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I Am Deleting This WordPress Plugin Today

Wp Smush It and Why I love it and deleted it

I used it all up.

It isn't as bad as it sounds in reality. Right now I am running 33 active plugins on my blog. Whew!

Yep, that is a lot.

Yes, I am actively working on reducing that number and this is why I am deleting Wp Smushit today. Don't get me wrong, it is a great plugin.

But it served its purpose and it is time for it to go.

Now don't get all delete happy and start deleting all of your WordPress plugins randomly. This is a special circumstance.

Some plugins have a job to do and once their job is done, they don't need to stick around.

This past weekend I was doing some optimization on my blog and one of the tasks was to reduce the file size of my images.

You can either manually resize your images and replace them or you can use a tool. Manually resizing your images on a large site would take eons of time and I didn't have that. Imagine downloading an image form your site, resizing it, deleting the old image and replacing the new image.

Obviously that is best case scenario because it is pure.

Ain't nobody got time for that though.

This is why beautiful plugins like WP SmushIt exist. They have a free version, which is what I used, and a premium version.

It took me about 4 hours to smush all of my images because with the free version you can only do 50 at a time. So if you have patience the free version will serve you well. If you are in a hurry upgrade to their premium version and do them all at once.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-smushit/

What WordPress Plugins could you remove for your site? Over the next few weeks I am going to analyze my site and see what I can do away with. I challenge you to do the same thing.

About the Author

Renee is wild for WordPress and on fire to empower small business owners with the inspiration, tools and strategies for a healthy blog. SMU CAPE instructor, developer, podcaster. Follow @Iteachblogging on Twitter. Get her FREE SEO Guide Here: https://goo.gl/gGrHC2

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