Magento 2.3.3 is released and it is all about security & performance!
The platform is always top in the league when it comes to the best E-commerce experience. And the release of Magento 2.3.3 is it!
Magento released the latest Magento 2.3.3 version on October 08, ’19.
The latest Magento 2.3.3 includes over 170 functional fixes for the core products and more than 75 security enhancements which makes it essential to upgrade to the latest version for securing the store.
— Magento (@magento) October 9, 2019
Upgrading to the latest Magento 2 version not only enables leveraging the excellent features but offers a secure online platform and that is the most important factor to stand out in the competition as we read in one of the dev blogs!
The Magento 2.3.3 release stresses on these features:
- PSD2 compliance with core payment methods like Braintree payment method
- Cross-site scripting protection against future exploits.
- PHP 7.3.x and PHP 7.2.x support
- Support for Varnish 6.2.0.
- Zend Framework 2 Components have been upgraded to the Active/LTS versions.
- Faster loading time with non-critical CSS elements moved to the bottom of the page.
- Page Builder enhancements
- The WYSIWYG editor has been upgraded to TinyMCE v. 4.9.5.
- Tracking user actions and events
- Bug fixes in inventory management
- Google Shopping ads Channel Marketplace extension available as a bundled extension
- Introduces a new vendor developed extension – Yotpo with enhancements in Amazon Pay, dotdigital, Klarna, and Vertex
Enhancement in the Core Payment Methods with Magento 2.3.3 Release:
- PSD2 compliance with Braintree payment method
- Authorize.net offers to make 3D Secure verification through third-party services. It supports 3DS 2.0 through CardinalCommerce.
Performance Improvements with Magento 2.3.3 Release:
- Store owner can turn off the automatic URL rewrite generation
- Improved page load speed
- Improved performance of core storefront tasks such as the loading of category, configurable product, home, and checkout pages.
- Ability to process payments through PayPal Express checkout, Payflow Pro and Link Express Checkout, Authorize.net, Braintree, etc
- Ability to add the configurable product to cart
Integration of Google Shopping Ads Channel
The Google Shopping Ads Channel extension is now part of the core code with the latest version. With this feature, reach out to more potential customers, easily manage the advertising campaign, and leverage the smart shopping campaigns.
Improvements in Vendor Developed Extensions
- Integration of Yotpo with Magento admin
- Amazon Pay is now PSD2 directive compliance for UK and Germany
- Dotdigital has better product catalog sync for bundled and custom products and improved communications for the abandoned cart.
- Klarna now offers options to disable sending customer details, support B2B transactions, and integration with PayBright, a Canadian payment method.
Merchant Tools Improvements
- Track admin user actions and events
- The first admin user to login after upgrading to Magento 2.3.3 is asked to “Allow admin usage data collection”
- On agreeing, one can send the admin activity data to Adobe Analytics for better analysis and reports.
Enhancements in Shipping
- Support for bundled products
- Improvements in:
- Batch order processing
- Carrier Integration
- Shipping Method preview in shipping portal
Apart from these exciting improvements, there are hundreds of issues fixed for open source and commerce edition. It can be referred at:
Do refer to the Magento 2.3.3 system requirements before installing the latest version!
One more thing to note is the backward incompatibilities that you need to check from here so as to avoid any issues if you are using the core functionalities that may be using it.
- Magento Open Source 2.2.10
- Magento Commerce 2.2.10
- Magento Open Source 22.214.171.124
- Magento SUPEE 11219
- Magento Security-only patch 2.3.2-p1
Download the latest version from here and get started to offer the best shopping experience ever to your valuable customers.
Team Meetanshi is excited to experiment with this version until the Magento 2.3.4 release!