Do the Woo News May 7, 2021

Do the Woo - WooCommerce Podcast, Community and News
Do the Woo - WooCommerce Podcast, Community and News
Do the Woo News May 7, 2021
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This is a new weekly update with news around WooCommerce and a bit of WordPress core. It will be a curation of news with short descriptions and a link to help you stay on top of both Woo and WP as a builder.

WooCommerce News

WooCommerce 5.3 Release Candidate 2

This minor release set for May 11th includes an updated WooCommerce admin, a fix of the continue button and some tweaks to the store setup wizard.

WooCommerce Community News April 2021

A recap of highlights over the last month that you might have missed. These include updates in the Developer Resources, WooCommerce Core, Admin and Blocks. Resources had several number new packages and updates, WooCommerce Admin released Beta 2.3.0 and WooCommerce blocks 4.8 was also released.

PeachPay Lands Investment from WooCommerce

WooCommerce announced that it has invested in PeachPay, a one-click checkout plugin.

Automattic Buys Woo.com

The domain Woo.com has been purchased by Automattic at an undisclosed amount. It now redirects to WooCommerce.com. Interestingly enough, as the article states, the previous owner did not want to sell, but I guess there is always a price.

WordPress News

The month in April on WordPress included the 5.7.1 launch and the latest version of Gutenberg 10.5. There were also a lot of updates on full site editing including a feature demo, the next steps in shipping the chosen features that will come in 5.8, and a Full Site Editor outreach testing call that you may want to keep on top of. Lastly, WordCamp Europe 2021 is on the calendar and, again, for the safety of the community be virtual.

Added Notes

Here is the summary of the Query Quest call for testing the full site editor.

You can submit your questions for round two of full site editor answers and get ready for the testing on May 12th.