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Store Editing Snaps: May 08 – 19

Hello and welcome to another round of Snaps from the WooCommerce Store Editing team! 🎇 Every couple of weeks, we give an update on all the work being done on WooCommerce Blocks from behind the scenes. Let’s take a look at some highlights of what we’ve done since our last update. Note that the linked #numbers that accompany each item below point to the relevant issues and pull requests on the GitHub repository. What We’re Working On 🚧 We’ve worked on a number of things in the last two weeks but here are some specific items we want to highlight. Product Collection…

WooCommerce Blocks 10.3.0 Release Notes

The latest version of WooCommerce Blocks, version 10.3.0, is now available for download on WordPress.org and GitHub. Notable Changes We’ve updated the Mini Cart Block editor sidebar to improve its appearance and ease of use. You can see it in action below. On top of this, we’ve prepared multiple block patterns for products that are available from, the block inserter. Here’s a preview of a few of them in action: Other than these features, we’ve released a bunch of other smaller fixes and improvements. The full changelog is below. Changelog Enhancements Bug Fixes Performance

WooCommerce 7.8 Beta 1 Released

Beta 1 for the June 13 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 Since the release of 7.7.0, the following changes have been made: For the complete list, view the changelog in the readme for this release. Developer Notes The Cart Fragments script, responsible for updating the cart widget after a successful add to cart event, can cause a performance issue on stores not making use of that functionality. To mitigate this, the script will now only be enqueued if using the Mini Cart widget.…

Notes: May Office Hours

In the recent Monthly Developer Office Hours, Greg Bell @zhongruige, Jamel Reid, and Lucas Bustamante delved into the topics of managed testing solutions for third-party developers and the opinionated versus non-opinionated approach to code quality. The session aimed to gather perspectives and insights from the community on these subjects. Defining Quality and Managed Testing Solutions: The discussion began with @zhongruige putting focus on defining quality and exploring ways to drive quality in different areas of development. One approach under consideration was being opinionated, which involves establishing frameworks and coding standards for testing. The idea of a managed testing solution was also…

Addressing Slack Spam

Over the last few weeks, we began to receive some reports from community members that they were receiving spam via DMs. As a reminder, we generally discourage this behavior in Slack, and prefer that interactions happen in public channels. This is for the benefit of the community, as questions and content in the general channels, may be helpful for future readers. Next Steps In an effort to bring more transparency to the moderation process, we have decided to add a moderation channel to the Community Slack. If you are receiving spam in the Community Slack, please reach out to the…

Developer Office Hours | May Edition

Hey WooCommerce Community! We’re back with our monthly iteration of Office Hours. We took a brief pause to accommodate Contributor Day, but we are back to regularly scheduled programming. This Month’s Office Hours We will hold office hours on May 17th from 16:00UTC until 17:00 UTC in the #developers channel on the WooCommerce Community Slack.  This month we will be joined by Jamel Reid and Greg Bell who have recently been working on tooling to make testing easier within the WooCommerce ecosystem.  Their conversation will focus on exploring pain points around testing and the development of tools to aid in the testing process. Do you have…

Store Editing Snaps: April 24 – May 5

Hello and welcome to another round of Snaps from the WooCommerce Store Editing team! 🎇 Every couple of weeks, we give an update on all the work being done on WooCommerce Blocks from behind the scenes. Let’s take a look at some highlights of what we’ve done since our last update. Note that the linked #numbers that accompany each item below point to the relevant issues and pull requests on the GitHub repository. What We’re Working On 🚧 We’ve worked on a number of things in the last two weeks but here are some specific items we want to highlight.…

WooCommerce Blocks 10.2.0 Release Notes

The latest version of WooCommerce Blocks, version 10.2.0, is now available for download on WordPress.org and GitHub. Notable Changes Products block improvements We have now added the Pick Some Products advance filter to the Products block. This filter allows the merchant to narrow down the exact products to which all subsequent filters will be applied, mirroring the functionality of the existing “Hand-picked Products” plus all the other functionalities available from the “Products (Beta)” block. Here is a quick demo: We also added consistent spacing between product elements within the Products block to provide an improved default user interface. New patterns We prepared multiple…

WooCommerce 7.7 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of WooCommerce 7.7.0. This release should be backwards compatible with the previous version. This release contains: 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 7.7.0? Multichannel Marketing Multichannel Marketing is out of beta and it is now the default experience when you visit the Marketing page. Updated Shopper Notices In this release, we introduce new components and styling for buyer notices, featuring Snackbar lists and Notice banners…

Developer Survey 2023: Help us make Woo better

We’re back with another iteration of the twice yearly Developer Satisfaction Survey. We run this survey roughly every 6 months to gain a better understanding of where we can make the most important improvements for developers that use and build on our platform. To help us better understand your needs as a developer, we’re inviting you to a quick survey. We’d love to get your input: Your comments and insights will help us make WooCommerce better for everyone — and will of course be handled completely confidentially. Thanks for your help! — WooCommerce Developer Advocacy

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