A few days ago WooCommerce 3.8 was released. The new version brings new product blocks, PHP 7.4 support, a new widget template file and many minor improvements. It is most likely the last minor update for this year and thus it is backwards compatible, you should be able to just update it and continue on with your life. Below we’ll take a brief look at the new features.
Version 3.8 comes with four new product blocks, three review related ones, the reviews by product, reviews by category and the all reviews one, and finally the search products block.
A new template was added which allows modifications on the price filter widget, PHP 7.4 is fully supported by WooCommerce, also a notice has been added which prompts users to update WordPress to v5.0+ and PHP to 7.0+ because the upcoming version 3.9 will bump the minimum requirements.
CSSIgniter Themes and WooCommerce 3.8
Most of our new eCommerce themes are compatible out of the box with the latest version and require no action on your part, update WooCommerce and you are good to go. However on some themes you might have seen notices regarding usage of out-of-date templates after updating to 3.8, this has been taken care of. We have released updates for all these themes, you can update them using our automated update system or if you prefer to do things manually you can grab the zip files from our downloads section and install them.
I appreciate this update yet the theme I am currently using does not show it has been updated. It is Struct and is a compatible e-commerce theme. Please advise as WordPress is giving me stress over this.
Struct is not one of our themes that we bake-in support for WooCommerce. A list of our WooCommerce-ready themes can be found here: https://www.cssigniter.com/types/woocommerce/Now, there’s no reason (technically) why WooCommerce wouldn’t work with Struct It’s just that we haven’t checked it, so there might be some styling issues, or it might not inherit the look-and-feel of the theme at all. It will be using WooCommerce’s default styles. Of course, this also means that our support team won’t be able to help you with most issues you might encounter, however it might be able to help with minor styling issues.