Magento 2.3.2 Release Notes: Highlight Features & Enhancements

Magento 2.3.2 Release Notes: Highlight Features & Enhancements

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Magento Imagine 13-15 May 2019, Magento (a Adobe Company) announced that released Magento 2.3.2 with 200+ Product quality improvements, 75+ Security improvements, 2 new sales channel: Amazon and Google Shopping Ads channel. Magento 2.3.2 release with 356 closed issues, 350+ Community pull requests via Github.

  • 356 issues closed
  • 200+ Product quality improvements
  • 75+ Security improvements
  • 350+ Community pull request

Magento 2.3.2 Release Date

The announcement of Magento 2.3.2 release and its highlight features were revealed on May 14th at Magento Imagine Las Vegas.

Magento 2.3.2 Release Date is June 25, 2019 (25/06/2019). Magento Open Source 2.3.2 release with 200+ Product quality improvements, 350 + pull requests contributed by the community, and over 75 security improvements. (Via Magento.com)

Magento 2.3.2 Release Notes

Here are release notes of Magento 2.3.2. Magento is focus on GraphQL (API), Performance and Security things. On the other hand, it also release 2 new sales channel: Amazon and Google Shopping Ads channel.

Increased focus on Security

First of all, this version mainly focuses on enhancing the security of your Magento store as well as bring the user-friendliness of your ecommerce to another level.

More specifically, it provides 75 brand-new security enhancements that could support you close cross-site scripting (XSS), remote code execution (RCE), and deal with sensitive data exposure vulnerabilities as well as other security problems.

In addition, to improve the security level of PayPal Payflow checkout, the new PaypalRecaptcha module was released which allows adding Google reCAPTCHA and CAPTCHA to the checkout form of Payflow Pro. This enhanced functionality is considered as a response to the harmful targeting of Magento deployments that implement Payflow Pro. You can view our blog How to add Google reCAPTCHA into Magento 2 for more information about Google reCAPTCHA.

Performance Improvements

Support working with many addresses

With Magento 2.3.2, customers will be able to work with multiple addresses. In detail, instead of using the addresses which are listed, customers will be able to search for addresses on the Select shipping and Billing address steps. This, as a result, would lead to a significant improvement in the performance of Magento checkout for customers with a great number of addresses. However, to use this, you must enable it from the Admin backend as it is disabled by default.

Reduced storefront page response time

In this version, there have been several essential changes in the page response times for the catalog, search, as well as advanced search pages.

Optimized the logic of concurrent access to the block cache

Concurrent access to the block cache is one of the most critical factors that all store owners care about and want to improve. Therefore, it has been optimized, which lead to an increase in the response of storefront pages under high load by approximately 20%.

In previous versions of Magento 2, the loading speed of the product page can be considered as relatively fast, however, product images still needed from two to four additional seconds to load. In this 2.3.2 release, product images are now loaded as quick as other page content.

Improved page rendering

The page rendering can be improved considerably through deferred loading and parsing of storefront JavaScript. In detail, all non-critical JavaScript code is relocated to the bottom of storefront pages while nonessential elements remain inactive. This boosts the page rendering speed and users will be able to view the complete page sooner. However, to enable this performance enhancement function, you need to go to Stores > Configuration > Developer > JavaScript Settings and turn on the option: Move JS code to the bottom of the page.

Infrastructure developments

Infrastructure is an important aspect of every ecommerce enterprise for customer satisfaction and retention, that’s why Magento paid huge attention to this area. In fact, in this version, 130 enhancements have been included to increase the quality of Framework and different modules namely Catalog, Checkout/One Page Checkout, Sales, UrlRewrite, Customer/Customers, and UI. Below are the most important additional core enhancements:

Supported multiple addresses in Braintree payment method

In previous releases, Braintree and Braintree PayPal don’t support checkout orders with multiple addresses. Now, a larger number of payment options will be provided for store owners.

Upgraded the CGI URL gateway in UPS from HTTP to HTTPS

To solve the disablement of the HTTP gateway by UPS happens in the middle of the year 2019, the CGI URL gateway endpoint in the UPS module has been modernized from its original which is HTTP to HTTPS.

