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Cart & Checkout Blocks – Status

The Cart and Checkout Blocks are available for testing in the WooCommerce Blocks plugin (v2.6 and newer). These blocks are part of a ground-up rebuild of the purchase flow, based on industry best practices.

The Cart and Checkout Blocks are fully functional, with some limitations. The blocks are not yet a complete replacement for the existing shortcodes.

The purpose of this document is to provide clear information about what is supported and what’s still in development, so stores can make an informed decision about how to use the blocks.

Requirements ↑ Back to top

To use the Cart and Checkout Blocks, your site must meet the following requirements:

  • WooCommerce Blocks plugin installed and active (v2.6 minimum, latest recommended).
  • Use one or more supported payment gateways (see below for details).

Using the Cart & Checkout blocks ↑ Back to top

If you’d like to test these blocks, or use them on your own store you can follow this guide to replacing the Cart and Checkout shortcodes.

Compatible Extensions ↑ Back to top

The following list of extensions are known to be compatible with the Cart & Checkout blocks. The list is continuously updated as we add more integration points and extensions integrate with the blocks.

Payment Gateways ↑ Back to top

Payment MethodExtensionMinimum Version
Bank Transfer (BACS)n/a (included in WooCommerce Core)WooCommerce Blocks v3.0+
WordPress 5.2+
Cash on Delivery n/a (included in WooCommerce Core)WooCommerce Blocks v3.0+
WordPress 5.2+
Chequen/a (included in WooCommerce Core)WooCommerce Blocks v3.0+
WordPress 5.2+
WooCommerce PaymentsAvailable in WooCommerce or via the extensionWooCommerce Blocks v3.0+
WooCommerce Payments 1.6.0+
PayPal Standardn/a (included in WooCommerce Core prior to version 5.5.0, hidden in new installs since version 5.5.0)WooCommerce Blocks v2.6+
WordPress 5.2+
Stripe – Credit CardStripeWooCommerce Blocks v2.6+
Stripe 4.5.1+
Stripe – Payment Request
(Apple Pay, Chrome Pay)
StripeWooCommerce Blocks v2.6+
Stripe 4.5.1+
Square – Credit CardSquareWooCommerce Blocks V3.0+
Square 2.5.0+
EwayEwayWooCommerce Blocks v3.0+
Eway 3.2.0+
PayFastPayFast Payment GatewayPayFast Payment Gateway 1.4.19+
WordPress v4.4+
WooCommerce Blocks v3.0+

Shipping Methods and Options ↑ Back to top

Shipping MethodMinimum Version
WooCommerce Shipping and TaxWooCommerce Blocks v3.0+
WordPress 5.2+
WooCommerce Shipping & Tax 1.25.9
UPSWooCommerce Blocks v3.0+
WordPress 5.2+
UPS 3.2.30+
USPSWooCommerce Blocks v3.0+
WordPress 5.2+
USPS 4.4.49+
Canada PostWooCommerce Blocks v3.0+
WordPress 5.2+
Canada Post 2.5.19+
Royal MailWooCommerce Blocks v3.0+
WordPress 5.2+
Royal Mail 2.5.32+
Australia PostWooCommerce Blocks v3.0+
WordPress 5.2+
Australia Post 2.4.28+
Table Rate ShippingWooCommerce Blocks v3.0+
WordPress 5.2+
Table Rate Shipping 3.0.30+
FedExWooCommerce Blocks v6.1.0+
WordPress 5.8+
Fedex Shipping 3.4.39+

Other Extensions ↑ Back to top

Extension nameMinimum Version
All Products for WooCommerce SubscriptionsWooCommerce Blocks v7.3.0+
WordPress 5.8+
WooCommerce Subscriptions v4.2.0+
All Products for WooCommerce Subscriptions v3.3+
AutomateWooWooCommerce Blocks v5.6+
WordPress 5.8+
AutomateWoo 5.5+
BookingsWooCommerce Blocks v7.3.0+
WordPress 5.8+
WooCommerce Bookings 1.15.54+
Box OfficeWooCommerce Blocks v7.3+
WordPress 5.8+
Box Office 1.1+
Cart Add-onsWooCommerce Blocks v7.4+
WordPress 5.8+
Cart Add-ons 2.3+
Composite ProductsWooCommerce Blocks v7.3.0+
WordPress 5.8+
Composite Products 8.4.0+
Conditional Shipping and PaymentsWooCommerce Blocks v7.3.0+
WordPress 5.8+
Conditional Shipping and Payments 1.13.0+
Facebook for WooCommerceWooCommerce Blocks v3.0+
WordPress 5.2+
Facebook for WooCommerce 2.2.0+
Gravity Forms Product Add-onsWooCommerce Blocks v4.9+
WordPress 5.5+
Gravity Forms Product Add-ons 3.3.18+
MailPoetWooCommerce Blocks v6.3.0+
WordPress 5.8+
Mailpoet 3.74.2+
Name Your PriceWooCommerce Blocks v4.9+
WordPress 5.5+
Name Your Price 3.2.3+
Points & RewardsWooCommerce Blocks v5.6+
WordPress 5.8+
Points & Rewards 1.7+
Pre-OrdersWooCommerce Blocks v7.2+
WordPress 5.8+
Pre-Orders 1.7+
Product Add-OnsWooCommerce Blocks v4.5+
WordPress 5.4+
Product Add-Ons 3.4+

