WooCommerce 3.1 RC1

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Today, the release candidate for WooCommerce 3.1 is available! 3.1 is a minor release with several improvements and some new features, including a new CSV importer for products.

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WC 2.2 order statuses: plugin compatibility

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Orders can have several statuses in WooCommerce; completed, processing, on-hold, pending to name a few.

In WooCommerce 2.1, statuses were associated with orders via a taxonomy called shop_order_status. The shop_order_status taxonomy is no more in 2.2.

Instead, 2.2 uses post_status for the order status. In terms of usage, this makes more sense – regular post statuses are of little use for orders (since when did you have a non-published order?). For performance, using post status has several benefits, particulary to queries and reporting which can now contain less table joins.

How does this affect developers? If you query shop_order posts via a get_posts() function, or DB query, you will need to modify your code to fully support 2.2. Otherwise you’ll either get a notice, or no results.

If you are calling get_posts() for the shop_order post type

Here is an example of a 2.1 order query:

$orders = get_posts( array(…

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WampServer issues after Windows 10 upgrade

I was facing a similar problem with WAMP SERVER. In Windows 10, the Word Wide Web Publishing Service comes pre-installed. This is related to IIS and you can remove it if you don’t need it.

This blocks the port 80 making Apache act weirdly. You can do the following and try again.

Go to Start, type in services.msc
Scroll down in the Services window to find the World Wide Web Publishing Service.
Right click on it and select Stop.
This should make port 80 free and restarting WAMP/XAMPP should get you up and running!