While you can easily extend your WordPress website with plugins and make your site more functional, more secure and more beautiful, you should be careful when it comes to quality and quantity.
Depending on your site and plugins you use, there is a line that shouldn’t be crossed when it comes to number of installed plugins. If you can’t tell when the number of plugins is too much, P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) plugin can help you.
On the other hand, you may have only several plugins installed, but those might be heavy on your site or badly programmed; this is another situation where P3 can help you.
P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler)
The plugins is currently active on more than 100,000 WordPress powered websites, and it requires WP v3.3 or newer version to run correctly. Once you install and activate this free plugin, it will analyze your website and create numerous graphs and data which will show you which plugins take the most of your loading time.
Analyze WordPress plugins:
- Navigate to Plugins->Add New
- Search for “P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler)”
- Install and activate the plugin
- Go to Tools->P3 Plugin Profile and scan your website by clicking on “Scan now” button
After the plugin finishes the profiling, you will get the results. There are different metrics, timelines and breakdowns for you to further analyze and find those plugins which slows down your site.
There are numberless options to check and you can even have your results sent to email.
If you need more help with the plugin, you can find full in-app help so there shouldn’t be problem using P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler).
Have you done your tests? Where there too many plugins that slowed your site down?
After you have made sure that plugins haven’t slowed your site down, we recommend that you run security tests for your website and plugins.