WooCommerce 3.0 is officially live. This version started out as WooCommerce 2.7 but along the way a critical bug in the way the system handled time-stamps was discovered an pushed back the release. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of this new version of WooCommerce.
New CRUD Classes
The WC team has put a plan in motion to handle scalability for growing eCommerce sites. The first step of this plan is abstracting data storage. Right now developers have multiple ways of storing and retrieving data, this fragmentation makes life difficult for developers who need very specific information in order to retrieve stored data. This is about to change with the introduction of CRUD classes and hopefully make things much simpler. Read more here.
The new version introduces a new CLI for WooCommerce powered by the REST API. This provides more commands and more power to the user while reducing the code that needs maintenance. If you want to learn more, check out this article.
New product galleries
A new single product image gallery has been implemented to add user requested features. Now visitors can both magnify and zoom images, touch gestures have been greatly improved