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The latest version of Magento is here! Magento Commerce and Magento Open Source 2.3.1 was released yesterday, bringing updated security, performance, and functionality. In fact, these releases include over 200 functional fixes, over 500 pull requests from the community, and over 30 security enhancements. This latest version of the software aims to help merchants create superior shopping experiences and streamline operations. Read on to see what’s new with this release.
The goal of Magento 2.3.1 is to empower merchants to act more quickly, operate more efficiently, and scale their business. One of the ways this release does this is through Page Builder, a drag-and-drop visual content editing tool that lets merchants customize content page layout without writing HTML or CSS.
Page Builder, which is available on Magento Commerce only, provides merchants with a powerful set of content types to compose various types of pages. It enables merchants to:
But it’s not just Page Builder in this update. The Magento Commerce 2.3.1 Release Notes explain how the following enhancements will further improve the shopping experience on Magento.
The Admin order creation workflow has been refactored to eliminate delays when editing billing and shipping addresses. Processing of these fields now happens only after they are populated.
Merchants can now upload PDP images larger than 1920 x 1200 without first compressing and downsizing the images. Previously, when a merchant uploaded a high quality product image (larger than 1920 x 1200), Magento resized and compressed the image. Merchants can now set requirements for resizing and compression as well as compression quality and target width and height.
The Multi-Source Inventory (MSI) community project has added multiple new features to this release of Inventory Management:
Along with many more enhancements, Magento 2.3.1 includes the following updates across the platform:
There are also updates to a number of extensions, including Magento shipping.
Magento Shipping expanded global coverage to 37 countries via DHL Express, Fedex & UPS; giving merchants the ability to streamline multiple parts of the fulfillment value chain with multiple carriers all from the Magento Admin. Additional updates for Magento 2.3.1 include:
Enhancements to existing Magento Shipping features include:
All of these updates are just the tip of the iceberg. Be sure to check out the full Release Notes to see what other functional updates are included in Magento 2.3.1.
One performance update found in 2.3.1 is that Magento now supports customer accounts with more than 3,000 addresses. It took multiple code enhancements to achieve this performance boost, including:
This release includes over 30 security enhancements that help close cross-site scripting, arbitrary code execution, and sensitive data disclosure vulnerabilities as well as other security issues. No confirmed attacks related to these issues have occurred to date, however, certain vulnerabilities can potentially be exploited to access customer information or take over administrator sessions. Check out the full report on these security enhancements in the Magento Security Center.
All of these updates are just some of the highlights of what’s new with Magento 2.3.1. Be sure to check out the full Release Notes to learn more about these updates as well as the fixed issues, community contributions, and migration toolkits for Magento 2.3.1.