Magento 2.3 – Everything you Need to know About Latest Release
When it comes to prominent E-Commerce stores, Magento is the perfect choice of professionals. With the passage of time, the expectations with E-Commerce stores are increasing and therefore Magento also needs to be up-to-the-mark with new features and updated security patches. Keeping this in view, the wait for Magento has finally come to an end and Magento has released its updated version, Magento 2.3, the latest update to Magento 2 series. This new version of Magento is not only promising but its new added features and bug fixes are all set to fill the gaps that Magento 2 was lacking in. Enhance your online store performance and enjoy the new all convenient and fast working Magento 2.3 store.
New Highlights of Magento 2.3
Multi Source Inventory (MSI)
With the addition of Magento 2.3, now the merchants can easily manage their inventories without any involvement of third-party extensions. By adding physical warehouses in Magento system, now merchants can easily manage the inventory from multiple locations with ease and their own comfort. By adding an improved checkout performance reservation system, the checkout area of the online store has not only added convenience but also added a seamless performance module. With the influx of MSI, now the merchants can ship and then easily track every location and it quantity etc. with must ease.
Progressive Web App (PWA) Studio
Magento Progressive Web App (PWA) Studio is a necessary tool for structuring a progressive web app on the E-Commerce Magento platform. It is a web application that propositions a faster and more reliable user experience, which is supporting the development, along with the deployment, and the maintenance of a PWA online storefront on top of Magento 2. There is exclusive support for push notifications and the payments, the offline support and the improvement in the developer workflow also included. Such new technologies comprise React, Redux, Webpack in Magento 2.3.
Along with MSI and PWA core updates, Magento 2.3 has some more additional updates and fixes as mentioned below:
Finally, there is no more need to use HTML and CSS to create and then manage your site content. With the addition of Page Builder, Magento allows even a non-technical user to take complete access over the web content. There are drag and drop menu interface, powerful images, videos and banners along with instant preview capabilities. With the revolution of Page Builder, every user can easily create some new products, categories and interactive content blocks.
Page Builder is not officially the core concept in Magento 2.3 is now available to be purchased to all the open source users inside the premium Magento marketplace, though the price is still unknown.
Declarative DB Schema
For altering schema in Magento 2.3, there is Declarative DB Schema. In Declarative Database Schema, for altering scheme, use an XML file instead of defining the database structures and installation of scripts. The Magento than runs this XML file in SQL queries smartly and with precision. The major advantage of this schema is rollback support. With this, you can easily rollback to the previous version of the module or functionality in no time. It also simplifies the Magento installation and upgrading process.
GraphQL is APIs query language. It is known as one of the modern technique to build and query the API. GraphQL is simply a syntax in other words that easily addresses how to ask for the data from the server with convenience and eventually helping in loading data to the client.
GraphQL API is a flexible API helping in building customized frontend experience, which is a successful alternative to Representational State Transfer (REST) and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) web APIs for the advancement for frontend development and enhancing its experience.
Message Queues are finally now available in the Open Source too that has all that functionalities that were previously part of Magento Commerce! It is the perfect time to take the premium advantage of queue functionality and be ready for better developer experience.
With security enhancements, the biggest changes are:
- Validation of Google reCAPTCHA for controlling of spam registration.
- For the admin account, two-factor authentication got introduced.
Asynchronous API Requests
For the procession of a large number of API request, asynchronous API is enabled in Magento 2.3 without the hassle of waiting for the server responses. This is one of the major advantages over the traditional API tactic, in which the client has to wait for a substantial amount of time to get the validation and response until all the requests are easily and smoothly executed.
Built on Apache Lucene, Elasticsearch is an open source, scalable and enterprise level search engine. Elasticsearch allows powerful and faster-searching results that can be commonly used for log analytics as well as business analytics even text-based searches and much more.
Support for PHP 7.2
In the Magento 2.3, PHP 7.2 support has been enabled offering more permanence, the sanctuary of data and codes and enhanced performance. For password hashing, Magento 2.3 has been moved from ‘mcrypt’ to ‘libsodium’.
TinyMCE editor in Magento 2.3 has been upgraded from version 3 to version 4 with more enhancements and fixes. For the plugins, Widgets and Media Gallery can be implemented with efficiency.
Add the functionality of administration access control for the system cache with the updated Magento 2.3. With its influx, you can easily manage and define roles for the users that who can view and who can delete Magento cache.
Before anything else, we all would love to applaud the Magento Core Team for their timeless and untiring contribution towards Magento community, adding great convenience and ease.
These latest updates of Magento 2.3 is sure to add convenience to your online E-Commerce store with perfection.
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