How to find a slow WordPress plugin

roggy

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Hello guys, I was confused with Google insights tool hence I used GTmetrics to analyze my site. My blog site is running around 20 Wordpress plugins
I suppose that one of WP plugins is the reason causing site load delay, do you know how to find a slow WordPress plugin?
 

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The old way that many people still use is disabling each plugin one at a time and testing the speed after one is disabled. Keep doing that till you find the one that's causing the greatest slowdown.

There is also a plugin that checks plugin speed, here's the link to the plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/plugins-speed-test/

I do have to say that most people don't use that many plugins though, so it might be a few of them that's causing the slow down. Most people recommend 5-10 plugins at the most for several reasons, and load times is one of them.
 

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P3 Plugin Profiler will be your best friend to find the culprit plugins that are causing sluggish page loads.

YOU can find it right here and for free:
https://wordpress.org/plugins/p3-profiler/

Enjoy!
I was going to recommend the same plug-in. Awesome plug-in. It's helped me figure out which ones are taking the most resources.

Most people recommend 5-10 plugins at the most for several reasons, and load times is one of them.
Really? LOL. Sorry I couldn't get started without at least 20 :)
 

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Yeah really. It's crazy to think that many top WP experts recommend to use only a few. Most people and WP people in the know say 5-10 tops. Most of my sites are at the upper end of that spectrum, if not a little over! ;)
 

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I've tried my best to narrow it down to only the very necessities. I've gotten better.

Can be hard though, often plug-ins can be so darn cool! :)
 
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OMG, I know that. They can have some really cool uses and add some cool features and/or abilities. Sometimes I spend quite a while checking our plugins a certain site uses. I get sidetracked easily! ;)
 
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