Do the Woo news is updates on WooCommerce Core, WordPress core, and a few Woo odds and ends.
WooCommerce Core News
As Woo payments continues to grow, it is now available in France, Spain, Germany and Italy.
This release introduces several enhancements and bug fixes in many of the blocks including the Cart and Checkout blocks, which are only accessible using the WC Blocks feature plugin, and some other blocks which are available also in WooCommerce core like All Products and All Reviews.
This is also the first release of WooCommerce Blocks which requires that you will need WordPress 5.8 and WooCommerce 5.5 in order to update to this version.
A great packaged post that helps to keep you in the loop of updates of recent happenings last month.
There is a new REST API endpoint that fixes slow queries for products with low stock that developers should adopt. The post goes further into the details, how it affects you and what action you should take.
The first release candidate is now available for WooCommerce 5.6 and includes a couple changes from beta. They are on track for the planned August 17th release date.
WordPress Core News
As can be expected, the post reviews WordPress 5.8, Gutenberg 11.0, an update on returning to in-person WordPress events, the release of BuddyPress 9.0 and several event updates, feedback requests from contributor teams and some recommended reading.
Starting in WordPress 5.8, a new tool — “theme.json” — is available to use in your theme. This post provides a quick introduction to this new framework, and describes what’s possible by sharing a few practical tips and examples.
Woo Odds and End
Mode Effect, a well-known eCommerce Consulting and Development Agency in the space has acquired Amplify Plugins to expand its WordPress and WooCommerce plugin solutions. In the post Scott Morrison adds, “Since Mode Effect is the premier service company for WooCommerce users, our insights and know-how will help Scott from Amplify Plugins focus on higher value products with deeper meaning and value to our mutual customers,”
This new plugin lets you change the default price range which WooCommerce displays for variable products.. The unlimited variation formats allows you to replace the WooCommerce variation price change with any other format or hide it completely, update the main price when you select a variation and works with variable and grouped products.