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Title: Will Inactive Plugins Slow Down Your WordPress? Should You Delete Inactive Plugins?


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Will Inactive Plugins Slow Down Your WordPress?
Should You Delete Inactive Plugins?
  • A guide by Subhom Kumar
  • WordPress Technical Support

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If you are confused that plugins slow down
WordPress and should you delete inactive plugins
then your every question is answered here. Almost
every users install plugins for testing and then
deactivate them. Here we will share that do
deactivate plugins slow down WordPress and
whether its safe to delete inactive plugins?
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What are Deactivated or Inactive Plugins in
WordPress?
The best feature of WordPress is that you can
extend it by using WordPress plugins. When you
install a plugin, WordPress automatically
downloads the plugin file to your web hosting
server. To start using a plugin, you will need
to activate it.
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You can activate your WordPress plugin later but
before that, you have to install plugins. You can
also deactivate them if you dont find useful.
You can find all your plugins installed on the
plugins page in your WordPress admin area.
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You can find that whichever plugins are currently
activated will be highlighted in blue and
inactive plugins will show a delete link below
them. Do Inactive Plugins Slow Down Your
WordPress? No, WordPress will not slow down by
inactive or deactivate plugins. To understand
that briefly, lets see how WordPress works in
the background. Whenever user will request a
page from your WordPress site, WordPress starts a
loading process. During this period, all active
plugins will be loading on your website and all
inactive plugins will be ignored.
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If you have dozens of inactive plugins installed
on your WordPress site, that will affect your
site performance neither it will make it slow. If
you are thinking your WordPress site is slow,
then inactive plugins are not the reason. Then
you have to check out for speed up WordPress and
Boost Performance. Should You Delete Inactive
Plugins in WordPress? WordPress provides a
feature to deactivate your plugin instead of
directly deleting them, the reason behind this is
sometimes user just want to switch off their
plugin temporarily.
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If you are using the plugins frequently and
having a fear that deleting your plugin will
delete its setting, then you should keep it.
Else, there is no requirement of keeping inactive
plugins on your website. In fact, they will be
issue technical error at times.
Like for example, you have dozens of plugins and
from that few plugins are only activated and
other are activated frequently or when you want
them to be activated. But WordPress will show you
updates for these plugins. This will be a bit
annoying when you are having regular updates
installed on your site.
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These inactive plugins can harm your WordPress
but they are executable files. In case of a
hacking attempt, these inactive plugins are being
used by hackers to infect and install malware on
your website. According to WordPress Security
precaution, you have to delete these inactive
plugins which are not being used. We hope this
article will make you understand about your
inactive plugins and deleting inactive
plugins. For more information, visit official
WordPress Support Toll-Free 1 844 897
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