Magento has introduced its best ever version called Magento 2.4.2 platform with exclusive updates.
This year everyone in the eCommerce segment expects a new trendsetter and astonishing in the eCommerce industry from the world’s best eCommerce developmental platform called Magento.
Because since its inception, the Magento community has not failed to inspire with its stunning updates. It always has a keen eye for improvising eCommerce experience both for the partners and customers.
Now Magento has landed with its newer and more robust version, Magento 2.4.2 platform.
Unlike before, Magento has given priority to several platform improvements along with performance and security enhancements.
Note: It is advisable to upgrade your Magento eCommerce store to Magento 2.4.2 platform version for providing a better customer experience to online shoppers.
In this release, you can witness security improvements, including magnification, to support all cookies’ same website attributes. This version of Magento readily supports Redis 6.x as well as next gent elastic search 7.9.x.
With more than 280+ bug fixes in the core code, Magento comes with 30+ security enhancements along the side.
Highlights Of The Magento 2.4.2 Platform updates
These are the key highlights in this Magento 2.4.2 platform release updates:
- SameSite attribute support in cookies
- Support for Redis 6.x and Elasticsearch 7.9.x
- Magento 2.4.2 is not compatible with Composer 2.x
- Utilization of web-optimized images in the content
- Comprises Adobe Stock Integration version 2.1.1
- Enhancements in the Amazon S3
- Many other issues got fixed
Substantial Security Enhancements
In this release, Magento has fixed more than 35 security bugs for substantial security enhancements that support cross-site scripting (XSS) along with Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerabilities.
It is even in place to resolve the issue of core content Security Policy (CSP) issues.
Improvements in Infrastructure
Infrastructure in new Magento 2.4.2 platform updates has optimized to improve the overall framework with:
- Customer account
- Content management system
- Import and export
- Audience targeting
- Paid and free promotions
- Easy cart management\
- Preview and validate
- Staging and fixing
Platform enhancements have improved Redis 6.x support with Elasticsearch 7.9.x. However, the Magento store owners may need to move their existing store to Composer 2.x. As Magento 2.4.2 supports both the composer 2.x. and Varnish 6.4.
Improvements in Performance
Magento 2 platform users can now witness huge code improvements in its latest version, Magento 2.4.2. All this to strengthen the platform’s performance of API.
The big catalogs deployments in the new Magento improved the response time of Admin. This responsiveness makes it even more capable of supporting the 20X extensive catalog natively than in the previous version.
The newer version enables to gain of the catalog permission in GraphQL to support remote purchasing. But to have fuller support, you need to upgrade the customer object, which contains the localization for support end-to-end the stores.
If upgraded, you’ll get extensive argumentation in the product retrieval data for many product variants.
PWA Studio in Magento is the old pair but now comes out with lightning-fast PWA for its smartphone users. There are many updates shipped with Magento 2.4.2, We’d list some of its PWA studio related upgrades down here:
- Prior localization
- Multi-language support
- Multi option for internationalization
- Usage of Google Lighthouse to improvise the customer perspective
- Multi-payment support
- Support for multi-stores
- Easy extensibility
- Launched My Account for Venia
Now the new Media gallery of Magento 2.4.2 release avails New Role Resources. Hence, now the store owners can have the upper hand and restrict admin access from the customized panel. These are the advanced actions that the Admin of the store can manage and act.
- Can insert media files in between the content
- Upload new assets into the site
- Editing the asset details from the panel
- Allows deleting purchases from the gallery
- Enables to manage the folder structure
- Web-optimized images utilization in the content
Enhancements In AWS S3 Support
The AWS S3 support in Magento 2.4.2 has been improved for its future extensibility to support Object Storage and store media files in the Amazon S3.
It supports all its modules, including the B2B platform, Pagebuilder, and Adobe Stock integration. Here the mentioned Pagebuilder has improved page builder content migration and CSS customization for better functional ability.
Explore the business features of Magento 2.4.2 and make the most out of it until the next release of Magento 2.4.3 in July 2021(possibly).
In the end, it is vital to upgrade the version of your online eCommerce store to the new version to survive at a better rate in the industry. At Webnexs, the best Magento development and platform upgrade service provider in India.