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WooCommerce 5.9.0 Beta 1

The first beta for WooCommerce 5.9.0 is now available as part of the November release cycle. You can download directly from WordPress.org or through our WooCommerce Beta Tester Plugin. Highlights WooCommerce Blocks 6.1: Blocks package have been updated to 6.1. Please take a look at the release posts for 6.0.1, 6.0.2 and 6.1.0 to see what’s new and improved. WooCommerce Admin 2.8.0 RC 2: WooCommerce Admin package has also been updated to 2.8.0 RC 2 with this release of WooCommerce. See the changelog for details on what’s new in this version (and also on previous versions 2.7.1 and 2.7.2) Marketplace page redesign: The WooCommerce marketplace page shows a refreshed look, […]

RFC: WooCommerce Admin is Merging into Core

tl;dr WooCommerce Admin’s code is going to be incorporated into a restructured monolithic WooCommerce repository where it will be maintained going forward. The current feature plugin and repository for WooCommerce Admin will be deprecated. Background Three years ago, merchants and developers got their first glimpses of the new JavaScript-powered merchant experience that was coming to WooCommerce with the alpha release of WooCommerce Admin. This new experience was built as a feature plugin and marked the beginning of a technological transition for WooCommerce Core. This transition parallels the one happening in the broader WordPress ecosystem that was catalyzed by the arrival […]

WooCommerce checkout: Call for testers

Hi everyone! I’m excited to announce a round of WooCommerce checkout usability testing, and all are invited to participate! Follow this link to participate in the test The test shouldn’t take more than five to seven minutes. Clicking the link above will direct you to our testing platform Maze, where you’ll receive additional prompts and questions that will guide you through the experience. We’ll use the feedback to inform future design and development of the WooCommerce checkout experience. Thanks in advance for your participation!

WooCommerce 5.8 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of WooCommerce 5.8. This is a minor release and everything should be backwards compatible with the previous version. This release contains: 199 commits from 19 contributors in WooCommerce Core 91 commits from 24 contributors in WooCommerce Admin 90 commits from 17 contributors in WooCommerce Blocks 63 commits from 6 contributors in Action Scheduler As always, we recommend creating a backup of your site and making sure that your theme and any other plugins are compatible before updating. You can check out this update guide for more information. What’s new in 5.8? The REST API now […]

Best Practices for Deconflicting Different Versions of Action Scheduler

tl;dr When two or more plugins are running side-by-side, but include different versions of Action Scheduler, there is an increased risk of conflict in some cases. The details Numerous plugins include the Action Scheduler library and, in the vast majority of cases, they will successfully run side-by-side without issue—even if each includes a different version of the library. For example, we might have: Plugin A including Action Scheduler 3.2.0 (or earlier) Plugin B including Action Scheduler 3.2.1 (or higher) In cases like this, Action Scheduler will try to ensure that the latest version (in this example that would be 3.2.1 […]

WooCommerce Blocks 6.1.0 Release Notes

Today we released a new version of WooCommerce Blocks! Version 6.1.0 is now available on WordPress.org and GitHub. In this release we made several bug fixes, such as ensuring the Filter button lines up properly with the dropdown menu in the Filter Products by Attribute block, and fixing the Product Categories List block where incorrect indentation would be used when displaying several levels of nested categories. We also fixed an issue where translations would not load correctly in the All Products block. As well as these bug fixes, we made an accessibility improvement where we ensured screen readers would read […]

WooCommerce Community News: September 2021

Howdy, Woo Developer Community! 👋 Here are some updates of recent happenings that you may have missed over the past month. Some items are detailed in previous posts on this blog, and other items are pulled from sources like GitHub. We’ve packaged everything into a digest to help keep everyone in the loop. Developer Resources ICYMI: In an upcoming release of Action Scheduler, the minimum required versions of WordPress and PHP will be raised. WooCommerce Core On September 21, 2021, there was a security patch released to address a server configuration setup used by some hosts which would, in some […]

WooCommerce Blocks 6.0.2 Release Notes

A new version of WooCommerce Blocks has been released! Version 6.0.2 is now available for download from GitHub and WordPress.org. This is a patch release to fix a fatal error in websites that were running WooCommerce 5.6 or earlier, WooCommerce Blocks 6.0.0/6.0.1, and a third-party plugin that integrates with WooCommerce Blocks. WooCommerce Blocks 6.0.2 fixes that issue, and reduces the required WC version to 5.6. This means, if you’re running WooCommerce Core 5.6.0, 5.6.1, 5.7.0, 5.7.1. WooCommerce Blocks would work fine. If you’re running WooCommerce Core 5.5 or earlier, WooCommerce Blocks will not load, but it will also not break your website. Changelog […]

WooCommerce Blocks 6.0.1 Release Notes

A new version of WooCommerce Blocks has been released! Version 6.0.1 is now available for download from GitHub and WordPress.org. This release is packed with new features, an updated Checkout block, a new Terms and Condition block, global styles for reviews blocks, new extensibility for filtering payment methods, and several bug fixes! What’s New in the Checkout block? The new iteration takes the existing design of the Checkout Block and converts it to use Inner Blocks. What this means for the end-user is that instead of having a fixed layout Checkout Block, they are instead given a checkout constructed out of many smaller blocks, […]

WooCommerce 5.8 RC 1

We’re excited to announce that the first release candidate is now available for WooCommerce 5.8. We are on track for our planned October 12th release date. Changes Since the beta release, the following changes have been made: The latest changes that shipped in our recent 5.7.1 release have been included. WooCommerce Admin is now 2.7.1 RC 1. WooCommerce Blocks is now 5.9.1. Testing 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 […]


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