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How to Sort Your WordPress Plugins into Groups

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If you have been using WordPress for a while, then chances are that you have more than handful of plugins installed on your site. There is no limit on how many plugins you can install on your WordPress site. As you install multiple plugins, it becomes hard to locate and manage them all. In this article, we will show you how to sort your WordPress plugins into groups.

Note: This solution is extremely handy when you have multiple add-ons of the same plugin such as WooCommerce, Soliloquy, Envira Gallery, etc.

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First thing you need to do is install and activate the Plugin Groups plugin. Upon activation, you need to visit Plugins » Groups to create plugin groups.

Add new plugin group

You can create a new plugin group by clicking on Add New Group button. For example, if you want to create a group for all addons of your WordPress slider plugin, then you would create a slider group. Once you have entered the group name, click on the Save changes button.

After you create a plugin group, a new box on the right column of the screen will appear. This is where you will select the plugins that you want to add to the group.

Adding plugins to a group

Once you are done adding all plugins to the group, click on the save changes button to store your settings.

Now when you visit Plugins » Installed Plugins page, you will see your newly created group added as a link above plugins.

Plugin group page

All the plugins you added to this group will appear on the plugin group page. As before, you will still see your plugins on the All Plugins screen.

This also allows you to categorize your plugins according to functionality which is particularly handy if you are working on a client project. These groups can help clients understand what each plugin does on the site.

We hope this article helped you sort your WordPress plugins into groups. You may also want to see our guide on how to bulk install your favorite plugins in WordPress.

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  2. Stanford Griffith says

    The plugin suggested hasn’t been updated for three years. Is there anything more recent that is more likely to work with updated sites?

  3. Lana says

    I would love to install this plugin, but first wanted to check to see if it has been tested with version 4.5.2 yet? Just didn’t want to make the mistake of installing a plugin and braking my site. A couple of times with that was enough to teach me. (ha-ha)

  4. Kate_H says

    This will be a very handy plugin as you say when designing client sites as I will be able to group certain sets of plugins together as well as create a group for security/essential plugins that must not be deactivated.

    Do you know if the groups can be password protected? That would be a neat addition to ensure clients can’t disable plugins by accident.

  5. June says

    Is my information incorrect when warned too many plugins will slow down the site loading and also cause security issues?

    If it is incorrect, then this is a valuable plugin for plugin organization.

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