WooCommerce 6.8 Beta 1

Beta 1 for the August 2022 release of WooCommerce is now available for testing! You can either download it directly from WordPress.org or install our WooCommerce Beta Tester Plugin.


There are some new and exciting improvements to the WooCommerce experience.

  • Smart shipping defaults for new sites.


The complete list of changes, tweaks, fixes, and improvements included in this release can be viewed in the readme.txt for the release.

Actions and Filters

woocommerce_apply_base_tax_for_local_pickupFilters whether apply base tax for local pickup shipping method or not.
woocommerce_csv_exporter_fopen_modeFilters the mode parameter which specifies the type of access you require to the stream (used during filewriting for CSV exports). Defaults to ‘a’ (which supports both reading and writing, and places the filepointer at the end of the file). @see https://www.php.net/manual/en/function.fopen.php
woocommerce_orders_table_datastore_extra_db_rows_for_orderAllow third parties to include rows that need to be inserted/updated in custom tables when persisting an order.

Database Changes

No database changes made.

Template Changes

No template changes made.


No deprecations made.

Release Schedule

BetaJuly 19th, 2022
Final ReleaseAugust 9th, 2022


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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