Avoid Plugins (Deprecated)

What are Plugins?

Plugins are software add-ons that can help customize or enhance a website, web application, browser, or in some cases, the page content itself. Today, most browsers provide browser extensions in place of a traditional third-party plugin. Depending on where you utilize plugins, it can either enhance or impede performance. For example, for website developers, a CMS (Content Management System) like WordPress can provide access to many beneficial plugins. These tested and trusted plugins can help enhance a web page, plus that saves time and resources from having to develop code in-house.

Why Avoid Plugins?

While not all plugins are bad, their use has seen a steady decrease over time, since there are modern technologies that can replace the capabilities of what previous plugins could accomplish and today’s browsers are more advanced. Additionally, there is always a risk that third-party plugins have a higher chance of malware and could pose a potential security risk. For this reason, plus add the fact that more users are on their mobile devices, which do not typically support plugins, it is best to just avoid them completely.



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