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WooCommerce 3.9 Has Landed — January 22, 2020

WooCommerce 3.9 Has Landed

We are thrilled to announce that WooCommerce 3.9 is officially available — it has been in development since November 2019, and contains around 600 commits from 18 contributors. This is a minor release, which means everything should be backward compatible with previous versions of WooCommerce.

Even though it’s a minor release, we always recommend checking that all your plugins and your theme are compatible before updating. For your peace of mind, you should also create backups of your site – read this guide for more details.

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Updates on WooCommerce 3.9 Release and RC 4 — January 20, 2020

Updates on WooCommerce 3.9 Release and RC 4

We had scheduled WooCommerce 3.9 for release on January 6, but due to recent changes on MaxMind GeoLite2 integration, we have delayed the release until January 21.

WooCommerce uses MaxMind GeoLite2 for geolocalization. It’s possible to enable it by changing the “Default Customer Address” option in WooCommerce settings; enabling geolocation should download the database from MaxMind servers once a month. However, MaxMind now requires an account and a license key to allow downloads. You can read more details on why they require it on this page: “Significant Changes to Accessing and Using GeoLite2 Databases“.

Due to this change, we had to put in some extra work to keep our geolocalization feature functioning. This also requires more testing, so we’ve delayed the release by two weeks.

Today we are releasing WooCommerce 3.9 RC 4. To test it, use our beta tester plugin or download the release here. Check out the beta announcement post—it highlights all the new features and improvements.

If you find any bugs along the way, please open an issue in our GitHub repository. Thank you for testing and helping us make WooCommerce better!

WooCommerce Admin v0.24.0 — January 9, 2020
Action Scheduler 3.0 — January 8, 2020
WooCommerce 3.9 Release Candidate Is Now Available — December 24, 2019

WooCommerce 3.9 Release Candidate Is Now Available

WooCommerce 3.9 is almost ready — so close, in fact, you can already test its release candidate.

To test it, use our beta tester plugin or download the release here. We’ll be unveiling WooCommerce 3.9 on January 6th, but if you’re really itching to learn what’s inside, check out the beta announcement post — it highlights all the new features and improvements.

If you find any bugs along the way, please open an issue in our GitHub repository. Thank you for testing and helping us make WooCommerce better!