WooCommerce 8.0.0 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of WooCommerce 8.0.0. This release should be backwards compatible with the previous version.

This release contains:

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

Updated WordPress Minimum Version

With today’s release of WordPress 6.3, we’ve updated the minimum version of WordPress required for WooCommerce to 6.2 in keeping with our L-1 policy.

Upcoming PHP Requirement Change

This release continues to support PHP version 7.3. We recently announced our plan to end support for PHP 7.3, beginning with the release of WooCommerce 8.2.0, scheduled for release in October of 2023. Read our announcement post for full details.

What’s new in 8.0.0?

New WooCommerce Blocks Templates

Cart, Checkout, and Order Confirmation templates are now available in the Site Editor for block themes! These templates enhance your editing experience for the checkout flow by enabling editing the entire page, including header/footer customization.

The Cart, Checkout, and Order Confirmation templates shown in the template list in the site editor

Also, with this release, we removed the word beta from the compatibility notice in the Cart and Checkout Blocks to show merchants that these blocks can be considered stable.

Below you can see the before and after screenshots of the compatibility notice. The corresponding PR can be found at https://github.com/woocommerce/woocommerce-blocks/pull/10019.

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Introducing new banner patterns

We introduced the following new banner patterns:

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Small discount banner with image pattern
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Product collection banner pattern
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Discount banner with image pattern
Discount banner pattern
Discount banner pattern

New settings added to the Mini-Cart

We are adding three new settings to the Mini-Cart block, giving you more customization options and allowing merchants to personalize the color of the price, icon, and product count to match their preferences.

A screenshot of the Mini Cart Block's inspector controls showing color controls for the Price, Icon, and Product count

Image size settings added to the Product Image block

The Product Image is receiving three new settings that allow merchants the width, height and scale for the product image.

A screenshot of the Product Image Block's inspector controls showing the image size and scale controls

Actions and Filters

This release adds one new action and no new filters.


woocommerce_before_delete_orderFires immediately before an order is deleted from the database. (Note: this was added for the CPT data store). [Source]

Database Changes

This release has no database changes.

Template Changes

This release has no template changes.

Reposted from WooCommerce

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