Introduction of High-Performance Order Storage will help speed up WooCommerce order processing and checkout experience
WooCommerce recently announced that it is planning a major new update to its eCommerce platform in the second half of 2023 that will help speed up WooCommerce order processing. Among other improvements, it is introducing High-Performance Order Storage (HPOS) which will enable a better, faster checkout experience for customers and faster order processing for owners.
In August 2023, all new WooCommerce stores will launch with HPOS. Existing stores will have the option to turn HPOS on and off until it becomes mandatory for everyone.
High-Performance Order Storage, which is the most requested feature from the WooCommerce developer community, is a major database improvement that WooCommerce has been working on since January 2022. It has been rigorously tested by its developers and the external developer community.
WooCommerce claims that HPOS will unlock major upgrades for online stores, including up to 5x improvement in order creation speed and up to 1.5x faster checkout. On the operational side, performance will also be greatly improved — finding an order will now be up to 40x faster.
With the current technology, WooCommerce store’s orders were stored using the same database technology that stores WordPress posts. High-Performance Order Storage will move order information into a new database storage system that is commerce-first and will scale better with web stores.
For any business that has an existing store using WooCommerce 7.1 or later, it is possible to try HPOS at any time. It’s currently an opt-in experience available under advanced settings.
There is documentation on the WooCommerce website and also in GitHub guides for developers. At the moment, it is still an experimental feature until it’s released, so work will be required to sync stores to the new table structure.
Some extensions will not be compatible with the new database architecture yet. WooCommerce is working with third-party developers to make sure the extensions they make and support will be compatible with HPOS. It will be possible to see which extensions will be compatible with HPOS in the extension screen once the feature has been enabled.
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