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Magento: What’s New for 2019?

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Magento: What’s New for 2019?

Magento continues to grow and improve and maintain its position as a leading ecommerce platform. As part of Adobe’s Magento acquisition, Adobe recently announced the launch of its Commerce Cloud, which is a fully managed cloud-based version of the Magento platform that is fully integrated with the rest of Adobe’s tools.

In this blog, I will highlight a few of the recent enhancements to Magento.

Security Improvements

Magento now offers Composer packages that add an option for Google reCAPTCHA and CAPTCHA to the Payflow Pro checkout form. It is strongly recommended to install those packages to enhance the security of your ecommerce store.

There was a critical SQL injection vulnerability that was identified in previous versions that is now fixed in the latest release. This vulnerability also can be solved in previous versions by applying a patch.

Enhancements

In the latest release, Magento introduced Page Builder, which is a tool that allows merchants to customize content page layout using a friendly drag and drop visual content editor. Users don’t need to have any knowledge of HTML or CSS to be able to use the tool.

Order creation workflows were also improved to avoid delays on editing billing and shipping addresses.

Features

The Inventory Management tool has multiple new features thanks to the community members who developed the enhancements. They were included in the latest Magento release. The most notable features are the optimization of the bulk transfer of inventory, the Elasticsearch support and the Distance Priority Source Selection Algorithm (SSA), which helps to calculate the shortest distance for deliveries, resulting in reducing costs by shipping orders from the closest inventory locations.

Magento Imagine

On Sunday, the 9th annual Magento Imagine conference began. This premiere ecommerce event focuses on connecting the global ecommerce community. It is a great opportunity to be inspired by experts who will be presenting topics to share knowledge, tips and use cases of the advantages Magento offers. Imagine 2019 runs from May 12th-15th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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