WooCommerce 5.6 New Features & Release Schedule

WooCommerce 5.6 New Features & Release Schedule

WooCommerce 5.6 New Features & Release Schedule

WooCommerce 5.6 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 5.6 and some best  WordPress themes ready for this new update.

WooCommerce 5.6 New Features

WooCommerce 5.6 has been officially released! We’ve been hard at work and this release has

This is another minor release and so you should expect everything included to be backwards compatible with the previous version.

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


  • Added a new options to enable a lookup table to improve filtering by product attributes.
  • A new “Refunds and Returns Policy” sample page will be included by default in all installations, Merchants can chose to publish this page if they want to.
  • WooCommerce Blocks 5.4.1, and 5.5.1. These updates contain a number of enhancements, bug fixes, and some improvements to allow products to be added by SKU in the Hand-Picked Products block.
  • WooCommerce Admin 2.5.0. This new package contains lots of bug fixes and stability improvements.
  • Improved support to Twenty Twenty-One theme.
  • Added support for “Shipping Phone”, in addition to Billing Phone in email templates and in the Order’s edit screen, note that WooCommerce Shipping & Tax extension already includes a “Shipping Phone” for the checkout form.
  • Fixed a problem preventing blocks from rendering when included within the shop page.

These are just some of the changes that are included in WooCommerce 5.6. You can find the complete changelog for this release in the changelog.txt file.

Compatibility Changes

Our aim is to maintain backwards compatibility through every release unless otherwise noted. This section contains any alternations that may be noteworthy for developers in pursuit of that.

Actions & Filters

This release adds one hook:

Hook Description
woocommerce_email_sent Action hook fired when an email is sent from WooCommerce.

And one update to a filter:

Hook Description
woocommerce_logout_default_redirect_url Filter the redirect URL page, used to only get applied to wc_logout_url(), but now is also applied in other places that uses WooCommerce’s logout endpoint.



There are no database changes in this release, but a database upgrade will be necessary to install the new “Refunds and Returns Policy” sample page.


Filter Description
templates/emails/email-addresses.php Updated to display shipping phone if available.
templates/emails/plain/email-addresses.php Updated to display shipping phone if available.
templates/order/order-details-customer.php Updated to display shipping phone if available.

Our themes & WooCommerce 5.6 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 5.6 Themes here to update the latest news from us.

See Our Best-selling WooCommerce Themes:


See our theme collections:

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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