We’re excited to announce that WooCommerce 4.8 is now publicly available! It has been in development since November 2020 and Core contributions include about 257 commits from 29 contributors!
This is a minor release, which means everything is backward compatible with the previous version.
Given the release of PHP8, WordPress 5.6, and the Twenty Twenty-One theme, the focus of this release is on compatibility and quality of life improvements.
As always, we recommend creating a backup of your site and making sure that themes and plugins are compatible before updating. You can check out this update guide for more information.
What’s new in 4.8?
This new report grants merchants insight into the sales of individual product variations. (#5167)
Merchants may now choose between two different layouts for the homescreen. (#5429)
Notable Fixes & Improvements
There are many fixes and stability improvements in this release:
- Limited the status page’s warning for untested extensions to major releases. (#28114)
- Added support for the Twenty Twenty-One theme. (#28134)
- Reduced the memory usage of AJAX product search. (#28177)
- Added shipping, tax, and fee lines to refund REST API responses. (#28241)
You can find the complete changelog for this release in the changelog.txt file.
This release does not introduce any changes to the database.
This release does not introduce any changes to template files.
Filters and actions
We have added one new filter:
|Determine if the product has options for the user to configure.|
Much 💜 to all the contributors
Finally a big thanks to everyone in the community who has contributed via issue reports, fixes, translation, testing, supporting other users or simply spreading the word.