If you haven’t tested WooCommerce 2.0 yet, or haven’t prepared your website yet, now it really is the time to start doing that. Today we have tagged the second Release Candidate in our version control (you can now download it from GitHub) and this marks the last week of testing. If is it as good as we think it is (and no critical bugs are found), the final version of WooCommerce 2.0 will be released on March 4th.
This second Release Candidate also marks the moment where our support ninjas will start helping you resolving issues with WooCommerce 2.0 on your test installs. As with the previous beta and RC releases, we still do not recommend you run this version of WooCommerce 2.0 on a live website though, so please only use it for testing purposes.
Please test our extensions and themes
The second Release Candidate of WooCommerce 2.0 is also the first version where all extensions and themes are fully compatible with. So if you are using some payment gateways, or your website is powered by one of our premium themes, please check everything still works after updating to WooCommerce 2.0.
Although we think WooCommerce 2.0 is ready now, we still do not recommend you using this version on a live website. Please use a test environment for all your testing and wait updating the live website until we release the final version. Bugs with the main WooCommerce plugin can be reported via our GitHub repository. If you find a bug in one of our extensions or themes, please report them via our support portal.
Known issues with WooCommerce 2.0
Before you report any issues, please check the list of issues on GitHub to see if it hasn’t been reported yet. Also, there are a couple smaller issues with our themes that we are aware of and are currently fixing. These issues are:
- Pagination will lack styling when themes are used with WooCommerce 2.0
- Some themes don’t have
add_theme_support( 'woocommerce' )yet so there might be an incompatibility notice
- Canvas is not compatible with WooCommerce 2.0 yet
Please do not report these issues. We are aware of them and they will be fixed before we release the final version of WooCommerce 2.0.
See you March 4th!
Mark it in your calendars, March 4th is going to be an important day for WordPress and eCommerce, of course especially for everything WooCommerce. The Daring Dassie (our code name for WooCommerce 2.0) is almost ready to go and it is eager to help you make your online stores even more awesome!