All You Need To Know: Magento 2.3.4 Latest Update

Written by Jeethu Augustine

WCS Senior Lead at Royal Cyber

Adobe has geared up with significant updates in a short period for its latest version of Magento 2. And it would be exciting to see what Magento platform has to provide with the development of both Open Source & Commerce editions.

According to 2.3.4 Release Notes published on the Adobe website, the new release has more than 220 functional fixes to the main product and more than 30 security enhancements. This version has resolved over 275 contributions made by its community members. Magento has done minor core code clean-up, first performance enhancement, Inventory Management, and GraphQL.

Let’s dive into the new features and performance upgrades available in Magento 2.3.4.

Security Improvements with 30 New Enhancements

  • Security enhancements to help close cross-site scripting (XSS) and Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerabilities.
  • In order to protect from attackers getting full control of the administrative access, Magento has taken appropriate actions of using a unique solution such as IP whitelisting, two-factor authentication, VPN
  • For security purpose, Magento has conducted some fixes to core code, which include the removal of custom layouts update so that remote code execution can be removed
  • To allow whitelisted variables to be added in the template, Magento has redesigned features of the content template.

Platform Upgrades

  • Magento 2.3.4 has enhanced messaging queue framework with RabbitMQ v3.8, which is a third-party technology
  • Magento 2.3.4 has improved page caching and session storage and has had it tested it on the stable release of Redis v5.0.6.
  • Magento has enhanced the support to use declarative schema with both MariaDB 10.2 and MySQL

Boost in Performance

  • Magento has eliminated duplicate non-cache requests to the server by improving banner cache logic and refactoring the customer section invalidation
  • For better support parsing, PHTML files have been refactored
  • Merchants can now partially or entirely disable Magento reports. If a user wishes to enable report, they can do it by System Configuration > General > Reports > General Options

Upgrade in Infrastructure

  • With 250 enhancements for core quality, Magento has improved the framework of Catalog, Sales, PayPal, Elasticsearch, import, and CMS.

Enhancement in Merchant Tools

  • Magento has introduced a new bundle of Adobe stock image galleries. With this integrated extension, merchants can add high-quality media assets to their website content without leaving the Magento Admin
  • Merchants can explore, preview, license and deploy stock images in the website using the searchable interface in the Magento Media gallery

Improvements in Inventory Management

  • Magento has addressed a known issue involving shopping cart which caused a higher-than-usual expected load on the database server
  • To reduce the memory usage, Magento has updated the Inventory Reservations CLI commands
  • Quality issues related to credit memos, grouped products, source, and stock mass actions have been resolved

Refined GraphQL

  • Magento with this release have refined search, layered navigation, cart functionality for GraphQL coverage
  • With mergeCarts, Magneto can transfer the items from a guest cart into the cart of the logged in customer
  • A logged in customer can start an order on one device and complete it on another by using customerCart
  • Categories can be searched by using ID, name, and/or URL key
  • The cart object has been enhanced to include promotions and apply discounts at the line and cart levels

These notable changes are available with the latest upgrade of Magento 2.3.4. Royal Cyber has extensive experience in Magento Ecommerce development and can help you implement these enhancements for your interface.

For more information, email us at [email protected] or visit www.royalcyber.com

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