[wp-hackers] How many plugins can a WP installation bare?

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Sun Jul 18 17:04:04 UTC 2010

On Jul 18, 2010, at 5:52 AM, mailapera wrote:

> How many plugins can a WP installation bare? What is a reasonable number?

Theoretically, any plugin will slow down WordPress at least a tiny bit -- imperceptibly, perhaps -- in that at the the very least it is include()ing a file even if that file does absolutely nothing.

The real answer to you question is that it completely depends on the plugins.  Some plugins are one line long and do one small thing.  Some plugin are huge and have a significant effect all throughout WordPress.  Many of those small ones might not add up to the overhead of one great big one.


P.S. -- I think you meant "bear", not "bare"

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