The release candidate for WooCommerce 2.6 “Zipping Zebra” is now available.

RC means we think we’re done, but with thousands of users and hundreds of plugins and themes with WooCommerce support, it’s possible we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WooCommerce 2.6.0 on Tuesday, June 14th, but we need your help to get there.

Since beta 4, we’ve made a handful of fixes and tweaks you can view here. Notable changes include:

Think you’ve found a bug? Please post in detail to Github.

To test WooCommerce 2.6 RC1, you can use our WooCommerce Beta Tester plugin or you can download the release candidate here (zip).

For more information about what’s new in 2.6, check out Beta 1beta 2beta 3 and beta 4 blog posts.

In related news, Simplify Commerce is being deprecated in core. Bundling gateways within WooCommerce core is not ideal as it means we need to do core updates to patch gateway issues, when it would be more efficient to patch the gateway itself. When you update you’ll be prompted to install the replacement Simplify Commerce plugin instead which is now hosted on and supports WooCommerce 2.6+

Additonally, we’ll be promoting a few other gateways during the setup wizard which again can be downloaded from These include:

All free and open source.

If you haven’t tested WooCommerce 2.6 yet, now is the time!

Developers, please test your plugins and themes against WooCommerce 2.6 before next week. If you find compatibility problems, we never want to break things, so please be sure to post to Github so we can figure those out before the final release.

Translators, it is important than we translate 100% of the WooCommerce 2.6 strings so translations are downloaded automatically on update. Your help is most welcome!

Store ownersread this helpful guide on preparing for the update.