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WC 2.7 extension compatibility examples #3 – Bookings

Bookings is a complex extension which extends WooCommerce product types to add it’s own ‘Booking’ product type. Due to this, it’s a good example to CRUDify and implement data stores, both new concepts in 2.7. Upon reviewing the current class, it’s obvious there is some room for refactoring due to the class for example rendering […]

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WC 2.7 extension compatibility examples #2 – Deposits

Our goal this time is to have the WooCommerce Deposits extension work with both WooCommerce versions 2.6.x and 2.7.x, display no notices, and use the CRUD abstraction to future-proof our code. Like in our original 2.7 extension compatibility post, I used the WordPress debug log and the Query Monitor plugin to any errors and deprecated […]

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WC 2.7 extension compatibility examples

Our team have been looking at updating some of our extensions for 2.7 compatibility and we thought it would be good to share our notes in doing so. The first bunch we reviewed were EU VAT, Shipment Tracking, and Product Add-ons. Our notes are below.

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Deprecation in WooCommerce Core

Deprecation is a method of discouraging usage of a feature, or practice, in favour of something else without breaking backwards compatibility or totally prohibiting it’s usage. To quote the Wikipedia article on Deprecation: While a deprecated software feature remains in the software, its use may raise warning messages recommending alternative practices; deprecated status may also indicate the […]