Much has been happening behind the scenes at WooCommerce since the release of 3.5 in October 2018. The team has been working hard on a variety of improvements that are now available in WooCommerce 3.6.
Two key features will make your store load faster and provide a more engaging experience for your customers:
- Performance Improvements
- WooCommerce Product Blocks
Throughout the build process of WooCommerce 3.6, our team focused heavily on both automated and manual testing, performing in-depth benchmarks of performance across a variety of database sizes.
As with all previous releases, we also ran tests against our extensions and popular themes – we’ve even been running WooCommerce 3.6 right here on WooCommerce.com.
WooCommerce 3.6 is considered a minor release, meaning it should be fully backwards compatible with all WooCommerce releases since 3.0. We still highly recommend you follow best practices and back up your site prior to updating.
Here are some further details around what’s new in 3.6: