WordPress Plugins— Effect of Overlapping Plugin

Published by kelvin Ehiozefe on

For the savvy webmaster, the use of plugins has immensely expanded
the way we use our WordPress site without having to learn any sort of coding’s
but the limit to the use of these tools is not known by all.

This because the advantages of using plugins somewhat outweigh its
disadvantages that savvy bloggers like you never consider the effect of overlapping plugins on wordpress
. If you’re reading this now, you are probably already using
WordPress, and a handful of plugins that may be causing you issues. Before we
press further on the effect of overlapping plugins, let’s have a brief
knowledge on plugins.
What are
I would define plugins
as tools/programs that expand the way webmasters use their
Wordpress site or to extend the actual functionality of their wordpress site.
There are varieties of plugins available for publishers use, hence this expository
on the effects of overlapping plugins is poised on helping publisher in considering their choice
of plugins.
This discussion on plugin wouldn’t be explicit without sharing a few taughts on “Widgets” as many tend
to mix this two

Unlike plugins that
operates as programs widgets are boxes or containers that wrap few lines of text
or complex scripts.

Now What’s the
difference between Plugins and Widgets?
There is a very tiny difference between plugin and widget in
terms of functions- the effects of using plugins may not be as obvious as using
a widget but they both help to make our website appear nice.
with this understand  let’s find out the effects of
overlapping Plugins on wordpress site;
Effect of
Overlapping Plugin on wordpress
: For every
active plugin you use on your site, will slow down your site by some amount.
Imagine that each active plugin slows down the site by 5 milliseconds (some
more and some less) and if you have 20 active plugins that means every page
will take a tenth of a second longer to load than if no plugins were active.
more plugins you have, the greater the risk of problems occurring within your
: Plugins that overlap in services are just taking up
valuable space and bandwidth, and potentially posing additional security risks.
You simply don’t need 4 plugins that handle redirections, 6 plugins that create
SEO, and 8 different social networking sharing plugins.
: Plugins can
also conflict with other plugins or even themes posing high security issues
that could impact the user experience of your site greatly.

What number
of plugins a webmaster is expected to use?
There is no actual figure on plugins to be installed, but the basic idea is to use only but the relevant ones,
and remember to keep the number of plugins reasonable.
It’s the believe of some tech experts that the number of
active installs of any Plugins determines the genuineness of that Plugin, Hence
I recommend you use plugins that come from either the
WordPress Repository or from trusted premium plugin developers as this trusted plugin providers
will always provide updates to address any bugs or security issues, as well as
updates to keep pace with the latest version of WordPress.
Wrapping UP


The use of plugin are very essential for any website but the
numbers of plugins to be used on a site should depend on the functionality of
the wordpress site. Though the effect of overlapping plugins may be very
minimal but its impacts are enormous, so stay unique.

kelvin Ehiozefe

Hi, my name is Kelvin Ehiozefe am an online entrepreneur and a Content writer. I write about Business start-up, Blogging, Lifstyle and Technology


Saiful Islam Patwary · December 7, 2016 at 10:06 am

Yeah, you are right. By installing more plugin the site is slowing down more than the site which doesn't have any plugin. But the plugins will make the website perfect, right? Can you please review a woocommerce product feed plugin which could be best for the Woocommerce store?

    admininfo · December 7, 2016 at 11:11 am

    indeed plugins make our website perfect but keeping a reasonable number of installed plugin is very essential. infoexposure is always ready to promote, review and share quality information with our readers spread across the globe, we shall do our best on the review. thanks

Nancy · May 9, 2017 at 7:02 pm

‘Order a Cab’ is a unique WordPress plugin that is meant for simplifying the process of taxi booking and I felt happy to see the demo. Hopefully, I will be able to install it on my website and start using it soon.

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