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August 21, 2019 at 12:01 am #989403Anonymous
When importing themes such as Peak, it imports the following plugins.
- MailChimp for WordPress
- Menu Icons
- Recent Posts Widget Extended
Assuming the features are not needed e.g. forms, what is the impact of disabling and deleting the plugins?
Additionally, is there the ability to delete the plugins and any dependencies it may have? For example, will all dependent code also be removed?
The objective is to minimize the need for plugins that are not needed and reduce the security attack surface.August 21, 2019 at 5:26 am #989569DavidStaffCustomer Support
the impact of removing certain plugins could be the site will break – none of those you mentioned above would do this and we try to avoid using any plugins that would aside from Page Builder sites that would just leave HTML behind.
You may find shortocdes e.g for forms in the page / widget area that would need deleting.
Some plugins will remove all related data and folders when they are deleted. Some may leave there folders behind and database content. If that is a concern then you can manually remove the folders and clean your database either manually through PHPAdmin or using a plugin like this:August 21, 2019 at 12:16 pm #990020Anonymous
To clarify, can all the plugins for themes that are not reliant on Elementor and Beaver Builder be disabled and deleted other than GeneratePress?
If no, can you please provide guidance on the dependent plugins for each of the themes?August 21, 2019 at 12:20 pm #990025DavidStaffCustomer SupportAugust 21, 2019 at 11:42 pm #990282Anonymous
Thanks David. If all the plugins can be deleted aside GP Premium, will any of them result in a non-functional site? I have assumed no based on your previous feedback.August 22, 2019 at 5:42 am #990492DavidStaffCustomer Support
The most you will see is Shortcodes in the content that is related to any deleted plugins. But they will still function.
I suppose the worst one would be something like the Dispatch site – it relies heavily on WP Show Posts to create the front page and sidebars.August 22, 2019 at 10:48 am #990947Anonymous
Thanks David.August 22, 2019 at 11:39 am #990982
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