New requirement for WooCommerce 6.5: PHP 7.2+

It’s been a while since WooCommerce bumped the minimum PHP version of WooCommerce to 7.0, and the WooCommerce team believes that now is about time for a new bump. Starting with version 6.5, scheduled for release in May 2022, WooCommerce will require PHP 7.2 or newer to work. Why this change? The PHP ecosystem is evolving rapidly. At the time of writing this, the only actively maintained...
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2021’s Most Popular Christmas Plugins

You can engage customers and get them in the mood to buy by making your WordPress website look seasonal. It is difficult for owners to achieve this without having to undergo a major website overhaul, such as a theme change, that will need to be reversed come January. Use a plugin - or even a few of them - for the quick and easy solution, as with so many WordPress-related needs. We've picked out...
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The various types and history of eCommerce

In order to fully understand ecommerce, let's look at its history. In general, businesses can be classified into six main types of ecommerce: B2C. B2B. C2C. C2B. B2A. C2A. Now let's take a closer look at each type of electronic commerce. 1. Business-to-Consumer (B2C). In B2C ecommerce, a business conducts transactions with a consumer. In the context of ecommerce, B2C is one of the most popular...
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Using WooCommerce? Beware of a critical vulnerability!

WooCommerce has announced on its developer blog that there is a critical vulnerability in multiple versions of WooCommerce. This blog post will highlight what the vulnerability is and what this means for you going forward. What has happened and how does it affect you? There has been a security vulnerability found in WooCommerce and WooCommerce Blocks. The security vulnerability allows for data...
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WooCommerce: Combating Spam Order Bots

In November of 2020, we shared an advisory for WooCommerce store owners encouraging them to update to the latest version of WooCommerce due to a vulnerability the WooCommerce team had recently addressed in the account creation flow. The WooCommerce core team discovered this vulnerability as a result of an attack from a bot that was creating spam orders and, by way of the aforementioned...
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Time to upgrade! WooCommerce 4.8 is now available!

The WoocCommerce team has announced the release of WooCommerce 4.8, which is now publicly available! It has been in development since November 2020 and Core contributions include about 257 commits from 29 contributors. This is a minor release, which means everything is backward compatible with the previous version. Given the release of PHP8, WordPress 5.6, and the Twenty Twenty-One theme, the...
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WooCommerce: Spam Orders and Accounts from Bots

Versions of WooCommerce prior to 4.6.2 contain a vulnerability that allows guest users to create accounts during checkout even when the "Allow customers to create an account during checkout" setting is disabled. This vulnerability is being exploited by a bot to place spam orders and create user accounts that are then used to probe for vulnerabilities in other plugins on the site. In response to...
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