WooCommerce 7.1 beta 1

Beta 1 for the November 2022 release of WooCommerce is now available for testing! You can either download it directly from WordPress.org or install our WooCommerce Beta Tester Plugin.


This release introduces High Performance Order Storage, which can be enabled within wp-admin under WooCommerce > Settings > Advanced > Features.

For a complete overview of this feature, take a look at the posts we’ve previously made about High Performance Order Storage, such as this post with frequently asked questions, or this one that addresses backward compatibility.

7.1 beta 1 also includes several other fixes, tweaks, and enhancements. For the complete list, view the changelog in the readme for this release.

Actions and Filters

This release doesn’t add any filters and adds one new action.

woocommerce_before_delete_orderFires immediately before an order is deleted from the database. [Source]

Database Changes

This release does not contain any database changes. The changes required for High Performance Order Store are not made until you enable that feature. For more about the schema of High Performance Order Store, see this post.

Template Changes

There are no template changes in this release.


There are no deprecations in this release.

Release Schedule

BetaOctober 18, 2022
Release CandidateNovember 1, 2022
Final ReleaseNovember 8, 2022


If you’d like to dive in and help test this new release, our handy WooCommerce Beta Tester plugin allows you to switch between beta versions and release candidates. You can also download the release from WordPress.org.

A set of testing instructions has been published on our Wiki page in GitHub. We’ve also posted a helpful writeup on beta testing to help get you started.

If you discover any bugs during the testing process, please let us know by logging a report in GitHub.

2 responses to “WooCommerce 7.1 beta 1”

  1. Something just came to my mind. How do the HPOS affect the new analytics reports? The analytics fetch quite a bit of meta, will they have to be updated as well?

    1. Sorry, still waiting for an answer about this. Thanks.

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