The release candidate for WooCommerce 2.7 “Bionic Butterfly” is now available!
Shipping a release candidate (RC) means we think we’re done, but with hundreds of thousands of stores and so many plugins and themes which declare WooCommerce support, it’s possible we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WooCommerce 2.7.0 on Tuesday, March 14th but we need your help to get there!
To test WooCommerce 2.7 RC1, you can use our WooCommerce Beta Tester plugin or you can download the release candidate here (zip).
Since 2.7 is now in release candidate stage, only bug fixes will be made. No other changes should take place.
Think you’ve found a bug? Please post in detail to Github.
For more information about what’s new in 2.7, check out the Beta 1, beta 2, beta 3 blog posts. We also have some compatibility example posts and posts about our new features:
- Bookings extension compatibility example
- Deposits extension compatibility example
- More extension compatibility examples
- Improved logging system
- The new CLI
- The new gallery
- The new CRUD classes
- Adding support for WooCommerce 2.7’s new gallery feature to your theme
If you haven’t tested WooCommerce 2.7 yet, now is the time!
Developers, please test your plugins and themes against WooCommerce 2.7 as soon as possible. If you find compatibility problems, we never want to break things, so please be sure to post to Github so we can figure those out before the final release. You may also be interested in our known-issues wiki article here.
You’ll also find some new docs on things such as the CRUD in the WIKI here.
And if you’re a theme developer and want to enable the new gallery, see here.
Translators, it is important than we translate 100% of the WooCommerce 2.7 strings so translations are downloaded automatically on update. Your help is most welcome!
Store owners, read this helpful guide on preparing for the update and if you see any deprecation notices after updating don’t be alarmed; read here.
9 replies on “WooCommerce 2.7 Release Candidate”
Great job! Just a small glitch: RC1 contains an error that causes a crash. I already submitted an issue on Github (#13396).
Not seeing that one myself, but we’ll work it out 🙂 Responded.
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Good progress, guys. I have not heard anything about Woo CSV inport. This is a very important add-on for us. Can I assume that it is fully “2.7 proof”? TNX Egbert, NL. http://www.speldorado.com
Last I heard it was compatible, but I’ll check with @royho 🙂 The actual product data in WC has not changed in this release.
The RC1 release download contains a _MACOSX system folder. Don’t expect that’s really a problem unless it is actually present in the github repo tree somewhere.
It’s not, I had to zip it manually to include with the release.
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A big thank you to everyone who has worked on this. It’s looking great!
I would like to encourage extension developers to add or update the “WC tested up to” header in the readme.txt file (see https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/create-a-plugin/) so we know which extensions have been tested as compatible. There are significant changes in WC 2.7 so that would be incredibly helpful in preparing to upgrade.
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