WooCommerce 8.3.0 Beta 1 Released

Beta 1 for the November 14 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 8.2.0, the following changes have been made:

  • WooCommerce Blocks has been updated to 11.4.2. See the release notes for 11.4.0 for changes. #41050
  • Improvements to the mobile app onboarding experience. #40559
  • Marketplace search improvements #40667
  • Cart and Checkout Blocks is now the default experience on new WooCommerce installations #40867

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

Release Schedule

We’re on track for our planned November 14 release.

Release CandidateNovember 7, 2023
Final ReleaseNovember 14, 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.

We’ve 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.

3 responses to “WooCommerce 8.3.0 Beta 1 Released”

  1. I think the move to making cart/checkout blocks the default for ALL themes (not just block themes) could have been better communicated. We found out when our automated tests started failing when we tested with the beta.

    TBH, we chose to put other stuff ahead of that compatibility because we thought it was still a way off. I guess that was my mistake.

    Wondering how other 3rd party devs are feeling about that one?

    1. Hi Josh, thanks for your feedback. If you don’t mind sharing, for a change of this kind, what sort of leeway would be most helpful for you and your team?

      A follow-up to that: How big is your team, and what kind of estimates on transitioning to compatibility are you working with? This info could help us figure out how much time in advance we should be communicating dates.

      If you feel more comfortable answering via DM, please reach out in the Community Slack 🙏

      1. No problem Stephanie I’ll reach out this morning. Happy to share 😊

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