WooCommerce 7.1 was launched yesterday, delivering on time with the extremely anticipated custom order tables characteristic, which was renamed to “Excessive-Efficiency Order Storage” (HPOS). This can be a main enterprise that implements customized tables for orders, merchandise, and coupons, and guarantees important efficiency positive factors for shops.
Contributors have been engaged on HPOS all through 2022 however have been discussing its implementation for years. It’s now obtainable behind a characteristic flag, which will be enabled at WooCommerce > Settings > Superior > Options utilizing the checkbox underneath Experimental Options titled “Customized order tables.” The characteristic shouldn’t be but turned on by default, as there should be compatibility points with plugins websites could also be utilizing.
That is one other main milestone on WooCommerce’s journey in the direction of improved scalability and reliability as an e-commerce platform. As HPOS adoption grows all through the ecosystem, WooCommerce core staff lead Peter Fabian mentioned it might develop into the default expertise for shops by August 2023.
Model 7.1 additionally introduces cross-sells on the cart block, a characteristic that went into testing in September within the WooCommerce Blocks plugin version 8.6. It permits retailer homeowners to determine sure merchandise as cross-sells and have them exhibited to prospects within the cart.
This launch provides a brand new product highlight tour to assist new retailer homeowners by means of the method of making merchandise, highlighting every step throughout the product kind.
As a complement to this launch, WooCommerce Blocks contains six new header and six new footer pattens. The headers are available in minimal, important, and enormous variations with mild and darkish shade schemes. All of them are seen on GitHub within the WooCommerce Blocks discussions, with desktop, pill, and cell views.
WooCommerce 7.1 additionally contains a number of new actions and filters, together with a filter for the place order button label. No database updates are required (except customers allow HPOS), and the discharge needs to be backwards appropriate with the earlier model.