In order to use the WooCommerce Subscriptions extension, there are a few requirements. This guide lists those requirements to help everything run smoothly. Also take a look at the WooCommerce requirements and server recommendations. If using subscriptions with WooCommerce Payments, refer to the WooCommerce Payments requirements.
|PHP Version||7.0 or greater|
|MySQL Version||5.6 or greater|
|WordPress Version||5.9 or greater|
|WooCommerce Version||6.5 or greater|
|Cron||Working WP Cron|
|Site URL||Live site served exclusively on one URL|
As mentioned in the requirements, having a working cron system is important for running Subscriptions. Recurring automatic payments and other functions are dependent on timing-sensitive actions and in order to implement those actions, cron must be working.
In order to test that WP Cron is working:
- On the dashboard, go to Posts > Add New.
- In the Publish box, next to the text that says “Publish immediately,” press the “Edit” link.
Check out this post for more technical tips for WooCommerce Subscriptions.