I’ve seen a number of discussions recently which consider how many plug-ins you should be using on your website. The question seemed to be whether people preferred a few large all encompassing plug-ins or smaller specific item plug-ins?
There is no straightforward answer to this question, but there are a few issues have become more apparent as the number of plug-ins used increases.
Firstly, more plug-ins you use, the more chance there could be a conflict between any of them. They could require different jQuery libraries or conflicting CSS. Also, more plug-ins need maintenance and updating from each of their creators and the greater the chance one will not be kept up-to-date.