WordPress and its tens of thousands of plugins to do everything … We add them one after the other, and we end up having thirty! This is really not a good practice, as they slow down your site considerably. And it is not always the plugins that we would have thought of first that slow down your site, but very often very small ones. They don’t seem like much, but they’re just badly coded. Fortunately, there is a solution that comes from the United States. This time, it will be to add a new WordPress plugin to … get the most out of it. Here we go !
P3 Profiler Plugin
This WordPress plugin was developed by godaddy, a famous web host in the USA, and allows us to detect the origin of the slowness of a WordPress site.
After installing P3 Plugin Profiler, you can launch a scan to measure the impact of each of your plugins on the loading time of your site. If the pages of your WordPress site load too slowly, it is probably due to misconfigured plugins or their number.
With P3 Plugin Profiler, you will be able to detect those that are problematic. You will then have to either part with it or find an alternative.
P3 will allow you to be more selective with the plugins you use. Once the scan has been performed and the plugins that are too heavy or improperly configured removed, you can delete it.
Bonus: you can also limit the activation of a large plugin to only the pages where it is useful. We talk about it at the end of the article.
A scan to detect the impact of each plugin
- Open the tab Tools WordPress, click on P3 Profiler Plugin, then click on Start Scan.
- When finished, click on View Results :
- Finally, analyze the results:
Can’t separate yourself from an extension?
There is another solution: Plugin Organizer. This allows you to activate or deactivate a plugin per page or per article. And it’s devilishly effective! It allows you to limit the impact of a plugin to only the pages where it is really necessary. If you want to know more, here is the link to my article on Plugin Organizer.
On WP-Infinity.com, for example, I have had a self-help forum for WordPress for a few years. This forum is powered by the SimplePress plugin. It’s a fairly heavy plugin, but it only needs to be activated on the forum directory. The instant I deactivated the plugin for the rest of the site, I saved 2 seconds of loading time. This one is big, but you will realize that some ridiculous plugins take forever to load…
And on your side, which plugins penalize you the most? Feel free to share your experiences in the comments. See you very soon … on lightning fast sites!