WooCommerce 7.9.0 Beta 1 Released

Beta 1 for the July 11 release of WooCommerce is now available for testing! You can either download it directly from WordPress.org or install our WooCommerce Beta Tester Plugin.


Since the release of 7.8.0, the following changes have been made:

  • WooCommerce Blocks has been updated to 10.4.2, for a list of changes includes, see the release posts for 10.3.0, 10.4.0, and 10.4.2.
  • Action Scheduler has been updated to 3.6.1.

For the complete list, view the changelog in the readme for this release.

Upcoming PHP Requirement Change

While 7.9.0 continues to support PHP 7.3, we want to remind you of an announcement we made recently regarding the upcoming change that will require PHP 7.4 beginning with WooCommerce 8.2.0.

If you’re currently using PHP 7.3, this release adds a dismissible notice reminding you of the upcoming change (#38604).

Read our announcement post for full details.

Actions and Filters

This release adds one new action and one new filter.


woocommerce_admin_order_data_after_payment_infoHook allowing extenders to render custom content within the Order details box.

This allows urgent notices or other important order-related info to be displayed upfront in the order page. Example: display a notice if the order is disputed. [Source]


woocommerce_general_pricing_disabled_messageAllow developers to change the general pricing message. [Source]

Database Changes

This release has no database changes.

Template Changes

This release has no template changes.

Release Schedule

We’re on track for our planned June 13 release.

Release CandidateJuly 4, 2023
Final ReleaseJuly 11, 2023


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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