Do the Woo News, July 16, 2021

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Do the Woo News, July 16, 2021
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Do the Woo news is updates on WooCommerce Core, WordPress core, and a few odds and ends.

WooCommerce Core News

WooCommerce 5.5.0 Released

Action Scheduler 3.2.0 and 3.2.1 will be included as the AS library from 3.1.6 to 3.2.1 has been updated in this release. This release comes with several fixes and an additional database index to speed up performance for sites with heavy traffic. PayPal standard will be hidden on new installs, and they are suggesting you use their new PayPal extension instead. This change is only applicable for new installs, existing sites will continue to work as expected. 

The settings page infrastructure has been refactored to allow for features like import/export of settings in future releases. And lastly, IE 11 support will not be available from this version.

Developer Advisory: PayPal Standard Will be Hidden on New Installs

As mentioned before, in the 5.5 release as PayPal will not be automatically loaded on install and this article on WooCommerce.com elaborates more on what you should know as a developer.

Developer Advisory: Critical Vulnerability in Multiple Versions of WooCommerce

Following the release of 5.5, A critical vulnerability was detected in multiple versions of WooCommerce and the WooCommerce Blocks feature plugin.  Patches for each impacted version have been created and deployed automatically to vulnerable stores. So please check to make sure you are updated 5.5.1.

Some Woo odds and ends…

Membership Sites with WPQuickStart Released from Nexcess

Nexcess, a leader in WooCommerce managed hosting, has a new service for setting up membership sites. WPQuickStart takes advantage of their fully managed hosting and the collection of themes and plugins you will need. It also included built-in payment integrations with Stripe, Braintree, 2Checkout, Authorize.net and PayPal plus a multi-level subscription package.

WordPress Core News

WordPress 5.8 Release Candidate 3

Only days away from the release, still time to get your last minute testing in.

Resources for Block Theme Development

A great resource pulled together to help theme authors prepare for the future.