If you are using a WordPress (self-hosted) blog then you’ll probably have at least 10 different plugins installed. We use them for several purposes, let it be for improving the outer appearance or inner performance. WordPress is an Open Source project and we have thousands of developers all over the world building awesome plugins everyday.
But before using them you should first ask this question to yourself, “Do I really need them?”. Because having lot of plugins installed will surely affect your blog’s loading time. You can’t blame WordPress for this, because there are tonnes of plugins which are poorly configured.
To find out which WordPress plugins are slowing down your blog, you can use P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) plugin. Hahah, don’t worry, you can just install this to check and you can deactivate after using it. 😛 At first when I came across this plugin, I was not very curious to try it. But when I heard it was from “GoDaddy”, I decided to give it a try.
Which WordPress Plugins Are Slowing Down Your Blog?
First we need to scan the website using P3 Plugin, it’ll check the site’s traffic and at the same time the load time of the plugins installed. After completing the scan you can check the runtime of each and every plugin in your WordPress blog. P3 plugin also gives you the number of database queries. You can save this scan profile and you can also email the reports.
This plugin provides you a detailed timeline about every plugin installed, your current theme, and the core for every page during the profile. You can easily find out the reason behind the pages which are loading slow.
We used this plugin and it helped us to uninstall some of the not-so-useful WordPress plugins from our blog. Hope you’ll find this plugin useful as well. If you have any queries about this, feel free to comment below.