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Hiding Shipping and Payment Options in the Cart and Checkout Blocks

This is the first in a series of posts to help you extend the block-based checkout coming soon to WooCommerce core. Need help with another area of extensibility? Please let us know in the comments section below! Background A while ago we made our new, block-based checkout available for testing in the WooCommerce Blocks plugin. The new Cart and Checkout blocks were built from the ground up to deliver a conversion-optimized checkout experience that is fully customizable in the WordPress Block Editor.   The new blocks are powered by the Store API, which follows many of the patterns used in the […]

Call for early testing – custom order table migrations

As we are progressing with implementing the custom order table project, we would like to open up a call for testing to test our migration processes. Please note that this is only the first milestone from a much larger effort, but we would still appreciate some early feedback. The main goal of this call for testing is to test the migration process across various hosts and server combinations. More specifically, we’re interested in: Finding out and resolving any major issues/bugs in our migration routines. Finding out how much time and server resources migrations will take. This call for testing is […]

WooCommerce 6.5.1 Fix Release

WooCommerce 6.5.1 is available for download. What’s new? Approved Download Directories: Specify a maximum index size for the URL column in the Download Directories table. This fixes the missing database tables issue. [#32968] WooCommerce Admin: Fix issue where FeaturePlugin class caused a conflict with older WooCommerce Admin versions. This fixes the fatal error seen in certain cases. [#32966] You can download the latest release of WooCommerce here or visit Dashboard → Updates to update the plugin from your WordPress admin screen. As usual, if you spot issues in WooCommerce core, please log them in detail on GitHub. Found a security issue? Please submit a […]

WooCommerce 6.5 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of WooCommerce 6.5. This release should be backwards compatible with the previous version. 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 6.5? WooCommerce Blocks: We’ve updated to the 7.4.3 version of the feature plugin. See the release posts for 7.4.3 to see what’s new. WooCommerce Admin: All of WooCommerce Admin’s code and assets have been merged into Core and the feature plugin has been deprecated. These are the folders that […]

WooCommerce Blocks 7.6.0 Release Notes

A new version of WooCommerce Blocks has been released! Version 7.6.0 is now available for download from GitHub and WordPress.org. WooCommerce Blocks 7.6.0 will also be included in WooCommerce 6.6. In this release, we have worked hard to improve some of our blocks, adding new features and fixing bugs. Top of the list are the improvements we made to the Featured Category and Featured Product Blocks, these are: Ability to set the background colour on the block and with global styles in the appearance editor Ability to edit background images from within the block, including an ability to crop, zoom, rotate or change […]

WooCommerce 6.5 RC 2

We’re excited to announce that the second release candidate for WooCommerce 6.5 is now available. We are currently on track for our planned May 10, 2022 release date. Changes Since RC 1 release, the following change has been made: Updating an existing downloadable file to a bad path should trigger an admin notice(#32776) Protect against inappropriate use of saved download links (#32771) Fix WCA fatal with bail conditions for WCA execution paths (#32814) Fix customizer fatal error for bundled woocommerce-blocks package (#6317) Updated WC Blocks to 7.4.3. Testing If you’d like to dive in and help test this new release, our handy WooCommerce […]

WooCommerce Blocks 7.5.0 Release Notes

A new version of WooCommerce Blocks has been released! Version 7.5.0 is now available for download from GitHub and WordPress.org. This release contains changes for the Featured Category block, Featured Product block and Checkout block, as well as the Store API. Featured Category block and Featured Product block We’ve added the ability to modify the duotone, overlay gradients, custom inner padding, and image fit in Featured Category block and Featured Product block. This means you can now choose how your featured category and product image looks and acts when the block is resized. Checkout block We’ve added the ability to display the display […]

WooCommerce 6.5 RC

We’re excited to announce that the first release candidate for WooCommerce 6.5 is now available. We are currently on track for our planned May 10, 2022 release date. Changes Since the beta release, the following change has been made: Changes to reduce the risk of admin error messages being discarded prematurely. (#32540) Fixing bug on sectioned task list for tasks with actionUrl property. (#32723) Addressing issues with certain tasks in task list experiment leading to blank page. (#32742) 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 […]

WooCommerce 6.5 beta 1

Beta 1 for the May 2022 release of WooCommerce is now available for testing! You can either download it directly from WordPress.org or install our WooCommerce Beta Tester Plugin. Highlights Bumped minimum required PHP version to 7.2+. Introduced new features to secure downloadable products, read more in Approved download directories. WooCommerce Blocks 7.3.0 & 7.4.0 & 7.4.1. This is our first release since we merged WooCommerce Admin into the core repository. Actions and Filters This release adds three filters. Filter Description woocommerce_download_parse_remote_file_path Filter the remote filepath for download. woocommerce_download_parse_file_path Filter the filepath for download. woocommerce_generate_{$type}_html Allow the generation of custom […]

WooCommerce Blocks 7.4.0, 7.4.1 & 7.4.2 Release Notes

A new version of WooCommerce Blocks has been released! Version 7.4.2 is now available for download from GitHub and WordPress.org. This release introduces the new Cart & Checkout Inner Blocks architecture and contains a Filter Products by Price improvement, and some bug fixes. Cart & Checkout: Customization & Extensibility In making the Cart & Checkout blocks more customizable, we are working on breaking them down into inner blocks. This will allow us to insert, move, edit & optimize each inner block: Insert: Inserting blocks into available areas in the block, just like you would insert a regular block. Move: Using the native, accessible […]

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