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WooCommerce 5.1 Beta 1

WooCommerce 5.1 is now available for beta testing! You can either download it directly from WordPress.org or install our WooCommerce Beta Tester Plugin.

What’s new?

This is a minor release focusing on bug fixes and performance improvements. Just like other minor releases, this release also aims to be backward compatible with previous WooCommerce releases.

Highlights

  1. WooCommerce Blocks 4.4: Blocks package have been updated to 4.4.3. Please take a look at the release post to see what’s new and improved.
  2. WooCommerce Admin 2.0: WooCommerce Admin package has also been updated to 2.0.1 with this release of WooCommerce. This new package contains lots of bug fixes and stability improvements.
  3. jQuery 3 deprecated items: This will be an ongoing effort to fully remove all deprecated jQuery 3 items from core. #28753
  4. Updating order tax: Previously after recalculating totals when tax setting has changed (such as name and/or rate), the tax name does not update in the order meta. This has been fixed. #28983
  5. Notices not going away: Previously when trying to close an admin notice such as the “Database has been updated” notice, this notice keeps reappearing. This has been fixed. #28500

Filters and actions

We have added two new filters in this release.

FilterDescription
woocommerce_exporter_product_typesFilter to allow third-parties to filter the exportable product types. #28950

woocommerce_cancel_unpaid_orders_interval_minutesFilter to change the interval minutes for holding stock on cancel/unpaid orders. #28933
5.1 new filter hooks

Database Changes

This release does not introduce any database changes.

Template changes

This release does not introduce any changes to templates.

Release Schedule

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

VersionRelease
BetaFebruary 16th, 2021
Release CandidateFebruary 23th, 2021
5.1 Final ReleaseMarch 9th, 2021
Release schedule for 5.1

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.

By Roy Ho

Code Wrangler @Automattic

5 replies on “WooCommerce 5.1 Beta 1”

Yes the team that handles that made some last minute changes/fixes and therefore have not updated the file yet. But that is the place where you can see the latest changelogs. So perhaps visit it again after some time when it should be updated.

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