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Managing WordPress Plugins
Aug 26, 2015
Hi, just Carl today with a quick look at the beauty of managing plugins in WordPress so you have some familiarity with it.
So, go to the Plugins section again and find the plugin your interested in managing. You have a couple of few options available to you, depending on the plugin.
First, you can go directly to the settings page for the option. This is a shortcut, but the majority of plugins have their settings page listed in the side bar.
You can "deactivate" the plugin, which just means it goes to sleep and will not doing anything until you re-activate it at some point.
Or you can "edit" the plugin. Don't do this. This will take you to the code page Editor where you can wreak havoc on your whole site. So, yeah, don't ever, never do this.
Once you deactivate a plugin, the options change. Your options now are Activate, Edit (again), and a bright red Delete. Activate brings the plugin back from sleeping, with all its settings just as they were before. It is immediately active and working again.
Delete brings up a warning screen. If you are sure you have no further use for the plugin, click Yes, Delete these files.
One last thing, keep your use of plugins under control it's tempting to add shiny new plugins. But remember, having a huge amount of plugins creates two significant problems:
They can be in conflict with each other, which can cause your site to act in odd ways, and
Too many plugins can really slow down your site. Google hates slow sites, and so do your visitors.
So, less is more and keep it simple.
And that covers managing plugins!Read more »
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