How To Fix Slow WooCommerce Product Pages (easy way)

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Have slow WooCommerce products pages?

WooCommerce sites naturally require more resources by using extra plugins as well as WooCommerce scripts, styles, and cart fragments. Add a few third party scripts like AdSense and Google Fonts combined with shared hosting, and that’s a recipe for a bad GTmetrix report.

The #1 factor in the WordPress optimization guide is hosting (by far). That’s why I would drop your shared hosting all together and get on board with cloud hosting (eg. Cloudways). I’m on their DigitalOcean plan and even this post has a 167MB page size, 56 requests, and still loads in about 1s. WooCommerce doesn’t do well on shared hosting. Do yourself a solid – go cloud.

Without further ado, here’s how to optimize your slow WooCommerce pages.


1. Measure The WooCommerce Page In GTmetrix

GTmetrix helps you find unoptimized images, slow plugins, external scripts, time to first byte, and specific elements slowing down WooCommerce product pages. It’s the tool I recommend.

Google PageSpeed Insights is really only good for measuring server response times (otherwise it’s pretty useless) and Pingdom doesn’t show nearly as many recommendations as GTmetrix.

Unoptimized Images

Time To First Byte

Time To First Byte

Slow Plugins

Slow WordPress Plugin

External Scripts

External Scripts


2. Optimize Product Images

GTmetrix has 3 main



This article was written by Tom Dupuis and originally published on Tom Dupuis.

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