I’ve done a little spring cleaning of some plugins installed and activated on this site. You shouldn’t notice much of a difference, except, maybe, fewer quirks and issues. Here are some of the plugins that were removed:
- Smart YouTube Pro – it was only used in a couple of posts for easier embedding of YouTube playlists. Since I installed and used this plugin, WordPress got much better at embedding videos, so I don’t need it anymore.
- Smart 404 – I think I used it with one of the previous themes on this site, but I can’t even remember last time I saw it working. The 404 page of the current theme features a search form, which I think is good enough.
- PayPal Donations – this was an experiment I tried ages and ages ago. No need for this at all for quite some time now.
- Related Posts By Tags – I used this with one of the previous themes, but it’s been ages since, and I think even the plugin is discontinued now.
- Social – the plugin has been discontinued and the functionality was moved to JetPack. I had this one disabled for quite some time now.
- WP-Polls – this was yet another experiment I tried years ago. There were a few polls with a few votes, which prevented me from removing this plugin. But today I thought I’d do a compromise. I replaced all polls with the screenshot of voting results for the purposes of data preservation. :) Now I don’t need the plugin anymore and it’s gone.