WooCommerce 4.7.0 Beta 1

WooCommerce 4.7.0 beta 1 is now available for testing! You can either download it directly from WordPress.org or install our WooCommerce Beta Tester Plugin.

What’s new?

The WooCommerce 4.7 release contains an updated version of WooCommerce Blocks 3.6.0, several fixes, and localization improvements.

Notable fixes and improvements

The main fixes and stability improvements in this release are:

  • Use first gallery image on single product when a product thumbnail isn’t assigned. (#27289).
  • Update product_cat/tag taxonomy template file names to product-cat, and product-tag. (#27736).
  • Exclude draft pages from the “Shop page” setting. (#27890).

You can review the complete changelog for this release on the changelog.txt file.

Filters and actions

We have added one new filter:

Filters Description
woocommerce_should_send_low_stock_notification Determine if the current product should trigger a low stock notification..

Database changes

This release does not introduce any changes to the database.

Template changes

Several files were added or updated in this release, including:

File Description
content-product-cat.php New file introduced by #27736 to replace content-product_cat.php
taxonomy-product-cat.php New file introduced by #27736 to replace taxonomy-product_cat.php
taxonomy-product-tag.php New file introduced by #27736 to replace taxonomy-product_tag.php
single-product/product-image.php Updated to support include the first image as a product thumbnail, see #27289
single-product/product-thumbnails.php Updated to support include the first image as a product thumbnail, see #27289

Note that content-product_cat.php, taxonomy-product_cat.php, and taxonomy-product_tag.php are still supported by WooCommerce.

Release Schedule

This version of WooCommerce is scheduled to be released as follows:

Version Release
Beta October 20, 2020
Release Candidate October 27, 2020
4.7 Final Release November 10, 2020


As with the previous several releases, we have published testing instructions for 4.7. We’d love your help in testing this release.

If you discover any bugs during the testing process, please let us know by logging a report in GitHub.

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