Anytime you crate a WordPress website, you will also have access to 55,000 different WordPress plugins to choose from. There is a multitude of plugins that you can use for your specific business. Your site could focus on eCommerce, newsletters, photography, and even HVAC. Plugins can provide features that you need in order to really customize your site.
WordPress plugins can be extremely helpful, but at the same time, it’s possible that plugins can have negative effects on your website as well, and that’s never good, especially if you’re trying to run a business with that website. The plugins that you install can slow down the site, open up a window for hackers, and even cause a Google penalty.
If that’s the case, how can we tell if a plugin is safe and trustworthy? There are five considerations that we should keep in mind, and Roger Montti has a post up on Search Engine Journal all about it that we can all learn from if you’re planning on using WordPress plugins.