Introduction Magento 2.3.1:
Hey guys now the time is up and here we all get notified by the magento community. Of course entire tech giants, masters were stunned last night by seeing the new release of magento 2.3.1. In this ecommerce world highly suggested and more ensured security platform is magento we’re all know about it very well. Now it’s our time to upgrade the magento version from 2.3.0 to 2.3.1 and the last night I was just shocked by seeing the latest version 2.3.1 of magento release. Every new release of magento could be a special divine things will be done by them or fixing of major or minor issues in the last versions, I hope and sure in this new version also something new and fascinating features are awaiting to get seduced all the magento store owners, developers and enterprise. In the last version we got new features and bug fixed release of magento such as Multi source Inventory, secured Google recaptcha and two factor authentications along with Page Builder. Yes I guess most ecommerce developers, giants and masters not sure yet they have getting out of their chat session yet about what are the new features in this most adorable thing magento? Of course every one taking glimpse about and thinking about what kind of features might be optimized with magento 2.3.1. So let’s take our glimpse over here about the enticing new features with this release in the following sections.
Merchant Tool Enhancements:
Improved order creation work flow in admin:
Yes most of the magento store owners are being pathetic and hectic in managing the orders, shipping and billing related process in the admin panel. Now these processes become very simple and easy for store owners with this latest up gradation. The processing of these fields like shipping, ordering and billing happens only after they populate. I hope this feature would be very stress free for store owners to manage the orders, shipping and billing process with easy step right away.
Upload PDP images without compression and downsizing:
Now merchants can able to upload the PDP images larger than 1920 X 1200 without compressing and downsizing , previously they could upload the images larger than 1920 X 1200 and then magento compressed and resized it. Now merchant can set the required resizing and compression with quality and target width and height.
Inventory management 1.1.0(community developed feature):
with this new release the community developed exciting features are support with elastic search, source selection Algorithm and mass inventory transfers. With the elastic search and inventory management all site searches return product and quantities when elastic search is used. Advanced features will be supported including filter search results. Then with Source selection Algorithm for merchants can enable this for reducing the cost for the nearer delivery location. SSA option uses address geocoding through the Google Maps API to calculate the shortest distance for deliveries. Bulk transfer of inventory has been optimized to improve processing speed and to reduce locking during transfers.
Improved developer experience:
Automation of upgrade process with dependency access:
For developers having some difficult task on their regular job of upgrading so here is the similar one for them. Yes exactly for upgrade to magento2.x to 2.x.x they mostly need to do the dependency access but now it’s easy with the newly updated magento2.3.1 composer plug-in magento/composer-root-update-plugin for updates of magento. Previously they have done this process by manually in magento.
In this new digital era every customers needs an more responsive website with all devices like I-phone, I-pad and android devices so that most of the developers getting more hectic in developing the responsive website. Here comes the completes set of tools for developers to develop the more responsive site by using the Progressive webs apps studio for develop, deploy and maintain the storefront on top of magento 2.x.
Community contributions for this release include major additions to cart actions (create cart, populate cart, set shipping address) and customers (create customer account). See Release Notes for information about specific fixes and acknowledgements to community contributors.
Substantial security enhancements
This release includes over 30 security enhancements that help close cross-site scripting, arbitrary code execution, and sensitive data disclosure vulnerabilities as well as other security issues. No confirmed attacks related to these issues have occurred to date. However, certain vulnerabilities can potentially be exploited to access customer information or take over administrator sessions.
Hey Uk and EU magento merchants here comes you the bigger solution for your long term requirement yeah!!! Cool Amazon Pay was enabled in magento to manage the multi currency within your store. I hope this is one of the most needed and very long term expected feature among the store owners. No worries for managing the multi currency in your store since the Amazon pay would be useful.
Dotdigital Engagement cloud:
Formerly it was named as Dot mailer and supports for marketing preferences has been added to customer’s dashboard area. If enabled, we now display the customer’s consent text customer account dashboard area as general subscription text. The abandoned cart and automation process now benefits from a retry function if contacts are pending in dotdigital Engagement Cloud.
Magento shipping feature:
In this new release of magento 2.3.1 you can now cancel a shipment that has not yet been dispatched by accessing the shipment and click on the cancel shipment.
Portal Access via Magento:
You can now access the Magento Shipping portal directly from Magento using the Magento Shipping credentials that are stored in your Magento instance.