Author: LWD
We are a small and focused specialist web development agency based in Chorley, Lancashire. We primarily produce PHP web applications in WordPress, WooCommerce and CakePHP.

WooCommerce 4.9.1 fix release

This release reverts a change that was added with 4.9.0 and was causing issues with mail being sent out for few extensions. Changelog This release contains only a single change: Reverts #28204 to ensure compatibility with extensions using legacy do_action calls. #28835 Thanks to everyone for reporting this issue promptly and helping out with the […]

Call to action: Create access for your extension in the new Woo Navigation

We’re excited to share a modern, streamlined WooCommerce Navigation that supports the commerce-first experience necessary to help store owners achieve success. Read on to find out more about how you can stay ahead of the curve by integrating with — and hooking into — this updated navigation. In the last five years, millions of store […]

Developer Advisory: Combating Spam Order Bots

tl;dr Stores without any anti-spam or antifraud measures in place may see an increase in spam orders due to a renewed attack from a bot probing sites for vulnerabilities. The Details In November of 2020, we shared an advisory for developers encouraging them to update to the latest version of WooCommerce due to a vulnerability […]

Adopting Standardized Labeling Principles

As the number of developers building with WooCommerce continues to grow rapidly, we’re putting an increasing amount of effort into measures that will provide an easier onboarding experience for developers who are new to the platform and which will reduce the development friction for seasoned WooCommerce veterans. One recent initiative we’ve undertaken is an effort […]

WooCommerce 4.9.0 Released

We’re excited to announce that WooCommerce 4.9 is now released! This is the first minor release of 2021 and has 387 commits from 30 contributors in WooCommerce core. 169 commits from 25 contributors in the WooCommerce admin package. 91 commits from 14 contributors in the WooCommerce Blocks package. This is a minor release, which means everything […]

WooCommerce 4.9.0 RC2

We have released a second release candidate for WooCommerce 4.9 and are still on track for our planned release tomorrow (January 12th). Changes This release candidate includes following changes: Reverts a part of performance enhancements for Orders and Products API after a bug was reported. #28745 Bugfix in API to restore stock_status. #28731 Additional protection […]

Brexit and Changes to WooCommerce Core Code

tl;dr While there are still many unknowns for eCommerce merchants as they pass across the January 01, 2021 Brexit transition deadline, the WooCommerce Core team is taking steps to ensure the platform continues to provide functionality that accurately reflects the concurrent changes to economic, geographic, and political classifications in and around the UK. The Details […]

WooCommerce Blocks 4.2 Release Notes

There’s a new version of WooCommerce Blocks! Version 4.2.0 is now available on and GitHub. This release includes a fix for an issue that was preventing completing checkout using saved payment methods in some circumstances. This was a regression introduced in the last version of WC Blocks and it was only affecting payment methods that had been […]

Storefront 3.1.0 release notes

Today we released Storefront 3.1.0. The new version can be downloaded from and GitHub. This release contains a compatibility fix for users who choose to disable the new WooCommerce admin interface, and some general improvements which improve coding standards and remove unused/legacy code. Changelog Fix – Prevent a fatal error on activation if WooCommerce Admin is intentionally […]

WooCommerce 4.9.0 RC1

We are excited to announce that first release candidate is now available for WooCommerce 4.9! We are on track for our planned January 12th release date. Changes This release candidate includes some minor fixes in WooCommerce Admin and a compatibility fix for PHP8. Testing If you’d like to dive in and help test this new […]

WooCommerce Additional Variation Images 1.8.0 Release Notes

We released a new version of WooCommerce Additional Variation Images, this version packs some changes to the behavior, if you’re writing code that integrates with this plugin, read along. The 1.8.0 fix release changes the way in which Additional Variation Images galleries are shown on product pages. This has resulted in a change to some of the […]

WooCommerce Blocks 4.1 Release Notes

A new version of WooCommerce Blocks has been released! Version 4.1.0 is now available for download from GitHub and This release introduces full compatibility with WordPress 5.6, validation for Checkout block (client and server-side) and a bunch of bug fixes. Thanks again to all of you who are using the new blocks and reporting things you’d like […]

WooCommerce 4.9 Beta 1

WooCommerce 4.9.0 is now available for beta testing! You can either download it directly from or install our WooCommerce Beta Tester Plugin. What’s new? This is a minor release focussing on bug fixes and performance improvements. Just like other minor releases, this release also aims to be backward compatible with previous WooCommerce releases. We have also updated […]