35 WordPress Plugins That Consumes High CPU


If you are on shared web hosting or low CPU allocated server, if possible avoid using these plugins.

  1. AdSense Click Fraud Monitoring
  2. Better WordPress Google XML Sitemaps
  3. Broken link checker
  4. Constant Contact for WordPress
  5. Contact Form 7
  6. Contextual Related Posts
  7. Digi Auto Links
  8. Disqus Comment System
  9. Divi builder
  10. Essential Grid
  11. Fuzzy SEO Booster
  12. Google XML Sitemaps
  13. Jetpack
  14. NextGEN Gallery
  15. NewStatPress
  16. Reveal IDs
  17. Revolution Slider
  18. S2 member
  19. SEO Auto Links & Related Posts
  20. Similar Posts
  21. Slimstat Analytics
  22. SumoMe
  23. VaultPress
  24. Visual Composer
  25. WooCommerce
  26. WordPress Facebook
  27. WordPress Related Posts
  28. WordPress Popular Posts
  29. WP Statistics
  30. WP-PostViews
  31. WP Power Stats
  32. wpCloaker
  33. WPML
  34. Yet Another Related Post Plugin
  35. Yuzo Related Posts

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Best alternative?


A simple one line HTML code

<a href="mailto:[email protected]">E-mail us</a>


For example: have a look https://gulshankumar.net/


Lol. its true.

Also you can use Pirate forms plugin for contact form. Lightweight plugin.



I am not using any single plugin in that list. I am using WP-Forms as contact form.


Commonly, plugins with Admin-Ajax Usage will affect performance in most cases.

Here’s one example.


Very gently disagree :slight_smile: The latest yuzo does not do that. Its very fast. And u have the option to activate transients for yuzo. In that case, the DB queries are cached and it becomes faster.


Thanks for the update.


I am using this one only rest I dont use.


It’s a good plugin for checking Broken Link. I use once and deactivate just after work.


It runs every single minute. Dont use it. Heres an alternative

This one runs in batches. U run once. it will create a batch of OK links and then it will stop. So broken link checker not recommended. Thats why kinsta wpengine have banned broken link checker.


I will check on this, thanks for letting me know.




For what specific features do you need?


For website stats & sitemap.


I use both :disappointed_relieved:


How to get verified user mark on profile photo??


Hello, please refer to this guide.


You can follow this guide which prevents Contact Form JS and CSS files loading on every page.