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Woocommerce 3.2

WooCommerce 3.2 – What’s New?

WooCommerce is constantly working to offer a flawless experience to both the users and the store owners. The latest release 3.2 is aimed at improving the experience for the store admins. Following were the basis for this update:

  • Apply discounts using coupons instead of manual calculations
  • Compatibility of different versions of extensions with new updates
  • Better management features for WooCommerce extensions
  • Listing of multiple products using a simple shortcode

The version 3.2 is a minor release and would also be compatible with the previous versions (3.0 and 3.1.)

Features

Coupons For Discounts
Using coupons to apply discounts to the orders was one of the most awaited feature store owners wanted on their stores. 3.2 updates the store cart and coupon system to integrate this function.

now you can simply edit an order by clicking the “apply coupon” button, inserting a coupon code and all the calculations will be done automatically, no need to go through the hassle of manual calculations.

woocommerce-coupons


Extensions Update Warnings

No need to worry about the compatibility issues with the new versions of extensions. The new version runs additional checks prior to the final update on your plugin screens. If there is an extension that has not been tested for a specific version a warning message will be displayed on your screen. This will allow you to either disable the update or test it for compatibility with your store.

This will ensure that the store owners can update worry free and plugin developers are also more considerate about the compatibility of their extensions with various versions.


Improved Extensions Management

Now, it’s easier to manage your extensions. A store owner can easily filter out the extensions that are active on the store.

new-active-filter

After a store has been connected to the WooCommerce.com account, a notification will appear in the sidebar of the panel, notifying about any new update available for the active extensions.

Extensions Management

Additionally, the WooCommerce.com now also allows sharing subscriptions with clients (great for multi-site subscriptions). This will allow both developers and agencies to share their subscriptions without connecting their personal WooCommerce.com account.

subscriptions update


A Better “Products” Shortcode

The products shortcode in 3.2 has been consolidated into a single products shortcode that supports all options of the traditional product shortcodes. This will arm your store with many features including the ones mentioned below:

  • Easily accessible and improved selection boxes during checkout and for the admins with a better support for keyboard and screen-reader.
  • New option allowing the admin to resend the details of the order to the customer.
  • The wizard has been overhauled to assist with features like payment gateways, shipping and choosing services such as shipping labels and automatic taxes. These new upgrades will be evident during new store setups on WooCommerce.
  • Grouped product field now has a drag and drop feature allowing a better control on how products are displayed on the store frontend.
  • Option to sort the search results.
  • A new option in the product category widget to manage the maximum depth of the categories to display.


For Developers

Developers now can directly refer to the helpers for products powered by CRUD system, instead of sending a direct enquiry.

3.2 has stronger debugging tools. Critical errors will be logged in a file that can be accessed by viewing the file: System Status>Logs


Final Thought

WooCommerce 3.2 gives a lot of reasons to adopt it. However, before you go and give it a shot, it is better you review the documentation on how to update. Further, make sure you have taken a back up of all your important store data. You can also connect with someone expert on WooCommerce to see if you should really update to 3.2.

What do you think of this release? Let us know in the comments section below!

Edit

WooCommerce has released multiple fixes to improve the functionality and remove the issues reported by the users. Following fixes were released by WooCommerce:

WooCommerce 3.2.1 Fix
This patch fixes the calculations issues in the cart to ensure accurate calculation in the cart.

WooCommerce 3.2.2 Fix
This release fixes some minor issues with some a few tweaks in the codes and addition of hooks for devs.

WooCommerce 3.2.3 Fix
The latest release was rolled out on November 02, 2017. It is aimed at fixing a bug causing a conflict with shortcode based plugins and the shop page due to sanitization. The final release can be downloaded from the following link: https://wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce/

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