This is the last step before releasing the final 126.96.36.199. It aims at making sure that all regressions found during the beta have been fixed, and that no new ones appeared. If no new regression is reported by July 1st, we will make the final version of 188.8.131.52 available.
Please note that it is not currently possible to perform an automatic upgrade from the Beta to the Release Candidate. Furthermore, it will not be possible to upgrade from this Release Candidate to the final release. If you perform an update of your test store to the RC version, you will need to rollback to your current version before being able to upgrade to the final 184.108.40.206.
Go download and install this RC version as a test store, either on your machine or your web hosting, then play with it – and give us your feedback! We need YOU to test this new version of PrestaShop.
Remember, this release candidate version is pre release software. Do not use it on your production shop!
New in the release candidate
- Introduced an easy way for hooked modules on entity pages to handle error display (a demo module is now finished and available here)
- Improved error messages displayed when spam protection rejects a customer subscription and you can now translate them specifically for a better user experience
- Module Faceted search version has been bumped to 3.0.5 which contains interesting bug fixes
- Watermark and Product comments modules have been integrated and can now be installed from the Module Catalog page in the back office
- Tips and Updates module (psaddonsconnect) has been updated to the 2.0.0 version
- We have replaced PHPExcel by PHPSpreadsheet in order to better handle XLS or XLSX files import
100+ pull requests have been merged since the beta release and 50+ regressions have been fixed. Read the Changelog for details. A huge thanks to everyone involved in testing and fixing issues during the beta phase, and especially 202 ecommerce, OneDotIT and MartinF who helped us a lot during this period !
This brings us to more than 700 merged pull requests for the 220.127.116.11 milestone, it is definitely our biggest yet.
If you are looking for more details about all changes and new features expected in 1.7.6, the 1.7.6 beta version release note is the perfect article for you to read!
You can download PrestaShop 1.7.6 RC here:
How to help finish the 1.7.6
Your help will be very appreciated to finish the work on PrestaShop 1.7.6. Even if you are not a developer, your feedback has a lot of value.
- Install it and test that there is no regression compared to the 18.104.22.168 version
- If possible, test with data imported from a real shop
- If you develop modules or themes, test them on this version
- Test the auto-upgrade plugin Report bugs on GitHub (read how to report issues)
- Submit a bug fix by creating a pull request (read the contribution guidelines)
If everything is working well, feel free to comment on this article to tell us, and share on social networks, we also need this kind of feedback! ;-)