Dev Chat Summary – June 6th

This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from June 6th (agenda, Slack archive).

WooCommerce 3.1 Beta

  • Beta 2 should be available soon.
  • Still on track for a release at the end of June.
  • Please test the new importer/exporter included in WooCommerce.

Rest API feature plugin

  • API development will now be done in a separate repo.
  • When new API versions are ready they will be merged into WooCommerce and released with the next WooCommerce version.
  • This will enable API development to not be tied to the WooCommerce release schedule.
  • The legacy v1, v2, and v3 APIs will be removed in WooCommerce 4.0.

Extensions version checking

  • Sites had a high amount of errors when people upgraded to WooCommerce 3.0 and were using extensions that were not ready for WooCommerce 3.0.
  • We need to show warnings or programmatically manage extensions that are not compatible with new versions of WooCommerce somehow.
  • An issue has been created on GitHub for this. Please leave feedback or ideas.

7 responses to “Dev Chat Summary – June 6th”

  1. What is the roadmap for the release of v4 so we know when we need to completely stop using the legacy apis?

  2. Andrei Avatar

    Hi, can you insert in class-wc-widget-layered-nav.php file an id CSS? Some like this: id=”‘ . ( $term->slug ). ‘”. The reason is to put colors in atribute widget. I insert this code in my site,, but every update clear this code. Thank you!

    1. Raise a PR on github!

    2. Try these links Andrei, you can either create a pull request and make that change to the WooCommerce core which the dev team can then consider including, alternatively create an issue so this can be monitored and actioned. 🙂

  3. Do we need to completely stop using the old API?

    1. The legacy V1/V2/V3 API will be around until WooCommerce 4.0, so you have some time.

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