CPU Intensive Plugins

Plugins Advice

The following articles are for reference only. Please note that NetworkDawn cannot offer direct support for plugins and you should contact the developer.
Some plugins can actually decrease your site's performance and speed, possibly damaging your SEO ranking due to downtime. Certain SEO and sitemap plugins (such as the All in One SEO Pack and Google Sitemap, respectively) are known to cause issues. WordPress is already built on an SEO platform, complete with a built-in sitemap.

Resource-Intensive Plugins

The following plugins are known to be severely resource intensive and could cause downtime, longer page load times or larger process counts.

  • Google Sitemap
  • StatPress and other WordPress statistics software plugins
  • Unique_articles
  • WP Post Views
  • WPRobot3 and other auto-poster plugins
  • Some SEO plugins
  • Some image galleries and media players are intensive, but this largely depends on how you use them.
  • All related posts plugins such as WordPress Related Posts or YARPP
  • All Backup plugins

For more information on how WordPress plugins could negatively affect your site, please refer to the following articles:

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