The Dangers of WordPress Plugins Ignorance (And What To Do About It)
Plugins represent the beating heart of WordPress. They have played an enormous part in its exponential growth to king of the CMS kingdom. Without its plugins, WordPress is a relatively limited platform.
A plugin can be very powerful in terms of its effect on your website, and for all intents and purposes, it is treated as part of WordPress and can thus affect your entire WordPress installation. For example, my blog recently slowed to a crawl because of just one plugin. Make no mistake — those few files can have an extraordinary impact.
With that in mind, WordPress users need to realize that they are putting their websites’ health in the developer’s hands every time they install a plugin. If the developer is good at what he does and responsibly minded, the chances of running into problems are slim (although it is far from guaranteed). But sadly, not all developers are responsible with the plugins they create.
When we install a plugin, anything can happen. Your website’s load speed can be seriously affected. It can even crash entirely. In fact, some unscrupulous developers create bad plugins (or) with no other aim than to cause others pain. These are the possibilities we face every time we click on Activate.