Find It Friday: How the wrong plugin can slow down your blog and how to fix it

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Lorna wrote a post back in March outlining the benefits of installing the all in one seo  plugin for WordPress (note:  it isn’t available on If you have chosen to go down the route of self hosting your blog, you will want to install some shiny new plugins. Now, while there are many great ones out there, there are also some not so great plugins, and be aware that by installing the wrong plugin,  you can compromise the speed at which your site loads.

Our advice is to choose quality over quantity.  Start with the all in one as recommended by Lorna, then test new ones until you find the best for your site that doesn’t compromise your speed.

To help you determine which plugins are slowing down you site, check out the P3 plugin on  Often times, WordPress sites load slowly because of poorly configured plugins or because there are so many of them. By using the P3, you can narrow down anything causing slowness on your site.


Marie Ennis-O’Connor BA, MIAPR, holds an Honours degree in History from University College Dublin. She is a graduate of the Irish Academy of Public Relations and has worked in a variety of PR roles over the past 12 years. Marie is editor of several award-winning blogs ranging from life sciences to health to business. She is a panel member of the newly established Bloggers International and is a regular contributor to Health Works Collective, an online community for thought leaders in international healthcare. She is a featured blogger on Webicina, an online service that provides curated medical social media resources in over 80 medical topics and over 17 languages, and has been awarded a top blogger accolade by Empowered and most inspiring writer by WegoHealth. Marie is also in demand as a trainer in social media marketing and travels the country teaching small business owners how to get online and maximise their online presence.

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    Writing great and unique content must be your first priority for your page to get to the top of the rankings. If you have badly written or uninteresting repetitive information people will quickly click away from your page and eventually you will slide back down the rankings to obscurity.

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