12 February 2020
Magento version 2.3.4 is now available.
Upgrading to Magento 2.3.4
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What's New in Magento 2.3.4
Magento Open Source 2.3.4 offers significant platform upgrades, substantial security changes, and PSD2-compliant core payment methods.
- Over 30 security enhancements that help close cross-site scripting (XSS) and remote code execution (RCE) vulnerabilities.
- Removal of custom layout updates and the deprecation of layout updates to remove the opportunity for Remote Code Execution (RCE).
- Redesigned content template features so that only whitelisted variables can be added to templates.
- We have fixed hundreds of issues in the Magento 2.3.4 core code.
- Enhancements to the message queue framework.
- Improved page caching and session storage.
- Enhanced support for MariaDB 10.2.
- The core integration of the Authorize.net payment method has been deprecated. Please use the official payment integration that is available on Marketplace.
- Redundant non-cached requests to the server on catalog pages have been eliminated.
- PHTML files have been refactored to better support parsing by the bundling mechanism.
- Added the ability to disable statistic collecting for Reports module by default.
- Integration with Adobe Stock image galleries.
- Addressed a known performance issue that caused higher than expected loads on the database server in scenarios involving the shopping cart.
- Updated the Inventory Reservations CLI command to reduce memory usage when finding and compensating for missing reservations on large catalogs.
- Resolved multiple quality issues, including those related to credit memos, grouped products, source and stock mass actions.
- Guest carts can now be merged with customer carts.
- A customer can start an order on one device and complete it on another.
- Layered navigation can use custom filters.
- You can search categories by ID, name, and/or URL key.
- The ProductInterface supports fixed product taxes (such as WEEE).
- The cart object has been enhanced to include information about promotions and applied discounts at the line and cart levels.
- Improved the getting-started experience through the use of @magento/create-pwa to scaffold your initial project using Venia as your template.
- Separation of the logic (Talons) and presentation pieces (venia-ui) of certain React hooks in Peregrine. Developers can now swap out either the logic or the presentation side of a component.
- Routing is now handled through the React Router (library of navigational components).
- Refactored Venia state management to abstract and reduce dependency on Redux.
- Continued migration from REST to GraphQL.
- Performance improvements (service workers, cache, image optimization).
- Breadcrumbs for improved storefront navigation.
- Live Chat powered by dotdigital enables merchants to increase conversion rates, and keep customers coming back with real-time engagement.
- Engagement Cloud includes a new Chat widget that makes it easy for shoppers to communicate in real time with customers as they shop in your store.
- Merchants can now sync additional campaigns from Engagement Cloud to Magento.