WooCommerce 8.0 Beta 1 Released

Beta 1 for the August 8 release of WooCommerce is now available for testing! You can either download it directly from WordPress.org or install our WooCommerce Beta Tester Plugin.


Since the release of 7.9.0, the following changes have been made:

  • WooCommerce Blocks has been updated to 10.6.0. For full details see the 10.6.0 release notes.
  • Fixed the layout of View Cart link on the posts/pages. [#38950]
  • Several other fixes, improvements, and updates.

For the complete list, view the changelog in the readme for this release.

Upcoming PHP Requirement Change

While 7.9.0 continues to support PHP 7.3, we want to remind you of an announcement we made recently regarding the upcoming change that will require PHP 7.4 beginning with WooCommerce 8.2.0.

Read our announcement post for full details.

Actions and Filters

This release adds one new action and no new filters.


woocommerce_before_delete_orderFires immediately before an order is deleted from the database. (Note: this was added for the CPT data store). [Source]

Database Changes

This release has no database changes.

Template Changes

This release has no template changes.

Release Schedule

We’re on track for our planned August 8 release.

Release CandidateAugust 1, 2023
Final ReleaseAugust 8, 2023


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.

One response to “WooCommerce 8.0 Beta 1 Released”

  1. Thanks for the huge and the behind the scene work (HPOS / New Product Editing Experience)

    One typo : “We’re on track for our planned June 13 release.”
    One question : “By August 2023 High Performance Order Storage will be enabled by default on all new WooCommerce stores” > it’s confirmed ? from 8.0 ?

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