WooCommerce 4.4 New Features

WooCommerce 4.4 New Features

WooCommerce 4.4 new features

WooCommerce 4.4 and New Features

To keep the stability and performance of WooCommerce, the team regularly updates this plugin with new features, bug fixes and improvements.

In this article, we will give you some notes about new features of WooCommerce 4.4 and some best  WordPress themes ready for this new update.

And now, let’s started!


What’s new in WooCommerce 4.4 

So, what’s new here? We will give some main points about the new features of this latest release.

WooCommerce Blocks Update

This release includes numerous bug fixes and improvements across various blocks. Some notable changes include –

  1. Updating styles across all blocks to make them more consistent and also removed usage of dash icon classes.
  2. Blocks respect the product image cropping settings.
  3. Scripts only relevant to the front-end display of blocks are no longer loaded in the editor.

 


Centralized Coupon Management

Centralized Coupon Management

Coupons management has been moved to the marketing hub in the WordPress sidebar. There will still be a coupon menu item in the old location, and anyone stumbling upon it will be guided here.

See more details in the original release post.


Filters and actions

We have added a few new filters and updated some of the existing ones:

FiltersDescription
woocommerce_product_cross_sells_products_headingAllows changing heading for cross selling product section.
woocommerce_enable_nocache_headersAllows not setting no-cache headers to improve performance.
woocommerce_duplicate_product_exclude_metaAdded a new parameter $existing_meta_keys
plugins_update_check_localesThe default value of the $locales parameter changed to include all locales.
woocommerce_translations_updates_for_{$plugin_name}Allows filtering plugin that are subscribed for automatic translation updates.
woocommerce_bacs_accountsAdded a new parameter $order_id

New action is also added in this release.

ActionDescription
woocommerce_order_note_addedRuns after a new note is added to the order.

PHP version support

As WordPress is preparing for upgrading minimum requirement for PHP to 7.2+,  the version required to run WooCommerce to PHP 7.2 soon as well. With WooCommerce 4.3, to provide enough lead time for merchants and store owners, the developer will start displaying a recommendation to update to PHP 7.2+.

PHP versions up to 7.1 are not receiving security updates anymore, so please do not postpone this decision.


Other notable fixes and improvements

There are lots of fixes and stability improvements in this release, including

  1. Fixed the visibility of partially out of stock variable products when using the layered nav widget. (#26260)
  2. If you are manually creating a new order, stocks will be updated only after you have saved the order (in any status where stocks are supposed to be reduced like on-holdcompleted or processing). Earlier, stocks would have been reduced even if the order was not saved (as soon as products were added). (#26642)

You can find the complete changelog for this release on the changelog.txt file.


Database changes

This release does not require any core database alteration. However, the previous release, – 4.3, did introduce a new table, so if you are upgrading from an earlier release than 4.3, make sure that WordPress user has permission to add a new table to the database.

A re-occurring worker will be scheduled after update to backfill product variation data. This worker will process variable products in batches of 100.


Release Schedule

WooCommerce 4.4 will follow the release cycle:

  • Beta: July 28, 2020
  • Release Candidate: August 4, 2020
  • WooCommerce 4.4 Final Release: August 18, 2020

As with the previous few releases, you can join in the testing release following the instructions for 4.4 as well.

If you discover any bugs during the testing process, you can log a report in GitHub.


Our themes & WooCommerce 4.4 Update

Currently, all our WordPress themes are ready with WooCommerce 4.4. We plan to update all of them to support the latest version. Please stay tuned!

 

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