WordPress plugins are helpful. But they can also slow a site down, invite hackers and even cause a Google penalty.
These are my top five considerations when choosing a WordPress plugin.
5 WordPress Plugin Considerations
- The plugin is vetted by WordPress.
- It is popular.
- Changelog indicates plugin is not abandoned.
- Support participation and feedback indicate a healthy plugin.
- It doesn’t overlap with a currently installed plugin.
1. The Plugin Is Vetted by WordPress
Some paid plugins don’t have a free version. But many of the most respected plugins have a paid premium version and a free version…