WooCommerce Community News: March 2021

Howdy, Woo Developer Community! 👋 Here are some updates of recent happenings that you may have missed over the past month. Some items are detailed in previous posts on this blog, and other items are pulled from sources like GitHub. We’ve packaged everything into a digest to help keep everyone in the loop.

Developer Resources

WooCommerce Core

  • WooCommerce 5.1 was released on March 9, 2021. In addition to new versions of WooCommerce Admin and WooCommerce Blocks packages, this release also includes new filters for managing inventory holds for unpaid orders and modifying exportable product types. You can view a full list of changes and associated Pull Requests in the changelog.txt file.
  • The WooCommerce Core team has begun exploring how to implement improved filtering for variations via custom database tables.
  • The WooCommerce 5.2 Release Candidate is now available. This release contains updated versions of WooCommerce Admin (2.1.4) and WooCommerce Blocks (4.7) as well as numerous enhancements and fixes, many of which were are highlighted in the post announcing the WooCommerce 5.2 Beta release. The final release of WooCommerce 5.2 is currently slated for April 13, 2021.

WooCommerce Admin

WooCommerce Blocks

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2 responses to “WooCommerce Community News: March 2021”

  1. webexpertgr Avatar

    We do like all the fancy staff around WooCommerce Admin and Blocks but there is a massive need of speed optimization in WooCommerce core.

    We all know that WooCommerce cannot handle big e-commerce stores and busy websites due to the limitations and complexity of wp_postmeta queries. Since WC 3.6 it’s the second time an improvement is made on core regarding speed optimization.

    I believe that custom tables concept should be implemented sooner as there is a greater need for e-commerce platforms that run fast even with heavy traffic due to the way people buy staff online due to COVID.

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