A frequent question in the WordPress community is “how many plugins is too many?” We’ve heard responses that vary from “zero” to “no limit, man”.
So for this DigWP Poll, I figured it would be interesting to see what people think about it. To give you a better idea, I’ve posted some screenshots of sites running LOTS of plugins. So check ’em out and then cast your vote!
Examples of sites running 50+ plugins
Before voting, take a few moments to check out the following screenshots. They showcase the Admin Area of a couple of actual sites running over 50 plugins. Not gonna say anything more than that, just check ’em out and then vote for whichever response makes the most sense to you.
And here are some further screenshots for your consideration:
It has been mentioned several times in the comments that “too many” depends on the quality and resource requirements of each plugin. For example, many lightweight, well-coded plugins may be fine, but even just one badly coded resource hog is too many. So I’m updating the post to specify that we’re talking about “typical” WordPress plugins for this poll. That is, in general.
How many plugins before it’s “too many”?
Total Voters: 906
Thanks for voting!