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WooCommerce 5.5.0 Released

WooCommerce 5.5.0 is a minor release, and everything included should be backwards compatible with the previous version.

This release contains:

As always, we recommend creating a backup of your site and making sure that the themes and plugins are compatible before updating. You can check out this update guide for more information.

What’s new in 5.5?

  1. Action Scheduler 3.2.0 and 3.2.1. We have updated AS library from 3.1.6 to 3.2.1 in this release. This release comes with lots of fixes, along with an additional database index to speed up performance for sites with heavy traffic.
  2. PayPal standard will be hidden on new installs, please use our new extension PayPal instead. This change is only applicable for new installs, exisiting sites will continue to work as expected. Read our developer advisory about this change for more details.
  3. IE 11 support will not be available from this version.
  4. We have refactored the settings page infrastructure to allow for features like import/export of settings in future releases. Please check the related developer advisory.

These are just some of the changes included in this release. You can find more details in the WooCommerce 5.5.0 Beta 1 post, and complete changelog for all the packages in the changelog file.

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.

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5 replies on “WooCommerce 5.5.0 Released”

I am deeply worried about PayPal Standard going away at some point, because I can’t use the new PayPal extension. I think a sizable number of WooCommerce users are in the same situation.

The reason: I use WooCommerce Memberships and Subscriptions for an online magazine. The new PayPal extension only works with WooCommerce Subscriptions if PayPal Reference Transactions are enabled. But that is a feature reserved for big websites. You have to actually call PayPal for them to enable it. I tried in the past, and they didn’t even consider it.

So if PayPal Standard ever goes away, I hope you give notice well in advance, because I will have to find a new membership solution.

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