Now that the dust has settled after Adobe Summit and Magento Association Connect virtual events, and Adobe has released the latest updates for it’s eCommerce products, we have the latest news for you!
First and foremost, on May 11th, Adobe released new updates for Magento 2. If you haven’t already patched your site, this should be a top priority. Here are the highlights of what was released, and why you should update:
Magento Open Source 2.4.2-p1 & Adobe Commerce 2.4.2-p1
This is a patch-only release, which includes a variety of security fixes that Adobe has rated from moderate to important.
This update includes over 40 security enhancements. These include updates to help avoid potential remote code execution (RCE) and cross-site scripting (XS) attacks. It also disables the copy-to-clipboard feature for all storefront credit card fields.
Magento Open Source 2.3.7 and Adobe Commerce 2.3.7
This release also includes support for PHP 7.4. As we’ve noted in previous articles, PHP 7.3 will reach end of life later this year, so it’s important to upgrade.
This release is also compatible with:
- Elasticsearch 7.9.x
- Varnish 6.5.1
- PHPUnit 9.x
- Composer 2.x
- Redis 6.x
*If you’re a JetRails customer, please reach out to customer support in order to plan and schedule software upgrades with our team.
10 core-code issues have been fixed as well, including items like the Create New Account page continuing to work if a shopper accidentally enters invalid data.
Adobe has also included the new Interactive Product Guidance feature set, which admins can enable to get more tips and information as they navigate through the Magento backend. This was previously rolled out for Magento 2.4.x users, much like support for PHP v. 7.4.
PWA Studio 10.x
As with previous releases, PWA Studio is continuing to add more native capabilities, cutting down on the time necessary to launch a progressive web app natively with Magento. Some of the latest additions include support for:
- Check and money orders – Giving straightforward options for shoppers that will pay offline
- Mega menus – Allowing you to more easily display a more robust and modern main menu
- Store switcher – Making it easier to for shoppers to switch between your frontend stores
These are all part of the Venia theme, the template that accompanies PWA Studio.
Looking Beyond Adobe/Magento Software Updates
You may have noticed that we’re no longer writing “Magento Commerce”, but rather, are referring to this product as “Adobe Commerce”. This is based on a recent branding update made by the Adobe team. Much like when this product switched from being called Magento Enterprise Edition (EE), the old name will inevitably linger, but we’ll be referring to the product as Adobe Commerce moving forward.
However, as an open-source ecosystem, the Magento community at large is continuing to build its own buzz. For instance, the Hyvä theme is getting a lot of attention:
This is just one great example of how the Magento is being propelled forward by members of this open-source community.