WooCommerce 5.2 New Features & Release Schedule

WooCommerce 5.2 New Features & Release Schedule

WooCommerce 5.2 New Features & Release Schedule

WooCommerce 5.2 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 5.2 and some best  WordPress themes ready for this new update.

This is a minor release, which means everything is backward compatible with the previous version.

This is the third minor release of 2021 and has

  1. 456 commits from 27 contributors in WooCommerce core.
  2. 109 commits from 25 contributors in the WooCommerce Admin package.
  3. 148 commits from 15 contributors in the WooCommerce Gutenberg Products Block package.

As always, we recommend creating a backup of your site and making sure that themes and plugins are compatible before updating. You can check out this update guide for more information.

WooCommerce 5.2 New Features

  1. WooCommerce Blocks 4.7: Blocks package has been updated to 4.7. Please take a look at the release posts for and 4.5.1 to see what’s new and improved.
  2. WooCommerce Admin 2.1.5: WooCommerce Admin package has also been updated to 2.1.5 with this release of WooCommerce. This new package contains lots of bug fixes and stability improvements. Changes (also for the intermediate versions up to 2.0.3) can be found here (for 2.1.5 itself, the changes are some tweaks on the store setup wizard based on the country where the shop is located).

Notable fixes and improvements

  1. Fix for the country code verification on checkout: WooCommerce 5.1 introduced an extra check so that it’s not possible to perform a successful checkout when submitting an invalid country code, but that introduced a bug that caused a ” is not a valid country error in some circumstances, for example when using PayPal checkout. Fixed in #29606.
  2. Low stock threshold for variations: The stock amount that triggers a low stock warning email can now be properly configured for individual variations on variable products. #29345
  3. Dropdowns fix: With the updated version of jQuery on the newest WordPress some dropdowns (e.g. product attributes filter) became unusable, it’s fixed now. #29397
  4. Product categories widget item count fix: The items count in the product categories widget item count not always showing the correct number, it’s fixed now. Also, a new hook has been added to disable the recounting of items. #29281
  5. New shop setup widget: A new “WooCommerce Setup” widget is added to promote users to finish the onboarding tasks, it shows only when there are unfinished tasks. #29174
  6. Updated net sales link: The “net sales” link in the dashboard now points to the new analytics screen when WooCommerce Admin is enabled. #29149
  7. Improved handling of downloadable file paths: Strip /// sequences in downloadable file paths to prevent access to absolute paths. #28699
  8. REST API: Add support for “order” and “class” types for shipping method zones: The shipping method zone endpoint wasn’t accepting settings of these types, it’s fixed now. #29218
  9. REST API: Fix wrong taxonomy caching in term and product attributes controllers: The taxonomy from the first request was being reused in further requests when those were performed programmatically. #29115
  10. REST API: Make the refunds creation endpoint accept input as documented: The input for the endpoint accepts now the input as described in the documentation (no breaking changes introduced). #29099

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

Filters and actions

Two new filters have been added to this release.

Filter Description
woocommerce_product_recount_terms Filter to allow/prevent recounting of terms as it could be expensive, e.g. when bulk importing products. #29281
woocommerce_ajax_order_items_removed Action that fires after order items are removed. #29241
5.2 new filter hooks

Database Changes

This release does not introduce any database changes.

Template changes

This release does not introduce any changes to templates.

Release Schedule

WooCommerce 5.2 will follow the release cycle:

  • Beta: March 23th, 2021
  • Release Candidate: March 30th, 2021
  • WooCommerce 5.2 Final Release: April 13th, 2021


As with the previous few releases, you can join in the testing release following the instructions for 5.1 as well.

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

Our themes & WooCommerce 5.2 Update

Currently, all our WordPress themes are compatible with the latest version of WooCommerce. We plan to update all of them to support the latest version. You can follow the article WooCommerce 5.1 Themes here to update the latest news from us.

See Our Best-selling WooCommerce Themes:


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Our Support Help Desks:

  • Documentation: Find documentation for themes and frequently asked question on our Documentation channel wpthemego.com/document
  • Forum Support: Join our public WPThemeGo Community at forum.wpthemego.com to find the frequently asked questions, post your problem and get support to solve it.
  • Ticket System: Submit a ticket about your problem on WPThemeGo Support at support.wpthemego.com to get help from the support team. All your information will be kept confidential.
  • Email Support: Contact us via email for presale questions about our themes and other questions via contact@wpthemego.com.

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