It was after I installed my 20th WordPress plugin that I noticed my blog running slow and thanks to the P3 plugin performance profiler my blog is speedy again. I first noticed the problem on my blog which is hosted on WPEngine. Its usually really fast but that day it was sluggish and I suspected the reason had to be one of my plugins. Installing a plugin is so easy, I was doing it all the time without even thinking about the consequences and now they’ve caught up to me. I would have to go through my plugins one by one and disable each to determine if it was the culprit.
Or, I could use the P3 plugin performance profiler which would tell me which plugin is causing my blog to run slow. With this utility it didn’t take me long to determine which plugin was the culprit. With that plugin disabled, my site was back to being speedy.
Looks like WPEngine wrote a great little piece on plugin performance: Plugins and fast WordPress sites, its not the number of plugins is the quality.