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Plugin Organizer

This plugin allows you to do the following: 1. Change the order that your plugins are loaded. 2. Selectively disable plugins by any post type or wordp

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Best plugin ever!
By , for WP 4.1.1

Helped speed up my site so much. Careful with settings because you can cripple your site (especially if you fool around with admin settings) but for large plugins that only need to be loaded on one or two pages this is a must!

If there's one thing I would love even more, it's plugin activation based on USER ROLES!! Probably too much to ask but ok :)

Terrific job and thanks so much for keeping it so up to date as well.

Verry Good
By , for WP 4.1.1

That's great plugin. Free and powerful. Thank so much.

lifesaver
By , for WP 4.1.1

Works exactly as intended. Love it!

Brilliant! (With two small suggestions)
By , for WP 4.1.1

I'm building a complicated site. There's a blog, a bbPress forum, a BuddyPress community, and a Q&A plugin (CM Answers Pro). All of these are large plugins and they take time to load. But not all of them have to load on every page. For example, if you're in the bbPress section of the site; you don't need BuddyPress and CM Answers.

I've worked hard at trimming the CSS and cutting out unnecessary scripts, but the real problem is the plugins. I've agonized over whether I should drop one or more of these plugins before I launch, because each one comes with a big performance hit.

But now I can have my cake and eat it, too. Plugin Organizer makes my complicated site feel quick and responsive, even on shared hosting. I can't praise it enough.

(I know, I know... I sound like I'm selling laundry detergent on TV, but the difference is really that amazing.)

I have only two small suggestions:

  1. More detailed documentation -- It's not immediately obvious how the filters are supposed to work (although once you get the hang of it, they're quite intuitive). There is a documentation page, but it's fairly brief.
  2. The admin page "puzzle" icon -- Does it have to be colored? I know it's pretty, but all of my other plugins are happy to be monochrome.

Great contribution, overall!

Awesome
By , for WP 4.1

This plugin is a lifesaver, a must in every WordPress installation.

Everyone says that you need to have less than 10 plugins, but it is just impossible if you need decent functionality.

This plugin lets you choose exactly where you want to use each plugin (a perfect example is the contact form), so they don't degrade the performance of every page of your site.

Thanks for this great piece of software :)

Has changed the way I work with WP
By ,

Amazing plugin ... it has completely changed the way I work with WP ... I have so much more adaptability and flexibility

this is a must have plugin !! ... Brilliant work Jeff

Should be part of core
By , for WP 4.1

Thank you so much for this tool. I don't have to tell you what a speed enhancer it is for page load time, to be able to select which plugins load, and which don't on a particular page. Why load lightbox css+scripts on every page of the site, if you only need it on one page?

And just a general time saver when I'm troubleshooting, to be able to disable all my "Woocommerce" plugins/addons/extensions, or all my "Gravity forms" addons. Sweet and just makes sense.

Must have
By , for WP 4.0

I haven't heard about this plugin until recently, but it's already a must have for all sites. It just makes sense to not have all plugins loaded the majority of the time. It boosted site speed and reduced loading of extraneous CSS and JS on most of my pages.

40 active plugins and load time below 2 sec
By , for WP 4.1

Thank you Jeff for this wonderful plugin!

With Plugin Organizer, I have been able to fully solve two extremely important challenges for WordPress web designers:
a) overcome plugin conflicts (have 40 active plugins running)
b) speed up performance (reduce load times to below 2 sec)

I have a webdesign site (http://www.blueberrydesign.com.br) running on a multisite WP installation, with a main site and around 20 subsites which are actually site models/examples. To show clients a variety of different functionalities, I need to have dozens of plugins on the same network and even in the same site. Having dozens of activated plugins increases the chance of plugin conflicts and can make a site really really REALLY slow. Plugin Organizer is part of the solution to both of these problems.

(A) PLUGIN CONFLICTS: PLUGIN ORGANIZER + PLUGIN MANAGER
The only way I found to overcome the many plugin conflicts I faced on my site was to use selective plugin loading in each site and on each page. To solve this challenge, I used two great free plugins:
(1) Multisite Plugin Manager --> let's me selectively activate different plugins on different sites in the multisite network
(2) Plugin Organizer --> let's me selectively activate different plugins on different pages within each subsite.

(B) PERFORMANCE: PLUGIN ORGANIZER + W3 TOTAL CACHE
The solution for speeding up my site also used Plugin Organizer. Since CDNs and caching cannot perform miracles, I overcame performance optimization limitations by also applying selectively plugin loading on my pages. The idea is to only have the absolutely necessary CSS and JS files being loaded on each page. To overcome this second challenge, I also used two free plugins:
(1) Plugin Organizer --> let's me avoid loading unnecessary CSS and JS on every page;
(2) W3 Total Cache --> let's me minify, combine and cache the remaining CSS and JS, which absolutely need to be loaded;

Together, these three plugins (Plugin Organizer, Plugin Manager and W3 Total Cache) can certainly help you solve all your plugin conflicts and considerably speed up your site's page load times.

I thank the authors for these three wonderful plugins!

best regards,
Giovanni Basso
Brazil

P.S If anybody would like to obtain more information about the specific configurations that I used on each of these three plugins to achieve 40 plugins with page load times below 2 seconds, please feel free to contact me at blueberry@blueberrydesign.com.br. It took so much effort to get everything working in parallel that I would be pleased to help anybody that wishes to do anything similar. :)

Excelent!
By , for WP 4.1

One of the best plugins for WordPress out there. And it's free.

I have it installed in more than 100 websites.

Thanks.

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