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Plugins are the easiest way to add a specific function/ feature to your website without doing the hard work yourself, however, too many of them could lead to compatibility issues on your site! Fortunately, there are some easy ways to rule out potential plugin conflicts before you start installing new plugins. Firstly, make sure that all of your plugins are updated to the latest version. Secondly, try disabling any plugins you don’t need in order to see if the issue persists. And finally, always check the plugin’s documentation to see if there are any compatibility issues that you should be aware of.
Here are the steps for ruling out a plugin conflict #
- Navigate to Plugins>Installed Plugins
- Deactivate your plugins, luckily, you don’t have to deactivate the plugins one after the other. WordPress has a method that lets you disable plugins all at the same time
- To deactivate all your plugins, click on the first check box on the top left, then select deactivate from the box above and click apply, this will deactivate all your plugins.
- Once all your plugins have been deactivated, be sure to clear your browser’s cache and go refresh your site. You’re checking to see if the problem you had is still happening. Some of the plugins you may have just turned off accommodate some pieces of your site, so those pieces might be missing for a moment. Don’t worry.. they will come back once you reactivate the plugins.
- If the problem you were having is resolved by deactivating all your plugins, you can start activating each plugin back one by one while clearing your cache and refreshing your site each time you re-activate a plugin. Repeat this process until you find the plugins that causing the compatibility issues.