I am releasing a new WordPress plugin called Page Load Time. It’s a simple plugin that displays the amount of time it takes to generate a WordPress page. The output is displayed in seconds and placed in the footer section of a theme. The plugin uses a WordPress function called timer_stop(). Placing this function manually in the footer.php will do the same trick. The advantage of having this function as a plugin is, you’ll have the ability to turn on or turn off this feature at any time you want with a single click. There will be no editing or uploading required. This plugin is great for troubleshooting slow sites or for just showing off the speed of your web server. Please note, you need to have this code in the footer: <?php wp_footer(); ?> for this function to display.