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Joomla Benchmark Plugin

Dear web developers,

 we released a plugin for benchmarking your joomla installation. Our plugin will measure speed of yours plugins, modules and components.


The output will be displayed in Javascript console which can be found in Google Chrome by pressing F12 or in Firefox by installing Firebug and enabling the javascript console - also accessible with F12 key.

Updated on March 11, 2015, This extension is now compatible with Joomla 3.4.8 

Installation guide

1. Install with Joomla installer. Currently compatible with Joomla 1.5, Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.x

2. Proceed to Extensions -> Plugins

3. Search for System - Benchmark

4. Click "Patch Now" in the plugin's parameters

5. Enable the Plugin

6. Don't forget to unpatch before uninstall

General Info (Joomla 3.x)

This plugin no longer overrides the core Joomla files, but rather uses defines.php file to load overrides which measure loading time of your modules, plugins and component. 

General Info (J1.5 and J.2.5)

This plugin will ovewrite (and create a backup) of these two Joomla core files:



The original files are from Joomla 1.5.25 or Joomla 1.7.5, patched to get the benchmark variables. If they cause problems, please restore them from



They will be automatically restored on uninstall of this plugin.

Screen Shot


Direct download link:  (Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 2.5)

Joomla 3.x version is only available via OPC Extensions bundle that can be installed from OPC Extensions tab at OPC backend

Released under GPL, free to use, distribute and modify.



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Download this file ( plugin for Joomla 1.527 Kb


0 #1 Stefan 2013-12-31 20:42

After installing this i got this error:

PHP Fatal error: Class 'JDocumentRende rer' not found in C:\inetpub\wwwr oot\public\joom la\plugins\syst em\benchmark\mo dule.php on line 26

both files seem to be patched.

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