If your WordPress website is running sluggish, it could be because of one of the WordPress plugins you have active. Using the P3 Performance Plugin in WordPress will allow you to see which ones are taking the longest to load.

Install and use P3 Performance Profile Plugin

  1. Login to WordPress dashboard

  2. Click on add new plugin Under Plugins click on Add New
  3. Click on install now Type in P3 in the search box.

    Beside the P3 (Plugin Performance Plugin)

    click on Install Now

  4. Click on activate plugin Click on Activate Plugin
  5. Click on scan now Click on Scan Now
  6. Click on start scan Click on Start Scan
  7. Type in a scan name then click on auto scan Give your scan a name

    click on Auto Scan

  8. Click on view results Click on View Results
  9. NextGEN gallery using the most usage Here we can see the Nextgen Gallery is our highest usage plugin, and our plugins account for 82.7% of our total site usage.
  10. NextGEN gallery in detailed view If you click on the Detailed Breakdown tab, you can see even clearer which plugin is taking the majority of the load time.

Now hopefully you have pinpointed the particular WordPress plugin that was causing your WordPress site to either run slow, or cause excessive amounts of resource usage on the server.

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