WooCommerce 3.0 is now live. In this version of WooCommerce, the product gallery receives a major overhaul. This includes zooming on product images, more intuitive behavior, improved mobile view and function, and the ability to display the image’s true size on click.
The updates are promising as you can see from the video below. However, the zoom functionality poses a problem for many WooCommerce store owners.
The zoom function for the product gallery in single product pages can become a problem for low-res images. Many WooCommerce store owners would not have high-resolution images uploaded to their WooCommerce stores. This is because high-resolution images are bad for page load speed. Large images can slow down a site. Hence, when the zoom function rolls out, low resolution product images will appear grainy and pixelated when zoomed.
To solve this problem you can choose to revert to the old product gallery. While you use the old gallery, you can work on adding high-resolution product images to your store.
Reverting to Old WooCommerce Product Gallery
Reverting to the old WooCommerce product gallery can be done by using the Revert WooCommerce Image Gallery plugin. Simply install and activate the plugin and your WooCommerce product gallery will automatically revert to the old product gallery. There are no complicated settings to tweak.
How to Update to the New Product Gallery
When you finish uploading high resolution images, simply deactivate or uninstall the plugin. The product gallery will automatically update to new product gallery. You can also choose to just keep the plugin if you want to keep the old product gallery.
We hope this tutorial is helpful.
Is your store ready for WooCommerce 3.0? Do you have questions about the WooCommerce 3.0 update or the Revert WooCommerce Image Gallery plugin? Let us know in the comments.