WooCommerce 3.6.0 Changelog

3.6.0 – 2019-04-17

  • Enhancement – Merged WooCommerce Gutenberg Products Block feature plugin. Adds blocks for the new editor, including
  • hand picked products, featured products, products by category/attribute, sale products, new products, top rated
  • products, and best selling products. #22954
  • Enhancement – Only include order erasure bulk action if erasure is enabled in settings. #22354
  • Enhancement – Customer notes containing URLs now automatically converts to clickable links. #21927
  • Enhancement – Add increase and decrease stock options to bulk edit form. #22475
  • Enhancement – Allow states in zones to be searched by country name. #22339
  • Enhancement – Added registration success notices to account pages. #22650
  • Enhancement – Store notice is visible again if the notice text is changed. #22645
  • Enhancement – Add aria-label attribute to shop orderby selector to improve accessibility. #22683
  • Enhancement – When adding, editing, and deleting items manually from orders, the corresponding product stock will be
  • updated to reflect the event and an order note will log the event. #22329
  • Enhancement – Added suggestions for official extensions to Products, Edit Product and Orders screens.
  • Enhancement – Store attribute values as post_excerpt for variations to support easier searching for variations. #22083
  • Enhancement – Improved username generation and introduced wc_create_new_customer_username function. #23145
  • Enhancement – Allow opting out of Marketplace Suggestions 23218
  • Tweak – Generalize shipping estimate text on cart page. #22467
  • Tweak – Include auto draft orders in order list filters. #22380
  • Tweak – Only include the network orders widget on the main site dashboard. #22318
  • Tweak – Only show available shipping continents when selecting shipping zone region. #22131
  • Tweak – Use Shortcode block on default WooCommerce pages. #21817
  • Tweak – Show full category hierarchy in product URLs when term IDs are not sequential. #22526
  • Tweak – Make sure account and checkout endpoints only work under account and checkout pages. #22631
  • Tweak – Show loading graphic when order form is submitted. #22664
  • Tweak – Add alt text to gallery images #22863
  • Tweak – Improved display_name generation during checkout. #22786
  • Tweak – Send correct calling code and phone number to PayPal standard when using non-US addresses. #22693
  • Tweak – Added tooltip to refund-amount input box and made it readonly when taxes are enabled. #22820
  • Tweak – Remove admin alert for the WooCommerce Gutenberg Products Block feature plugin. #22982
  • Tweak – Setup Wizard: support keyboard navigation to toggle on/off features. #22936
  • Tweak – Set reply-to address for all emails. #22979
  • Tweak – Setup wizard redirection improvements. #22977
  • Tweak – Simplify display of discount amounts within orders. #22949
  • Tewak – Remove Marketplace Suggestions from product listing page. #23211
  • Template – Moved the order of rememberme checkboxes for accessibility so they tab in order. #21454
  • Template – New structure for attributes template, including new woocommerce_display_product_attributes filter. #22480
  • Template – Admin cancelled order email reworded. #22971
  • Dev – Update action scheduler to version 2.2.2. #23162
  • Dev – Update action scheduler to version 2.2.1. #23016
  • Dev – Use ActionScheduler for database updates. Improved update notice. #22904
  • Dev – Introduce woocommerce_reviews_title filter. #22216
  • Dev – Added woocommerce_cheque_process_payment_order_status filter allowing plugins to change the order status to the Cheque gateway. #21402
  • Dev – Add the current coupon object to the woocommerce_get_shop_coupon_data filter. #21442
  • Dev – New filter woocommerce_gallery_image_html_attachment_image_params for manipulating gallery images. #22005
  • Dev – New filter woocommerce_widget_get_current_page_url for manipulating links in widgets. #21537
  • Dev – Move wc_get_template filter to allow plugins to register locations for template files that do not exist in WooCommerce core. #21764
  • Dev – Add support for custom classes on global/quantity-input.php. #21553
  • Dev – Pass product object to woocommerce_add_to_cart_redirect filter where appropriate. #22123
