WordPress has 61,000+ free plugins in its repository. There are even more premium plugins out there. Thus, it’s easy to get carried away and install dozens of them.
Many popular plugins, especially performance and security related ones, don’t work well in certain hosting environments.
WooCommerce functionality can be expanded with its wide range of free and premium WooCommerce extensions. They work the same way as plugins.
Contrary to popular perception, the number of plugins you install doesn’t always cause performance issues. But this holds true only as long as the plugins are built with the best coding practices.
Vetting every plugin you install for quality becomes a hassle when there are too many of them. And that’s considering you have the skills and expertise to vet them thoroughly.
A few plugins even create conflicts with other plugins. When you have dozens of plugins on your site, the probability of a plugin conflict occurring shoots up exponentially.
Hence, be smart about the type of plugins and WooCommerce extensions you install.