There are two major reasons that might be causing your website to slow down. The first and the most important one is your choice of hosting. You can solve the hosting issue by moving your website to a new web host with great load times. The second reason is – the list of Plugins your site is using. But, there are ways to tackle this problem. In this post, I will show you how to use the Plugin Organizer that helps you to speed up your WordPress site.
For example, you can either disable the Plugins that are slowing the site. Alternatively, you can stop them from loading in place where they are not even required.
This post lists out ways in which to use a Plugin organizer to speed up a WordPress website.
How Plugins affect website speed
Any good Plugin for WordPress will be coded in a way that they only load on the site when the website needs them.
There are several ways to increase the speed of your website. 000webhost has covered a post on the same that you can check out.
How Plugin organizers help boost the speed
Some Plugins you only use on certain pages, posts, or post types. Some Plugins are used only on the WordPress admin area which is why they don’t load on the front end.
Below are some of the things that you can do with a Plugin organizer –
- Selectively control where and when plugins are loaded based on the type of URL.
- disable/enable Plugins for user roles
- disable/enable Plugins based on the type of post
- Rearrange the Plugin loading order
- Only load the Plugins when needed or simply disable them
All and all, you can fine tune the performance of your website.
Using Plugin Organizer to manage active Plugins on WP
The very first thing you need to do is activate and install the Plugin organizer. You can easily install Plugin Organizer via WordPress dashboard.
- Go to Plugins > Ad New.
- Search for “Plugin Organizer”
- Install the Plugin Organizer by Jeff Sterup.
- Then activate the plugin.
Also, you can install the plugin manually using a FTP software. If you having troubles, you can view the documentation on WordPress.org Plugin page.
This is a very powerful Plugin. If you disable or reorder Plugin, it can cause unexpected behavior or conflicts that might make your site to become inaccessible. We recommend taking full backup of your WordPress site before you reorder or disable any of those Plugins.
Now head to the Plugin Organizer > Settings page to access the settings page.
Fuzzy URL Matching
If you have any Plugins in the child URL, you can enable/disable those with this option. All the subsequent URLs including and under http://example.com/sample-page/ will be affected.
Ignore URL Protocol
The option is by default turned off. Its main function is to ignore http and https parts of the URLs.
Ignore URL Arguments
The option comes handy when you want to ignore URL arguments. Let’s take http://example.com/page/?foo=1&bar=2 as a URL example with arguments. This option is helpful only in case of URL with arguments. In majority of cases, it is best to leave it off.
Should only network admins be allowed to change the load order of plugins?
If you run a WP multisite network, then you can turn this option to so that only network administrators can rearrange the order of the Plugins. It is recommended that you turn on this option if you manage a WP multisite network.
Custom Post Type Support
You can select the post type whenever you want to disable/enable the Plugins. This is a particularly good option if you use specific post types.
Auto Trailing Slash
To remove the trailing slash, you see at the end of plugin, you can use this option.
Selective Plugin Loading
The purpose of this option is to enable users to load the Plugins even when you have disabled them in the Plugin settings.
To use this option, you have mu-Plugin in WordPress. You can add these Plugins to any WordPress site. By default, they come activated.
Selective Mobile Plugin Loading
You can selectively disable/enable Plugins on mobile browsers with this option.
Selective Admin Plugin loading
This option is for the times when you wish to load some Plugins inside WP administration area.
Disable Plugins by Role
You can disable the Plugin based on the role of the user.
How to create MU Plugin for Plugin Organizer
In order for Plugin organizers to work, you would first need an MU Plugin. This Plugin may attempt to create itself automatically and add to the website. However, if it fails, you would have to create one yourself.
Go to the plugins > Installed Plugins page to find out if the plug is created or not.
If you cannot see any must-use Plugin link, it means the organizer could not create the required file. In that case, you will have to create that file manually.
To do that, you will have to connect to the site via an FTP client or through the File Manager App in the cPanel.
Next you need to access the folder wp-content/mu-plugins. If there is no mu-Plugins folder in that wp-content/ folder, you would have to create on yourself.
Now go to wp-content/plugins/plugin-organizer/lib/ and download the PluginOrganizerMU.class.php file in the computer.
Now go to wp-content/mu-plugins folder. Upload the files from the computer.
Now, Plugin Organizer can you use PluginOrganizerMU.class.php to properly manage your plugins efficiently. You can go ahead and continue with plugin settings.
Troubleshooting Plugin Organizer Issues
Plugin Organizer is used to change the default behavior of plugins on your WordPress site. This may cause unexpected results including syntax errors, fatal errors, or white screen of death.
The best way to resolve those unexpected issues is by deactivating all your plugins via FTP. This will deactivate plugin organizer as well. The simply delete the plugin form WordPress dashboard to uninstall Plugin Organizer. This will delete the all plugin settings.
We hope this article on how to use Plugin organizer to speed up your WordPress website helped you efficiently use WordPress plugin organizer to boost your WordPress site speed. If you liked this article, then please subscribe us. You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.