Contact WooCommerce for What’s new in WooCommerce 3.2: Improved coupons and extension management support

WooCommerce is ready to help you get the answers you need.

Be as specific as possible - let us know what you expected, what's happening instead, and when you noticed this. The more detail you, provide the faster we can help.

Replies will be sent to you at

Thanks for contacting WooCommerce

WooCommerce will reply to your questions about Get extension name shortly.

While you wait, check out these handy resources:

The WooCommerce Blog

Tips, tricks and eCommerce inspiration from WooCommerce experts.

Get access to customer-only benefits

What’s new in WooCommerce 3.2: Improved coupons and extension management

October 11, 2017 - 35 Comments

Since our last minor release back in June, we’ve been working on a multitude of improvements to improve the WooCommerce admin experience:

  • Apply discounts to orders using coupons, without the chore of doing manual calculations.
  • See which versions of extensions are tested with new WooCommerce updates, before updating.
  • Improved management features for WooCommerce.com extensions.
  • A simpler, unified shortcode for listing multiple products on pages.

To ensure this update is indeed stable, we’ve been doing plenty of testing on our side; releasing beta versions, testing our own library of extensions and themes, working with customers to do managed updates, and running 3.2 on WooCommerce.com. 👏

WooCommerce 3.2 is also a minor release, meaning it should be fully backwards compatible with 3.1 and 3.0. However, it’s still considered best practice, and recommended, to backup before updating.

We recommend viewing our documentation on how to update, making a backup, updating extensions, and finally updating WooCommerce via WP Admin.

Here are some more details on what’s new in 3.2!

Applying discounts to orders using coupons 🎉

Being able to apply coupons to orders was a popular request on our ideas board, and a common annoyance for store owners. In 3.2 we’ve made lots of improvements to our cart and coupons system to make this possible!

To use this new feature, simply edit an order, click the “apply coupon” button and enter a coupon code. The re-calculations will be done automatically.

The new coupon functionality in WP Admin
The new coupon functionality in WP Admin

You can also remove coupons from orders and have them re-calculate the totals for you!

Read more about this in our development blog.

Heads up! WooCommerce updates will warn you about outdated extensions ⚠︎

We’ve introduced some additional checks before updates run on the plugins screen in your admin dashboard. If an extension is detected as not being tested with the next version, a warning will be displayed. From that point you can either seek an update for the extension, disable it, or test it for compatibility.

WooCommerce updates will warn you about outdated extensions

Our hope is that this will improve general compatibility and incentivise plugin authors to keep things up to date with new releases.

You can read more about this feature here.

New WooCommerce.com extension management features 🔌

We’ve introduced an additional filter that allows you to easily filter your extensions by ‘Active’ to see those that are active on your site.

New WooCommerce.com extension management features

Once you’ve connected your site to your WooCommerce.com account you will also now see a new notification icon in the sidebar to inform you of any updates that may be available for your extensions.

You will also now see a new notification icon in the sidebar to inform you of any updates that may be available for your extensions

Additionally, for both agencies and developers, we have implemented a new feature on WooCommerce.com which allows you to share your subscriptions with your clients (great for multi-site subscriptions) removing the need to connect your clients site to your personal WooCommerce.com account.

For agencies and developers: share your subscriptions with your clients

An improved “products” shortcode

We’ve unified the product shortcodes into one single, consolidated products shortcode which supports the options of all legacy product shortcodes. https://github.com/woocommerce/woocommerce/wiki/Shortcodes-changes-in-3.2.0

…and more!

  • There are now more accessible enhanced select boxes on the checkout and in admin with improved keyboard and screen-reader support.
  • There is a new option to resend order details to customers on the edit order page.
  • The wizard has been revamped to help with shipping, payment gateways, and opt-in to services like automatic taxes and shipping labels. You’ll notice this if you setup a new store on WooCommerce in the future!
  • We added drag and drop sorting on the grouped product field to control display order of products on the frontend.
  • Search results in your store can now be sorted.
  • We added a new option to control the maximum depth of categories shown in the product category widget.

Features for developers ❤️

Developers can look forward to search helpers for products which use our CRUD system and avoid the need for direct queries.

We’re also included a few more helpful debugging tools, for example fatal errors will now be logged and can be viewed in System Status > Logs.

For a more complete list of new things, see the changelog.

You should also read the development blog to see what templates and functions have changed in 3.2.

Ready to update?

Ready to give WooCommerce 3.2 a shot? Review our documentation about how to update, make sure backups are in place, and then grab the update in WP Admin.

We’re here if you need us:

Please note that we are not able to diagnose or solve potential issues via blog comments. The fastest way to get in touch with us is one of the methods listed above.

If you’re craving more technical details about this update, you can read our post on the develop blog!

What do you think of our latest release? Let us know in the comments!

Woo Year In Review 2016

December 27, 2016 - 26 Comments

Hello, Howdy, G’Day, etc,

I’m Todd Wilkens, the new Head of WooCommerce. It’s been an amazing year here at Woo and I want to take a moment to share some thoughts and facts about our team and this great community that you are a crucial part of. In fact, before anything else, let me say thank you:

To every user, customer, and Open Source community contributor out there: WooCommerce exists for and because of you. It’s because of you that the most-used eCommerce platform for WordPress and, therefore, the most widely used eCommerce platform in the world exists. Thank you!

The end of the year is near, and it’s a time for reflecting. Read on for thoughts on the year gone by, what worked and what didn’t, and what we’re excited about for 2017.

Continue Reading

Why stores running on WordPress are winning

August 22, 2016 - 20 Comments

According to the most recent report from BuiltWith, 39% of all eCommerce sites are powered by WooCommerce and WordPress — over 1.5 million active stores. Add in the usage of additional eCommerce platforms powered by WordPress and the CMS’s own 17.6 million live sites (over 26% of the entire internet!), and, well… that’s a lot of sites.

