Annoying Plugins

Have you ever wondered why your blog sometimes takes ages to draw?

I came across a blog the other day that used some strange sounding plugin name, and the plugin for some reason relied on connecting to the publishers site to do something or other.  The publishers site must have been down and so the page was never drawn, it just sat there for ages.

I’ve just noticed the same thing with my own blog after I’d activated the ShareThis plugin the other day.  I wondered why I’d deactivated it, and of course clearly I’d forgotten it causes my blog to hang.

So I’ve turned it off again.

Annoying isn’t it?

-Frank Haywood

Posted by Frank Haywood


Myles@ XSitePro to WordPress

I have found the same as well. Typically it is with the social bookmarking plugins on sites (my own too, yikes). They hang a little on loading, especially if there are many of them.

Same deal if you have dozens and dozens of plugins installed, it will slow down your blog.

Install only what you need. If you don’t use it, don’t load it.

For me the most annoying plugin is the SnapShot plugin used on some sites. A plugin that just pops up screenshots when you hover links.