Four WordPress plugins to avoid
Connected Internet has a list of four WordPress plugins you should leave alone, that is, not install. While I don’€™t feel like adding to the list at this time, I do agree on the Gravatar part:
These plugins don’€™t seem to be resource drains because they are constantly pinging the server to see if new images are available. Use with caution
For those of you that don’€™t know it, Gravatar supplies the small images connected to your registered user here on The Blog Herald. Regular readers also know that it has been broken more than not during the past months. Gravatar are having serious problems and personally I don’€™t think you should use them. Then again, I’€™m no fan of hosted third-party solutions that aren’€™t really necessary in the first place, so’€¦
Read the rest of the list over at Connected Internet.
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.
Your trackback helped me spot a typo in my post – it should be ‘These plugins SEEM to be resource drains…’
Indeed, it’s not always the case that plugins that some have trouble with, will do the same to others.
I killed the gravatar plugin – time for it to pass away
Good call Matt.