Hi everyone! WooCommerce 8.3 was scheduled for release today, November 14, 2023. But, to allow for some additional testing and monitoring on our end we’ve decided to delay the release until Thursday, November 16, 2023.
Why the delay?
WooCommerce 8.3 will be the first major release since the release of WordPress 6.4 on November 7th. It will also be the current stable version when PHP 8.3 is released on November 23, 2023. As such, we need to ensure WooCommerce’s compatibility with the changes from these two major dependencies. We have identified very recent issues and were able to fix them. However, we still need more time in testing these fixes together with other recent changes since WooCommerce 8.3 RC 2.
What happens next?
We don’t anticipate the delay to take long. We are currently aiming to release WooCommerce 8.3 on Thursday, November 16, 2023. As always we will announce the release on this blog.
Part of the compatibility fixes we are testing and including in WooCommerce 8.3 came from the community. We appreciate the time and effort that the community have put in to help us uncover and solve these compatibility issues early on.