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WooCommerce 3.3.1 status update — February 1, 2018

WooCommerce 3.3.1 status update

As you may have seen, 3.3.0 was removed from soon after release on Wednesday; this was to give the team time to look deeper into some theme conflicts being reported and to avoid more users running into the same issues.

The severity of the issue was relatively low, however, the volume of users running the impacted themes was potentially high, so we chose to take this safer approach.

The issue affected themes with template overrides from 3.2.x which hadn’t been made compatible with 3.3. In general, we recommend that themes use hooks instead of template overrides. Themes such as Storefront (which does not use template overrides) were compatible at launch.

If you’re unsure if your theme was affected, users have shared their experiences with various themes on the forum around this issue.

Why does list 3.2.6 and not 3.3.0?

To prevent further users downloading 3.3.0 as an automated update from WordPress admin, we reverted the stable version back to 3.2.6.

When 3.3.1 is released, the auto update will be available again for all users.

What should I do if I updated to 3.3?

If you’re running 3.3 already and your theme is compatible, you don’t need to make any changes.

If you have upgraded and saw issues with your theme, check to see if a compatibility update was released – these updates will likely fix issues on your site. For example, Genesis Connect for WooCommerce was affected and has since released a fix.

If you have upgraded, are seeing issues, and no compatibility updates have been released, you have three options:

    1. Just wait for 3.3.1 to be released officially: This path makes sense if you’re not too concerned about the issues you’re seeing.
    2. Update to our pre-release version of 3.3.1 available here: We only recommend this route if you’re comfortable with pre-release versions. More below on what’s already gone into 3.3.1.
    3. Downgrade to 3.2.6 using the WP Rollback plugin: We only suggest going this route if you’re seeing issues you’re concerned about and don’t want to take the risk of a pre-release version.

Aside from the theme issues mentioned above, 3.3 is looking pretty stable. We are running it ourselves on without problems, so please only downgrade if absolutely neccessary.

How do I install the pre-release of 3.3.1?

3.3.1-rc.1 can be found on GitHub.

  1. Download the new zip file.
  2. Unzip of your computer.
  3. Upload the woocommerce plugin folder to your site manually following any of these instructions:

Using this pre-release or downgrading should not affect your WooCommerce data as long as you never ‘uninstall’ via admin.

What are you doing to resolve this issue?

To resolve the issues, we selected a set of the most common themes running on WooCommerce stores and then tested for compatibility with the 3.3.1 release. We’ve already tested with more than 40 themes, and we believe 3.3.1 is relatively stable, but are taking the extra time to test more thoroughly.

The fixes already made to 3.3.1 can be found here on GitHub.

When will 3.3.1 be out?

Subject to our continued testing, we’re aiming to have 3.3.1 out early next week (the week of the 5th Feb, 2018). Any further updates or deviations from this will be added to this post as needed.

Thanks for your support.

WooCommerce 3.3 has been released — January 30, 2018

WooCommerce 3.3 has been released

Today we’re excited to release WooCommerce 3.3 into the wild! 3.3 has been in development since October, and has had over 1581 commits from 80 contributors.


3.3 is a minor update. All changes should be backwards compatible with sites running any version of WooCommerce since 3.0, but we do still recommend ensuring extensions and themes are compatible before upgrading by testing on a staging site, and making backups for peace of mind.

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WooCommerce 3.3 RC2 — January 26, 2018

WooCommerce 3.3 RC2

WooCommerce 3.3.0 RC2 is available for testing. This includes some fixes for issues identified during RC1.

To test WooCommerce 3.3.0 RC2, you can use our WooCommerce Beta Tester plugin or you can download the release candidate here (zip).

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

The final version of 3.3 is due for release January 30 2018. Huge props to everyone who has sent feedback about this release so far or found bugs.

February 6th: Dev chat #18 — January 23, 2018

February 6th: Dev chat #18

The next chat will be on February 6th at 17:00 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 for the chat:

  • Open forum for 3.3 post-launch feedback, including the development and release process as well as the 3.3 release itself.
  • Present and discuss our progress integrating WooCommerce with the new Gutenberg editor along with our plans for Gutenberg.
  • Present and discuss our progress on the custom product tables feature plugin, and outline our plan and timeline for integrating the feature plugin into the WooCommerce core plugin.

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

See you there!

Storefront 2.2.7 release notes —

Storefront 2.2.7 release notes

Storefront 2.2.7 has been tagged for release and uploaded to

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

* Fix - Reverted Chromium overflow fix introduced in 2.2.6 due to incompatibility with other Storefront products.
* Fix - Jetpack Google Translate widget styling.
* Tweak - Improved Grouped products table styling.
* Dev - Added filters; `storefront_custom_logo_args`, `storefront_register_nav_menus`, `storefront_html5_args`, and `storefront_site_logo_args`.

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.