Extra collection of 11 discrete plugins to strip or disable unneeded and unused baggage.
This rescue kit includes an 83-page PDF Guide and 7-minute MP4 Video instructions.
WordPress non-features slow down every page and post of your site. Now you can finally remove the slowness and fluff imposed by goofy features added by WordPress committee bureaucracy. Disable them without programming or coding.
These recommended super-lightweight plugins are downloadable from the free WordPress plugin directory. We show you where they are hiding in the 55,000 listing. These fast-loading specialty plugins allow you to choose disconnecting performance-killing non-features and filler of WordPress core – and default themes.
Get speed tips and instructions. You’re buying our knowledge and expertise. Links to resources are included for your convenience and backup. All open-source downloads are the property of their original authors and protected by GPL licenses. They are endorsed and available from the WordPress plugin directory. We don’t provide support. But we do answer email speed questions for 30 days after purchase.
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Reader’s Smug COMPLAINT
I’m cautious about using old plugins for 2 reasons:
- Don’t non-maintained plugins have a higher risk for security vulnerabilities?
- Don’t they have possible compatibility issues further down the line if not now?
PagePipe’s Flippant Answer
Who taught you these 2 plugin myths? The boogie man?
So do paid popular plugins have less security risks? Nah.
Popular plugins flaws are discovered often.
Do paid plugins ever have compatibility issues? Frequently.
When is a plugin too old to trust?
When it stops working – or it gets taken-down.
Dear Smugness: Seriously, if security and compatibility are issues, don’t use WordPress CMS. Examine it’s history of known-issues. There’s no proof of zero-risk. The WordPress world changes all the time.
Lonely, rarely-found plugins still work. And often for over a decade
without complaints. That isn’t brokenness. Does that mean it won’t work
anymore with new versions of WordPress?
It means you do plugin testing. Always. Even for “fresh” plugins.
Some appear stale – but they work and are as safe as any other plugin.
Either paid or free.
So the question is “Outdated? By what definition?” Some think a warning like: “This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress.”
WordPress’ motive is covering their legal risk against liability and lawsuits. If a plugin didn’t work anymore or presented security hazards, it’s removed fast. They call those “takedowns.”
Plugins stay as long as there isn’t any *noise* about them. Retired or dead author’s plugins stay in the WordPress free directory. 55,000 plugins! Beautiful resource.
No plugin is guaranteed safe. Not even paid (premium) plugins. Don’t let silly warnings discourage you. They aren’t for your protection. They’re protecting corporate WordPress.
So are there “stale” plugins in this collection? Yes. Two aren’t very fresh. One of those is over 2 years old. Are there newer alternatives? Yes. But they don’t load fast.
It’s an endless unachievable job testing plugins for compatibility or vulnerability. If you think we’re careless or sloppy in our plugin recommendations, email us. Please give us a workable solution – not a mere complaint.
For example, WordPress owns WooCommerce plugin. It has millions of user installations.
“WooCommerce 4.6.2 dropped last week, with a fix for a vulnerability that allowed spam bots to create accounts at checkout – even when the “Allow customers to create an account during checkout” setting was disabled.”
How fresh was WooCommerce plugin? Did it have security risks? Yep. Big time. WordPress is the billion-dollar mothership. Even they get it wrong. Have mercy!
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