WordPress plugins are great; they can save you time, speed up your website, improve SEO, and more. Plugins allow web designers and developers the ability to build sophisticated websites quicker and (possibly) better. With more than 20,000 plugins and over 330,000,000 downloads in the official WordPress plugin directory, there’s no question that plugins are an important component of the WordPress ecosystem.
But there’s a downside to using WordPress plugins. Relying too much on plugins can expose your site to an increasingly wide variety of risks.
Let’s discuss the problem with plugins and things you should consider before installing one.