Elementor Loop Templates Performance Issues

With recent update Elementor introduced Elementor Loop skins / templates for you can skin objects inside WordPress archive / loo pages like post archive or category, product list, etc. Feature is resrouce heavy and can cause a lot of performance issues so we advise to disable it (along with Landing Pages feature) in Elementor Settings > Experiments > Loop.

Topic is covered here https://wordpress.org/support/topic/extremely-slow-load-times-3/ with some users complaining about 2.5 sec extra loading time (we have noticed around 1.5 seconds extra time in some cases).

Also note that complex skins will need at least 1GB memory allocation inside WordPress wp-admin for PHP process running Elementor – you can easily raise those limits by adding these lines in your wp-config.php file:

define( 'WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '128M' );
define( 'WP_MAX_MEMORY_LIMIT', '1024M' );

You can check also our tutorial about cronjobs and how better cronjob setup can speed up your WordPress website loading.