WooCommerce 8.7 Is Delayed

Hi everyone! We have an important update regarding the release of WooCommerce 8.7.

Update – Mar 18, 2024: We’re holding the release of WooCommerce 8.7 until Tuesday, March 19th, 2024. We have high confidence in this release. However, this timeframe ensures we have coverage to respond quickly if needed. Around noon UTC, we’ll begin rolling out the release to WordPress.org, and expect the update to be available shortly after.

Originally slated for tomorrow, March 12, 2024, we’ve postponed the release to Monday, March 18, 2024 Tuesday, March 19, 2024. This adjustment is crucial as we aim to ensure the utmost quality and stability of the upcoming release.

Reason for delay

Given the difficulties of our last release, we are being extra diligent so nothing is left to chance in 8.7. Currently, there is no specific bug holding up the release, however, we are reviewing flags in our final automated testing process to ensure no failures slip through. We greatly appreciate your patience while we work through the final details!

What happens next?

To avoid releasing close to the weekend this week, we’re targeting Monday, March 18, 2024, for the release of WooCommerce 8.7. As always, we’ll keep you informed of any developments through this blog.

Thank you

Thank you all for your continued support and cooperation.

8 responses to “WooCommerce 8.7 Is Delayed”

  1. Danielspain Avatar

    Thanks! One question about this 8.7 release, does the coupon convert new tool available under tools is mandatory to use? I’ve tried the rc with and without converting and coupons are applied ok in checkout…I really don’t know if could be a problem converting or maintaining it at is after upgrading cause I don’t know if some plugin or payment gateway uses this information(the final price is always ok after applying coupons with our workout using the tool).

    1. Hello Daniel,

      Thanks for your question. Converting existing data to the new format is not mandatory, but would be useful for large stores who want to optimize their data storage.

      However, going forward, new orders will be persisted using the new format only. Hope that helps!

      1. The coupon what tool now? Did coupon data formats change?

        1. Hey Kathy! ☺️ We’re changing what meta data about coupons is saved with orders. This has been a common source of database bloat with no obvious benefit. Please see more details about this here: https://developer.woocommerce.com/2024/02/08/changes-in-order-coupons-line-item-storage/

          1. Thanks Leif! I *think* I should be ok, but I guess I’d better double check.

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  3. Thanks for the update. we are egerly waiting for 8.7 version which support custom fields in checkout block.

  4. danielspain Avatar

    Will it be finally rolled out as planned today 19/3 or is a further delay? any idea of time? thanks

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