December 9th: Community Chat

Our next Community Chat is going to take place on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 17:00 UTC in the #core channel of the WooCommerce Community Slack. If you don’t already have access to the group, you can request an invite here. Our agenda for this chat includes:

  • Developer Resources
  • WooCommerce Core
  • WooCommerce Admin
  • WooCommerce Blocks

If you have any questions or topics you would like to chat about during the Community Chat, add them to this post.

Update: What was discussed
Developer Resources
  • Recent Developer Advisories
  • Tutorial about converting extensions to React
  • Trajectory for 2021 involves standardized guidance docs
WooCommerce Core
  • WooCommerce 4.7.1 fix released Nov. 25 after feedback from community about bug that allowed variable products to be added without attributes specified
  • WooCommerce 4.8 released Dec. 8 and includes support for TwentyTwenty-One theme, WordPress 5.6 and a new Variations Report, Homescreen Layouts, and other improvements.
  • WooCommerce Beta Tester has been updated and includes bugfixes based on reported bugs
WooCommerce Admin
  • Version 1.7.0 included lots of helpful improvements
  • Badge and Accordion components
  • Variations report and homescreen layout (mentioned above)
WooCommerce Blocks
  • New status called checkout-draft for orders that are not placed but which need to reserve stock
  • New docs published in the woocommerce-gutenberg-blocks repository about feature gating in the feature plugin and the version bundled in WooCommerce core
  • Work continues on preparing Blocks for WordPress 5.6, PHP 8, and TwentyTwenty-One theme, fixing issues related to Cart and Checkout Blocks
  • Working on integrating WooCommerce Subscriptions with Cart and Checkout Blocks

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