WooCommerce Core

WooCommerce 8.1 RC 2

RC 2 for the September 2023 release of WooCommerce is now available for testing! You can either download it directly from or install our WooCommerce Beta Tester Plugin.


Since the release of 8.1 RC 1, the following changes have been made:

  • Fix – Update modified date when a metadata is saved for HPOS. (#39911)

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

Actions and Filters

No additional changes introduced.

Template Changes

No additional changes introduced.

Release Schedule

We’re still on track for our planned September 12 release.

Final ReleaseSeptember 12, 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

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.