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What’s New in WooCommerce 4.0: New Admin Interface and More!

February 13, 2020

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WooCommerce-4.0
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WooCommerce 4.0 is about to be released and the community is really excited about it.

This is the first major release of the 2020 and brings several important improvements to WooCommerce, particularly, anew admin interface.

WooCommerce Admin Interface

WooCommerce 4.0 comes with a new WooCommerce admin interface. Users will experience a new dashboard, new and improved reports, and improved notification experience. In addition, users could now access new store management tools that would add great value to the entire WooCommerce experience.

admin interface

Source: WooCommerce.com

And the Users are Really Excited

WooCommerce has more than a million active installations, indicating that there is a huge and happy community that trusts the plugin with their online business. Here is what some users are saying about how WooCommerce adds value to their business operations.

user reviews

WooCommerce 4.0 Requirements

WooCommerce 4.0 has slightly redefined the minimum requirements.

  • You should have WordPress 5.3
  • You should have WooCommerce 3.6.0 or greater (in case you are upgrading an existing installation).
  • You should have PHP version 5.6.20 or greater. The recommended version is PHP 7.2 or greater
  • You should have MySQL version 5.0 or greater. The recommended version is MySQL 5.6 or greater

Action Scheduler 3.0

Action scheduler is already an important component of the WooCommerce core. However, the new version 3.0 utilizes custom tables to provide a great experience, particularly for stores that receive a number of orders/posts in the database.

Additional Updates

The new WooCommerce version comes with additional updates such as:

  • The improved order edit screen
  • WooCommerce blocks package fixes
  • Email handling improvements
  • Optimized cash on delivery system
  • Several new hooks, and fixes

Template File Changes

template changes

Source: WooCommerce.com

Final Release of WooCommerce 4.0

WooCommerce 4.0 beta was released on February 10th, with the RC scheduled for February 25th, 2020. If everything goes according to the plan, Finally, the full WooCommerce 4.0 is slotted to release on March 10, 2020.

To test out WooCommerce 4.0 beta, you can use the WooCommerce Beta Tester plugin, or download it directly from WordPress.org.

You can sign up for Cloudways WooCommerce hosting for FREE and test the new WooCommerce version without breaking your live site!

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Saud Razzak

Saud is the WordPress Community Manager at Cloudways - A Managed WooCommerce Hosting Platform. Saud is responsible for creating buzz, spread knowledge, and educate the people about WordPress in the Community around the globe. In his free time, he likes to play cricket and learn new things on the Internet. You can email him at m.saud@cloudways.com

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