By Magento Imagine 2018, the roadmap for Magento 2.3.x was pretty well defined, and including a majority of the features that we reported about in the lead up to the release of Magento 2.3.0, which became available to the public in November of 2018.
It’s now February 2019, and at Magento Live in Australia a release date of March 2019 was announced for Magento 2.3.1. This marks the first major incremental update to Magento version 2.3.x, and promises to include a mix of features that weren’t quite ready when 2.3.0 launched, as well as some general improvements and additions to the platform.
Magento 2.3.1 drops in late March, incorporating significant community contributions and bringing to market new merchant and developer experience advancements. @jasonwoosley_mg #MLAU pic.twitter.com/m9YzJbctak
— Magento (@magento) February 12, 2019
Magento 2.3.1 is expected to include:
– The new PageBuilder feature set (in beta). This is especially important because the old BlueFoot CMS is not compatible with the Magento 2.3 PWA frontend.
– Enhancements to the Magento Commerce B2B feature set related to the import and export of data, the ability to handle up to 3000 addresses per B2B customer account, GraphQL API support of B2B data, and more.
– Improvements to Magento Shipping to better support international orders including the use of DHL Express, FedEx and UPS global services. Overall, Magento Shipping is intended to provide advanced features like store pickup functionality and shipment cancellations.
– Updates to existing bundled extensions from Amazon Pay, DotDigital, Klarna, and Vertex which come natively with Magento.
– Improvements to the Progressive Web Apps (PWA) Studio and the Venia/B2B themes
– Support for the Amazon Sales Channel through the Magento Sales & Advertising Channels system
– The Authorize.net MD5 to SHA-512 Magento patch that all other supported versions of Magento will require in order to continue using Authorize.net without an extension.
Stay tuned for more updates as more information becomes available on the precise benefits of Magento 2.3.1!
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