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[Plugin: WP e-Commerce] Products with many variations (3 posts)

  1. joesmalley
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Lets say you have a product which has 10 variations with 4 options each. It takes over a minute to save the product, as WPEC generates every single combination of options! Something like 150! This must have been come across in the past - is there any work-around for this? It makes working with products with this many variations very tedious and slow.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-e-commerce/

  2. NickoGutierrez
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Same issue here Joe, I wish someone would shed some light in a timely manner, I have asked the same thing and going through these topics I see many people witht the same issue, but no answer. I know there must be a solution, just wish someone here would share it

  3. Justin Sainton
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    The problem is walking a few fine lines - one if flexibility vs. performance, and one is backwards compatibility.

    Because we have, ever since 3.8 was released a couple years ago, created variants as child products - it would be very difficult and hazardous to change the way that works now, architecturally. Doing this allows for a high degree of flexibility on how end users utilize, modify and customize variations.

    What we're working on is figuring out a way to have variations created in a more performant manner. We have a general ticket for this on our code tracker, it's definitely something on our minds that we're working on making incremental improvements for - the 3.8.9 release should have some significant enhancements in this department.

    http://code.google.com/p/wp-e-commerce/issues/detail?id=956

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