Empty Nest Heritage Blogs consists of four blogs owned and authored by Christine Blythe. Some plugins are worse than others, and not just with regard to page speed. Poorly designed and coded plugins can cause conflicts of all kinds, resulting in problems of varying degrees up to and including crashing your site.
Although I use up to nine plugins on any given one of my sites for varying reasons, there are only four that I find are absolutely essential.
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