How to optimize the WordPress backend

If you want to optimize a specific page of your WordPress backend do the following:

  • Install and activate Freesoul Deactivate Plugins
  • Go to Freesoul Deactivate Plugins => Backend Singles
  • Ask to suggest the unused plugins for that backend page by clicking on the plugin icon
  • Check that the backend page is ok clicking on the lens icon
  • Save the options

For more clarification watch the following video.

In the video, we first check the main page of the plugin The Events Calendar. Then we disable all the plugins on that page but keeping The Events Calendar.

As shown in the video the preview gives you also the number of queries, the initialization time, the page generation time, and the memory usage depending on the active plugins.

If you have no idea about which plugins you should disable, you can click on the plugin icon to have a suggestion of the unused plugins.

Sometimes Freesoul Deactivate Plugins doesn’t suggest you disable some plugins because they introduce e.g. menu items in the admin top bar or some meta-boxes or some admin notices.

Freesoul Deactivate Plugins suggests you which plugins you can disable and still having the same page, but you could decide that on a specific backend page you don’t need to see some notices or some menu items on the top bar. So, if you use the automatic suggestion, check if you can disable some of the remaining plugins.