So, one of the biggest flaws with WordPress is that, unless the author has written their plugin well, it will load on every single post or page on your website. This is often overkill as there will be some plugins that only apply to a specific section of your website. In an effort to provide greater control, lighten memory load and increase page load times I have written a very simple plugin to control what plugins load where.
Using WordPress’ MU (must use) plugin system, with my Disable Plugins WordPress plugin you can disable plugins on any page, post, category, archive, etc. with a simple regular expression pattern that is matched against the URI. Any matching URI will exclude the plugin you specify.
I’m currently applying for plugin directory distribution, but until then you can get the plugin here: