The curious case of slow WordPress

Published on 2019/05/01

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Last updated on 2021/03/03

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by Janez Troha

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We all know that awful feeling when a page is loading forever. We usually blame the hosting provider, the theme, or oftentimes a plugin. One common way to figure out which plugin is misbehaving is to start disabling plugins one by one, but unless you love clicking hundreds of times or more, there are better […]

Product Update #10

Published on 2019/04/17

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by Dejan Murko

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It’s been a bit over a month, and we’ve been working hard on adding new features to WooCart. What’s new? WP-CLI The WordPress command line interface is a very powerful tool. Usually used by advanced users, it can also be enormously helpful to users willing to learn a few basic commands. For example: if a […]

Product Update #9

Published on 2019/03/11

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Last updated on 2019/04/16

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by Dejan Murko

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What’s new? Addons: Transactional Emails Addons are optional services you can have on your store. The first addon is the management of Transactional Emails. You can easily enable, and toggle, between Shared (for testing purposes) and Dedicated Transactional Emails (your own SendGrid account under ours, without you needing to configure it). If you want to […]

Product Update #8

Published on 2019/02/26

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Last updated on 2019/10/28

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by Dejan Murko

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What’s new? Testing and optimizing for WooCommerce We’ve done extensive tests with popular page builders to analyze the performance and find space for improvements. We’ve implemented new optimizations based on the lessons learned. Polishing the User Interface We’ve added an active state for the store sidebar so that it’s clear which tab you’re looking at. […]

Product Update #7

Published on 2019/02/11

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Last updated on 2019/04/16

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by Dejan Murko

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There’s been a lot happening in the weeks since our last blog post. First Stores Transferred to WooCart We’re very excited that we’ve started transferring stores to WooCart. We’ve learned a great deal with the first few transfers, and it’s getting smoother and faster with each one. The consequence has been a lot of work […]

Product Update #6

Published on 2018/12/21

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Last updated on 2019/04/16

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by Dejan Murko

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This was an intense sprint! We’ve pushed for the last few days to get everything ready for our Early customers. Here’s what we did. Improving the speed of deployment We’ve gone from 10 minutes to less than 3 minutes for a store to be online and fully configured! Polishing the user interface We did a […]

Product Update #5

Published on 2018/12/07

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Last updated on 2019/04/16

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by Dejan Murko

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This Sprint was focused on polishing up things for the first customers (wink wink).  Polish the Store Overview We polished the Overview so that it looks great and that it includes only the features that we currently support (nobody likes too many “Coming Soon” notes). Visits and Sales Analytics The analytics on the Overview are […]

Product Update #4

Published on 2018/11/23

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Last updated on 2019/04/16

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by Dejan Murko

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We did a good amount of work in the last sprint and here’s a quick summary. Report Issue and Send Feedback links The Report Issue button now opens the Intercom Messenger. In the next iteration, it will be pre-filled with your store information to make it easier for you and our support staff. At the […]

Product Update #3

Published on 2018/11/09

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Last updated on 2019/04/16

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by Dejan Murko

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This sprint we were busy on the WordCamp conferences. There are still things we’ve done and I’ll quickly touch on them here. Manual Backup Scheduling We’ve added support for manual backup scheduling. This will become very helpful once we start to build the Staging Environment. A simple click “Run Backup” now creates a manual snapshot. […]

Product Update #2

Published on 2018/11/01

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Last updated on 2019/04/16

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by Dejan Murko

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Last week we’ve finished Sprint #4 and deployed some exciting new features! Shared Transactional Emails Transactional Emails are emails sent by WordPress/WooCommerce about order statuses, passwords, etc. With the majority of cheap hosts, you’ll use the default mail servers which too often have issues with deliverability. The large majority of WordPress managed hosts require you to […]