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On 9th August 2022, Adobe officially released Magento 2.4.5, with over 280+ quality fixes and enhancements to platform quality, payment methods, GraphQL caching performance, and accessibility.
Now is the time for all Magento merchants to boost their stores with the latest features and advancements. But of course, one shouldn’t just blindly upgrade it without knowing what exactly the changes are and what’s the compatibility status for the existing Magento modules.
So let us support you unwrap what’s new in Magento Open Source 2.4.5.
The important thing for any user to proceed with upgrading to newer versions is to know what all issues have been catered for. In Magento Open Source 2.4.5, hundreds of issues in the core code have been fixed. There are other minor fixes in installation, upgrade, deployment, accessibility, etc.
You may also review the full list of issues fixed here.
Magento Open Source 2.4.5. includes 18+ security fixes and platform security improvements.
Below is the list of some major security enhancements:
- Google reCAPTCHA underpinning to Create New Accounts, Wish List Sharing, and Gift Card forms
- Enhance inventory template security
- Add the ACL resources to the inventory
- Upgrade the MaliciousCode filter to operate the HtmlPurifier library
The latest release concentrates on creating a storefront experience on Venia (PWA) that is additionally understandable, perceivable, operable, and robust.
The list of these enhancements are as follows:
- Search results overview information is now disclosed to screen reader users
- Screen readers are nowadays disclosed when a new page view loads
- Contrast and keyboard accessibility have been improved
Magento 2.4.5 release also has recent updates that are useful for SEO purposes.
Google has modernised the tracking and integration mechanisms of AdWords and Analytics in web applications via integration with GTag.
This extends opportunities to track and handle content through Google Services.
GraphQL Performance Updates
The list of GraphQL performance enhancements are as follows:
- Session cookies are launched in GraphQL operations employing class proxies only when required
- Session usage has been withdrawn from HTTP header processors in GraphQL
- Fasten the developer and administrator experience in overhauling the GraphQL schema
- Consume the end date/time of the consent token with JSON Web Tokens (JWT) in the GraphQL API.
- Let merchants totally disable the creation of session cookies for all GraphQL operations.
Page Builder Updates
Page Builder v.1.7.2 is consistent with Magento 2.4.5.
The list of Page Builder column layout enhancements are as follows:
- Columns are now disclosed, authorising users to control column settings on the storefront
- Column resizing now keeps wrapping triggered by user movements
PWA Studio Updates
PWA Studio v.12.5.x is consistent with Magento 2.4.5.
The list of PWA Studio v.12.5 enhancements is as follows:
- Merchants can choose a service to deploy from the admin
- Gather customer behaviour data on the PWA Studio storefront to extend web analytics
The list of payment enhancements can be referred to below:
- PayPal Pay Later is made available to merchants in Italy and Spain.
- Apple Pay is available to all merchants.
- Store admin can preview PayPal Credit card and Pay Later controls in the admin.
- Braintree has stopped the KOUNT fraud protection integration, and the Always request 3DS alternative has been added to the admin
The latest Magento Open Source v.2.4.5 supports Composer 2.2, TinyMCE (5.10.2), jQueryUI (1.13.1) and PHPStan (^1.5.7 with constraint).
The DHL Integration schema has been revised from v6.0 to v6.2.
And 18+ composer dependencies are updated to the latest version.
Adobe commerce has released a new version (Magento 2.4.5) that aims to improve the overall experience for store owners and developers. The firm has addressed various issues including security and payment gateway enhancements to deliver a better platform. Upgrading to this latest release can bring many benefits to your store.
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