What’s New in WooCommerce 3.9 – WPblog

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WooCommerce just released its first update of 2020 on 22 January which brings new enhancements and a more stable version.

WooCommerce 3.9 was in the development stage since November right after its previous release i.e. WooCommerce 3.8. It’s a minor release with 600 commits by 18 contributors and it’s also backward compatible with the previous releases. However, run a compatibility test prior to updating to the newer version.

Let’s check what’s new features WooCommerce offers in this release.

What’s new in WooCommerce 3.9?

WooCommerce Blocks

WooCommerce 3.9 is compatible with WooCommerce block 2.5.11 and now you can easily select and display your products on posts or pages in a new and flexible fashion.

There are many new improvements such as brand new product blocks with filtering and pagination features introduced to help customers find products.

For more details, click here.

Integration with MaxMind Geolocation

WooCommerce was first integrated with the MaxMind Geolocation database in February 2015 with WooCommerce 2.3. In short, WooCommerce uses the MaxMind GeoLite2 database for customer’s country identification.

Now, due to the end-user license agreement (EULA), MaxMind needs all user’s approval to download the GeoLite2 database and that’s why for using this feature in WooCommerce you need a MaxMind license key.

WooCommerce 3.9 Requirements

Now, there’s a minimal WordPress and PHP requirement for WooCommerce 3.9 and for starting with this version you need to use WordPress 5.0 and PHP 7.0 or later versions.

Stores and eCommerce sites using older versions than PHP 7.0 and WordPress 5.0 will not be able to update to WooCommerce 3.9.

Enhancements

There are numerous enhancements and fixes in this release like:

  • WooCommerce 3.9 introduces a Payment Gateway API to support pay buttons.
  • A new show button is added for the password fields.

So, WooCommerce 3.9 offers various new features, new APIs, enhancements, and many more but there’s a minimal version requirement to start with WooCommerce like the requirement of WordPress 5.0 and PHP 7.0 (or later versions).

I’d suggest before updating the WooCommerce, create a backup or test it on a staging site.

 

Keep reading the article at WPblog. The article was originally written by Farhan Ayub on 2020-01-22 10:01:37.

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WooCommerce 4.0 – Everything You Need to Know!

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WooCommerce 4.0 is here and there are some exciting updates that come with it. This is the first major WooCommerce release of 2020 so there is plenty to look forward to in this update. Let’s dive into all the amazing features of WooCommerce 4.0 without any further ado.

New Admin Interface

WooCommerce users will now be able to work on the new admin interface that is sleek and extremely mobile friendly. The admin interface is the first step towards a javascript driven experience of the WooCommerce core.

The dashboard includes new and improved reports with an all new notification experience. You will now be able to filter and compare data and will also be able to view an overview of your store’s performance to see how it is performing.

The new activity panel will improve order management and consistency between mobile and desktop experience.

Action Scheduler 3.1

The Action Scheduler is the background technology that is already in the WooCommerce core. The new version that comes with WooCommerce 4.0 utilizes custom tables that provide consistent experience even on larger stores.
Improved Onboarding Experience

Users will now be able to experience the all new onboarding experience which will help them get their shops up and running much faster.

  • More WooCommerce 4.0 Updates
  • Fixes for WooCommerce Blocks package
  • Updates related to Brexit and VAT
  • Enhancement to Order Edit screen
  • Optimization for payment gateways

Decided To Move To WooCommerce 4.0?

After reading about all these amazing WooCommerce 4.0 features, one can’t help but quickly shift to the new version. So if you have decided to move to WooCommerce 4.0, here are some things you need to be careful about:

  • WooCommerce 4.0 is not completely backward compatible with previous WooCommerce versions.
  • You would need to run a few post update database upgrade routines once you have moved to WooCommerce 4.0
  • It is recommended that on a large database you run the upgrade routine with WP CLI command wp wc update instead of through the admin interface.

To know more about WooCommerce 4.0, head over to the official announcement.

Keep reading the article at WPblog. The article was originally written by Moeez on 2020-03-12 02:58:21.

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