WooCommerce Core

WooCommerce 8.2.0 RC.2 Released

Release Candidate 2 for the October 10 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 8.2.0-rc.1, the following changes have been made:

  • Fix: HPOS keeping disabled when the database tables were created via enabling the setting #40466

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.


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

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.

By Jon Lane

I do a lot of things web and mobile, mostly focussed on quality. I like to automate things whenever possible and am a bit of a workflow nerd.

Currently working at Automattic.