First you need to get a speed test report that will give you an actionable plan to optimize your slow WooCommerce site.
A website speed test is a perfect tool to test the responsiveness of your WooCommerce store. But if you don’t do this properly, your site may seem slower to you after making a change, when it’s faster.
We recommend you get started with one of these website speed testing tools: WebPagetest, Pingdom, Google PageSpeed Insights or GTMetrix.
You can also use the free WordPress plugin Query Monitor to pinpoint the themes, plugins, and functions that are performing poorly. It helps you debug inefficient database queries, bloated functions, PHP errors, HTTP API calls, etc.
No speed testing tool is perfect, but pick one and stick with it. You can work your way towards other options later.
Time is literally money for an ecommerce site. A fast WooCommerce store boosts user experience, SEO, revenue, and ROI.
While you don’t have to follow every speed optimization tips listed in this topic, we recommend you to go through all of them. This will help you identify any bottlenecks in your site. No one likes to wait for a site to load.
Let’s speed up WooCommerce!
- Optimize WooCommerce Settings for Performance
- Get a Fast WooCommerce Theme
- Go Easy on Plugins and WooCommerce Extensions
- Increase WordPress Memory Limit
- Compress Images and Optimize Delivery
- Deliver Static Resources via CDN
- Strip Unused Scripts and Stylesheets
- HTTP/2 is Extremely Essential
- Cache WooCommerce to Speed It Up
- Clean Up Your WooCommerce Database
- Optimize Your Store for Mobile-First Experience
- Disable Get Refreshed Fragments AJAX Request
- Optimizing WooCommerce Admin Panel
- Remove Bloat and Update Everything Regularly
- Disable Object and Database Cache
- Remove Plugins with High Resource Usage
- Use Proper CDN Settings for WordPress
- Streamline WordPress Heartbeat API