  • Dev – Add support for forgetting the cart contents and user session when switching between accounts using the User Switching plugin. #21991
  • Dev – Added a consistent form class to the Track Order Form. #21991
  • Dev – Add $orderby and $order params to filter woocommerce_get_catalog_ordering_args. #22257
  • Dev – Add new pre query filter to WC_Product_Data_Store_CPT::search_products(). #22165
  • Dev – Added additional parameters to the woocommerce_variation_option_name filter. #21153
  • Dev – Added new filter woocommerce_get_min_max_price_meta_query. #22255
  • Dev – Added a filter to WC_REST_CRUD_Controller::get_collection_params method to allow developers to change params in
  • the same way as WP_Rest_Posts_controller::get_collection_params. #21562
  • Dev – Add $zone param to woocommerce_shipping_zone_before_methods_table and woocommerce_shipping_zone_after_methods_table actions. #21961
  • Dev – Added woocommerce_geolocation_ajax_get_location_hash filter. #22350
  • Dev – Added woocommerce_variation_prices_array filter. #21003
  • Dev – Added wc_emptied_cart javascript event when cart is emptied. #22469
  • Dev – Switched woocommerce_ordered_again hook to ref_array. #22425
  • Dev – woocommerce_checkout_before_order_review_heading action added in checkout form template. #22481
  • Dev – Added woocommerce_variation_header hook in variations list. #21341
  • Dev – Add a filter, woocommerce_current_user_can_edit_customer_meta_fields, to bypass manage_woocommerce when editing customer meta fields. #22277
  • Dev – Adds filter on the return value of function ‘get_item_tax_rates’. This gives developers the possibility to
  • prevent the mandatory caching of tax rates. #22488
  • Dev – Add filters for mail callback in WC_Email::send method. #22394
  • Dev – Add an instance method to WC_Admin_Taxonomies. #21884
  • Dev – Added woocommerce_order_is_pending_statuses filter and wc_get_is_pending_statuses function. #22409
  • Dev – Filter save_payment_method_checkbox to allow “Save to account” checkbox to be removed from the checkout form. #21859
  • Dev – Added triggers to the gallery script to allow 3rd parties to run scripts before and after initialization. #22501
  • Dev – Added woocommerce_add_to_cart_qty_html filter. #21069
  • Dev – Prevent extract from polluting hook arguments in wc_get_template(). #21722
  • Dev – Add woocommerce_pre_remove_cart_item_from_session hook to allow removal of cart items when the cart is loaded from the session. #22290
  • Dev – Add $attribute to woocommerce_product_option_terms filter. #21648
  • Dev – Added error handling and timeout to cart fragment ajax call. #21043
  • Dev – Remove unused legacy ‘woocommerce_lock_down_admin’ option and use filter only instead. #17796
  • Dev – Allow custom settings sections in the Shipping tab. #21719
  • Dev – Update Emogrifier library to 2.1. #22342
  • Dev – Moved core state codes to a single file. #22339
  • Dev – Adds filter for product categories displayed by product_categories shortcode. #22571
  • Dev – Moves cart hash calculation to WC_Cart class. #21050
  • Dev – Removed deprecated Simplify gateway. #22410
  • Dev – Added woocommerce_paypal_force_one_line_item filter to control how items are sent to PayPal. #22653
  • Dev – Added woocommerce_update_product_stock_query to filter the direct sql query to update product stock. #22672
  • Dev – Added woocommerce_product_loop_title_classes filter to modify product title loop classes. #22717
  • Dev – Delay woocommerce_loaded hook until all plugins are loaded. #22536
  • Dev – Added woocommerce_product_price_class filter to modify product price classes. #22748
  • Dev – woocommerce_product_stock_status_options filter added for stock status options. #22834
  • Dev – woocommerce_before_cart_emptied action before cart is emptied. #22846
  • Dev – Added filters for shipping options – woocommerce_shipping_ID_option and woocommerce_shipping_ID_instance_option. #22771
  • Dev – Refactor comment/rating update functions. #22909
  • Dev – Introduced wc_sanitize_phone_number() function. #22962
  • Dev – Added woocommerce_get_product_subcategories_cache_key filter to allow the cache to be renamed if for instance
  • the site runs in multiple languages and needs a unique cache per language. #22915
