Product Update #7

Published on 2019/02/11


Last updated on 2019/04/16


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 in the backend that will make the stores quicker and easier to manage.

Plugin Denylist to Prevent Installation of Poorly Coded Plugins

One of these consequences is the implementation of the plugin denylist. Unfortunately, we’ve come across way too many plugins that are extremely poorly coded and disregard the WordPress Codex. The result is a significant increase in page load time or even security vulnerabilities. These plugins are now blocked and cannot be installed or activated.

Idea and Mockups for Plugin Usage and Slow Page tabs

Related to transfers and denylist is an idea that we could show the impact of plugins on your store’s load time and even the slowest loading pages. We designed the mockups and will start the development in one of the next sprints. We expect this is going to be a game-changer for a lot of users. No more wondering why your store is lagging, just take a look at the plugin usage tab and find the resource-hogging plugins.

Displaying Logs in Traffic and Error tabs

A more advanced feature that was designed in the previous sprints and now implemented. Traffic and error logs show you everything that’s happening on the server backend. There’s still some polishing to do, but for the experienced developers, it already help with troubleshooting.

Simplifying the Wizard

We’ve also seen with the first users that they already have a good idea of what kind of themes and plugins they want to have. That’s why we’ve decided to revisit our assumptions and will be simplifying the Wizard in the next sprint, including removing the steps for theme and plugin selection.

Dejan Murko

Dejan is the WooCart co-founder and Project Lead.

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