Thesis is a SEO optimized WordPress theme and I have already done a review of Thesis WordPress Theme. In this post I won’t talk about SEO and typographic advantage of Thesis theme, but I will be talking about WordPress plugins you can remove after using Thesis WordPress theme. Specially when everyone is trying to speed up their WordPress blog in order to get better ranking in search engine. It’s a good idea to have less number of WordPress plugins. Thesis has inbuilt option panel which gives you lots of options that will help you to get rid of lots of plugins.
Thesis Inbuilt Features to kick out some plugins:
There are many features, which you can quickly use using Thesis inbuilt feature. Though, they are optional and you can keep the plugin and ignore the inbuilt options. But, if you really want to make most out of Thesis theme, it’s better to use all integrated option in Thesis.
All in one SEO plugin:
Now when ever we talk about essential SEO WordPress plugins, ALL in one SEO is the first plugin which we recommend. Though everyone who have used Dreamhost, knows that they hate ALL in one SEO and YARPP plugin. (Memory hogging). By using Thesis, you can simply disable ALL in one SEO plugin and import all in one SEO value into Thesis Theme. Though I hope with Thesis 2.0, DIYThesis team should integrate ALL in one SEO importer, but for now you can refer to my earlier tutorial on How to import all in one SEO data into Thesis Theme.
Robots Meta WordPress plugin:
Robots meta WordPress plugin is a useful SEO plugin for WordPress. Specially for adding noindex, nofollow attributes on your single post and pages, this plugin is handy. By using Thesis inbuilt SEO features, you get the chance to disable another plugin.
If you are a regular reader of ShoutMeLoud, you won’t ask this question how Thesis helps you to remove 301 redirection plugin in partial sense. Read the earlier tutorial on : How to use 301 redirection with Thesis WordPress theme.
Though I prefer using the simple method to upload favicon by FTP method. But many people prefer less geeky way by using plugin to upload Favicon. Thesis 1.8 added the feature to upload Favicon using Thesis Favicon uploader.
Google analytics & header footer script:
If you use plugins like Google analytics, Infolinks WordPress plugin to add tags and script into your blog. Thesis option panel will help you to remove those plugins. You can use additional script and stats and footer script option to add codes into your Thesis powered WordPress theme.
There are many others plugin like Feedburner feed smith can also be uninstalled after using Thesis WordPress theme. No doubt Thesis Theme framework is one of the best SEO optimized WordPress theme at this moment.
Do let us know what more plugins you can think we can disable while using Thesis Theme? Do you prefer Thesis over other Themes or do you have another opinion?