Magento update

Built on open source technology, Magento powers over 300,000 sites worldwide, including pretty much any brand name you can think of. The release of Magento 2.4.4 (available from April 12th), marks an important milestone for merchants who want to scale their businesses quickly with highly secure solutions backed by a large community and a robust ecosystem of partners and extensions. Here are some key features to look out for:

PHP 8.1 Support

Magento 2.4.4 will feature significant upgrades from its predecessor, with the latest version powered by PHP 8.1. The support for PHP 8.1 will come into effect four months after the release, providing Adobe Solution Partners with enough time to build their expertise over it. Adobe has confirmed support for PHP version 7.1 will also be discounted.

Security updates

Version 2.4.4. includes three bug fixes, three security improvements and platform security enhancements. These include:

• Session IDs are no longer being tracked by the database

• reCAPTCHA support has been added to coupon codes

• To ensure safer data uploads, non-alpha-numeric file extensions have been improved

• Ehen Adobe Commerce runs in production mode, Swagger is now switched off by default

Upgraded order processing

A number of order processing improvements have been made as part of the latest release, including higher throughput thanks to the
‘Asynchronous Orders’ feature. This facilitates the creation of approximately 60,000 orders per hour, which is 6 times more than the previous versions. The past versions, which supported 10,000 orders per hour, meant merchants struggled to keep up with demand during busy periods and flash sales.

‘Multiple Consumers’ is another new feature that enables Magento 2.4.4 to increase the number of message queue consumers on a single Cloud instance, again allowing merchants to process more orders per hour.

Platform enhancements

Magento 2.4.4 now supports OpenSearch 1.2 and Elasticsearch 7.16, which is great news for developers who want to add new functionality to an existing site or wish to create a search function using the Document Object Model.

What’s more, OpenSearch is now the default search engine for Adobe Commerce 2.4.4 cloud-based deployments. Anyone who upgraded from cloud versions before 2.4.4 must now use OpenSearch.

Magento 2.4.4 includes a lot of new features and improvements, if you need help updating your Magento site, get in touch.