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WooCommerce Blocks 2.1.0 Release Notes — May 14, 2019
Dev Chat #26 Notes — May 13, 2019
Storefront 2.5.0 is now available to download — May 9, 2019

Storefront 2.5.0 is now available to download

Storefront 2.5.0 has just been tagged for release and uploaded to That means it should be available to download very soon!

While 2.5 is not a major release, you should not update live sites without adequate testing on a staging site. If you are using any additional Storefront products (child themes and/or extensions) be sure to check for updates for them before updating Storefront.

What’s in the box

In version 2.2 we introduced support for WordPress 4.7’s Starter Content feature, a feature that provides a much richer experience when installing Storefront.

In 2.5 we are expanding this feature to include a custom editable homepage using WooCommerce 3.6 blocks, and also the updated cover block introduced in WordPress 5.2.

For most of its existence Storefront has included a “Homepage” custom template. While this provided a solution to a problem, any kind of customizations to the configuration of this template were only possible via plugins or custom code.

Now with Gutenberg and the new WooCommerce blocks, creating custom homepages couldn’t be easier.

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

* Feature - Updated Starter Content to make use of WooCommerce 3.6 blocks, and also the new cover block introduced in WordPress 5.2, to create a custom editable homepage.
* Tweak - Added edit link to post, pages, and products.
* Fix - Prevent overlap of site title and handheld menu button when not using a logo image.
* Fix - Added error styling to T&C checkbox and Country select in the Checkout page.
* Fix - Ensure all inputs use accent color set in the Customizer.
* Fix - Don't show sticky add to cart if product cannot be purchased.
* Fix - Added margin to view cart link in the "Added to cart" notice.
* Fix - Replaced CSS calc with Sass math when calculating block gallery column widths for better compatibility with IE11.
* Fix - Change color and size of "remove" icon in the Cart page.
* Fix - Change product pagination z-index for compatibility with PhotoSwipe.
* Fix - Fix double scrollbar when original length of the mini cart surpasses the end of the page.
* Fix - Move all Gutenberg assets to Gutenberg hooks.
* Dev - Updated Composite Products integration for compatibility with version 4.0.
* Dev - Updated FontAwesome to 5.8.1.

You can download Storefront now from your dashboard or from

I found a bug

If you find a bug then as always, please be sure to report it on GitHub. If you have any other problems with Storefront please post on the support forum, or contact us if you’re a WooCommerce customer.

May 2nd: Dev Chat #26 — April 30, 2019

May 2nd: Dev Chat #26

We are resuming our dev chats after the release of WooCommerce 3.6. Our last dev chat was on March 28th, and now it’s time to get back to our regular schedule.

The next chat will be on Thursday May 2nd 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.

In this devchat we’ll like invite everyone to talk about WooCommerce 3.6, let’s do a retro and talk about what went well and what didn’t, new features, performance improvements, bugs and so on.

As always – if you have any other questions, or topics you would like to chat about during Dev Chat #26, please drop a comment below.

See you all!

Storefront 2.4.6 release notes — April 26, 2019

Storefront 2.4.6 release notes

Storefront 2.4.6 has been tagged for release and uploaded to

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

Fix - Sort homepage template categories by `menu_order` instead of `name`.
Fix - Remove menu transition when no menu is assigned to primary location.

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.