The other day, I was chatting with my friend Michael Lovitch (Hypnosis Network – their Productivity & Engineering procrastination-solving product is amazing BTW, I can't believe how much I've accomplished so far this year!!!) — and he was mentioning how his company uses WordPress, but has had the backend completely redesigned to minimize the relentless program calls and speed up the software.
That reminded me that the WordPress installation on this site (and only this site – 101Date.com and the others are fine) had been running notoriously slow for awhile and I still needed to figure out the cause.
Now I didn't think it had anything to do with the fact that I have:
- 865 Posts
- 48 Posts in Draft
- 9 Pages
- 35 Categories
- 291 Tags
- 3,657 Approved Comments
- or 3 Zillion Spam comments removed.
No, my thoughts went immediately to the plugins for some reason.
And lo and behold, there she was… ShareThis, still activated after I'd removed the code from the Loop and replaced her months ago with the AddThis bookmarking tool (in the second horizontal navigation bar).
And sure enough, when I deactivated and removed the ShareThis plugin (you should delete plugins that you don't use) … no more waiting years to get an Add New Post page to open.
So… do you know any more plugins that cause blog bloat? Leave your comments below!