  • Dev – Inactive, MU, Dropin plugins and WooCommerce.com account connection status added to System Status Report. #22887
  • Dev – Make error handling consistent in payment processing for pay page and checkout. #22916
  • Dev – Improved usage and event tracking (if opted in). #22955
  • Dev – Pass class context to woocommerce_email_styles filter. #23027
  • Fix – Use correct address for taxes when applying/removing coupons. #22802
  • Fix – Hide ratings on the shop page when reviews are disabled. #22476
  • Fix – Fix W3C validation of single product page quantity input. #22333
  • Fix – Give product variations a unique guid after creation. #22324
  • Fix – Deduct correct refunded amounts in calculated net daily sales export CSV. #22518
  • Fix – Country sorting for stores which use a language that uses a lot of accented characters, e.g. Spanish. #22417
  • Fix – Customer VAT exempt status now carries through to order when placed via checkout. #22458
  • Fix – Handle full refunds for taxes by code report. #21843
  • Fix – Option “Used for variations” should show only for variable products when saving attributes. #22524
  • Fix – Allow pa_ in product attribute slugs. #22112
  • Fix – Fix customer creation dates in API. #22269
  • Fix – Get widget instance setting defaults so it shows in customiser before save. #22345
  • Fix – PR state codes. #22339
  • Fix – Allow selecting states from the Country / State drop-down for your store address when you have the option
  • enabled to sell to specific countries. #22339
  • Fix – Restrict the price filter widget to filtering the main product query. #22621
  • Fix – Default placeholder image resizing. #22443
  • Fix – HTML tags should be stripped from description in Structured Data of Product. #22596
  • Fix – For logged in customers, pull default address fields from customer object, not session object, to avoid incorrect mixes of data. #22392
  • Fix – Misc tax rounding improvements. #22420
  • Fix – Respect shop page subcategories setting when page/N/ is added to the URL. #22589
  • Fix – Check for decoded taxonomy name when unsetting product terms. #22740
  • Fix – If date paid is not set but payment complete status has passed, set it. #22735
  • Fix – Prevent webhooks for drafts, and correct create vs updated for manual orders. #22731
  • Fix – Ignore invalid default customer locations. #22357
  • Fix – The state select field was missing a placeholder. #22357
  • Fix – Fix state field rendering when customer address is not in a valid selling country. #22357
  • Fix – Correctly handle negative fees when using the REST API. #22782
  • Fix – Make sure local_pickup taxes do not hang around when local_pickup is not available for the selected location during checkout. #22826
  • Fix – Remove Plugin and Theme background installer hooks, cannot run as there are no events scheduled for it. #22799
  • Fix – Trigger zoom if moving cursor over image quickly in product gallery. #22784
  • Fix – PayPal: Add meta data, before changing order status. #22892
  • Fix – Make price filter widget tax aware when you have excl prices entered but show prices incl of tax. #22540
  • Fix – Loop attribute panels to disable options rather than look at values to prevent notices. #22891
  • Fix – When deleting zone methods, also remove setting options. #22867
  • Fix – Correctly show state fields after posting the edit address form. #22948
  • Fix – Validate coupon usage limit for manual orders correctly before order is saved. #22980
  • Fix – Make coupon code sanitization match post_title sanitization. #22945
  • Fix – Ensure WC_Helper sees plugin activation events via CLI. #22972
  • Fix – Setup wizard redirection improvements. #22977
  • Fix – Correctly show stock status for products when manually creating an order in the admin. #22997
  • Fix – After logging in update customer session ID. #23001
  • Fix – Narrow viewport css in setup wizard. #23033
  • Fix – Allow entering of date only ( no time ) when placing a singular product on sale. #22973
  • Fix – Download link URL in helper. #23146
  • Fix – Completed email wording update. #23128
  • Fix – REST API: Allow filtering by future status #23138
  • Fix – Update refund reason to make it clear process is manual. #23149
  • Fix – Hide stock status for variations when the parent is managing stock. #23069
