WooCommerce 7.6 – What’s New?

WooCommerce version 7.6 is scheduled for release today, April 11th. It is estimated that around 30% of all online shops in the world use WooCommerce. It’s a natural choice for WordPress ecommerce sites, as the two work closely together, and are of course backed up by the same developer community.

If your site is not using WooCommerce yet, but are considering becoming an online merchant with its help, check out our previous blog post to get started with WooCommerce in no time!

What’s new in WooCommerce 7.6?

WooCommerce Blocks receives an update, improving the look and feel as well as the performance of Mini Cart block. Attribute filtering for the product block has also been improved. The update doesn’t bring any major changes, but it does include many small improvements and bug fixes, which is always nice for usability and performance.

What is WooCommerce Blocks?

The most recent WordPress updates have transformed site editing into a more visual experience with the introduction of block themes and the new Site Editor. The same trend applies to WooCommerce, and WooCommerce Blocks was introduced in WooCommerce version 7.3. To enable WooCommerce Blocks, the WordPress core must be upgraded to at least version 6.1.

WooCommerce 7.6 fixes the following problems and bugs:

  • Fix for an issue where plugins could not determine the shipping adress during payments
  • Border styles weren’t displayed in Site Editor for Featured Product and Featured Category blocks
  • Firefox browser fixes when saving changes
  • Fix for WordPress 6.2, where border width was not applied correctly for some blocks
  • HPOS caching issues introduced in WooCommerce 7.6.0 Beta 1 release
  • Fix for HPOS issue that could return metadata to a previous state
  • Fix for a fatal error when running wc_admin_daily cron job.

A list of all updates and fixes can be found on WooCommerce’s GitHub. We also recommend checking out WooCommerce’s official developer blog at developer.woocommerce.com.

Upgrading WooCommerce

Seravo will upgrade WooCommerce on behalf of its customers, if upgrading is possible. You should always pay special attention to updating your WooCommerce store.

If you are attempting to upgrade WooCommerce manually, the update should be done carefully, step by step. It is advisable to test the updates in a separate staging environment first. Before making updates to your site, remember to ensure that you have a fresh backup of your entire WordPress site. This way the site can be easily restored – even if an unexpected error occurs when updating.

If your WordPress site at Seravo’s hosting does not yet have a staging environment, you can open one by contacting us!

WooCommerce update instructions

As usual, the official upgrade instructions can also be found in official WooCommerce documentation. If you need assistance in migrating to the new version of WooCommerce, we recommend you to send us an email at help@seravo.com.

Test New WooCommerce Features Before They Are Released

Would you like to be involved in testing the latest versions of WooCommerce? You can do so with WooCommerce’s own Beta Tester plugin, which you can read more about on WooCommerce’s own blog or view it on GitHub. The plugin gives you access to unreleased features that you can test to anticipate how your site will perform before the official update is released.