Allen Smith

WooCommerce Community News: March 2021

Howdy, Woo Developer Community! 👋 Here are some updates of recent happenings that you may have missed over the past month. Some items are detailed in previous posts on this blog, and other items are pulled from sources like GitHub. We’ve packaged everything into a digest to help keep everyone in the loop. Developer Resources […]

Exploring Variation Filtering and Custom Tables

Many developers and merchants are likely familiar with a gap in WooCommerce’s functionality around filtering products based on their variations. This quirk makes it difficult for customers to find what they’re looking for quickly, which ultimately translates to lost sales and lower revenues for merchants running WooCommerce. The WooCommerce Core team has been aware of […]

Extension Developer Guide

There is an updated guide available for building WooCommerce extensions. Read through it today by clicking the button below: About the guide If you want to develop extensions for WooCommerce, getting started can be intimidating. The WooCommerce environment contains lots of moving parts and functionality that requires familiarity with a number of different programming languages […]

WooCommerce Community News: February 2021

A note from your developer advocate Howdy, Woo Developer Community! 👋 As many folks may know, we facilitate a Community Chat in the #core channel of the WooCommerce Community Slack every month. This chat typically occurs the last week of the month and, for folks who attend regularly, you may have noticed that we didn’t […]

Help us make the WooCommerce Platform Better

We’re part of a team focused on improving the WooCommerce platform, and we’re trying to make it better for all developers. To help us better understand your needs as a developer, we’re inviting you to a quick survey. We’d love to get your input: Your comments and insights will help us make WooCommerce better for […]

Developer Advisory: WordPress components no longer bundled with WooCommerce Admin

tl;dr As of WooCommerce Admin 1.9, the @wordpress/components package is no longer bundled as part of the WooCommerce Admin codebase. The Details Early on in the development of WooCommerce Admin, the maintainers decided to bundle the @wordpress/components package with WooCommerce Admin. This helped ensure all of the features WooCommerce Admin relies on, notably React hooks, […]

January 28: Community Chat

Our next Community Chat is going to take place on January 28, 2021 at 18:00 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. Our agenda for this chat includes: Developer Resources WooCommerce Core WooCommerce Admin WooCommerce Blocks Storefront […]

Developer Advisory: Changes to WooCommerce Versioning Scheme

tl;dr WooCommerce Core and related ecosystem plugins are transitioning away from Semantic Versioning and adopting WordPress versioning. This transition will begin with WooCommerce 5.0, which will be a non-breaking change. Background A few years ago, WooCommerce adopted a Semantic Versioning (SemVer) scheme for its releases. This adoption marked an improvement from what had been a […]

Adopting Standardized Labeling Principles

As the number of developers building with WooCommerce continues to grow rapidly, we’re putting an increasing amount of effort into measures that will provide an easier onboarding experience for developers who are new to the platform and which will reduce the development friction for seasoned WooCommerce veterans. One recent initiative we’ve undertaken is an effort […]