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.
- ICYMI: In an upcoming release of Action Scheduler, the minimum required versions of WordPress and PHP will be raised.
- On September 21, 2021, there was a security patch released to address a server configuration setup used by some hosts which would, in some circumstances, make Analytics reports publicly available. Automatic updates were pushed out to stores, but merchants should ensure the update is applied, and they’re encouraged to disable directory listing on their web servers.
- WooCommerce 5.7 was released on September 21, 2021. In addition to updated versions of WooCommerce Admin and WooCommerce Blocks, it also includes various other improvements, such as a redesigned Marketplace section, fixes that revert the legacy Select2 library back to version 4.0.3, and better support for local currency formatting.
- The release candidate for WooCommerce 5.8 is now available for testing. It includes improvements that allow you to specify
modified_afterfields in requests for products, orders, and coupons endpoints. It also includes updated versions of WooCommerce Admin and WooCommerce Blocks, as well as the security patches mentioned above. You can help us test out this release candidate by downloading the WooCommerce Beta Tester plugin, which allows you to easily switch between beta versions and release candidates.
- WooCommerce Admin 2.7.1 is now available. It includes numerous fixes and tweaks, as well as enhancements like a REST API endpoint for working with task lists. You can read see more of what has changed by exploring the changelog for WooCommerce Admin 2.7.1.
- WooCommerce Blocks 5.9.0 was released on September 14, 2021. It contains prep work for the second iteration of the Checkout Block, a new API that allows developers to modify the available payment methods during checkout, and a fix for a display issue with the Product Block. A subsequent patch version was released on September 24, 2021 with a fix for an issue with the Active Product Filters Block that would cause the page to stop responding.
- WooCommerce Blocks 6.0.0 was released on September 29, 2021. It contains several new blocks, including a new iteration of the Checkout Block that uses Inner Blocks to provide merchants more granular control. This release also includes numerous bug fixes, as well as extensibility improvements that allow developers to filter express payment methods. Subsequent patches have been released to address issues related to migrations and compatibility with third-party plugins.
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