I have some good news for all of you waiting for WooCommerce 2.0. This afternoon, we have tagged the current development build as Release Candidate 1, indicating that we think it’s ready to release. Unfortunately, we’re not perfect so we need you all to test this RC1 before we make it to the official release. This starts the final stages of testing before the final WooCommerce 2.0 release is here. If you haven’t tested it yet, now is the time!
As always, we do not recommend you run this version on a live website unless you know what you are doing. Although this is a Release Candidate, there still might be bugs in this release and we do not want to break your website. Please test this version on a subdomain install just for testing purposes. As with the beta releases, we still do not support this version. WooCommerce version 1.6.6 is the only version we provide support for.
When you think you have found a bug, please check the list of issues to see if it hasn’t been reported yet. If it is not reported there yet, please report it and be as thorough as possible. Do list the hosting environment you are running this on and be as detailed as possible on what plugins or theme you are using. We need all the details of your bug report we can get, which will make it easier for us to fix the bug.
Final testing for themes and plugins
Theme and plugin developers, this is your final call to test WooCommerce 2.0 compatibility. We have implemented a lot of new stuff which you can find in the changelog and you don’t want your theme or plugin to break once people start updating WooCommerce.
Our team of developers is working on getting all our premium extensions and themes compatible with WooCommerce 2.0. We are closing in on making them all compatible and will make sure they are before releasing the final version of WooCommerce 2.0 so you can enjoy everything without worrying about compatibility!
We are currently writing documentation and a blog post on updating best practices, so don’t despair about this update if you are not sure how to do it. We will publish a blog post on how to make sure your website is ready for WooCommerce 2.0 very soon.