Do the Woo News, July 9, 2021

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Do the Woo - WooCommerce Podcast, Community and News
Do the Woo News, July 9, 2021

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

WooCommerce Core News

WooCommerce Blocks 5.5.0 Release Notes

This release introduces enhancements such as adding screen reader text to price ranges and allowing HTML in product titles in the All Products block. In addition, the release includes various bug fixes, including a fix to ensure the Cart and Checkout sidebars display correctly and that blocks using a product grid display correctly in the editor.

WooCommerce 5.5 RC2

This release included a tweak to exclude block templates from showing up in a product edit page and several fixes in the Woo Admin.

Some Woo odds and ends…

Why WooCommerce is the Best BigCommerce Alternative

In a post on the WooCommerce blog the two options are compared and they share why they believe WooCommerce is the right fit for any size of online stores, and, specifically, why you might want to choose it over BigCommerce

Review and Approve Plugin Released from Plugin Republic

The Review and Approve is the first plugin for WooCommerce that allows you to create an iterative review workflow with your customers. Using the Product Add-Ons Ultimate plugin, customers upload files and you provide revisions through the dashboard. Then customers review the new version through their Account page where they can request more changes or sign off

WordPress Core News

Summary: Theme Features in WordPress 5.8

With 5.8 now at release candidate 2, there are several important theme updates that they are asking you to test. This post is a summary of those theme features including a link to the 5.8 field guide.

High Level Feedback from the FSE Program

This post summarizes the top pieces of feedback of the current experience to help inform ongoing efforts after the 5.8 release and as a follow up to a similar post from March. The fact that some areas of feedback match the original post but that the specifics are different. This is to be expected due to efforts being consolidated around 5.8, causing some feedback to fall in priority. 

WordPress odds and ends…

Is Headless WordPress the Right Solution for You?

This post from WebDevStudios dives into the crux of the evolution in headless and WordPress. It explains what headless means, where it’s going and example to give you a clearer picture.