I have already shared some of what can be expected in 4.0, but now that Beta 1 is out, time to revisit.
WooCommerce Admin Joins Core
Yes, the plugin that has been out for sometime and fine-tuned is making its way into core. The team there has been working hard on this one, making sure all the bugs are squashed before adding it. Now is the time.
I will admit I have used it here on my site, though I’m far from a large or even medium scale sales point here. But personally, I think this will be a great addition to core as it gives store owners a bit of a bigger picture of their analytics without going to an external service.
Action Scheduler 3.0
For those who don’t know this is instrumental in running background jobs in core. Now it uses custom tables and works much better with sites that do larger orders and posts in the database.
They are fairly confident this won’t break sites. But obviously it will be good to test the beta. If you are using the Subscriptions extension, no worries, as that means you are already using it.
The Other Odds and Ends Aside from Fixes and Tweaks
This is also what is being improved on in 4.0.
- Enhancement to the Order edit screen
- Latest fixes of WooCommerce Blocks package
- Updates related to Brexit and VAT
- Improvements to email handling
- Optimizations for saving variations and Cash on delivery payment gateway
They are shooting for release on March 10th. So sign up as a beta tester and make sure you are on top of your store. You can see the original post here on WooCommerce.com.
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