Today we are excited to announce the availability of WooCommerce 3.6. The latest release of WooCommerce has been in development since November 2018, and during that time, 3.6 has had 2279 commits from 122 contributors.
3.6 is a “minor” release; this version should be backwards compatible with sites running versions of WooCommerce greater than or equal to 3.0. We do of course recommend ensuring your extensions and themes are compatible before upgrading, and making backups for peace of mind —please see this guide for more details.
For store operators and builders, one of the biggest additions in WooCommerce 3.6 is the introduction of our new Product Blocks for the WordPress block editor.
For all sites running WordPress 5.0 or higher, you will have access to build rich landing pages using the following blocks now available in WooCommerce 3.6:
Products by Category
Best Selling Products
On Sale Products
Products by Attribute
To learn more about what you can do with the new Product Blocks, and how developers can customize them, check out this post.
Customers and Store Owners will experience a noticeably faster experience due to extensive performance enhancements that improve both admin and frontend page load times. For full details around the performance enhancements that are available in 3.6, please be sure to read our developer post which takes a deep dive into the technical side of things.
A few quick highlights of the improvements on the front-end for sites running WooCommerce 3.6 are:
A 62% improvement in the load time when ordering and filtering products
Reduced overall load time by bypassing inactive webhooks
Reduced the load time for pages with category or product attribute lists
Reduced load time of product pages with attributes
In addition to the new Product Blocks and Performance Improvements, you will find the following enhancements in WooCommerce 3.6:
The ability to increase/decrease stock options via the bulk edit form.
Accessibility improvements on the shop order-by selector.
When adding/editing/deleting items manually from orders, the corresponding product stock will be updated to reflect the event, and an order note will also log the action.
Added suggestions for official extensions.
Store attribute values as post_excerpt for variations to support easier searching for variations.
Customer notes containing URLs now automatically converts to clickable links.
Allow states in zones to be searched by country name.
Added registration success notices to account pages.
3.6 is a minor update and should be compatible with sites running any version of WooCommerce greater than or equal to 3.0. We still recommend testing and backing up prior to upgrading just to be safe.
Note: There are a few post-update database upgrade routines that need to run after updating. These may run for a while if you have a large amount of data in your database. On very large databases we recommend running the upgrade routine with the WP CLI command wp wc update instead of through the admin interface.
If you’re a developer and missed the beta and release candidate (RC), the following information may be useful:
Deprecated in 3.6
wc_get_min_max_price_meta_query – removed in favour of lookup tables which remove the need to filter via post meta.
16 replies on “WooCommerce 3.6 has arrived!”
I just did this update and my website crashed, it is giving 502 error, now waiting my hosting serveice to restore the backup.
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502 Bad Gateway is a generic error, there’s something in the error logs?
Woocommerce 3.6.0 is causing Segmentation Faults upon login for users on WP Engine.
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Jay Hill could you provide any more details? Error logs perhaps?
Are you using WPEngine? Looks like there’s an issue that we are working on it already: https://github.com/woocommerce/woocommerce/issues/23352
Is it possible WPEngine to make conflict with Woo? I have 502 in one of my sites, I have must see error logs
Sorry for the delay, this has been fixed in 3.6.1. Thanks!
Bonjour, je viens de faire cette mise à jour et au même moment mes fiches produits se sont complètement cassées. C’est-à-dire que la galerie d’images se positionne avec les visuels l’un en dessous de l’autre, l’ajout au panier est en bas de page tout comme la description.. Enfin, tout est mis n’importe comment.. Avez-vous une idée du problème que je rencontre ?
I tried to translate to English, not sure if makes sense:
By what you are describing sounds like cache that need to be purged or your theme requires an update.
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First thank you for the update and effort you making improvement to keep woocommerce number 1.
I did the update however my alidropship chrome extension extension stopped working … the prices in my store was changed randomly the way that photos of the product are not shown in the same way as before … I think that my theme provider and Alidropship provider need to follow you update to keep compatibility. in meantime I will downgrading woocommerce to keep my store working.
Thank you again
Bug: “?orders” url parameter make 404
I tried to reproduce, but not able to.
Please report on GitHub if this is still an issue for you:
Is the product blocks plugin still needed?
All blocks has been merged into 3.6, but we are going to use that plugin to develop new features and blocks, so you still may use and test new blocks before come to WooCommerce.
Woww great news!
Thanks for sharing!
woocommerce-3-6 very useful, Best economic Woocommerce platform.