22 Comments

  1. Stefano

    What I don’t understand is the following: 6 days ago WooCommerce Admin had an update and today WooCommerce is officially out.

    I run the upgrade and everything went as expected; I run the tests locally for now.

    Would not it made more sense to uninstall WooCommerce Admin right after successful WooCommerce upgraded with success, assuming the necessary data have not been deleted from WC Admin?

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  2. Cosley Etienne

    It seems not a good idea to update to the v4. But i will at my own risk.

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  3. Zohar

    My website very work very slow now and it’s always on Background Update…it’s take to much like 3 days and same very slowly

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  4. Federico Reinoso

    The only thing I really wanna see in woocommerce is a excel-like price update system. I know you can have a plug-in for that, but I want a official system.

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  5. Sali

    I decided to update Woocommerce but I saw a message that some already Installed plugin might not be compatible, so I decided to wait until I receive update to other plugins and then update

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  6. Peter

    Hi, Thanks for the post on WC 4.0! I’d just like to mention that WC 4.0 doesn’t hide the notices anymore, it was rolled back before the final release.

    (Disclaimer: I work for A8c)

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    • Justin Tadlock

      I tested this directly against the 4.0 available on the WordPress plugin directory. With certain screens, such as the WooCommerce dashboard, custom admin notices did not appear.

      To be sure, I spun up a fresh copy and added a custom, admin-wide notice as shown in the following image. It is a comparison of the Products and Dashboard screens.

      Comparison of the output of an admin notice on the WooCommerce products and dashboard screens

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      • Peter

        Ah, I see what you mean, you’re right. Sorry for the inaccuracy!

        In beta and RC versions, all the WP notices have been rolled up into the WordPress Notices menu in the Action Panel on all WC screens (i.e. also Orders, Products, Coupons, etc).
        We’ve removed that and instead just keep the screen clean on Analytics screens and the Dashboard which have a lot of charts and in general data to be displayed.

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  7. Sam

    Made a bad decision to update the plugin. Now, my site is broken. Trying to get it restored.

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  8. nyampah

    hello, thanks for this topic
    and would you mind to answer my really dumb question below, im totaly blind in english so please forgive me can not make conclusion to your artikel.

    “WooCommerce Admin Project Merged into the Core Plugin”
    –> does this means we don’t need to install wc admin plugin anymore ?

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  9. Zara Larson

    I’ve a question, Shall I update to 4.0 if other plugins are not compatible?

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    • Justin Tadlock

      It is best to check with your individual plugin developers for that question. If you have reason to believe those plugins are incompatible, they will be able to provide you with more accurate information.

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  10. Juan

    If you have a long order history and a somewhat decent amount of customers, this update will cause issues, because in order to show those fancy statistics, it will create thousands upon thousands of “pending actions” which take up a lot of processing power and write operations and may at some point be blocked or throttled by your webhoster. The people at woocommerce must have no idea about running a webshop, otherwise they would not force this “piece of s…oftware” down people’s throat. I really don’t like the way wordpress is going these days.

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    • Derin Tolu

      You know, you should text on a staging site then sync to live…won’t be effect your customers that way. And no one is forcing anything on you, stay informed, then you’ll know about updates. Also YOU DONT HAVE TO UPDATE. No one is giving you to. You could go years without updating

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  11. Alec

    This update is quite horrible. This should nI updated it on my own agency site. The update went OK as I have a relatively small number of of transactions. My CRM takes care of 99% of invoicing.

    I had to wait on other plug-ins to catch up to 4.0 compatibility so I only just updated a client with a small number of transaction. The update took so long that that the server went 500. OK… The dashboard would not populate. The front-end was super slow. I was forced to roll back to 3.9.3.

    The server meets the Woo requirements. This should not have happened. I’m reluctant to “upgrade” any other clients as they are are all much larger.

    I discovered that there is now a plug-in to disable the WooCommerce Admin bloatware. This is reminiscent of Classic Editor vs. Gutenturd. I’ll give the plug-in a try but really, we shouldn’t have to.

    I’ve been developing WP sites since Kubrick. Things started going downhill with Jetpack. Gutenberg was a pant load, now this.

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    • Justin Tadlock

      I deleted the last sentence from your comment because it does not follow our comment policy. Be sure to keep things civil. We want to allow open discussion, even responses that are critical, but personal attacks will not be published.

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  12. Nek

    I got delays too if i open the Woocommerce in admin. The frontpage works fast and great, and the other Dashboard of Wpress too. This in a VPS 2 core and 4GB and 256MB for WordPress set with php 7.2 and Apache
    I checked it with query monitor and in ssh and it sends really a lot requests and seconds after again…i see the same requests (POST) …and then again…This dont happens always. I used the disable admin plugin and now all is great.
    I dont know why this happens and why dont always. Maybe a bug or some bad code or a compatibility issue. I am Dev and sysadmin but no time to search more. Time is money ¨:) The plugin solution was great for me….

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