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WooCommerce 5.3 Beta 1

Beta 1 for the May release of WooCommerce is now available for 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 4.9.1: Blocks packages have been updated to 4.9.1. Please take a look at the release posts for 4.8.0, 4.9.0, and 4.9.1 to see what’s new and improved.
  2. WooCommerce Admin 2.2.1: The WooCommerce Admin package has also been updated to 2.2.1 with this release of WooCommerce. This new package contains lots of bug fixes and stability improvements.

These are just some of the changes that are included in WooCommerce 5.3 Beta 1. You can view the entire list of included changes in the readme.

Filters and actions

This release has one new and one updated filter.

New Filter

FilterDescription
woocommerce_cart_product_not_enough_stock_already_in_cart_messageFilters message about product not having enough stock accounting for what’s already in the cart. #29304

Updated Filter

FilterDescription
woocommerce_logger_log_messageAdded the ability to specify a handler object, such as WC_Log_Handler_File. #29572

Database changes

This release does not introduce any database changes.

Template changes

This release does not introduce any template changes.

Release schedule

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

VersionRelease
BetaApril 20, 2021
Release CandidateApril 27, 2021
5.3 Final ReleaseMay 11, 2021
Release schedule for 5.3

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.

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