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Secure and optimize your Magento store with the latest Magento software release

Gian Genovesi
October 16, 2019 | 3:00 PM

Magento recently released Magento Commerce and Open Source 2.3.3, 2.2.10, and 2.3.2-p2 to the entire Magento community. Magento customers are encouraged to take advantage of the security and feature updates available in these new versions as a means of adopting the best experience and security posture possible for their customers.

Learn about what’s new from the Magento announcement below.

Security

Magento now supports PSD2 and is introducing important changes to their payment integrations. PHP 7.3 is now supported as well. In addition to these changes, almost 100 security fixes are included in this patch.

Performance

See faster loading times and a better overall shopping experience by displaying text while webfonts load in the background and moving non-critical CSS items to the end of the loading queue. Additionally, Magento is reducing the number of requests going back to the server, which helps increase throughput and decrease consumption. With these and other enhancements, Magento was able to improve their Google PageSpeed Insights score by up to five points in some instances.

Quality

This release has over 190 product quality enhancements across many critical areas of the platform like Sales, Catalog, and Checkout modules.

2.3.3 Product Enhancements

Yotpo

Yotpo has been add to Magento’s core code as a vendor bundled extension. An eCommerce marketing platform, Yotpo helps brands drive growth with integrated solutions for customer reviews, visual marketing, loyalty, and referrals. With this pre-installed integration, merchants can reduce development costs and implementation time by seamlessly activating Yotpo’s UGC solutions, instantly start collecting and displaying high-converting customer content, and stay on top of key performance metrics from within the Magento Commerce Admin panel.

Admin User Experience Research

Magento Commerce is introducing the tracking of user actions and events on the Admin panel as part of their efforts to better understand the Admin user experience and improve product design. Post installation, the first user signing in will be presented with the option to accept or decline to participate. Read more in Magento’s User Guide

Google Shopping ads Channel

Magento’s Google Shopping ads Channel extension is now part of the core code. This integration will allow merchants to quickly sign up and begin leveraging the tool’s benefits without requiring them to download an extension from the Marketplace. Learn how Google Shopping ads Channel delivers the power of Google advertising network in one end-to-end solution. 

You can review the release notes for more information about all of the enhancements and go to the Security Center for more information about security updates included in these new versions. 

Security-Only Patch

In this release cycle, Magento introduced a new security-only patch that is lighter, easier-to-deploy code. It provides fixes for recently identified vulnerabilities against the previous quarterly patch. To learn more about this patch and how to download and install it, visit Magento’s blog post here

To stay up to date on the latest from Magento, be sure to join the Magento team for an exclusive webinar on November 7, 2019 to learn where Magento Commerce is investing to help you thrive in the year to come.

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