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Dev Chat Summary – June 20th — June 27, 2017

Dev Chat Summary – June 20th

This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from June 20th (agenda, Slack archive).

Questions and feedback related to WooCommerce 3.1 RC

How will the CSV importer work with classes that extend product, e.g. Bookings? will it work out of the box or adjustment will be needed? bor0

By default support any type of product type, and it’s able to handle all meta data, so for most of the 3rd party plugins should work just fine. There’s still a guide about extending the importer/exporter.

One piece of feedback RE exporting products: any thoughts on adding export by category? seems like it may be better for bulk updates than product type bekarice

If it’s something needed we should be happy to include in 3.1. It’s also possible to support this idea on WooCommerce Ideas Board.

So it looks like the export / import isn’t using the asynch processing? bekarice

All import/export processing is done in batching with AJAX, so as long as the windows is open, it will happily import/export all day.

Is WC core a place we can explore a better background processing than cron? pmgarman

For now import/export does not need it, but this is something that we definitely want to look in the future to improve other use cases, like the mailer.

I’ve a question. Has anyone had to do compatibility updates for 3.1, if so, why and was it core at fault? mikejolley

Most of people just had a little work with deprecation notices, e.g with WC_Order_Item_Meta class, but in general no fatal errors or problems like we had in the past.

Welcome to selectWoo

selectWoo is our fork of select2 JavaScript library, where we fixed several accessibility issues and changed the namespace for WooCommerce usage, this should handle incompatibilities caused by different select2 versions too.

June 20th: Dev chat #6 — June 19, 2017

June 20th: Dev chat #6

It’s time for our 6th dev chat, if you missed something in the last one, you can recap our summary here.

The next chat will be on June 20th 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 at the bottom of the WooCommerce developers page.

Here is the agenda:

If you have anything to propose for the agenda or related to the above, please leave a comment below.

See you there!

Dev Chat Summary: May 9th — May 10, 2017

Dev Chat Summary: May 9th

This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from May 9th. (agenda, Slack archive).

How we deal with “random” products and caching

Currently results from product shortcodes are saved in cache for 30 days, and this is raising issues with “Random” products since some users feel it is too much time.

All results were randomly chosen, even if you refresh five times and see the same products, not to mention that “Random” does not mean “New every page refresh”.

We decided to do a few extra queries, creating a range of random products saved in cache, so every page refresh we can randomly choose a range of products already cached and shuffle them. This will create an impression that have new products for every page refresh without the burden of querying new products each time.

Progress with CRUD search

We decided to split it into every CRUD object, so will be done products by 3.1, and then Coupons and Orders for 3.2.

Claudiu is currently work in a better way to do query search, like doing queries by date using:

>=2017-05-05
>2017-05-05
<2017-05-05
<=2017-05-05 2017-05-05...2017-05-08 >=1493942400
>1493942400
<1493942400
<=1493942400
1493942400...1494201600

Check #14971 for more details.

Progress with importer

Work in progress, but we have a parser ready and by the end of this week we’ll have it working. More news coming soon.

May 9th: Dev chat #3 — May 8, 2017

May 9th: Dev chat #3

It’s time for our third dev chat, if you missed something in the last one, you can recap our summary here.

Our third dev chat will be on May 9th 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 at the bottom of the WooCommerce developers page.

Here is the agenda:

  • How we deal with “random” products and caching.
  • Progress with CRUD search.
  • Progress with importer.
  • Anything else? Contribution ideas, projects, & thoughts.

If you have anything to propose for the agenda or related to the above, please leave a comment below.

See you there!

WooCommerce 2.6.13 fix release notes — January 18, 2017

WooCommerce 2.6.13 fix release notes

The WooCommerce 2.6.13 fix release is now available. You can download it from WordPress.org or as an automatic update in your administration panel.

~8 commits made it into this release fixing a few issues.

The full changelog for 2.6.13 is below.

* Fix - Demo store banner styling in 2017.
* Fix - Removed default instructions from COD, BACS and Cheque gateways so displayed messages can be unset.
* Fix - Made variation options update on first load.
* Localisation - Added Romanian locale to the installer.

If you spot any further issues, please report them to us in detail on GitHub so the development team can review – comments on this post are closed.