WooCommerce 5.9 RC 2

We have released a second release candidate for WooCommerce 5.9 and are still on track for our planned release November 9th.

Note that this is a minor release focusing on bug fixes and performance improvements. See more details of our versioning changes in Developer Advisory: Changes to WooCommerce Versioning Scheme.


  • We have fixed a bug in the handling of remote file names for downloadable files.
  • We have reverted a change that prepended the currency-info.php file name with a path in locale-info.php, that extra path wasn’t really needed and was causing issues in 3rd party applications. #31036


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.

Thanks to all of our testers and contributors!

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