Support » Plugin: WooCommerce » How to get rid of the bloat?

  • Resolved Woongeluk


    Now we have the disaster of woocommerce 4, we also have a clusterfck called gutenberg which both are sitting there somewhere. Has anyone built a solution to get rid of all the junk added to wordpress lately, to make it nimble as needed again?

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  • Man i totlally agree that woocommerce 4 has got many issues and lags . Infact lately iv been bombarded with numerousfunctionality issues as well as some css styling issues. My advise is not to upgrade . if you have then rollback to 3.9 as woocommerce 4 is actually not needed . But we’ve got one of the biggest issues on our head with the release of the wordpress 5.4 which has made it all topsy and turvy in terms of front end css especially.

    Goes in functions.php for your child theme:

    // not using the Gutenberg editor, so the styles aren't needed
    add_action( 'wp_print_styles', 'tc_dequeue_gutenberg', 100 );
    function tc_dequeue_gutenberg() {
      wp_dequeue_style( 'wp-block-library' );
      wp_dequeue_style( 'wp-block-library-theme' );
      wp_dequeue_style( 'storefront-gutenberg-blocks' );

    Credit to someone else.

    Assumes Storefront. If you have another theme, search your markup for any other ‘blocks’ styles.

    Thread Starter Woongeluk


    Tx Lorro, We tried storefront, but have not been able to make an attractive shop with it. Its clunky, very developerdriven and therfor useless to us. We sell feeling, design in spaces. We’ll use the first two lines… 😉

    Sorry wasn’t suggesting Storefront, just using it as an example. Search your html for any similar block styles supplied by your theme.

    Hi @b11n. Sorry you’re having trouble with WooCommerce and WordPress. To clarify, it is NOT possible to roll back to a 3.x version of WooCommerce once you upgrade to 4.0. The new version changes the structure of your database, so you would need to use a backup of your site to roll back to a previous version of the plugin.

    That being said, WC 4.0 shouldn’t cause a decrease in performance compared to 3.x. What sorts of issues are you having with it?

    Thread Starter Woongeluk


    Hi Austin, tx for the reply. Are we having problems? Not really. But wordpress is being bloated wit gutenberg, which really is still unfinished to say it nicely. It sits there and it should not. When we want a builder, we choose one. Thrive of bakery or elementor. Gutenberg besides any of those is bloat and should not be forced upon us.
    Same with the statistics. When you really are into stats there are way better options to get better data and users know it. Woocommerce now is trying to monopolise things which are not theirs AND forcing a host of bloat onto every user, which we really do not need and specifically do not want our admin to be filled with unnecessary items. It is quite absurd to have some other developers build a plugin, albeit so small, for us to get rid of it all. These statistics should be optional. For small shops they are of no use at all. And they should work if needed, which they did not. Read KRUG. don’t make me think.
    Woocommerce is built as a very basic thing where plugins galore at high prices render functionality, I am quite surprised this unwanted one to be free.

    Thanks for your feedback! I agree that both Gutenberg and WC Admin are still a little rough. I’m going to go ahead and mark this thread as resolved. Feel free to create a new thread if you have any further questions!

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