How To Check Plugin Conflict?
A WordPress plugin is a piece of software in which plugins can make a massive change depending on their features. They play an important role in the WordPress ecosystem. You can make your WordPress site function using plugins without writing any code. So, when two of your WordPress site’s plugins perform the same functionality and resources, it might create a conflict between the plugins.
Plugin conflicts can be frustrating if you can’t figure out how to resolve them. Finding and resolving plugin conflicts is made simpler with lots of easy guidelines. In this article, you will also find easy conflict-solving guidelines for your WordPress site.
Table of content:
- How to check for a Plugin conflict?
- Using the Health Check & Troubleshooting plugin
- Using the Plugin Activation/Deactivation Method
Using the Health Check & Troubleshooting plugin (Recommended):
To check for conflicts on your live site, we highly recommend using the Health Check & Troubleshooting plugin rather than deactivating plugins one by one.
- Please install the Health Check & Troubleshooting plugin from your Dashboard > Plugins > Add New.
- After installation and activation of the plugin, you will find the Troubleshoot option on each plugin.
Instead of clicking a Troubleshoot option one by one on each plugin, you can go to the Site Health section following the path Admin Panel > Tools > Site Health and switch to the Troubleshooting tab by enabling Troubleshooting Mode.
- Enable the plugins one after another and check your issue on the Incognito browser(Private browser).
- Once you have found the conflict, you can disable the Troubleshoot mode. It will bring your site back to normal. And report the conflict to the respective plugin author or support.
Note: Site visitors will continue to view your site normally while it is in troubleshooting mode.
Using the Plugin Activation/Deactivation Method
If you want to test a plugin conflict without using a third-party conflict plugin, then you can use the Activation/Deactivation method. So refer to the instructions below:
- Go to the Admin Panel > Plugins, then you can see the list of installed plugins.
- Deactivate plugins one after another and at the same time, check your issue on your site too.
- Once you have found the conflict, report the conflict to the respective plugin author or support. Also, for some time, disable the plugin until the plugin developers fix the problem.
Note: Before performing a plugin conflict test on a production/live site, we highly recommend you keep a full backup of your site, or you can import the site on your local and staging sites.