Magento what's new?

What's new in Magento?

In July, Adobe released Magento Commerce 2.4, expanding on our industry leading platform to provide merchants with capabilities that will help them capture new opportunities in the current commerce landscape and prepare for the future.

  • Streamline B2B purchasing with purchase approval workflows
  • Deliver exceptional customer service with Seller Assisted Shopping
  • Generate growth and bring value back to physical locations with In-Store Pickup
  • Save time and resources on your creative workflow with a new Media Gallery
  • Build headless and PWA storefronts faster and more reliably
  • Support higher traffic volumes and deliver exceptional performance with substantial platform upgrades
Magento Commerce 2.4 Major Highlights

To get more detail on each of these features read the article

Purchase Approval Workflows

Our new approval workflow feature enables B2B buying companies to easily customize how they review and approve purchases—all without coding. Companies can now configure and assign purchase order approval rules based on order value, SKUs, and shipping costs. For sellers, offering the option for self-service approval workflows enables them to attract new business and grow online sales by supporting their customers’ purchasing policies. For buyers, workflow approval processes streamline the pre-purchase approval process for greater convenience and faster ordering, while at the same time ensuring spending control for online purchasing.

In-Store Pickup

With In-Store Pick Up in Inventory Management (formerly MSI), merchants can easily select which physical inventory locations are eligible as a customer pickup location. During checkout, customers can quickly find a location near them and view other essential information such as store hours. Once orders have been placed, store associates can notify the customer that their order is ready for pickup with a single click. Furthermore, this can be adapted for curbside pickup which has become the preferred way for many shoppers to pick up their purchases and minimize health risks.

Asset Management in the New Media Gallery

Streamline your creative workflow with a completely rebuilt Media Gallery that performs up to 30x faster and strengthens our integration with Adobe Stock. This completely rebuilt Media Gallery reinvents asset management saving significant time and resources for creative stakeholders.

Additional updates and features

Other Magento Commerce 2.4 highlights:

  • PWA Studio introduces a new Venia storefront experience that was built with Page Builder content types and a complete cart and checkout workflow to accelerate implementations.
  • We also continue to expand our support for headless commerce with greater coverage of GraphQL APIs to build custom experiences for all digital touchpoints.
  • Starting with 2.4, we are securing the Admin portal by requiring Two Factor Authentication (2FA) for all users. Learn more about Implementing 2FA throughout Magento.
  • The core Braintree integration has been migrated to a Vendor Bundled Extension allowing them to deliver more frequent updates and enabling new capabilities including support for Venmo, Apple Pay, and Google Pay. See the full list of capabilities in the Magento Marketplace.
  • Scalability improvements include Redis optimizations that allow merchants to serve a higher amount of traffic without performance degradation and pages that load up to 43% faster at high traffic volumes.
  • Faster cart and checkout performance like 50% faster reordering and 30% faster add-to-cart performance during quick ordering.
  • The new Composer Update Plugin that automates several previously manual upgrade steps, making the process easier and safer.
  • Updated tech stack components ensure long term compliance and security while unlocking additional performance improvements.

For complete details about this release, visit the Release Notes.

Additional updates and features

  • Product Recommendations for Magento Commerce has been integrated with Magento’s content creation tool, Page Builder. This further differentiates our recommendations capabilities by extending the embedded Magento Admin experience to streamline workflows. Magento merchants can now seamlessly drag and drop Sensei-powered recommendation units on any position within content that’s being authored in Page Builder. Learn More

Magento Commerce 2.3.5 Release information

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    What's new in Magento?

    In addition to our core code release, Magento Commerce 2.3.5 has some exciting new enhancements. Product Recommendations, exclusive to Magento Commerce customers, harnesses Adobe Sensei’s powerful AI technology to deliver relevant recommendations based on shoppers’ preferences and behavior. Page Builder also received substantial improvements that will enable you to save valuable time and create even more engaging content. The Amazon Sales Channel extension also saw considerable enhancements, with a fresher look, a revamped UI and an optimized onboarding process. Lastly, our Cloud team released three new packages that now make up our ECE-Tools Suite to continue improving cloud development.