Updated Google chart API to the Image-Charts

On March 18, 2019, the Google Image Charts which were previously used to render static charts in Admin dashboards since 2012 has been turned off. In this latest release, Image-Charts free service has been chosen to be the replacement for this earlier technology.

Merchant tool improvements

  • Discount coupon generation.
  • Mass editing of products.
  • Data export.

The above tasks are now performed as asynchronous background processes and when tasks complete, system messages will be sent to alert admin users. When these common tasks are moved to the background, the administrator will be able to freely work on other tasks while these initial tasks are still processing.

Vendor-developed extension enhancements

Extensions developed by third-party vendors are included in this version of Magento. More specifically, Amazon Pay is now compliant with the PSD2 directive for the UK and Germany. As a result, users will be able to part take in the world-famous marketplace, which leads to significant improvement in their shopping experience.

Inventory Management enhancements

Inventory, a long time ago, has been a headache of every store admins as once it is organized wrongly, online stores will not be able to keep up with the order load. Therefore, to support merchants better, in this release, Magento has provided several improvements for this aspect.

  • Firstly, new commands enable admin to check and resolve any reservation differences that occur.
  • Secondly, it enhanced the user interface for assigning sources to products which include:
    • Provided support for decimal order quantity
    • Created new test scenarios to cover Credit Memo use cases
    • Include attributes that return accurate information about quantities of the product in new InventoryGraphQl module
    • Single and multiple product save
    • Transfer inventory in bulk
  • Thirdly, a new endpoint for Bulk Partial Stock Transfer which transfers a custom product quantity between sources in bulk
  • The final enhancement is fixing multiple bugs

GraphQL

Below are several enhancements that are included in GraphQL performance improvements:

GraphQL caching

In order to improve the response times, the category, cmsBlocks, cmsPage, products, as well as urlResolver queries can now be cached. If you want to use this feature, please send these queries using HTTP GET. With other queries, although you can send them with HTTP GET, they are not going to be cached.

Improvements to GraphQL coverage

These are changes which offer support for the following actions:

  • Support simple and virtual products
  • Add, update, and delete cart items
  • Set shipping addresses
  • Set billing address
  • Set shipping methods
  • Set payment method
  • Place order

GraphQL performance test scenario coverage

PWA GraphQL test scenarios have been added to this release for critical checkout and catalog browsing. GraphQL community developers will now have the opportunity to use these new scenarios for measuring storefront performance.

Storefront accessibility improvements

The concept for functional and data components is continued to be built out through the Peregrine library. Now, components can be reused and scaled for frontend needs. A phased rollout for Peregrine functional and data components has been planned by Magento and will start with the Search component that is launching with this release.

BlueFoot to Page Builder content migration

With the BlueFoot content migration module, store admins who are using Magento 2.1.x or 2.2.x with BlueFoot will have the power to upgrade to Magento 2.3.1+ without worrying about the loss of their website content. Only the content which is developed with native BlueFoot can be migrated.

Magento 2.3.2 new features

Support Policy from Magento 2.3.2

Magento 2.3.2 End of Support Policy

  • From Magento 2.3, end of support date for a minor release will be based on the General Availability date for the next minor release
  • Quality updates will be rolled out via incremental quarterly releases for +12 months
  • Security updates will be rolled out via incremental quarterly releases for +18 months

How to Download Magento 2.3.2

Above I have just provided you the details information about all highlight features of Magento newest release, which is 2.3.2. I am sure these functions will be useful and essential for both consumers and merchants as it balances business goals with clients needs by engaging customer experience while increasing the store’s sales and conversion rates. Download now to apply these amazing features in developing your stores.

Download Magento 2.3.2 here

Magento 2.3.x Demo

If you are still not sure and want to experience more before deciding to install this version, you can find latest demo versions here. I believe you will be amazed about what this new release is capable of.

Magento 2.3.3 Release

Magento 2.3.3 was officially released on October 8th (08/10/2019) with the full release notes being published on the same day. Check Magento 2.3.3 Release notes here!

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