In reply to .
I’m currently running no less than 19 plugins, and although I apparently wrote 6 of those myself, and continually advise folks to keep their plugin count as low as possible, the issue is typically not the number of plugins, but what they do (and how well they’re kept up-to-date).
I probably couldn’t live without Micropub, which I use to post to my site from various clients, and WP Crontrol, to manually run or test WP-Cron jobs. And—shameless self-promotion—“Share on Mastodon.” What they have in common, though, is, uh, no discernible negative effect on your site’s speed at all. Unlike, say, drag-and-drop page builders.