WooCommerce 4.5 New Features

WooCommerce 4.5 New Features

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WooCommerce 4.5 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 4.5 and some best  WordPress themes ready for this new update.

And now, let’s started!


What’s new in WooCommerce 4.5 

So, what’s new here? The WooCommerce 4.5 release contains primarily fixes and improvements. We will give some main points about the new features of this latest release.

New onboarding guide

New onboarding guide - WooCommerce 4.5

When you first visit your WooCommerce home screen, you’ll now see a guided tour that provides more information about the home screen. (#4890)


Notable fixes and improvements

There are many fixes and stability improvements in this release, including

  1. When you have “hide shipping costs until an address is entered”, the shipping cost is now hidden until the complete address is entered. This fixes an issue where previously shipping costs were displayed prior to the complete address being entered. (#27143)
  2. If you cancel a pending order, coupon holds for that order are now released. This fixes an issue where cancelling a PayPal checkout caused the coupons that were in the cart to become invalid because they were used in a previous canceled order. (#27179)
  3. When manually creating orders, searches for variations will now fallback to the parent SKU if a child SKU is not specified. (#27171)
  4. Coupon codes are now always stored with HTML entities encoded. This increases security by ensuring that we don’t store unfiltered input. There is a database migration in place when 4.5 is installed, so this is a non-breaking change. (#27140)

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


REST API

This release merges the REST API (#27100), which was previously a separate repository, back into WooCommerce Core. Any issues with the REST API should now be logged to the Core WooCommerce repository.


Filters

We have added new filters:

FiltersDescription
woocommerce_cart_product_cannot_add_another_messageFilters message about more than 1 product being added to cart.
woocommerce_cart_product_out_of_stock_messageFilters message about a product being out of stock.
woocommerce_cart_product_not_enough_stock_messageFilters message about a product not having enough stock.
woocommerce_file_download_methodFilter download method.
woocommerce_query_for_reserved_stockAllows filtering of the query for getting reserved stock of a product.

Database changes

This release does not require any core database alteration. However, the 4.3 release 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 update coupon codes such that HTML entities are properly encoded. This will be done in batches and 10 and is backward compatible.


Minimum WordPress Requirement

While this release does not change the minimum PHP version, it does increase the minimum WordPress version to 5.3. Remember that you can read all about the new WordPress support policy in the developer blog post detailing it.


Release Schedule

WooCommerce 4.5 will follow the release cycle:

  • Beta: August 20, 2020
  • Release Candidate: August 25, 2020
  • WooCommerce 4.5 Final Release: September 8, 2020

As with the previous few releases, you can join in the testing release following the instructions for 4.5 as well.

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


Our themes & WooCommerce 4.5 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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