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Action required: Security update for WooCommerce

Your store requires an immediate update to the latest version of WooCommerce

Today WooCommerce sent out the following email “Action required: Security update for WooCommerce”.


Of course your website probably complains about plugins needing updates but this one is serious and should be completed ASAP!


If you need help, please contact us, but be sure to make a backup of your database and site files before just clicking UPDATE.


Hi there,
To address a security vulnerability, we released an important security patch for WooCommerce (versions 8.8.5 and 8.9.3) on June 10, 2024. Your store requires an immediate update to the latest version of WooCommerce.If exploited, this vulnerability could allow bad actors to manipulate a website link to inject malicious content.


What do I need to do?

Screenshot showing the new version alert for WooCommerce.


Click this image for a larger version.


If your version of WooCommerce has already been updated to version 8.9.3 (or if auto-updates are enabled), no further action is required. If not, you’ll need to update it manually.


To update:


  1. Log in to your store’s WP Admin dashboard and navigate to Plugins.
  2. Locate WooCommerce in your list of installed plugins and extensions. You should see an alert stating, “There is a new version of WooCommerce available.”
  3. Click the update now link displayed in this alert to update to version 8.9.3.


If you don’t see the new version alert, please manually check your version number. If you are unable to update WooCommerce immediately, you should disable Order Attribution. This vulnerability is only exploitable if Order Attribution is enabled.


What is the vulnerability?


A security researcher originally reported the vulnerability to us as part of Automattic’s HackerOne Bug Bounty Program. This vulnerability could allow for cross-site scripting — a type of attack where a bad actor manipulates a link to include malicious content (via code such as JavaScript) on a page. This could affect anyone who clicks on the link, including a customer, the merchant, or a store admin.


Has my store’s data been compromised?


We are not aware of any exploits of this vulnerability.


What else can I do to keep my store secure?


We always encourage merchants to maintain high security standards. This includes the use of strong passwords, two-factor authentication, careful monitoring of transactions, and using the latest, secure version of WooCommerce (and any other extensions or plugins installed on your site). Read more about security best practices.


I use a version of WooCommerce older than 8.8.0; is my store impacted?


The vulnerability impacts any site running the following versions of WooCommerce — specifically if the store has Order Attribution enabled(this is enabled by default).


  • 8.8.0
  • 8.8.1
  • 8.8.2
  • 8.8.3
  • 8.8.4
  • 8.9.0
  • 8.9.1
  • 8.9.2


If you are using an earlier stable, updated version of WooCommerce, your store is not affected.


How do I know if my store is secure?


If you are running the latest, patched version of WooCommerce (version 8.9.3, as well as the backported 8.8.5), your store is safe. Our Developer Advisory explains how to check your store’s WooCommerce version status, and includes other details related to the update. We encourage you to enable auto-updates to keep your plugin versions current and ensure you automatically receive all future security updates.


We always strive for transparent and timely communication with our community. If you have any questions about this issue, please get in touchwith our Happiness team.


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SEO – How To Rank Product Pages in WooCommerce

Have you ever wondered why your product pages are not getting listed in the search engines from your WooCommerce website?


In this video I’m going to show you how to optimize your Woocommerce product pages so that they are able to get listed on Google and other search engines utilizing the correct white hat search engine optimization techniques.


By following this SEO (search engine optimiztion) guideline on how to optimize product pages for your shopping cart you will be able to easily get your products listed with Google.


This video does not cover Google Merchant Center, Google Analytics, Google Search Console, WooCommerce Setup, Rank Math SEO Plugin or the YOAST SEO Plugin, rather, we will be covering how to utilize the Rank Math SEO Plugin to help optimize your WooCommerce Product Pages to rank higher in the search engines.



There are many factors that go into optimizing your website for SEO to get listed in the search engines that include but not limited to; setting up Google Analytics or Other analytics tool to track performance, Google or Other Search Console or Webmaster Tools to find and fix errors, find keyword queries and other as well as Keyword research performed by Google Ads Keyword Search Tool or utilizing another service like WEBCEO, SEMRush, Ahrefs or other services.

Couple this with ON PAGE SEO and OFF PAGE SEO as well as PPC (pay per click advertising including retargeting) and a strong social media marketing strategy will put you ahead of your competition and help you reap the benefits that this type of marketing medium offers.


If you install Rank Math SEO Plugin, All In One SEO Plugin, or YOAST SEO Plugin on your WordPress website, they will come with the option to automatically create a sitemap.xml file that will need to be submitted to Google and other engines so that they pick up and “index” (get your site listed). If you sign up for Google Search Console (ie:  you will be able to remit your sitemap directly to Google for indexing.

Note: you will need to verify your website with Google Search Console first.

Once your website is verified with Google Search console, head over to SITEMAPS on the left, then paste in your sitemap.xml file. Some of the plugins above have different file names for the sitemap.xml file. Some are index_sitemap.xml, sitemap.xml, etc. so see the plugins settings and then test the url directly by pasting it into the browser to see what comes up.

It it is showing sitemap.xml, type in  and you should see whatever is in the sitemap.  In some cases, there are other files within the sitemap that should also be remitted.


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