A huge problem exists with WordPress plug-ins and their developers. This problem becomes quite apparent if your websites’ content is published across multiple pages (like sales pages and landing pages for example) as well as if your website has a page set as the homepage in your WordPress settings.
What’s this problem you might ask? It’s the lack of control. It’s the lack of control over being able to activate and deactivate plug-ins on specific WordPress pages and posts. For a blog style websites this is normally not an issue, and many WordPress plug-ins are coded with the ability to activate and deactivate the plug-in on all pages or all posts (but not a specific page or post).
Let’s say you’re building a “how to create a website” website, or a “how to design a website” website and have decided to make the tutorials using the WordPress page function. Great, now you decide to add social share buttons as it’s been proven to help content get shared more on social media outlets as well as some buttons to help print and email your content.
Now you have a problem. Those social share buttons are coming up on pages you don’t want them too. Pages like your about page, contact page, privacy and disclosure page, your sales pages, product pages. You just want this plug-in to work on these specific pages, and not those specific pages.
The good news is now you don’t have to settle because the “Plug-in Organizer” WordPress plug-in adds this functionality to your WordPress CMS. It’s the most important plug-in you don’t have. It enables the ability to activate and deactivate specific plug-ins on any specific WordPress pages or posts of your choosing. This is important because you can now control the look, feel, and speed of your website better than ever before by choosing what plug-ins will load on what pages.
WordPress plug-ins that are “activated” via your WP admin on your website have this bad habit of loading on every single page of your website… even if the plug-in is specified to not load. This slows down the speed of your website. Plug-in Organizer allows you to deactivate specific plug-ins on specific pages which in turn helps to speed up your website. So maybe you have plug-ins activated to help add social share buttons, organize links in your sidebar, add advertisement space, whatever. You’re simply not going to want every single plug-in activated on your website to take up load time on every single page and post of your website. Now you don’t have to.
With Plug-in Organizer you can now finally activate and deactivate plug-ins on specific pages or posts. You finally have the freedom and functionality to add plug-ins you like and not have them slow down your website because they load on every page. It’s also useful for your homepage as well. If you set a page as your homepage in WordPress, you can not get rid of those inappropriate plug-ins that are a better fit for your blog posts than they are for a well written, high converting homepage.
To get started with Plug-in Organizer simply search for it in your WordPress admin plug-in section for “Plug-in Organizer”, install and activate it on your WordPress website. Enable “selective plug-in” loading in the settings, then select “move” under “Manage MU plug-in file”. Hit submit and you’re done! What’s a plug-in can you not live without? Leave a comment below.
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