1. AJ

    I agree with the fact that if there’s anything that can make order management more efficient, then it’s a welcome improvement.

    As you mentioned, eCommerce has exploded so there’s much more activity than usual and if smaller stores see explosive growth, this will help them manage that much more effectively.

    I’m looking forward to see what other features will be integrated in the coming months that will help streamline store management.

    Brick and mortar businesses have come to realise that they need an online store in this new economy to survive and WooCommerce are making it an easy transition.

    Kudos to the coders!


  2. Anh Tran

    I like the new Home screen, very clean, easy to read the data and beautiful. I think UI/UX will be the future of plugins and will play a big role in their success.


  3. Lawrie

    I get how the pretty-looking features might be welcome on the surface, but this is the same as the ‘Admin’ screen introduced in 4.3 (and it wasn’t optional – as soon as we updated, all stores defaulted to it) – and I’ve had nothing but problems with it.

    It tries to compile stats for every order ever placed (even if you tell it to NOT do that…), but when you’ve got a store that’s been running since 2013 with over a million orders, all it does is crash the database over and over and over again. And I’m not talking about a small-scale shared-hosting stack: I’m talking about a dedicated RDS DB server that was scaled up to 24 cores with 256gb of memory still getting trashed by the queries created by this new WC home screen.

    The only foolproof way I found to get around it was to add this line:

    add_filter('woocommerce_admin_disabled', '__return_true');

    …which stopped the endless monster queries.


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