Do Too Many WordPress Plugins Really Slow Down Your Website?

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I’ve heard it over and over… “Too many plugins will slow down your website.”  I’ve heard it in conference presentations, networking events, podcasts, blogs, YouTube videos, and even my old boss.  But, is it really true?

I’m a professional WordPress developer and have written several of my own plugins, so I have something to add to the conversation.

Honestly, it really bugs me when people ignorantly demonize plugins as the culprit of all their WordPress website problems… as if the number of plugins is slowing down their website.

In this article, let’s look at the facts around the topic of WordPress plugins slowing down your website.

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Local Dev Setup With Wildcard Subdomain Vhost

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When setting up new local sites for development, skip the hassle with this game-changing setup that uses a single vhost with a wildcard subdomain so you never have to mess with vhosts ever again.

  • Don’t hassle with setting up a vhost every time
  • Don’t waste time adding more rows to your hosts file
  • Don’t mess with developing a site in a subdirectory where absolute links starting with “/” take you back to your localhost dashboard.

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