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Configuring Product XML Feeds: Advanced Options

This article explains the advanced settings available within the Product XML Feeds for WooCommerce plugin. These options allow you to fine-tune the plugin’s behavior and optimize performance for your specific needs.

Accessing the Advanced Options

  • In your WordPress dashboard, navigate to WooCommerce > Settings > Products.
  • Click on the Product XML Feeds tab.
  • Look for the Advanced Options section.

Understanding the Settings

Block size for products query

  • This setting defines the number of products retrieved from your database in one go.
  • A higher block size can improve performance for large stores, but it might require more server resources.
  • Experiment with different values to find the optimal balance for your setup.

PHP memory limit

  • This setting specifies the maximum amount of memory the plugin can use while generating your product feeds.
  • If you encounter memory errors during feed creation, increasing this limit might be necessary.
  • Consult your web hosting provider for guidance on safe memory limits for your server.

PHP time limit

  • This setting determines the maximum execution time allowed for the plugin to generate your feeds.
  • Complex feeds or large stores might require a longer time limit.
  • Refer to your web hosting provider’s documentation on modifying the set_time_limit() function for your server.

“Raw” input

  • Enabling this option allows using HTML tags (< and >) within your feed templates.
  • By default, the plugin uses curly braces ({ and }) for template variables.
  • Choose the format that best suits your feed requirements and target platform.

Ajax load filtering option

  • Enabling this option utilizes AJAX technology to load product filtering options dynamically.
  • This can improve performance for stores with a large number of product categories or attributes.
  • Consider enabling this option if you experience slow loading times when filtering products for your feeds.

Ajax feed creation

  • Enabling this option creates your product feeds without refreshing the entire page.
  • This can be beneficial for high-volume stores with large product catalogs.
  • Be aware that this option might require additional server resources.

Reset Settings

  • This button allows you to reset all the advanced options back to their default values.

Save changes

  • Don’t forget to click the Save changes button after modifying any settings to apply your adjustments.

By understanding and configuring these advanced options, you can optimize the Product XML Feeds for WooCommerce plugin to efficiently generate product feeds for your online store.