Very little will kill your site’s functionality, or kill your site altogether, than WordPress plugins that are poorly constructed, conflicting with other installed plugins, your theme, or WordPress itself. If you are experiencing these issues, I suggest this course of action:
- Disable all your plugins except the plugin that is having problems.
- If still a problem, switch to a default WordPress theme.
- If still a problem, it is most likely not a conflict but a bad plugin. Contact the plugin developer(s) with details of the problem.
- If the problem disappears, after switching to the default theme, there is a conflict with your theme. Contact both the plugin developer and the theme developer to get this fixed.
- If the problem disappears immediately after disabling all the remaining plugins, even before switching to a default theme, use the following steps:
- Disable all plugins then enable one plugin at a time, check if the problem comes back.
- Repeat the cycle till the problem reappears. Once that happens, you will have identified the conflicting plugin. Contact the developers of both plugins for a possible resolution.
- If you have plugins installed you are not using – delete them. You are adding needless bloat to your site and increasing the possibility of plugin conflicts.
- Avoid overuse of plugins. Most of the functionality you need can be better attained by modifying custom fields or your WordPress functions.php.
- Do not install plugins not tested with your version of WordPress.
- Stay away from plugins that are dated, no longer supported by the developer, or that have poor or no user ratings.
Naturally, if issues you cannot resolve; Just Call The WordPress Guy! (619) 550-2899.