WooCommerce 4.3 Release Candidate 2

Hi all! Last week, we published the first release candidate for WooCommerce 4.3 and thing has been working quite well and we’ve also seen a couple of bug reports, mostly for features related to the WooCommerce Admin package. To keep the feedback loop for testers tight, we’re bringing you the second release candidate today.

We are still on track for our planned July 7th final release date.


Please find below the list of changes from RC1:

WooCommerce core

  • Tweak – Fix redundant setting of object cache when attribute taxonomies are not being used. #26518

WooCommerce Admin

  • Tweak – Tweak the embed page CSS so the top content sits better. #4622
  • Tweak – Update summary number placeholder styles. #4682
  • Fix – Check that the possibly_add_note function exists before calling it. #4680
  • Fix – Remove unnecessary rest_api_init action that caused incompatibility issues with other plugins. #4691
  • Fix – Fix dashboard task list menu placement. #4664
  • Fix – Added styles to the unread notes counter in the inbox panel. #4690
  • Fix – Fix spacing between stats overview and store management cards. #4681


If you’d like to dive in and help test this new release, our handy WooCommerce Beta Tester plugin allows you to switch between beta versions and release candidates. You can also download the release from wordpress.org.

A set of testing instructions has been published on our Wiki page in GitHub. We’ve also posted a helpful writeup on beta testing to help get you started.

If you discover any bugs during the testing process, please let us know by logging a report in GitHub.

Thanks to all of our testers and contributors!

6 responses to “WooCommerce 4.3 Release Candidate 2”

  1. Thanks Peter, for future ones it would be super helpful on these updates if we could get a link to the changelog between RC1 and RC2. Saves us digging through Github 🙂

    1. Peter Fabian Avatar
      Peter Fabian

      Great idea, thanks! I’ve updated the post.

      1. Cheers Peter!

        Just a follow-up, we’ve had all sorts of issues with the changes around admin notes in this 4.3 release.

        Seems 4.3 removed columns for icons and layout which has cause all sorts of issues with backwards compatibility.

        One we couldn’t overcome was an issue we found with admin notes on installs downgrading a 4.3 instance back to 4.2 because the icons don’t exist for notes created in 4.3. The result is PHP fatals on any page using WC admin.


        Looking forward to admin notes functionality getting more stable as we go on, looks like more and more third party devs (like us) are starting to actively use them.

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          Peter Fabian

          Thanks for testing! I’ll make sure we fix the problem you found.

  2. Daniel Avatar

    Submitted bugs after upgrading from wc4.2.2 to 4.3rc2(getting warnings and notices in Apache logs, related to wc automatic cron: wc_admin_daily (every 24hs or if you execute it manually). See: https://github.com/woocommerce/woocommerce/issues/26929
    Tbanks in advance!!

    1. Peter Fabian Avatar
      Peter Fabian

      Thanks for testing Daniel! We’ll try to get all warnings cleared in the final release.

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