What are the new enhancements and additions done to WooCommerce 3.8?

Very recently, WooCommerce 3.8 has been released, which is, tough a minor release, robust and caters to newer requirements. This version has been in development since August 2019. Let’s see what in store:

WooCommerce Blocks 2.4

  • Reviews by Product
  • Reviews by Category

Product Search Block

To use the WooCommerce blocks, you need to have WordPress 5.1+ or the latest version of the Gutenberg plugin.

Performance

There is no change in the PHP or the WordPress requirements for WooCommerce 3.8 – it still supports sites working with PHP 5.6.20 and WordPress 4.9. However, it is in the roadmap of WooCommerce 3.9 to set the minimum requirements of PHP to 7 and WordPress to 5 or above.

Enhancements

  • “Available on backorder” messages for products are now available on backorder.
  • Opt-out of usage tracking by default in the Setup Wizard.
  • Better wording for subtotal and downloads enabled.
  • Full support for PHP 7.4!
  • A new template – content-widget-price-filter.php – for displaying a product price filter widget. Previously this was embedded in a core file.
  • Several new hooks and filters
  • Localization tweaks for Japan, Namibia, Zambia, and US Minor Outlying Islands