The newest and the brightest in plugin management is vim-plug, a lightweight plugin that makes it easy to deal with a multitude of plugins. The plugin is available on GitHub at: https://github.com/junegunn/vim-plug (it has a rather friendly README file, but I've captured the gist of it in this section if you're feeling lazy).
There are some neat things about this plugin:
- It's lightweight and fits in a single file, allowing for some straightforward installation options
- It supports parallel plugin load (if Vim is compiled with Python or Ruby enabled, which is true for all modern Vim setups)
- It supports the lazy loading of most plugins, only invoking plugins for a particular command or a file type