Do Inactive Plugins Slow Down Your WordPress Website

People read that it’s not recommended to keep the inactive plugins in their WordPress plugins’ list. But what’s the reason? Do inactive plugins slow down your WordPress website?

Just a few days ago, someone asked me what’s the demerit of keeping the deactivated plugins and why everyone is worried about those.

Have you ever thought about it? I am sure, you may have read many articles that WordPress plugins are the saviors as well as the culprits.

WordPress plugins are the reasons people are shifting to this platform.

It’s so easy to handle a website using plugins. Many people also seek as if how do so many WordPress plugins slow down a website.

The answer to the question “Do inactive plugins slow down your WordPress website?” is available in this plugin.

What are these Inactive Plugins

First of all, you should know about which plugins we’re talking about.

I hope you know how to install a WordPress plugin. Just go to Plugins>>Add New and search the name of the plugins and WordPress will automatically fetch from its directory.

In the list of plugins, you will see all the activated and deactivated plugins.

All the active plugins will have an option below them to deactivate whereas deactivated plugins will have an option to activate and to delete the plugin.

If you can’t see the link to activate, the red link for deleting is the key.

Those are the inactive plugins about which we’re talking today. Most of the WordPress users install those plugins for testing and deactivate once tested.