Everything You Need To Know About Magento 2.4.5

Magento is an open-source platform used to create e-commerce websites. It was first introduced on 31 March 2008. The platform become widespread after hundreds and thousands of businesses used this e-commerce platform to start their e-commerce website including big ones like Samsung and Nike.

Adobe commerce acquired Magento and upgraded its version. The upgraded version was named Magento 2. Magento 2 upgraded versions offer better security, and the best features to meet the gaps and the needs of the e-commerce industry. From time to time Adobe keeps updating the Magento. Today we are going to talk about Magento 2.4.5 version. Magento 2.4.5 is released on 9 August 2022 and we cannot wait to share what the new version is bringing for all of you. Adobe has worked so well on the Magento update and the upcoming version of Magento is the result of it. According to the official news by Adobe commerce, Magento 2.4.5 has more than 200+ quality fixes and improvements. Indeed the new version will be better than the old versions in terms of quality, security, and performance.  

Highlights of Magento 2.4.5

We know you must be excited to read its new features. So let’s dive deep into its exciting features and improved performance. 

  • Improved 290+ quality issues.
  • Improved 20+ security issues.
  • Compatible with Composer 2.2, jQueryUI 1.13.1 and TinyMCE 5.10.2.
  • Support to the Page Builder v.1.7.2 and PWA Studio v.12.5.x.
  • GraphQL Improvements
  • Release Apple pay for Apple
  • In-built Google Tag module
  • Upgraded Google Analytics

Everything About The New Release

There are a lot of new features and improvements that Adobe has in store for all eCommerce merchants. The highlights of the Magento 2.4.5 release are here below:

Improved Platform

Here are some major points one should know about are: 

  • The new release Magento 2.4.5 support composer 2.2,  jQueryUI 1.13.1, and TinyMCE 5.10.2.  
  • Upgraded DHL schema from v6.0 to v6.2
  • Composer is updated with the latest version with 20 composer dependencies
  • Improved all JS libs with Magento 2.4.5 

The DHL upgrade will not result in a change in product behavior. Outdated javascript and dependencies are updated with the latest version, these improvements are much more backward compatible.

Improved Security

The security improvements are backported to Magento 2.2.2 and Magento 2.3.7. There were some vulnerabilities that could exploit the customer data or hamper the administrator. 

The recent release of Magento 2.4.5 got 20+ security improvements and fixes. The security fixes are making the new release more secure. Some of the major points are listed here: 

  • Google reCAPTCHA support to create new accounts, Wish List Sharing, and Gift Card forms.
  • Added the ACL resources to the inventory.
  • Upgraded malicious code to HTMLPurifier.
  • Inventory template security improved.

Improved GraphQL Performance 

  • Improved experience for developers and administrators of the faster rebuilding of the unified storefront GraphQL schema on deployment.
  • Users also experience fast page loading as the graphQL has been improved
  • GraphQL API power to consume the authorization token expiration date/time.
  • Session usage has been dropped off from HTTP header processors in GraphQL
  • It let you disable the session cookies for all GraphQL operations.

Improvement In Payment Gateways

Adobe commerce has added apple pay as a new payment option to the new release of Magento 2.4.5. There are some modifications in PayPal and Braintree payment gateways. The major highlights are listed below:

  • Apple Pay is now accessible by all merchants.
  • The PayPal Pay Later option can use by all the merchants in Italy and Spain.
  • Store admin can view PayPal Credit card & Pay Later buttons in its panel.
  • Removed Braintree KNOUNT fraud protection with the new release of Magento 2.4.5.
  • ‘Always request 3DS’ option has been introduced for the Braintree payments.

Improved PWA Studio

  • PWA Studio v.12.5.x support to Magento Open Source 2.4.5.
  • Analytics and customer behavior data are collected on the PWV studio frontend.
  • Merchants can now select a service such as Google Tag Manager to deploy from the Admin.

Other Fixed Issues

  • Magento’s old version was unable to let you rename a data patch and add the old class name as an alias in the patch list database table. With the new release, this problem is solved. 
  • The old version of Magento used to conflict while the installation of multiple Magento open source instances was made on one server due to hardcoding. The issue is fixed now.
  • Now when the page title is changed, it informs the screen reader, previously this feature was not available. 
  • When the product subselect rule is applied, the Magento 2.4.5 upgrade version accurately calculates the cart total for the bundle product. 
  • Customers with global account sharing are not required to log in again to a secondary website in a multi-site deployment when guest checkout is disabled. Customer data is now loaded when the shopper navigates to the subdomain. The shopper is not required to log in again, and the previous cart products are displayed.
  • Customers can now still add products to their carts when the products are not allowed to select for their locations.
  • The new release focus on the storefront experience on PWA that is comprehensible, apparent, understandable, and powerful. 
  • Contrast and keyboard accessibility have been upgraded, and the Improved screen reader
  • Search results summary information is now reported to screen reader users

The new release of Magento 2 will be massive for all the e-commerce merchants as it is improved in terms of security, performance, quality, catching, payment gateways, and much more. No doubt the new release has much more in store for you. You can take professional help for a smooth and effortless updating of the new version. Webiators can help you in the process. 

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