Booster for WooCommerce no longer a bloaty mess for WooCommerce in 2023?

This article is a followup from the excellent post by Simplenet at

If you haven’t read the article before, please click the link and check it out for full context. In short, he compared the WordPress database before installing Booster and after installing, and found it to have loaded 1226 autoload options, and 146 additional queries. That was in 2019.

This post of mine explores the question for 2023 – does Booster for WooCommerce still clog up your WooCommerce website?

Before installing Booster

Fresh installation of WordPress with all plugins deleted except WooCommerce:

BEFORE – wp_options table
BEFORE – Autoloaded data

After installing Booster

AFTER – wp_options table with no modules activated
AFTER – Autoloaded data, no modules

Wait, what? I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. There was hardly any increase in database tables!

Activate ALL modules!

I tried to activate ALL the modules on Booster for WooCommerce to see how much it would change, and boy was I surprised by the results:

AFTER – wp_options with ALL Booster modules activated – notice the scrollbar
AFTER – Frontend Shop page with ALL modules activated. Ok, that’s quite a lot of queries…

How about only one module?

For my site, I only need multicurrency at this moment, so I’ll just activate this one module and deactivate the rest:

AFTER – Frontend Shop page with just the Multicurrency module activated


I’m pleasantly surprised to find that Booster for WooCommerce seems to now be a much lighter plugin, while still remaining very functional. Having 100+ functions within one plugin is very appealing as it reduces the chances of anything breaking due to incompatible plugins during updates. I’m unbanning Booster for WooCommerce for my client use.

Well done Booster team!

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