    Product Recommendations, powered by Adobe Sensei

    Harnessing the power of Adobe Sensei businesses can automatically recommend the most relevant products to every shopper throughout their storefront journey. The feature automatically analyzes product and shopper behavior and recommends products for each unique shopper. Merchants manage all of this through a dedicated UI embedded directly into the Magento Admin. It is available exclusively to Magento Commerce customers (versions 2.3.0+) via the Magento Marketplace.

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    Page Builder Templates and Video Background Playback

    Page Builder introduces Templates, a template manager that allows merchants to save previously created content and layouts as templates for reuse across all sites. Apply these templates to new content areas on any Store View to build new pages and launch new sites even faster. We’ve also added support for additional rich media assets with the ability to use video as content background to deliver yet a more immersive and engaging experience to shoppers.

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    Additional updates and features

    Additional updates and features

    • Quality and performance enhancements across the entire platform, including to areas like Inventory Management, the B2B module, and all Vendor Bundled Extensions.
    • Deprecation of Core Payments: As of Magento 2.3.5 all core payment integrations, except PayPal, have been deprecated and merchants should transition to their corresponding Marketplace extensions. For more information visit our DevBlog.
    • Security: We’ve implemented multiple security fixes including the addition of the Content Security Policy (CSP), an added layer of security that helps detect and mitigate certain types of Cross Site Scripting and data injection attacks.
    • Amazon Sales Channel (4.0) brings a faster and simpler onboarding process, in addition to featuring a brand-new UI with a fresher look and easy to read dashboards and store views. Download the latest version from our Magento Marketplace today and read more about these changes in our User Guide.
    • Magento Commerce ECE-Tools 2002.1.0.  This version introduces a new scenario deployment process, thus resembling more the process our on-prem version offers. Developers will be able to change, remove and re-arrange steps, just like they do when deploying on-prem instances. Furthermore, we are introducing 3 new packages that now conform our ECE Tools Suite: Magento Cloud Components, Magento Cloud Patches and Magento Cloud Docker. Visit this post for more information.

    For complete details about this release, visit the Release Notes.

    Magento Commerce 2.3.4 Release information

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    Page Builder Enhancements & PWA Studio Compatibility

    Page Builder & PWA Studio Compatibility

    Content created with Page Builder can now be rendered in PWA Studio’s Venia reference storefront putting the power, speed, and creative control of Page Builder into the hands of marketers designing PWA Studio-based storefronts.

    Adobe Stock Integration

    Adobe Stock Integration

    This integration now enables merchants to add high-quality media assets to website content without leaving the Magento Admin to simplify their creative process, streamline workflow, and help them create more professional and visually compelling sites.

    Chat powered by dotdigital

    Chat powered by dotdigital

    Exceed expectations, increase conversion rates, and keep customers coming back with real-time engagement through Live Chat. All Magento 2 merchants can receive a free live chat agent, without the need for a full dotdigital Engagement Cloud license.

    Additional updates and features

    Additional updates and features

    • PWA Studio 5.0.0: Beyond compatibility with Page Builder, the latest update of PWA Studio includes new tools to help get a new project up and running more quickly, and “Talons” to make it easier to work with Venia UI components. Learn about these changes and more in the PWA Studio Release Notes.
    • GraphQL: This release includes improved GraphQL coverage as we continue to better enable a growing number of merchants to take a headless approach to storefront development. See detailed changes on our GraphQL Release Notes.
    • Improved Performance: We’ve made performance improvements to several areas of the platform, including storefront performance, by minimizing requests to the server. We’ve also optimized Inventory Management and B2B capabilities.
    • Authorize.net: The core integration of the Authorize.net payment method has been deprecated as we have done with other payment methods following the EU’s PSD2 regulation. Please use the official payment integration that is available on Marketplace.
    • Security and Platform Quality Upgrades: We’ve introduced a number of security fixes along with upgrades to platform components for improved security and PCI compliance. See the Adobe Security Bulletins for more information about security updates included in this new version.

    For complete details about this release, visit the Release Notes.