How to Find out Plugin Impacts with P3 Plugin Performance Profiler

by Taswir Haider in Wordpress

Many bloggers using WordPress like us want to know the impact of plugins on page load time of a site and almost all of us wonder at a certain time how to find out such impacts. More precisely, we want to know which plugins are effecting our site the most, right?

To find this out you need not to be a pro in the field because P3 Plugin Performance Profiler has come up with the rescue!

P3 Plugin Performance Profiler is one of the most important plugin developed straight from Godaddy- World’s #1 domain registrar to support their clients who are using Godaddy hostings. Moreover the plugin is not limited to their users, Godaddy has released it for public use long ago and moreover it is completely free.

I am using this plugin for long and most of the time I keep it deactivated and activate it only when I need to check such impact.

How to Install P3 Plugin Performance Profiler

Installation of the plugin is quite simple. All you need to do is to install the plugin from WordPress repository and activate it.

P3 Plugin Performance Profiler

Start Scanning Plugins Performances

After installation, go to Tools> P3 Plugin Performance Profiler> Start Scan. This plugin will send multiple queries to the server to check the plugin performance.

P3 Plugin Performance Profiler


The scan time normally takes few minutes depending on your database size.

P3 Plugin Performance Profiler Scan


Once it has finished scanning, it will comes up with detailed report under multiple tabs like-

Runtime by plugin

Detailed breakdown

Simple Timeline

Detailed Timline

Query Timeline

Advanced Metrics

Each tab comes with detailed report with beautiful graphs and any user should be able to understand the graph.

P3 Plugin Performance Profiler Graph


From the report you will be able to identify which plugin(s) are slowing down your site. In most cases we would like to deactivate those plugins if not so important or we may find a alternative which use less resources.

After using the P3 Plugin Performance Profiler, you can deactivate it to consume less resource and activate it when you need to scan once again.

Download P3 Plugin Performance Profiler

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