WordPress Performance

Some months ago, I had a talk on IRC with someone who had created a useful plugin for WordPress, which shows performance related information. The plugin is called Performance Probe. Its output is saved in text files. I had written a quick python script, for demonstration purposes only, that uses performance probe’s output and RRDTool to create a performance graph with WP loading times. The created RRA keeps data of one hour.

Download the script from:


Information about its usage can be found inside the script. It is completely unsupported and it will not be further developed.

Sample output:

WordPress perfgraph sample output

Special Note: My script visits the blog 60 times/hour, so do not run it on a production blog, unless you have adjusted your web server statistics analysis software to ignore those visits.

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