Fix Slow WooCommerce Product Pages

Posted on Aug 15, 2019


WooCommerce has become so popular because it’s free as well as easy to use and secure. Keep in mind, however, that it first requires optimization. Here are a handful of ways to increase the load speed of its product pages:

1. CHECK WEBSITE SPEED

If your site loads slowly, so will your product pages; optimize your entire site first by analyzing data from Pingdom, Google PageSpeed Insights or GTmetrix. These online tools will show any site performance problems they find on your site.

2. UPGRADE WEB HOSTING

Some hosting services are better than others, so if you have slow hosting, you’re going to have a slow site. In this case, either try upgrading your current plan or just try a different provider entirely.

3. GET A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK

A Content Delivery Network is a net of servers distributed across the globe to provide a faster user experience. A prime example is CloudFlare, which has free services available!

4. USE A CACHING PLUGIN

A cache involves storing your site data (in this case, copies of your pages, posts, and images) so that site visitors have a faster experience. Plenty of plugins to accomplish this are available, such as “W3 Total Cache” – even the free version is very effective in this regard!

5. OPTIMIZE IMAGES

The bigger your images bit-wise, the slow your website will be, so you’ll want to optimize your images. This is easy to address by using ReSmush.It, a FREE plugin that works very effectively, without affecting their quality.

6. CHECK THE THEME AND PLUGINS

You want to make sure your theme doesn’t slow your site down, which you can find out by comparing your current theme with another (even the default WP theme helps). If that’s not a problem, try looking at your plugins: turn them off one at a time, and see if site speed improves.

7. CHECK THE DATABASE FOR ISSUES

Sometimes your database can cause a slowdown. WP-Optimize is a great plugin to solve this problem.