As summer is coming to a close, so too does Magento 2.4.0.
The exact release date of the update is October 15th, 2020. This is just in time to give you that extra edge during the holiday season. Many new changes are introduced in both Magento Commerce Cloud as well as in the Magento Open Source version. Magento 2.4.1 will bring in a superior user experience for Magento Merchants and will also translate into a good customer experience. With Magento website development, have your site take full advantage of everything new that the update has to offer.
Contained in the security patch is the permission to install time-sensitive security fixes in place of the hundreds of fixes that had to be installed before time on the previous release. This will also take account of the fixes you made manually before upgrading to this version. In total there are 15 fixes present in Magento 2.4.1.
Magento Scan Tool has also received a major enhancement. Collaborating with Sanguine Security for added protection against digital thefts like skimming and many others. The tool will also provide better insights into the current state of site security. CAPTCHA protection has been added for payment and place orders, further keeping them safe from bots.
Magento 2.4.1 adds much-needed functionality to the media gallery. If you have admin access, you can now delete images in bulk by selecting them first. Now storage will also become less of an issue, as Magento can scan for unused and duplicate images beforehand and delete them to optimize the space available.
Enhanced filters will now let you sort images into category images, product images, and content management blocks. Other than this, metadata now has enhanced viewing as well as usage in search to look for specific images.
Completely change the way you view your eCommerce store with the new and improved Magento.
GraphQL is a manipulation language for APIs, the enhancements that it has received in Magento 2.4.1 includes benefits to customers and users when browsing the site.
This option enables customers and guests to write reviews for products that they have purchased, as well as give them access to their review history which is now retrievable.
Gift messages can now be added to the orders of customers and other users.
Customers now have access to detailed information about their order history such as storing what payment methods they used for customers who were logged in prior. This enables the wishlist function for products in Magento Open Source. All of this added with better management of customer accounts and data.
Progressive Web Applications is a set of developer tools that allow for the development, deployment, and maintenance of the Magento storefront on Magento 2.3 and above.
Magento 2.4.1 adds more features to PWA Studio making it more functional. Like the Venia storefront which it typically uses, but now has received a facelift for core components, page layouts, typography, and design tokens. The Venia mini cart experience has also seen a large number of improvements. This means that every time a customer adds to their cart they have more options and fluidity.
The size of network transfers has been reduced between Redis and Magento, which makes the experience less prone to lag. This will reduce the execution time for many different use cases. The servers will be put under less stress and resources will be used efficiently. The decrease is about 20% according to Magento. This will greatly enhance the customer journey on your Magento eCommerce Platform.
Do not miss out on any of the latest features offered by Magento 2.4.1, upgrade your current store to reap the benefits of the latest version of the world’s leading eCommerce platform. Big upgrade overhauls can be generally risky, so be sure to make use of our expertise in the Magento eCommerce Platform. If you think the new and improved Magento does not look and feel the way you want it to, Magento customization is what you need to tailor it to your standards.
ECommerce is getting competitive, so it is best to have the latest tools to keep up with the world.
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