CoCart 4.2: Release Candidate

CoCart 4.2 is coming soon!

This post will highlight changes since the beta release in this version of CoCart Core.

Other important information:

  • Loading of the REST API optimized.
  • Improved headers returned.
  • This release does not include a database change.

About:

  • Backwards compatible
  • Tested up to WordPress 6.5
  • Tested up to WooCommerce 9.0

Hi, folks! Happy 4th of July to those in the U.S.

Our release candidate for v4.2 is now available for testing. We are still on schedule for release on Thursday 11th July 2024 and hope you enjoy testing out until then.

We advise that you disable CoCart Plus before testing the release candidate as it is not compatible. Once testing is completed and is finally released on Thursday 11th July 2024, a patch will be provided for it.

Please know that we are also in the middle of revamping the API reference for a better developer experience and up to date with what CoCart now provides. We look forward to sharing more soon.

What’s new since beta?

Mostly just optimized a few things in preparation for working on the next update after 4.2 which could be a while and support for additional plugins and extensions in CoCart Plus. Hope you like.

See previous changes made mentioned in our pre-release post.

Improvements

In addition to the improvements made in the beta release:

  • REST API: Currency in cart API v2 now returns currency_symbol_pos and the currency symbol will now return based on the set currency without lookup.
  • REST API: Improved headers returned and added nocache headers on authenticated requests.
  • REST API: Simplified sending the cart key to the header.
  • REST API: Loading of the REST API optimized.
  • Plugin: Code files organized better.
  • Plugin: Updated plugin review notice.

Developers

For developers we added one new filter.

FiltersDescription
cocart_send_nocache_headersDecides if nocache headers are sent.

Database changes

There are none.

Release Schedule

We’re on track for our planned 11th July 2024 release.

VersionRelease
Release Candidate4th July 2024
Final Release11th July 2024

Testing

If you’d like to dive in and help test this new release, our handy CoCart Beta Tester plugin allows you to switch between beta versions and release candidates.

Found a bug? We want to here about it. Please report any issues you encounter via the GitHub repository.

Looking Ahead: We are already progressing with the next round of improvements. As always, we thank you for your feedback and contributions.

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