We are pleased to announce the release of WooCommerce 8.0.0. This release should be backwards compatible with the previous version.
This release contains:
- 381 commits from 54 contributors in WooCommerce Core.
- 248 commits from34 contributors in WooCommerce Blocks.
As always, we recommend creating a backup of your site and making sure that your theme and any other plugins are compatible before updating. You can check out this update guide for more information.
Updated WordPress Minimum Version
Upcoming PHP Requirement Change
This release continues to support PHP version 7.3. We recently announced our plan to end support for PHP 7.3, beginning with the release of WooCommerce 8.2.0, scheduled for release in October of 2023. Read our announcement post for full details.
What’s new in 8.0.0?
New WooCommerce Blocks Templates
Cart, Checkout, and Order Confirmation templates are now available in the Site Editor for block themes! These templates enhance your editing experience for the checkout flow by enabling editing the entire page, including header/footer customization.
Also, with this release, we removed the word
beta from the compatibility notice in the Cart and Checkout Blocks to show merchants that these blocks can be considered stable.
Below you can see the before and after screenshots of the compatibility notice. The corresponding PR can be found at https://github.com/woocommerce/woocommerce-blocks/pull/10019.
Introducing new banner patterns
We introduced the following new banner patterns:
- Small discount banner with image pattern
- Product collection banner pattern
- Discount banner with image pattern
- Discount banner pattern
New settings added to the Mini-Cart
We are adding three new settings to the Mini-Cart block, giving you more customization options and allowing merchants to personalize the color of the price, icon, and product count to match their preferences.
Image size settings added to the Product Image block
The Product Image is receiving three new settings that allow merchants the width, height and scale for the product image.
Actions and Filters
This release adds one new action and no new filters.
|Fires immediately before an order is deleted from the database. (Note: this was added for the CPT data store). [Source]|
This release has no database changes.
This release has no template changes.
Much 💜 to all the contributors
Finally a big thanks to everyone in the community who has contributed via issue reports, fixes, translation, testing, supporting other users, or simply spreading the word.