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Introducing a New Order Status: checkout-draft

tl;dr There is a new order status coming to WooCommerce. While no immediate action is necessary, developers should familiarize themselves with it now because they may need to update their code to support it. Background Over the past year, as part of the ongoing work to improve and expand support for Gutenberg Blocks in WooCommerce, […]

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Available for testing – a block-based WooCommerce Cart and Checkout

In 2019 we launched a number of new WooCommerce Blocks, first via the WooCommerce Blocks plugin, and then via WooCommerce itself that have replaced a large number of the old legacy shortcodes used by WooCommerce. As part of this work, two of the shortcodes to be replaced were those used by the cart and checkout […]

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Alpha-Test The New Javascript-driven WooCommerce Interface: Dashboard, Activity Panel, and Reports

Today we’re excited to give you a glimpse into some javascript-powered changes on the way for WooCommerce in early 2019, including: New and improved reports Improved notification experience and improved store management tools A brand new dashboard While it isn’t ready for use on production sites, we are developing the new interface publicly so our […]

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WooCommerce Custom Product Tables Beta

Today, we’re pleased to announce the beta of our Custom Products Tables plugin that’s designed to improve the performance of WooCommerce stores by adding database tables that are designed for eCommerce. This builds on the investment we made in 3.0 which introduced Data Stores and CRUD functionality that provides a uniform way of accessing a […]

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WooCommerce 3.4 GDPR features

Last month we blogged about the way we were approaching GDPR in WooCommerce. We’re happy to be able to say that most of these features are now ready in WordPress 4.9.6 (beta), and we’ve finished our work in WooCommerce core also. This post summarises the changes and features you’ll find in our 3.4 release scheduled […]