Well, I decided to give WordPress a shot at http://blog.curetinnitus.org/. Since I am creating a member community, I've been testing a whole lot of plugins, and the ones I have active right now are:
Email Users 3.1.5
Google XML Sitemaps 188.8.131.52
IWG Hide Dashboard 1.0.3
Register Plus 3.5.1
Role Manager 2.2.2
Subscribe To Comments 2.1.2
WordPress.com Stats 1.3.2
Wordpress Automatic Upgrade 1.2.2
The only ones I'm really "using" are Hide Dashboard, Roles Manager, HidePost, and Register Plus. The rest seem to be either in the background (Google XML Sitemaps), or something I need to look into configuring, but haven't yet (Podpress, Email Users, Profiler).
Basically, can you help me figure out why the site is hanging? The site will just hang or I'll see an internal server error, and I'm just going through the initial launch process, where it's really important for people to be able to register. Also, the custom Registration form is essential, so I can't remove that functionality.
I removed all inactive templates from the server and am using the "amazing grace" template, which my gut tells me was done by a really great fella, so maybe it's not the template...but maybe it is...dunno...
Should I delete all of the inactive plugins from the server, and what percentage likelihood is the issue that I have "too many" inactive plugins? Does WP even "care" about inactive plugins? What could be causing the problem, and how can I go about resolving it?
Best and thanks!