WooCommerce 7.3 was launched this week with the brand new Merchandise block now in beta. In December 2022, the Merchandise block went into testing in WooCommerce Blocks version 9.1.0. It’s based mostly on the Question Loop block and is meant to switch all of WooCommerce’s present product-displaying blocks.
This primary beta model of the Merchandise block permits customers to record merchandise based mostly on particular standards and their structure within the record or grid.
Model 7.3 additionally introduces three “commerce-adjacent” patterns for constructing WooCommerce retailer pages. These are patterns that don’t faucet into WooCommerce retailer information however permit retailer homeowners to customise the pictures and the hyperlinks. These patterns had been additionally examined in WooCommerce Blocks 9.1.0. They embody an alternating picture and textual content block sample, a product hero with two columns and two rows, and a “Simply Arrived” full hero sample.
This launch additionally brings retailer homeowners a brand new multichannel marketing experience in beta. Underneath the Advertising and marketing menu within the admin, customers can now view a listing of beneficial advertising extensions with out leaving the dashboard. These could be put in instantly from the Advertising and marketing web page.
Different notable options in WooCommerce 7.3 embody Pinterest and Codisto extensions added to the onboarding wizard, a brand new warning banner when the tax settings have a battle, and an improved UI for creating product attributes and importing product photos.