Wordpress Backend Plugins - Do they effect page load speed?

Hi Experts

Some of my Wordpress websites have quite a few plugins. I understand this can effect page load speed and therefore google rankings.

However what if the plugin is solely to improve the Wordpress backend admin functionality? Will these plugins effect frontend page load speed?
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Ray PaseurCommented:
What are the plugins?

In theory, they should only affect admin times if they are solely to improve admin functionality, but that said, it would be worth checking it with direct observation.   Have you tried using Chrome Dev Tools to time the page load with and without the plugins?

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I agree with Ray. Regardless of how well a plugin author programs them, wordpress still does a run through of the plugins to read and see which should be running and which not at page load. Even a lot of inactive plugins being there can also affect load speed.
Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.Commented:
It also depends on how well it is coded.  I see a lot of backend plugins loading their CSS and JS files on the frontend simply because the developer made some poor choices.
petewinterAuthor Commented:
Many thanks for advice
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