Support » Plugin: WP eCommerce » [Plugin: WP e-Commerce] Products with many variations

  • 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.

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  • 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

    Plugin Author Justin Sainton


    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.

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