Quick Tip: How To Identify the Conflicting Plugin

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You can multi-select plugins and deactivate/activate them from your Plugins page.

Sometimes you may face issues that are caused by other plugins that you have installed and activated on your WordPress site. This can be due to incompatibility or a conflict between plugins. The easiest way to troubleshoot an issue like this is to first identify the conflicting plugin and deactivate that to see if the issue resolves. Once you have identified the conflicting plugin, you can troubleshoot to resolve the issue.

However, if you have tons of plugins, deactivating one by one to identify the conflicting plugin can be time-consuming. To ease up the process, here are some tips:

  • WordPress lets you multi-select plugins and apply actions to them. Select half of all the plugins and deactivate them at the same time to see if the problem persists. For example, if you have 30 active plugins, disable 15 of them and see what happens.
  • If you're still seeing the issue, then disable the remaining 15 plugins. If the problem no longer occurs, then try activating 7 of them and see if the problem comes back. If it doesn't, try activating the other 8 plugins.

As you can see, this is the easiest and fastest way to check which one is the conflicting plugin. Please note that your currently active theme can be conflicting as well. So if something's not working, try to use any of WordPress' default themes (Twenty Ten, Twenty Eleven, Twenty Twelve, etc) and see if that resolves the situation.

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