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Magento 2.3.4 – The Essentials & Benefits

Magento 2.3.4 – The Essentials & Benefits

The newest version of Magento has recently been released, 2.3.4. Adobe listened to the community, implemented and amended several of the known issues that users were getting so frustrated with. This new version of Magento 2 has some new and exciting upgrades, the sites are now faster, load better and have some new features, this will make your online business more efficient and streamlined.

Let’s talk about what Magento 2.3.4 brought us…

Tools, Core and Management Improvements:

To start with, Adobe has made several improvements to essential components of Magento 2.3.4, they have fixed several of the known issues, which users were regularly experiencing, you can be rest assured that these little bugs have been exterminated.

Product Showcase:

Magento 2.3.4 has updated how you display the products you showcase on the page. You are now able to sort the product grids and carousels by name, price, stock status and various other available attributes. This is a new and exciting addition, that will provide both the business and the consumer, a more diverse shopping experience.

Adobe Stock has also made an appearance as a new extension of Magento, allowing use of high-quality and royalty free images, vectors, videos and even 3D media. This comes after research showed that small and medium businesses did not create their own imagery and this powerful media sourcing tool is great in finding content which helps improve the user experience whilst complementing the theme of your site. You don’t even have to leave your Magento store when sourcing your next banner image.

Security and PCI Compliance Enhancements and Fixes:

Magento 2.3.4, has now upgraded 30 security related enhancements, following the updated GDPR rules around Customer Data and the sharing to a 3rd Party, Data from the Magento 2.3.4 has been updated and the security measures affecting catalog, sales, PayPal, Elasticsearch, import, and CMS have been greatly improved.

Among many security additions and PCI Compliance contributions from Magento, there have been updates with software which help Magento run – Keeping your system fully updated across the board.

When an urgent security update is released, you no longer have to move to the next version of Magento such as 2.3.3 to 2.3.4, you can now move to 2.3.4.1 which just fixes security bugs. This stops your store from changing, whilst helping to keep it safe.

Performance Extras

Core pieces and features of Magento have been changed for the better, allowing for maximum performance in key areas of the system. One featured change is the option to disable statistics collection.

Inventory Fixes and Changes

Some components of Magento’s inventory system have been optimised, providing better speed with B2B receiving some quality enhancements & fixes;

Users can now simplify their creative process and streamline workflow thus creating a more professional and visually compelling site. The inventory systems also had some love which helped improve its speeds.

Live Chat System

Support for a built-in live chat can now be found in the latest release, powered by DotDigital (previously DotMailer). This service includes one free agent and is an effective way to communicate with shoppers live on your site.

The new style of Magento 2.3.4, is exciting, these new and upgraded features, provide both the user and the consumer an engaging customer experience, with innovative fresh content which keeps customers returning.  With the new developments, users now have full control how their products are showcased and displayed, from carousel, grid to rotating products slides, all of the above will ensure that your brand is in the forefront and will help drive sustainable growth.

Want to know how Magento 2.3.4 can enhance your business? Call us today to find out more.

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Published: 10 March 2020

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