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This article was published on August 12, 2012

Ask yourself these questions before installing a WordPress plugin

Ask yourself these questions before installing a WordPress plugin
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Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email. Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email.

WordPress has grown rapidly over the years into the default CMS for the Web. Of course there are other options out there, some very good, but the king of the hill is clear.

And so, for most people hoping to run a blog, extending the functionality of WP often means flooding it with plugins from the site’s massive directory of more than 20,000 plugins. As you might expect, an over-reliance on plugins can become a very bad thing; leading to a slower, more vulnerable site.

If you’ve become plugin happy, this guide by Jonathan Wold of Six Revisions is worth a look:

Wold details each one of these steps in his piece. Check it out via the link below:

➤ 6 Questions To Ask Before You Install A WordPress Plugin

For more on WordPress, read about the CMS’ recent iOS facelift and Retina-ready updates.