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WooCommerce 4.5 Release Candidate

After releasing the beta version last week we found a few issues that needed fixing. We fixed those issues and are moving ahead according to the plan. We’re excited to announce that the release candidate is now available! We are on track for our planned September 8 WooCommerce 4.5 final release date.

Fixes and improvements

  • The package size for WooCommerce Admin was larger than it needed to be. This also caused the size of the beta release to be significantly larger than necessary. Both have been fixed, and the release candidate package is in line with the size of previous releases.
  • Fix an issue with PHP warnings on the post categories page in wp-admin. (#27448)
  • Corrected a regression that didn’t allow for formatting of product titles using HTML. (#27465)

Testing

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!