WooCommerce 7.9.0 Release Candidate

RC 2 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. There were a few issues found with RC.1 so we are directly releasing RC.2.


Since the release of 7.9.0-beta.2, the following changes have been made:

  • Revert “Always show pricing group fields, disable if not available for a product type (#38531)” #38964
  • Fix upload-plugin spec by updating locator from core profiler #38914
  • Override Jetpack connection data endpoint when Jetpack is not installed #38987
  • Prefetch Jetpack connection and auth info #38929
  • Require wc-admin-functions into products tracking class #39030
  • Send $product_name through woocommerce_cart_item_name filter once #38999
  • Update WooCommerce Blocks to 10.4.5 #39048
  • Update CSS styles for core profiler headers #39059
  • Perform feature flag change and redirection in the same request #38833
  • Add Tracks event recording to Emails settings #38834

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.

Release Schedule

We’re on track for our planned June 11 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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