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P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) – Analyze Your Plugin Impact

Are you a WordPress user who worries a lot about slow loading time of your website/blog due to plugins? Do you want to know which WordPress plugins are slowing down your webpage? I have a perfect solution for you! Yes, I come with the details of the plugin that could able to find the culprit plugins that makes your website/blog to consume more time to load. It is P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) WordPress plugin. Before discussing its details, I wanna tell you the importance of having limited no. of plugins for your WordPress site/blog.

Why it is good to have low no. of WordPress plugins?

Beginner WordPress users show more interest in installing the various plugin, but they didn’t know the impact of having more no. of WordPress plugins. Do check the below reasons on why it is good to use a limited no. of plugin for your blog/website.

  1. Excess plugins would build your WordPress blog/website more complicated as they load lot of resources. This slows down your website/blog which leads to customer/sales loss.
  2. You’ll get distracted easily with too many plugins and thus they can take your focus away from the necessities.
  3. Unwanted or more no. of plugins will put an unhealthy SEO impact on your blog that would lower your Google ranking.

So I encourage you to only use the plugins that are essential to the success of your blog/website.

Now, read the particulars of a valuable WordPress plugin, P3 (Plugin Performance profiler).

About P3 WordPress plugin

P3 Plugin, Plugin Performance Profiler is a free WordPress plugin designed by a reputable company, GoDaddy to keep track of the plugins that you use and to find their impact on your blog/website. It analyzes all the installed plugins and gives a detailed report on how much time that your installed plugins takes to load. With its easy-to-read charts and profiles, you can narrow down the bothersome WordPress plugins on your blog/website.

How does P3 Plugin work?

Add P3 plugin by Plugins > Add New

Search for P3 or Plugin Performance Profiler

Install and activate it.

After installing the plugin,

Go to Tools > P3 Plugin Profiler > Start Scan > Auto Scan

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Scanning takes some time and a complete report will be generated by this helpful WordPress plugin. You may check TTW’s scan result below:

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From Runtime By Plugin pie chart under current tab, you could able to find which plugins took more time to load.

Other Reports

You’ll also get the following reports with detailed graph under “Current” tab.

Detailed Breakdown – From this report, you’ll get better views on which plugins has more impact on your blog/website and thus you may remove that plugins to speed up your blog/website.

Simple Timeline – WP Core, Theme and Plugin time are displayed in a detailed manner.

Detailed Timeline – Timing information for every plugin, theme and WP core are showed here along with the information of loading pages. This graph looks messy, but you can zoom and drag the chart.

Query Timeline – No. of database queries for every page are listed under this tab. It is good to have low number of queries.

Advanced Metrics – Overview of the scan presents the loading time of plugins, blog/website, theme, core etc. From this metrics, you may make adjustments to improve your blog/website speed.

History

History tab contains the list of scan that you’ve run on your blog/website. You may check, keep them for further reference/delete them.

Help

Help section of P3 plugin has some useful FAQs and you may make use of it to clear your queries.

Final Words

Plugins are being discovered to improve the WordPress performance; however more no. of plugins can drastically increase your blog/website loading speed. Finally, you would lose traffic, conversion and revenue or possible of getting low Google ranking too. To avoid such complications, it would be better to use limited plugins and check the performance of your current plugins using P3 WordPress plugin.

I’ve used this plugin 2-3 times for my wordpress blog and I got various reports. So, it is clear that the reports of P3 are not highly accurate but I would say that it is a good tool to highlight the troublesome plugin.

After you’ve finished scanning, uninstall this plugin (don’t delete it) and whenever you feel that your blog/website is running slow, you may activate it and do the scanning to check the culprit plugins which makes your blog/website to load slowly.

What is your opinion about P3 plugin (plugin performance profiler)? Is it worth using? Have you tried this plugin to improve your blog/website loading speed? Leave your valuable comments! 


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Atish Ranjan

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  • Nice and detailed review Atish 🙂

    I have been using this plugin from long to find out the culprits that makes my blog to load slow. After scanning my blog with P3 plugin, I’ve found the offenders like jQuery Pin it button for images, yahoo.smush etc. and removed them.

    As you told, even though it is not providing the same result for every time, it can be used as a good tool to remove the upsetting plugins.

    Thanks for writing this post, hope it would help the new WP users 🙂

  • This is the problem of a lot of website/blog owner Atish, most people just install plugin and they even don’t look at the other side of coin. Although plugins help a lot in managing everything but there needs to be something to manage the plugins themselves. P3 I hope will help many. I just heard about it from TTW, will try it for sure.

    • Yes, we need to look at the performance of the blog and to do this check for plugins eating more resources should be done regularly.

  • I really love this plugin. My server usage was through the roof. It got to the point where my hosting provider began giving me warnings of suspension. I didn’t know what could be causing the issue until someone told me it could be a plugin causing the problem. So, I downloaded the P3 plugin and found out it was my gallery plugin. After I removed that plugin, I never had issues with high usage again.

  • Hi Atish,

    Thank you for introducing me to this plugin. There are so many issues that can work against our blog. I like the idea of the reports one can get to see how things are working.

    Lately I’m concerned about the speed of the downloading of my blog. I can see where this is helpful too.

    I’m looking into it.

    -Donna

    • Thanks for stopping by Donna. I am glad that you found something new on my blog. This will surely help you to know which plugins are using more resources.

      Keep coming Donna.

  • Hi Atish,

    Yes totally agreed with you, having too many plugins installed can outsize the amount of code which will slow down your site. Actually this plugin (P3) record the load time of your page. It provides us a report that attributes a percentage to the load time to the installed plugin.

    Thanks
    Karan

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