We’re approaching the final release of WooCommerce 2.1. Today we have tagged the first release candidate, which is available for testing now. If you haven’t tested your extension or theme relying on internal WooCommerce code with this new version, this is your last chance.

Release candidates are the final stages of a new version. We think this new version is done, we’ve done a lot of testing and have fixed all the bugs that were reported in the beta phases. Now we need you to make sure we didn’t miss anything and that we can release WooCommerce 2.1 with as little bugs as possible.

If you need a recap of what has been changed, go read our beta 1 announcement. That post includes all changes you’ll want to check to make sure your plugin or theme is compatible with this new release.

In case you find a bug, please report it as an issue on GitHub and give us all the required information to be able to reproduce this issue. Things like version numbers and plugins and theme active at the time are essential to a good bug report.

We want to release the final version next week, a little over our planned deadline but still very close to ‘late January’. We’d like to thank everybody for testing, contributing fixes and all other ways you’ve helped out in making this new release happen.