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Magento 2.4 Official Released! What Is New?

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Great news! The latest Magento 2.4 version released on July 28, 2020. Are you eager to view the updates and features provided in the release of Magento 2.4?

This release includes all the improvements to core quality that were included in Magento 2.3.5-p1, over 100 new fixes to core code, and 30 security enhancements.

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Following this blog to discover the most exciting features and improves of Magento 2.4.0:


Security-only Patch Available

Magento merchants are capable of installing the time-sensitive security fixes without applying the functional fixes and enhancements. As per the release notes 2.3.5-p1 is the security-only patch for fixing all the vulnerabilities detected in the last quarterly release. 

Substantial Security Enhancements

This release includes over 30 security fixes and platform security improvements.

  • Implementation of 2FA for Admin accounts, Magento.com user accounts, and Cloud SSH access
  • Template filter strict mode is now enabled by default. It ensures that RCE attacks cannot be deliberately enabled. 
  • Removed Data rendering for UI data providers 
  • Support for new security.txt file.

Performance Boosts

  • Enhancements to customer data section invalidation logic
  • Multiple optimizations to Redis performance
  • Upgraded caching of results of SQL queries to inventory tables
  • Improvement of up to 25-30% to Quick Order add-to-cart performance.
  • Merchants can now use lazy loading to load images

Infrastructure Improvements

This release contains enhancements to core quality, which improve the quality of the Framework and these modules: Customer Account, Catalog, CMS, Import, Cart and Checkout, and B2B.

  • Removal of core integration of third-party payment methods
  • Support for partial-word search for Elasticsearch (new default search engine)
  • PayPal JavaScript SDK upgrade.
  • Elimination of the Web Setup Wizard
  • Composer update plugin
  • Seller-assisted shopping: This feature allows merchants to view the storefront on behalf of their customers

Platform Upgrades

The following platform upgrades help enhance website security and performance:

  • PHP 7.4 support introduced and PHP 7.1 and 7.2 deprecated.
  • Provided support for PHPUnit 9.x and deprecation of PHPUnit 6.5
  • Provided support of Elasticsearch 7.6.x.
  • Provided support of MySQL 8.0.
  • Eliminated MySQL catalog search engine
  • Provided support of MariaDB 10.4.
  • Migration of dependencies on Zend Framework
  • Eliminated the core integration of the Signifyd fraud protection code
  • Eliminated the core Braintree module from the code base


This enhancement involves:

  • Support query pickupLocations for inventory in-store pickup functionality.
  • Query categories & categoryList for getting the list of categories and in support of pagination
  • Query reorderItems permits the customer to reorder the previous order into the cart.

Other Major Highlights of Magento 2.4:

Apart from these awesome features, the Magento 2.4.0 release also includes improvements in the vendor developed extensions like Amazon Pay, Braintree Payments, Klarna, Vertex and Yotpo.

For further information about Magento 2.4.0, you can find it in the Release Notes.


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We already upgraded SM Market (one of the best-selling Magento Themes on ThemeForest) to be compatible with Magento 2.4.0. Other Magento 2 themes have been updating for Magento 2.4.0 Themes within this month. Don't forget to keep in touch with us to access the wide range of high-performance Magento 2 products quickly.

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If you want to UPGRADE Magento 2 Store to utilize all new features, let our experts help you. We will help you move to the latest platform version via the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension.

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