Product Bundles
WooCommerce Blocks v7.3.0+
WordPress 5.8+
Product Bundles 6.15.0+
Quickbooks Sync for WooCommerceWooCommerce Blocks v4.9+
WordPress 5.5+
Quickbooks Sync for WooCommerce 2.2.1+
Shipping Locations ProWooCommerce Blocks v4.9+
WordPress 5.5+
Shipping Locations Pro 1.3+
SubscriptionsWooCommerce Blocks v4.9+
WordPress 5.5+
WooCommerce Subscriptions 3.1.0+
WooCommerce Google Analytics
Only gTag (with a G- prefixed site ID) is supported.
WooCommerce Blocks v4.9+
WordPress 5.5+
WooCommerce Google Analytics 1.5+

Incompatible Extensions ↑ Back to top

Note: If you are using a plugin that isn’t working with the Cart and Checkout Blocks, please notify the developer of the extension and ask if they can add support. It’s up to the extension developers to add support for these Blocks. We have some documentation for Third-party developers and some Developer Resources available to help with their integration efforts.

We encourage you to also comment about your interest in one of the Incompatible plugins GitHub issues we use for tracking purposes

The following are a list of extensions that are known to not be currently compatible with the Cart & Checkout blocks. If you are using one of these extensions on your store, we’d advise you keep using the shortcode based checkout for now. We are actively working on adding the extensibility points needed by extensions. As these extensions are integrated – we’ll update this list.

  • WooCommerce PayPal Payments
  • Amazon Pay
  • AMP (When AMP is enabled and on Standard mode, the Cart and Checkout block pages won’t load)
  • Checkout Addons
  • Checkout Field Editor
  • EU Vat Number
  • MailChimp
  • Memberships
  • Razorpay Payment Gateway
  • Smart Coupons
  • Local Pickup Plus
  • Klarna Payments
  • WooCommerce Purchase Order Gateway

Extensibility ↑ Back to top

The extensibility interfaces for the Cart and Checkout Blocks are still being developed. Because the blocks are completely new, extensibility interfaces are not final and are subject to change.

The Cart and Checkout Blocks support selected payment methods (detailed above). Note that not all payment methods in the Stripe extension are supported at present.

The Cart and Checkout Blocks do not currently support plugins that integrate with the cart and checkout shortcodes. In particular, extensions that use hooks related to cart and checkout may not function as expected. Extensions that render additional markup in cart or checkout – for example, custom checkout fields – are not supported.

If you’re developing extensions or customizations that integrate with cart and checkout, you can follow development progress, and provide feedback over on GitHub.

Frequently Asked Questions ↑ Back to top

Will a page containing a Cart and Checkout blocks be automatically set as a Cart page and Checkout page? ↑ Back to top

No, you’ll need to change the pages used for the cart and checkout in WooCommerce > Settings > Advanced.

Which shipping methods, payment gateways, and other extensions are supported? ↑ Back to top

Cart and Checkout blocks are compatible with a variety of shipping, payment, and other extensions. For further information, see the list of Compatible Extensions.

Why won’t the checkbox “Allow shoppers to sign up for a user account during checkout” show up? ↑ Back to top

If you add the Checkout Block and choose the “Contact Information” inner block, you will see the option  Allow shoppers to sign up for a user account during checkout under “Account options” in the sidebar.

This option will add a checkbox for the user to create an account. However, this won’t be shown until the Allow customers to place orders without an account option in WooCommerce > Settings > Accounts & Privacy is turned on.

Can a user go back to the old cart or checkout? ↑ Back to top

Yes, the user can remove the Cart or Checkout block from a page and add back the shortcode. And, if they have set up different pages with shortcodes then they can update the page settings in WooCommerce > Settings > Advanced.

Why are the settings that I saved on the Cart/Checkout block not present on shortcode pages? ↑ Back to top

The settings for the Cart and Checkout Block are independent of the ones for the shortcode, and the other way around.

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