Developers and store builders don’t just choose to work with WordPress because it’s free (although it is) or because “everyone else is using it” (although they are). There are some pretty convincing reasons why WordPress has climbed to the top of the charts, and why WooCommerce has soared in popularity right along with it.

Stores backed by WordPress have multiple advantages over those on other platforms. And these advantages allow them to work faster, spend less money, and ultimately become more successful than their counterparts.

Let’s take a look at a few convincing reasons why shops running on WordPress have a competitive edge — and why you should join their ranks, if you’re not already among them. 🙂

Continue Reading

WordCamp Providence Roundup – The Flexibility of WooCommerce

October 26, 2014 - Leave a comment

15388705249_4810e4a38c_k

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to speak at WordCamp Providence about the Flexibility of WooCommerce – my first WordCamp Presentation! Couldn’t make it? Don’t worry, neither could I.

Continue Reading

This week’s WooCommerce releases – Name Your Multiple Advanced Redirect Measurement Shipping Addresses

September 6, 2012 - 46 Comments

This week in WooCommerce, folks, hosts another milestone in WordPress eCommerce, as well as a collection of extensions and updates to keep your online store running at it’s finest on WooCommerce. Included in this week’s release we have a Measurement Price Calculator, Name Your Price, Advanced Notifications, Shipping to Multiple Addresses and more.

Continue Reading

In this weeks episode of WooCommerce…

August 23, 2012 - 89 Comments

This week we’ve a colossal drop of WooCommerce goodies including the sought after Xero integration, Account Funds, ShipStation integration, CertoDirect payment gateway, Purolator integration, Role based payment / shipping methods and the first WooSlider extension which allows you to easily create product slideshows.

To top it all off, we’ve also just released WooCommerce 1.6.4 which features a bunch of tweaks and fixes.

Continue Reading

More wonderful weekly WooCommerce wares, WC 1.6, plus a survey & prizes!

July 19, 2012 - 25 Comments

Take our survey, win cool Woo stuff!

WooCommerce has grown at a phenomenal pace since it’s launch last year. At the time of writing we have over 220,000 downloads (we’re averaging around 1000 per day), more than 20 WooCommerce specific themes (including child themes) and over 130 official extensions. We feel this is a fantastic achievement and testament to the huge amounts of effort the team has put in over the last 10 months.

Continue Reading

7 more WooCommerce goodies

July 5, 2012 - 17 Comments

It’s that time of the week again! Today we’ve a shipment of 7 new WooCommerce extensions including Cart Notices, Ambassador affiliate integration, Customer/Order csv imports and 4 more gateways.

Continue Reading

The long awaited WooCommerce Subscriptions drop

June 21, 2012 - 65 Comments

Subscription Products

We know you’ve been waiting for this for a long while. Today we can happily report we have an extension allowing recurring billing using WooCommerce!

Continue Reading

The Un-Dutch WooCommerce Drop

June 14, 2012 - 36 Comments

Fellow WooCommerce developer & ninja, Coen, probably won’t be happy about today’s title, but heck, it’s impossible to have fun without stepping on the odd toes every now & again… Our title is obviously referring to the Dutch football team’s amazing ability to literally drop the ball (at the ongoing Euro Championship) and we’ll use their example as inspiration for our very own WooCommerce drop today. 🙂

Continue Reading

Shipment of super sweet shipping supplements for your store

May 31, 2012 - 39 Comments

This week the WooLabs are delivering a shipping themed drop with new extensions for some popular Couriers in the UK and South Africa, plus an extension to the core Local Pickup method & shipment tracking.

Continue Reading

7 more WooCommerce extensions

May 24, 2012 - 60 Comments

This week we’ve prepared 7 brand new extensions including 3 gateways, product comparisons, sequential order numbers, email follow-ups and chained products. Take a look:

Continue Reading

Helping you sell digital goods

May 17, 2012 - 62 Comments

Today’s drop is a significant one as it’s geared around targeting a particular niche that we feel deserves some attention. Designed in-house by pixel wrangler Jay Koster ‘Capital’ is a WooCommerce theme which has been designed specifically to sell digital products. There are options to strip functionality right back which makes this the perfect theme for boutique software agencies. Capital has also been fully optimised for use on hand-held, touch screen devices.

Continue Reading

WooCommerce Episode 1.5.5: Return of the Ninja

May 10, 2012 - 39 Comments

The fires in the WooLabs have been little more than glowing embers these last couple of weeks. We’ve put aside our lab coats and been up on deck helping steady the mothership. But in our time of need we heeded a great man who once prophetically exclaimed “I’ll be back!”… and now, so are we. And we’ve brought gifts!

This week we’re releasing 4 payment gateways (including the much anticipated PayPal Express), a brand new and much enhanced product importer suite, as well as two nifty product extensions.

Continue Reading

The fun continues, WooCommerce 1.5.4, bundle and Merchant child theme!

April 17, 2012 - 22 Comments

We launched some great new projects last week and the WooLabs are keen to extend that excitement into this week too! Today we’ve 3 announcements for your enjoyment:

Continue Reading

Incoming: WooCommerce extension drop!

April 5, 2012 - 14 Comments

A couple of weeks ago we celebrated 100,000 downloads of WooCommerce and promised to maintain the momentum we’ve generated in our first 6 months. On monday we welcomed Coen to the Labs and while we’ve been helping him learn the ropes this week, we’re still excited to deliver 4 new extensions taking us very close to a milestone 100 total!

This week we have 2 new payment gateways, a Brazilian shipping method and an exciting enhancement to our layered navigation widget.

Continue Reading

WooCommerce - the most customizable eCommerce platform for building your online business.