Magento place order slow [FIXED]

The Magento “place order” step can take up to a minute. With thanks to this site I figured out how to fix slow checkouts.

Step 1

Find the file app/code/core/Mage/Rss/etc/config.xml and uncomment/remove:


Step 2

Find the file app/code/core/Mage/Downloadable/etc/config.xml and uncomment/remove:


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  3. Thanks for this worthy piece of content, I was having an issue with the cart but I moved my hosting to Cloudways and their support team fixed the issue. and Admin page & Cart is working very fast through CDN and FPC.

  4. Nice find, you make a good point. These two pieces can be commented out without losing anything of value. Unfortunately, the performance gain is not a lot.

    I had to dig deeper and had additional performance gains from disabling loadChildProductImagesOnMediaLoad in /app/code/core/Mage/ConfigurableSwatches/Model/Observer.php:

    public function loadChildProductImagesOnMediaLoad(Varien_Event_Observer $observer) {

    + if(Mage::app()->getRequest()->getRouteName() == ‘checkout’) return;

    if (!Mage::helper(‘configurableswatches’)->isEnabled()) { // functionality disabled

    return; // exit without loading swatch functionality

    Found the tip here:

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