WooCommerce performance tips

Recently I gave a talk at Wordcamp Rome 2018 about “Using WordPress in a large business” where I touched the key challenges addressed in managing a high traffic e-commerce website powered by WooCommerce and WordPress.

One of the topics was about considering your database “like a garden”, keeping it from overgrowing and maintaining it clean. As the number of orders increase, the impact on database performance can be devastating.

We have addressed this issue drastically, importing orders

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Improving standard WordPress search

Note: This is a living post that I’ll update as I go on in my quest to improve WordPress search

Version 1.2 - Added review of Relevanssi Search Plugin Version 1.1 - Added screenshots of Better Search Plugin

Search is very basic in WordPress so I’m trying to find some better solutions. In particular I have the following goals:

  1. Improve overall search quality and ranking.
  2. Be able to index specific content. Apart from jus pages and posts I would
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