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Faster eCommerce Stores Coming Soon – WooCommerce Update

Faster eCommerce Stores Coming Soon - WooCommerce Update

Love Faster eCommerce Stores? WooCommerce will soon be rolling out an exciting new update that is aimed at significantly speeding up WooCommerce powered eCommerce websites. The update is expected in the second half of 2023 and brings High-Performance Order Storage (HPOS) to WooCommerce powered stores.

If you have a WooCommerce store or you are in the marketing to launch an eCommerce store then this upgrade should have you grinning from ear to ear. Personally, I can’t wait to enable HPOS on my own websites as well as our eCommerce clients.

Plugin Compatibility

There is still the question of compatibility with third-party plugins which integrate with WooCommerce. According to WooCommerce the upgrade won’t break your store if you have incompatible plugins. However, it is still better to wait for third-party developers to update their plugins to be compatible and avoid any surprises. I expect most of the big plugin developers will upgrade their plugins fairly rapidly.

High-Performance Order Storage, or HPOS, is a major database improvement that WooCommerce has been working on since January 2022. It has been rigorously tested by our developers and the external developer community. 

HPOS will unlock major upgrades for your online store, including up to 5x improvement in order creation speed and up to 1.5x faster checkout. On the operational side, performance will also be greatly improved — finding an order will now be up to 40x faster.

Julia Callicrate – WooCommerce

This article is not meant to cover the update itself in any great detail, so if you are interested in the details then you should head on over to WooCommerce to read the full announcement.

Read more: Platform Update: High-Performance Order Storage for WooCommerce

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