Just wanted to drop this in here, as a notice. Been preparing a hard fork of WooCommerce 3.9x, because some of the most important plugins (as in: legal safety) for German shop owners simply dont work with ClassicCommerce (anymore). Probably gonna see the light of the day around end of this year (2021), begin of 2022.
- get important legal safety plugins (primarly Germany, but also EU) working (again)
- remove all Jetpack and other BS
- backport all security fixes and add-ons not related to Gutenborg
- implementing WP 5 compatiblity “fixes” to make plugins work again, which do not actually rely on the existence of Gutenborg (with the potential of dropping those into the suggested ‘WP compatiblity plugin’ or ‘snippet collection’, too)
- improving and REMOVING usability and accessibility issues
Background is, that I had to migrate quite a few clients to WP + “regular” WooCommerce lately, just so they are able to continue to use their “important” plugins, of which next to none really require Gutenborg etc. For the next project I’m working on for a client, which is porting an xt:Commerce 4 shop to CP + WooCommerce 3.94 + ACF + custom “Product Addons” plugin, I dont want to be forced to go that step, too. Nor future clients.
Also, additionally planned is the creation of a combined add-on for both Germany and EU legal safety / legality, similar to Germanized for WooCommerce and German Market. Which is specifically aimed towards ClassicPress, and both re:Commerce as well as ClassicCommerce. One that gets the base level done, but offers extended options with a subscription-based “pro” version (without turning the base version into mere trial-ware). Should arrive roughly at the begin of next year (2022).
ps: the name derives itself from a wordplay on “reply” as well as from “redux”. The latter being a WP-oriented, storage-agnostic, headless CMS framework I’ve been working on in the past, quite a few years before the event of forking ClassicPress.