets and you know you will not need them since they lend themselves to attacks on your website, they can represent a vulnerability.
Plugins that complement each other
Most of the most popular plugins and themes, with each update, are solving the compatibility problems. However, it’s worth keeping an eye out to avoid problems between plugins and themes, or the interaction of one plugin with another.
¿Is there any external tool that does the work of that plugin? Free space using these external resources.
An example of this is the Google Analytics: you can see it on its original page without installing the plugin for it.
There are plugins that analyze the performance of the other plugins you have on your page. Tools like P3 Performance can detect which plugin is slowing down the web, compare the plugins you have and make decisions accordingly.