  • Fix – Force variation product type in WC_Ajax::add_variation. #23131
  • Fix – WooCommerce writes current_theme_supports_woocommerce option on every regular page view. #23035
  • Fix – Update the rating request text in the footer to be friendlier for screen reader users. #23039
  • Fix – Null check variable before accessing its properties on checkout page. #23047
  • Fix – Recognize all input fields with ID for checkout fields. #23050
  • Fix – Avoid regenerating thumbnails on every page load. #21800
  • Fix – Changed ‘private’ methods on WC_Breadcrumb class to ‘protected’. #23057
  • Fix – Jumping to top of page when dismissing store notice. #23066
  • Fix – Backwards compatibility issues with wc_get_template #23197
  • Fix – Remove date restriction of Facebook Plugin feature in OBW #23210
  • Fix – Updates to usage tracking logic #23231
  • Fix – Add get_post_status helper method and ensure prefix gets added for most statuses #23203
  • Fix – Add link to suggstions management #23229
  • Fix – Make usage tracking opt-out text more clear #23216
  • Fix – CSS Issues with suggestions display #23241
  • Fix – Product search may fail to return valid results when using the ‘include’ flag to search within a limited set.
  • Fix – Change aria-labelledby to aria-label on quantity input. #23186
  • Performance – Product meta data lookup table used for sorting and slow queries. #22718
  • Performance – Prime caches when reading variations. #22587
  • Performance – Only include REST API classes and objects during rest_api_init hook. #22615
  • Performance – Improved how versioned transients are set/cleanup to avoid cron. #22511
  • Performance – Optimized product CSS class functions to avoid multiple product reads and duplication. #22610
  • Performance – Improved caching of template loader, product types, and layered nav widget. #22612
  • Performance – Remove external lookup of IP addresses on localhost. #22608
  • Performance – Improved speed of the find_matching_product_variation variation lookup function. #22423
  • Performance – Prevent frontend code from being loaded during REST API. #21090
  • Performance – Load only active webhooks on pages and allow limits to be set by developers. #22760
  • Performance – Index on downloadable_product_permissions to improve speed when fetching downloads for customers. #22906
  • Performance – Improved term ordering queries, making the sorting apply by default via the DB query rather than sorting
  • all terms with PHP. Removed legacy term meta table usage. #22570
  • Performance – Use day, not time, in status widget for caching. #22950
  • Performance – Improve slow term ordering by using queries instead of php. #22570
  • Performance – Removes legacy woocomerce_termmeta table and swap out all calls to legacy term meta functions to the new WP ones. #22570
  • Performance – Apply term sorting using get_terms_defaults hook instead of custom parameters. #22570
  • Performance – Use pre_get_terms hook to detect menu_order sorting param and apply to the term query. Meta sorting is now possible through WP. #22570
  • Performance – Use terms_clauses hook to support numeric name sorting and to improve the menu order sorting so it works if meta is missing. #22570
  • Performance – Added caching to System Status Report. #22887
  • Performance – Delete empty meta on update in data-stores. #22773
  • Performance – Image regeneration edge cases. #22818
  • Performance – Don’t query for an order count unnecessarily. #22984
  • Performance – Add caching to attribute functions. #22938
  • Performance – Add ability to run product lookup table updates via WP CLI. #23031
  • Localization – Modify administrative regions of Greece to default to their english ISO 3166-2 names, instead of using the native GR names. #21945
  • Localization – Added US Minor Outlying Islands as states to avoid confusion with US. #22468
  • Localization – Dutch postcode validation. #22316
  • Localization – Made municipality address field optional for Latvia. #22487
  • Localization – Added new Venezuelan currency Bs S. #22435
  • Localization – Added Danish locale. #22495
  • Localization – Update Peruvian currency. #22602
  • Localization – Update CA address format. #22692
  • Localization – Updated JP field order. #22774

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