I've added a function to the Category Page plugin to insert post onto pages corresponding to their categories.
I'm debating making it a new plugin (that would require category page installed), or just adding the function to the old plugin.
I have 2 concerns:
1. The new funcitonality is really simple and small and only uses the old plugin for setup. Does the size of a php file effect the speed which a page loads? (i.e. would it be better to have just the smaller php file loading rather than the whole larger file?)
2. I've been unable to contact the author of the original plugin. Do I need to in order to update it, or can I just update it anyhow?
This is my first plugin/upgrade so I'd appreciate some thoughts.