WooCommerce 7.1 Adds Cart Block Cross-Sells, Includes High Performance Order Storage Behind a Feature Flag

WooCommerce 7.1 was released yesterday, delivering on time with the highly anticipated custom order tables feature, which was renamed to “High-Performance Order Storage” (HPOS). This is a major undertaking that implements custom tables for orders, products, and coupons, and promises significant performance gains for stores. Contributors have been working on HPOS throughout 2022 but have been… Continue reading WooCommerce 7.1 Adds Cart Block Cross-Sells, Includes High Performance Order Storage Behind a Feature Flag

WooCommerce Store Owners Combat Fraudulent Stripe Charges

For the past few weeks, members of the Advanced WordPress Facebook (AWP) group have been discussing methods of combatting Stripe Card Testing fraud. WordPress developer Jon Brown opened the topic after seeing fraudulent charges on five different websites, including four using WooCommerce and one using the Leaky Paywall platform. “All five were on Cloudflare with… Continue reading WooCommerce Store Owners Combat Fraudulent Stripe Charges

WooCommerce Blocks 8.6.0 Introduces Cross-Sells Products Block

WooCommerce Blocks 8.6.0 was released yesterday with support for a new block that displays cross-sells for products that are based on the current product in the customer’s cart. For example, if a customer is purchasing a new gardener’s kit, the store may cross-sell gardening gloves as a complementary product. This is a new feature is… Continue reading WooCommerce Blocks 8.6.0 Introduces Cross-Sells Products Block

WooSesh Publishes Schedule Ahead of Virtual Event October 11-13, 2022

WooSesh, a virtual conference for WooCommerce professionals and store builders, has published the schedule for the upcoming three-day event beginning on October 11. This year’s lineup includes 24 speakers from across the WooCommerce ecosystem, including engineers, product managers, sales directors, and WooCommerce core developers. Each day of the event has a theme with sessions running… Continue reading WooSesh Publishes Schedule Ahead of Virtual Event October 11-13, 2022

WooCommerce 6.9 Released, High-Performance Order Storage Targeted for 7.1

WooCommerce 6.9 was released today and was quickly followed up with 6.9.1 after a bug caused some stores to produce a warning or a fatal error, depending on the site’s PHP version. This release brings the new Cart and Checkout blocks into core as beta features. These blocks have been available in the WooCommerce Blocks plugin since… Continue reading WooCommerce 6.9 Released, High-Performance Order Storage Targeted for 7.1

WooCommerce.com Brings Back Sandbox Sites for Testing Extensions

WooCommerce.com is bringing back a feature that made it possible for customers to test extensions in a sandbox environment before purchasing them. Select extensions can be loaded up on a private test site for 30 days before the site self-destructs. Although WooCommerce.com already offers a 30 day money back guarantee if users are unhappy with… Continue reading WooCommerce.com Brings Back Sandbox Sites for Testing Extensions

YITH Wonder: A New Free WordPress Theme with Support for WooCommerce and Full-Site Editing

YITH, a WooCommerce plugin development company that was acquired by Newfold Digital in March 2022, has released its first block theme on WordPress.org. YITH Wonder is now listed among 122 other block themes that support full-site editing and have recently gained their own menu link in the directory to improve their visibility. YITH Wonder includes… Continue reading YITH Wonder: A New Free WordPress Theme with Support for WooCommerce and Full-Site Editing

Iconic Releases Flux Checkout 2.0 for WooCommerce with New Modern Theme

Iconic has relaunched its Flux Checkout plugin with a new, modern checkout theme. The plugin was created to minimize customers abandoning their carts due to checkout complexity. It breaks the checkout experience into steps to make the process feel faster and simpler with a distraction-free design. Flux Checkout 2.0.0 adds a new “Modern” theme in… Continue reading Iconic Releases Flux Checkout 2.0 for WooCommerce with New Modern Theme

WooCommerce to Stop Registering Customizer Options in Upcoming 6.9 Release

WooCommerce is making a strong push towards getting the Customizer menu out of the admin for those who are using a block theme. In an effort to clean up the admin and eliminate confusion, the plugin will stop registering Customizer options when a block theme is active beginning with version 6.9. This will go into… Continue reading WooCommerce to Stop Registering Customizer Options in Upcoming 6.9 Release

WooCommerce Calls for Early Testing on Custom Order Table Migrations

At the beginning of this year, WooCommerce announced its plan to produce an MVP of custom order tables by Q3, 2022, a long-awaited improvement that promises significant performance gains for stores. The plugin’s development team is now calling for developers, agencies, and hosting companies to test migration to its first implementation of customer order tables.… Continue reading WooCommerce Calls for Early Testing on Custom Order Table Migrations