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Some things to keep in mind when choosing WordPress plugins

Friday, October 22nd, 2021 by Helge

WordPress is one of the world’s most used systems for websites. You can easily install, manage and upgrade it via your Servage control panel. wordpress_logo_200px_old

However, to get access to more functions beyond the minimum, you need to install plugins. There are a plenty of different additions, ranging from very advanced to simple that add a very small feature.

To keep your WordPress site secure, fast and stable, please check closely what plugins you will add to your WordPress. Here are 4 hints you can keep in mind when choosing which extension to install on your WordPress page. However, please note that the list below is not supposed to be a complete check list. Please always investigate and check thoroughly from your end before you add extensions and plug ins to your WordPress to make sure that performance and security is not suffering.

When was the extension last updated?

Start by looking at when the extension was last updated. That information gives you a hint if the creators update the add-on regularly, or if it starts to become outdated.

How many active installations does the add-on have?

The number of active installations indicates how many websites have the extension installed. If there are many who use the supplement, the chances are greater that it is a good supplement. But it can be good to take the figure with a pinch of salt as a new addition that has just been created can be very good, despite few installations.

Which WordPress version is the extension compatible with?

Also take a look at whether the extension is compatible with the version of WordPress you are using. If you use WordPress 5.8 , it can be silly to install an extension that has only been tested up to, for example, version 5.3.

What do the grades and ratings look like?

The higher the number of stars, the better. The number of reviews is also crucial. Only three reviews do not provide much information about the quality of the supplement. You can also read specific user reviews by clicking on the line with the exact number of stars or on “Reviews”, which you will find in the description of the extension.

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