Will Inactive Plugins Slow Down WordPress? Should You Delete Inactive Plugins?

Will Inactive Plugins Slow Down WordPress? Should You Delete Inactive Plugins?
Recently, one of our readers asked us about deactivated plugins slowing down WordPress and whether they should delete inactive plugins. Many WordPress users often install plugins for testing and then deactivate them. In this article, we will answer do deactivated plugins slow down WordPress and whether its safe to delete inactive plugins?
Will Inactive Plugins Slow Down Your WordPress? Should You Delete Inactive Plugins?
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 it’s safe to delete inactive plugins?
Will Inactive Plugins Slow Down WordPress? Should You Delete Inactive Plugins?
Recently, one of our readers asked us about deactivated plugins slowing down WordPress and whether they should delete inactive plugins. Many WordPress users often install plugins for testing and then deactivate them. In this article, we will answer do deactivated plugins slow down WordPress and whether its safe to delete inactive plugins?
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Will Inactive Plugins Slow Down WordPress? Should You Delete Inactive Plugins?
A lot is written about it and some say that inactive plugins doesn’t impact the loading speed of your website and some say that it does. I would say that it depends upon the environment you are working in. As a usual process, WordPress loads all required and active plugin’s codes when a visitors opens a particular page on the website.
Will Inactive Plugins Slow Down WordPress? Should You Delete Inactive Plugins?
In this beginnes guide, we will answer the question: do deactivated plugins slow down WordPress and explain why should delete inactive plugins in WordPress.
Do Inactive Plugins Slow Down Your WordPress Website
I hope you know how to install a WordPress plugin. Just go to Plugins>>Add New and search the name of the plugins and WordPress will automatically fetch from its directory.
Do Inactive WordPress Plugins Hurt Your Website Performance
WordPress does look for inactive plugins in the “Plugins” section, but it doesn’t load an entire tool but only the heather file. Therefore, if you notice that your site is running slower than usual, don’t think it’s a matter of plugins. On the contrary, you could be dealing with a variety of other issues that can seriously jeopardize performance, so try to detect and eliminate the problem.
Inactive Plugins Slow Down WordPress? Should You Delete Inactive Plugins?
Nonactive plugins can be harmless, but they are still executable files. In case of a hacking attempt, these files can get infected or can be used to install malware on your site. For safety precautions, you must delete any inactive plugins that you do not have to use in future.
Do inactive plugins slow down your WordPress site?
Inactive plugins can be harmless, but they are still executable files. These files can be used for hacking attempts or for any purpose. One of these files can get infected or can be used to install malware on your site. As a WordPress security precaution, it is better to delete any inactive plugins that you do not intend to use. Lots of experts also suggest to delete inactive plugins that you don’t need anymore and also in future you are not going to use them.
How to Uninstall a WordPress Plugin (the Proper Way)
With over 50,000 WordPress plugins on the repository alone, it’s more than likely you’ll test out and compare a few different ones to accomplish tasks or solve problems on your site. When you’re done with one, you simply uninstall it by deactivating and deleting it right? Wrong, the issue with doing it this way is that it can leave behind tables and rows in your database, and over time this can add up quite quickly, which in turn can affect your site’s performance and even cost you money on disk space. Today we are going to show you a few tips on how to uninstall a WordPress plugin the proper way to ensure your database stays small and snappy.
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Why You Should Delete Inactive Plugins From Your WordPress Website Immediately ?
Being easy to use is sometimes works as a con for WordPress, specially when it comes to installing WordPress plugins. It is very-very (I want to say vary almost 100 times) easy to install plugins in WordPress, just : Search -> Install ->Activate. Due to this easiness novice users and developers tends to install every second plugin they stumble upon. Also if you search for anything on WordPress and you will find 10s of plugins with more or less the similar features. Users is not able to decide which one to install  so they go on hit and try tactics, even I see people installing multiple plugins for the single task e.g. social sharing. When they find the usable plugin, they forget to remove the plugins which they didn’t use. Most of the times they just deactivate it and leave it. Even if they delete it, in most cases they don’t take the pain to delete the files and database tables related to that plugin (or they don’t even know how to do it).
Do Inactive Plugins Really Slows Down Your WordPress Website ?
A lot is written about it and some say that inactive plugins doesn’t impact the loading speed of your website and some say that it does. I would say that it depends upon the environment you are working in. As a usual process, WordPress loads all required and active plugin’s codes when a visitors opens a particular page on the website. It is true that if you deactivate a plugin, its scripts or code will not be loaded whenever a page is requested from your website and thus it should not make any impact on your website’s speed.  But there are multiple other factors which impacts the performance of your website. Lets try to rationalise it with facts :
How to Remove Slow WordPress Plugins and Find Faster Alternatives
As you can see, a lot of alternatives are available when it comes to contact form plugins (or any other type of plugin, for that matter). Just pick a plugin from that list, install it, and then test it with P3 again – to make sure that this new plugin is indeed an improvement over the old one.