WooCommerce Blocks Extensibility Snaps – October 2023

Hello and welcome to the first edition of WooCommerce Blocks Extensibility Snaps! We plan to post a monthly update to highlight things we’ve been working on and keep you up to date with our plans for the coming month.


Making WooCommerce Components available to developers

We recently shared our plans to make some components available to developers through a new package @woocommerce/blocks-components – we’ve been working through this list and some of these components made it into the 11.4.0 release of WooCommerce Blocks!

  • FormStep
  • Spinner
  • RadioControl
  • FormattedMonetaryAmount
  • Chip (and RemovableChip)
  • CheckboxList

To use these, we recommend using the @woocommerce/dependency-extraction-webpack-plugin (Version 2.3.0 will include support for `@woocommerce/blocks-components which should be released soon).

We expect the remaining components in the list (besides Combobox and FormTokenField) to be included in WooCommerce Blocks 11.5.0

Be sure to follow the discussion on GitHub to keep up to date with this effort.


As part of this effort, we want to document these components in the WooCommerce Blocks Storybook – we spent some time working on bug fixes for our storybook setup and we’re now in a good spot to start creating examples to make it easier to use these components.

Adding custom checkout fields to the WooCommerce Checkout Block

We recently shared a discussion about empowering developers to add custom fields to the WooCommerce Checkout block. @senadir has been working on a technical proposal for this work and as always we welcome any and all feedback on it.

We plan to start working on this in the next weeks and we will post updates on the discussion when we have something to share.

Next steps

Next month we plan to work on the custom checkout fields feature, continue adding component examples to the WooCommerce Blocks Storybook and begin taking a look at Per-item inputs/data on the Cart block.


If you have any feedback to share on the WooCommerce Blocks extensibility work we’re doing, we’d love to hear it! Please feel free to open a discussion on our GitHub discussions board or leave a message for us in the WooCommerce Community Slack

2 responses to “WooCommerce Blocks Extensibility Snaps – October 2023”

  1. Hey! I noticed that many plugins that recover abandoned carts like WooCommerce Cart Abandonment Recovery by Cartflows don’t work with the new Checkout block.
    I reached out to the developer and he said that the new checkout block still lacks the necessary APIs.
    When are they going to be released?

    1. Hello @inforesponsiveflow,

      Thank you for reaching out.
      I understand that you already reached out to the maintainer of WooCommerce Cart Abandonment Recovery by Cartflows regarding compatibility with the checkout blocks.

      We would need to understand what APIs the developer of the extension is missing in order to answer you question about their release.

      We have documentation for Third-party developers and some Developer Resources available to help with their integration efforts. They can always reach out on GitHub discussions if they have integration-related questions.

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