WooCommerce 5.9 RC 2

WooCommerce team have released a second release candidate for WooCommerce 5.9 and are still on track for planned release November 9th.

Note that this is a minor release focusing on bug fixes and performance improvements. See more details of versioning changes in Developer Advisory: Changes to WooCommerce Versioning Scheme.


  • WooCommerce team have fixed a bug in the handling of remote file names for downloadable files.
  • WooCommerce team have reverted a change that prepended the currency-info.php file name with a path in locale-info.php, that extra path wasn’t really needed and was causing issues in 3rd party applications. #31036


If you’d like to dive in and help test this new release, this is handy WooCommerce Beta Tester plugin that allows you to switch between beta versions and release candidates. You can also download the release from wordpress.org.

A set of testing instructions has been published on WooCommerce Wiki page in GitHub. WooCommerce team also posted a helpful writeup on beta testing to help get you started.

If you discover any bugs during the testing process, please let WooCommerce team know by logging a report in GitHub.

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