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March 28th: Dev Chat #25 — March 22, 2019

March 28th: Dev Chat #25

We had a grand time last month for Dev Chat #24 – and my how time flies, it is time for the twenty-fifth installment of Dev Chat!

The next chat will be on Thursday March 28th at 16:00 UTC in the #core channel of the WooCommerce Community Slack. If you don’t already have access to the group, you can request an invite here.

For this devchat we will be talking a bit more about performance enhancements coming in 3.6 – and will have some benchmarks to share with everyone. Also we will go over some examples of how you can customize the functionality of the new WooCommerce Blocks.

As always – if you have any other questions, or topics you would like to chat about during Dev Chat #25, please drop a comment below. And if you haven’t checked out the Beta of 3.6 yet – be sure to give it a look and come equipped with any questions or issues!

See you all on the 28th!


WooCommerce 3.5.7 security release — March 19, 2019
WooCommerce 3.6 Beta 1 — March 15, 2019

WooCommerce 3.6 Beta 1

Greetings everyone – we are quite pleased to announced that WooCommerce 3.6 is now available for beta testing!

To test the beta release of 3.6, you can download it directly from GitHub, or install our WooCommerce Beta Tester Plugin which allows you to easily test out this beta and all future beta and release candidates.

What is new in 3.6?

3.6 is the first minor release of 2019 – and being a minor release – everything included in this release is backwards-compatible. This means if you are updating from any version since 3.0, you should encounter no issues.

On to what’s new!

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Storefront 2.4.5 release notes —

Storefront 2.4.5 release notes

Storefront 2.4.5 has been tagged for release and uploaded to WordPress.org.

Here’s what’s changed pulled directly from the changelog:

* Fix - Revert changes made to the navigation menus that in some cases could cause menus to be hidden on the page.

Download the latest release of Storefront here or venture over to Dashboard → Updates to update your theme from WordPress.

As usual, if you spot any other issues, please log them in detail on Github.

Storefront 2.4.4 release notes — March 14, 2019

Storefront 2.4.4 release notes

Storefront 2.4.4 has been tagged for release and uploaded to WordPress.org.

Here’s what’s changed pulled directly from the changelog:

* Tweak - Update UTM parameters on WooCommerce.com links.
* Tweak - Compress and minify `pep.min.js`.
* Tweak - Minify CSS files in the `base` folder.
* Fix - Underline links in post content, footer, and breadcrumbs for better accessibility.
* Fix - Bolder outline styles for better accessibility.
* Fix - Stop Handheld Navigation items from being read by screen readers when the menu is collapsed.
* Fix - Add styling for product columns on the header widget area.
* Fix - Hide bundle/composite child cart items below the desktop size threshold.
* Fix - Split Jetpack styles into separate files to fix a flash of content when using the infinite scroll option.
* Dev - Update node dependencies.
* Dev - Handheld Footer Bar JavaScript moved from `navigation.js` to `footer.js`.

Download the latest release of Storefront here or venture over to Dashboard → Updates to update your theme from WordPress.

As usual, if you spot any other issues, please log them in detail on Github.