WooCommerce 4.8 is now available!

We’re excited to announce that WooCommerce 4.8 is now publicly available! It has been in development since November 2020 and Core contributions include about 257 commits from 29 contributors!

This is a minor release, which means everything is backward compatible with the previous version.

Given the release of PHP8, WordPress 5.6, and the Twenty Twenty-One theme, the focus of this release is on compatibility and quality of life improvements.

As always, we recommend creating a backup of your site and making sure that themes and plugins are compatible before updating. You can check out this update guide for more information.

What’s new in 4.8?

Variations Report

Example of the variation report

This new report grants merchants insight into the sales of individual product variations. (#5167)

Homescreen Layouts

homescreen layout

Merchants may now choose between two different layouts for the homescreen. (#5429)

Notable Fixes & Improvements

There are many fixes and stability improvements in this release:

  • Limited the status page’s warning for untested extensions to major releases. (#28114)
  • Added support for the Twenty Twenty-One theme. (#28134)
  • Reduced the memory usage of AJAX product search. (#28177)
  • Added shipping, tax, and fee lines to refund REST API responses. (#28241)

You can find the complete changelog for this release in the changelog.txt file.

Database Changes

This release does not introduce any changes to the database.

Template Changes

This release does not introduce any changes to template files.

Filters and actions

We have added one new filter:

woocommerce_product_has_optionsDetermine if the product has options for the user to configure.

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