Timeless Reindex By Cron

Timeless Reindex By Cron



Magento Platform
Open Source (CE)
1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.9.1, 1.9.2, 1.9.3
Extends Page Builder

Tech Specifications

Current Version:
Stable Build
03 December, 2017
Extensions, Site Optimization, Performance
License Type:


A solution that lets admins spend their time on important things instead of seeing 'Please Wait' on a product / category save. Adds a new Update by Cron index mode.


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A major drawback of the shops with large catalogs that include many products and categories is that it gradually takes more time to save a product or category entity. An index process slowing down is the main cause for such a behavior. To be completely clear, it is a growing number of attributes and DB records that turns up to be an underlying cause of such performance issues. In a new store, it will likely take 1-2 seconds to make a save. As time goes by, you are going to explicitly admit that a notorious 'Please wait' message is hanging longer and longer when you save products or categories.

It is the Magento standard 'Reindex on save' that takes 85% of time for a save procedure to complete. The extension we present rectifies this situation by running a re-index automatically few minutes after based on a tasks queue. Additionally, it only re-indexes data that changed within a previous 5-minute timeframe (async re-index).

Quickly and confidently, now you can save products and categories avoiding a full re-index when it is not really required. As if you owned a Magento store that has been set up anew.

The extension is designed to allow an admin user to quickly save products and categories in the backend due to the after-save reindex that would take place few minutes later and be executed by a cron job.

Saving any entity won't exceed 1-2 seconds just like old times.

The module introduces a new index mode type 'Update by Cron'. To make use of the postponed re-indexing, all indexes need to be set to the new mode under

  • System > Index Management



  • An instant product / category saving thanks to the postponed re-index by cron
  • A background re-index by cron every 5 minutes
  • Processes only those tasks that occurred within the last 5 minutes instead of a full reindex
  • Light on system resources
  • Compatible with 3rd-party index tools as well as the Safemage Advanced Full Page Cache

Should you have any questions or want to have us professionally analyze your Magento performance, just drop a line.




Release Notes

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  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 1.4 1.4.2 1.5 1.6 1.6.1 1.7 1.8 1.8.1 1.9 1.9.1 1.9.2 1.9.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    Initial release.


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