At Magento Imagine in May of 2019, Adobe shared news about the upcoming release of Magento 2.3.2. This included a “sneak peek” of what 2.3.2 entails.
As this is only an incremental release, we weren’t expecting anything too revolutionary, but here are some highlights of included features and improvements:
– An expansion of GraphQL API coverage to include the cart and checkout
– Caching for GraphQL queries
– Improvements to the loading speeds of storefront pages*
– Asynchronous operations in the Magento Admin
– Amazon Pay PSD2 Compliance
– Google reCAPTCHA module for PayPal Payflow checkout
– Storefront accessibility improvements
– The release of a migration module for Magento Commerce users switching from the Bluefoot CMS to the new Page Builder**
Overall, this release has a total of over 130 product quality improvements, over 75 security improvements, and over 200 submissions by the Magento community at large.
*Even with core improvements, Magento 2 is still an advanced platform that benefits greatly from speed optimization efforts. Consider running a Magento Speed Test, deploying a CDN like Cloudflare for Magento, and leverage caching tech like Varnish for your M2 store. If you haven’t migrated to Magento 2 yet, be aware of the differences in hosting requirements between Magento 1 and 2, and consider if you’d be better off with a Magento 2 optimized dedicated server(s) or cloud server(s) for your particular instance of M2.
**The Magento Page Builder module will only be available to Magento Commerce users for the foreseeable future, although members of the Magento team have publicly acknowledged that this will likely become available to Magento Open Source users in some capacity, at some point in the future.
months of additional investment, but in the end, we’re extremely proud of the capability. Ok, so PageBuilder is commercial software. We have talked rather directly about our desire to provide it as a paid extension for OS clients, and that is still very much the intention.
— Jason Woosley (@jasonwoosley_mg) May 17, 2019
***Magento 2.3.2, according to Magento, should release in June of 2019, however, an exact date has not yet been announced. We’ll be sure to update this article once there is a hard date and more information available.
According to Github, the Magento 2.3.2 milestone was indeed closed on May 8th of 2019, with a total of 356 issues closed.
As there are so many security improvements, it’s also likely that there will be a corresponding security patch for those that are not ready to update their Magento version. However, keep in mind that M2.1 goes End of Life this month, and M2.2 goes end of life at the end of 2019.
… and, if this post wasn’t already full of spoilers, stay tuned for more news about Magento 2.4, which is expected to release in Q1 of 2020.