Will Inactive Plugins Slow Down WordPress? Should You Delete Inactive Plugins?

Many users use WordPress usually plugins for checking and using. A time later , they don’t want to continue that plugins. The fastest way ‘s disable plugins.  In this article, we will answer do deactivated plugins slow down WordPress and whether its safe to delete inactive plugins?

What are Deactivated or Inactive Plugins in WordPress?

When you install WordPress plugin, WordPress downloads the plugin file to your web hosting server.


You can install and active the plugins,  you can also deactive them if you don’t need.


Do Inactive Plugins Slowdown WordPress?

A lot is written about it and some say that inactive plugins doesn’t impact the loading speed of your website and some say that it does. I would say that it depends upon the environment you are working in. As a usual process, WordPress loads all required and active plugin’s codes when a visitors opens a particular page on the website.

Should I Delete Inactive Plugins in WordPress?

The reason why WordPress allows you to deactivate plugins instead of directly deleting them is because sometimes you may just want to switch off a plugin temporarily.

If you plan to use that plugin soon, and you fear that deleting the plugin will delete its settings, then you should keep it.




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