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WooCommerce 3.8 Overview: The Latest Version of WooCommerce is Out and Here’s What You Need to Know

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WooCommerce 3.8 Overview: The Latest Version of WooCommerce is Out and Here’s What You Need to Know

WooCoomerce recently launched its latest version, WooCommerce 3.8.
It is likely to be the last minor release of 2019.

With this release, WooCommerce is expected to move towards smaller, stable, and more frequent releases. As a store owner, you might be wondering:

What’s new in WooCommerce 3.8?

Let’s have a quick look at the new features.

Backward compatible: The latest version is completely backward compatible with all WooCommerce releases since WooCommerce 3.

But before you jump in and update, we (and WooCommerce) recommend that you follow the best steps and make a back up of your site.

WooCommerce Blocks 2.4

To ensure a seamless experience for WooCommerce store owners, the latest version comes with Blocks 2.4, which brings some new product blocks such as Review by product, Review by category, All Reviews, and Product search.

Now let’s have a look at the features of the new blocks.

Review Blocks

WooCommerce 3.8 Review Block

To put it simply, review blocks help you organize your reviews.

That is, the review blocks allow you to customize how what and where to display reviews.

For example:

Let’s say you want to feature all social proof on your landing page. Here you can use All Review block to display every review.

Imagine you want to show how previous customers loved the sneakers they had bought from your site to visitors.

In this case, you can just drop a review on a specific product page using Review blocks.

Product Search Blocks

WooCommerce Product Search

Another key feature of WooCommerce 3.8 is Product Blocks.

Is it helpful for your customers?

Let’s have a look now:

Imagine that one of your customers is looking for a specific product on your site.

WooCommerce 3.8 features a Product Block that makes product searches easier.

It allows the customer to search for their favorite product from any page on your website. From the store owners’ perspective, it improves the findability of their products.

Who can access the new WooCommerce Blocks?

To access the latest WooCommerce blocks, you need to be running WordPress 5.1+ on your site or have the latest version of the Gutenberg plugin installed.

If you’re a StorePro customer, we will take care of your site and upgrade it according to your website requirements.

Updates

WooCommerce 3.8 is likely to get an update in January 2020. Even though it does not require PHP and WordPress changes, sites that are currently running on PHP 7.0 and WordPress 5.0 will soon see a notification to upgrade prior to the release of the next version.

What questions do you have about WooCommerce 3.8? We’d be happy to answer

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