Do the Woo Roundup: WooCommerce News – May 29, 2020

Do the Woo Roundup: WooCommerce News – May 29, 2020
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WooCommerce news, new products and services, and events for WooCommerce.

WooCommerce News

WooCommerce Community Chat #10

The latest WooCommerce chat took place this week. You check out the discussion on the WooCommerce Core Slack channel.

WooCommerce Blocks 2.6.0 Release

The newest release highlights are:

  • Cart and checkout blocks added
  • Introduction of a new status orders (“draft”)
  • All Product Grid type blocks now defaults to 3 rows instead of one
  • HTML editing is no longer supported in several blocks

There are several other improvements that you can learn about over on the WooCommerce dev blog.

WooCommerce 4.2 Release Candidate 2

4.2 RC 2 was released on May 27th, and they are on track for the planned release of 4.2 on June 2nd. See the post.

Extensions and Plugins

NEW – AliExpress Dropshipping for WooCommerce

CedCommerce recently announced their new plugin that resides on the WooCommerce marketplace. This plugin offers instant import of products from AliExpress into your store with automated syncing of price and stock.


In this major release there are numerous improvements to help you with your WooCommerce store. It should be noted that by default, WordPress search ignores product details. With their integration both custom fields and taxonomy terms are considered when searching your site.

Events and Podcasts

Geek 2 English Podcast: Is It Too Early to Prep For Black Friday?

I had the pleasure of being on the Geek 2 English podcast with host Cal Evans. I was joined by TJ Gamble from and Phillip Jackson from Future Commerce as we chatted about how early is too early to prep for Black Friday. Listen to the podcast.

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