Magento 2.3.2: Everything you need to know about the Latest Release

Magento 2.3.2 Release: Feature Highlights

The release of Magento 2.3.2 comes with a boost to performance and security features.

The announcement of the release of the upcoming version was made at  Magento Imagine, 2019, and since then, we would not keep calm!

The latest version, Magento 2.3.2 is released on June 25, ’19, empowering the developers’ to fulfill the clients’ requirements with more substantial results and store owners to grow their business exponentially!

So, what’s in Magento 2.3.2?

  • 130+ Product Quality Improvements
  • 75+ Security Improvements
  • 356 Closed Issues
  • Braintree Payment method integration with checkout
  • Bluefoot Data Migration Tool (Only for Magento Commerce)
  • Storefront Accessibility Improvements
  • Google Chart API updated to Image Charts

Security Enhancements in Magento 2.3.2:

Magento 2.3.2 version comes with upgraded security encryption, requirements, and configurations. However, to leverage these updates, Magento instances require a modern, secure version of libsodium.

The merchants using the open source platform are required to install libsodium version 1.0.13 or later before installing Magento 2.3.2 as it supports stronger encryption functions with particular compatible versions supported by the new release.

One can download the libsodium version 1.0.13 and later from here.

However, for merchants using the Magento enterprise edition, the upgrade to Magento 2.3.2 automate the update of the required libsodium version.

Other security enhancements are:

  • Google reCAPTCHA module for PayPal Payflow checkout
  • Amazon Pay PSD2 compliance

Improvements in Performance with Magento 2.3.2:

  • Significant storefront page load time improvements under load (20%+) due to optimization in logic of concurrent access to the block cache
  • Faster product page gallery loading
  • Speedy page rendering

You can always refer the techniques to speed up Magento 2.

Features in GraphQL:

  • Expanded GraphQL coverage for cart/checkout
  • Caching for GraphQL queries

Progressive Web Apps:

  • PWA Studio continues to build out the concept for functional and data components through the Peregrine library.
  • Ability to reuse and scale components for frontend requirements
  • Upcoming release in phase for Peregrine functional and data components, starting with the Search component

Read everything about Magento PWA Studio

Improvements in Merchant Tools:

Asynchronous admin operations for tasks like:

  • Generate discount coupon
  • Bulk product edit
  • Data export

Not only these but the list of improvements continues, comprising of enhancements and improvements in the Magento checkout, cart functionalities, Magento inventory (previously known as Magento 2 Multi Source Inventory), shipping and much more!

I strongly recommend using the latest version of Magento 2 to offer the best shopping experience and advanced security in the store. You can download it from here. Do check the Magento 2.3.2 system requirements prior to installation.

Also, with the end of support for Magento Commerce 2.2.x on December 31, 2019, it is essential for the merchants to upgrade to the latest Magento 2 version.

Other releases with Magento 2.3.2:

  • Magento Open Source 1.9.4.2
  • Magento Commerce 1.14.4.2
  • Magento 2.2.9
  • Magento 2.1.18
  • Magento SUPEE 11155

Check the release notes for Magento 1.9.4.2 for Open Source as well as Commerce edition here.

Do share your thoughts about the latest version in the Comments section below 🙂

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Shivbhadrasinh Gohil is the Wizard of Light Bulb Moments at Meetanshi. He is a Digital Marketer and started optimizing Magento stores since 2010. He has also founded 2 successful Magento Agencies since 2014. When not working, you can find him reading books or playing with his daughter.

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