Protecting yourself against WordPress plugin collisions

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WordPress plugin collisions aren’t fun

What do you do when you have a stable website and then you want to install a new plugin? How do you know that it will all work? That the plugins won’t destroy each other?

It’s not supposed to be that way. They’re all running on top of WordPress right? So they should play nice, right? WordPress plugin collisions shouldn’t even be a thing, right?

But they are.

And at that point, the frustration and despair sets in.

Thankfully, there is a path forward. A way that you can protect against this frustration.

I reference it in the video above.

Test locally. Run things in an environment you control. Where if things break, you won’t have a near heart attack.

You could pay for an additional hosting account. Or sign up with someone who gives you a staging environment.

But the simplest and easiest way to solve this problem is to work locally. And that’s why I strongly recommend Desktop Server from my friends at ServerPress.

About Chris Lema

Chris Lema has been working with WordPress since 2005. Over the years he's been a blogger, a speaker at WordCamps, a coach for WordPress product companies, and the founder of the conference for WordPress business owners, called CaboPress. Today he's the VP of Products at Liquid Web, where he manages the world's first managed platform for WooCommerce stores.

Chris Lema

Chris Lema has been working with WordPress since 2005. Over the years he's been a blogger, a speaker at WordCamps, a coach for WordPress product companies, and the founder of the conference for WordPress business owners, called CaboPress. Today he's the VP of Products at Liquid Web, where he manages the world's first managed platform for WooCommerce stores.

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