Many times, plugins can be the cause of a site slowdown. But how do I figure out which plugin it is? Thankfully, there’s an awesome new plugin that will tell you just that: P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler).
Just install the plugin through your WordPress Add New Plugins menu option. You’ll then go to Tools -> P3 Plugin Profiler to run the analysis. Click on Start Scan, then Auto Scan. The plugin will scan a few pages of your site and determine how each plugin is affecting your load time.
You’ll then be presented with a lovely pie chart, showing you which plugins are slowing down your site. You don’t need to worry about the smaller pieces of the pie; concentrate on the big pieces for now.
Now that you know which plugins are slowing down your site, you can begin looking for alternatives that don’t affect performance.
Which plugins effected your load time the most? Let us know in the comments.