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WooCommerce 4.7.0 Beta 1

WooCommerce 4.7.0 beta 1 is now available for testing! You can either download it directly from WordPress.org or install our WooCommerce Beta Tester Plugin.

What’s new?

The WooCommerce 4.7 release contains an updated version of WooCommerce Blocks 3.6.0, several fixes, and localization improvements.

Notable fixes and improvements

The main fixes and stability improvements in this release are:

  • Use first gallery image on single product when a product thumbnail isn’t assigned. (#27289). (Feature reverted in 4.7.0 beta 2).
  • Update product_cat/tag taxonomy template file names to product-cat, and product-tag. (#27736).
  • Exclude draft pages from the “Shop page” setting. (#27890).

You can review the complete changelog for this release on the changelog.txt file.

Filters and actions

We have added one new filter:

FiltersDescription
woocommerce_should_send_low_stock_notificationDetermine if the current product should trigger a low stock notification..

Database changes

This release does not introduce any changes to the database.

Template changes

Several files were added or updated in this release, including:

FileDescription
content-product-cat.phpNew file introduced by #27736 to replace content-product_cat.php
taxonomy-product-cat.phpNew file introduced by #27736 to replace taxonomy-product_cat.php
taxonomy-product-tag.phpNew file introduced by #27736 to replace taxonomy-product_tag.php
single-product/product-image.phpUpdated to support include the first image as a product thumbnail, see #27289 (Feature reverted in 4.7.0 beta 2)
single-product/product-thumbnails.phpUpdated to support include the first image as a product thumbnail, see #27289 (Feature reverted in 4.7.0 beta 2)

Note that content-product_cat.php, taxonomy-product_cat.php, and taxonomy-product_tag.php are still supported by WooCommerce.

Release Schedule

This version of WooCommerce is scheduled to be released as follows:

VersionRelease
BetaOctober 20, 2020
Release CandidateOctober 27, 2020
4.7 Final ReleaseNovember 10, 2020

Testing

As with the previous several releases, we have published testing instructions for 4.7. We’d love your help in testing this release.

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

By Claudio Sanches

Developer on the WooCommerce team and member of the WordPress Brazilian community.