We all love WordPress plugins and make use of them all the time. They ease our work considerably. But not all plugins are efficient. Some can cause delays, or even damage. That’s why you should be really careful when installing a new plugin on your WordPress site. Sometimes, as much as they can help you, they can also spoil your plans. How to “catch” slow plugins? Probably the best option out there is P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler), a free plugin that analyzes other plugins and lets you know how fast/slow they are. How to work with P3? It’s really simple. All you need to do is install the plugin, activate it, and click on “Scan Now”: Important! Remember to deactivate all caching mechanisms that you might have running on your site before starting the scan. Caching alters the way your website and plugins execute code, which has an impact on the performance and makes the scan results skewed. Then, click on “Start Scan”: The plugin will ask if you want to go forward with an Auto or Manual scan. Go ahead with Auto. After it’s done, you’ll see a chart presenting the loading times of your plugins. You can clearly see which plugins take up the biggest piece of the pie, effectively making
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