WooCommerce 8.2.0 Beta 1 Released

Beta 1 for the October 10 release of WooCommerce is now available for testing! You can either download it directly from WordPress.org or install our WooCommerce Beta Tester Plugin.

Highlights

Since the release of 8.1.0, the following changes have been made:

  • WooCommerce Blocks has been updated to 11.1.1. See the release notes for 11.1.0 for changes. #40300
  • WooCommerce now requires at least PHP version 7.4. #39820
  • High Performance Order Storage is now enabled by default for new installs. #40296

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

PHP Requirement Change

WooCommerce 8.2 requires PHP version 7.4 or newer.

Read our announcement post for full details.

Release Schedule

We’re on track for our planned October 10 release.

VersionRelease
Release CandidateOctober 3, 2023
Final ReleaseOctober 10, 2023

Testing

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.

We’ve 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.

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