WordPress has gained popularity since its formation. According to global research, it has been found that approximately a fifth of all new web portals is being launched using the WordPress platform. It has become the number one choice of startups as well as industry biggies with the massive community of coders adding bells to it. It has plugins support, which is easily available. They add and extends the functionality of your WordPress websites and e-stores. But you might be doing more harm than benefit by simply installing more and more plugins.
Here in this article, we have discussed few significant ways to uncover the plugin(s) which might be interfering with the overall performance of your site/blog.
Is it hazardous to install multiple plugins into your WordPress site?
Well, after building a WordPress plugin, one should not include too many plugins becuase it entirely adds a new resource-hog to your site/blog. It increases the loading time of the WordPress website by a whopping amount. It can be vulnerable to your blog performance since plugins are coded without taking into account their interaction with specific WordPress themes.
Who is the culprit? And how to find it.
After the industrious WordPress plugin development, the plugin is ready to be installed. But if you proceed to install dozens of plugins, they’d be hooking into different actions at different points of time. Here, you may find it challenging to figure out the most intensive plugin. Thanks to WordPress community, which if used simultaneously to aid you in finding out the plugins that are reducing the speed of your blog.
Three significant WordPress plugins for it:
1. P3(Plugin Performance Profiler)
P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) is designed by GoDaddy team, and let you run a scan over your entire website for determining the resources that are being utilized by your website’s plugins. P3 also provides the detailed report on when the resources which are being used in a standard page request. With a complete know-how about the plugins that utilize maximum resources, you can get rid of the same or hunt for suitable alternatives.
How to proceed with P3 Plugin Installation:
Step 1- In the WordPress back-end, go to “Add New” under the Plugins tab and search for “P3” plugin. The screen-shot for the same is displayed below:
Step 2- Now, click “Install Now” button followed by clicking the “Activate” button. With this, you’re ready to scan and analyze the plugin performance. Once you’re done with the scanning part, the results would be displayed something like this:
2. Memory Viewer
Using P3 along won’t be as beneficial as combining it with the Memory Viewer plugin. With Memory Viewer plugin, you can easily view the memory utilization of WordPress at various hooks all over the WordPress website/blog. Also featuring the CPU time and MySQL queries, Memory Viewer will even provide statistics related to the MySQL usage. By having a quick glimpse at each query, you can easily pinpoint the code that’s responsible for the respective hook. This in a way helps you in identifying the plugin in question, followed by removing the same on an immediate basis.
3. Debug Bar
Debug Bar is a WordPress plugin that installs a panel in your WordPress admin bar. This panel can be extended via a lot of other plugins and lets you monitor/track data such as warnings and errors that can be recorded by PHP if the WP_DEBUG feature is switched “on” for your site/blog.
I hope you’ve understood how to increase the speed of your WordPress website with WordPress plugins. The plugins mentioned above are all tested and will certainly help you to identify the plugins that cause maximum problems when it comes to the loading of your web pages.
Using P3, Debug Bar, and Memory Viewer will work wonders for boosting the speed of your blog, thereby fetching you more readers within a short span of time.