Magento 2.4.3 Release Notes: Performance Enhancements & Security Plus Platform Improvements
Magento 2.4.3 has been released today on 10th August 2021 and is ready for use, which means you can now start using it for your Magento site.
The new Magento version 2.4.3 has brought significant improvements in the on-site shopping experience for customers, new security patches updates, and performance enhancements.
In this article, we'll outline some of the features from the official release that are supposed to increase security and performance and improve the overall platform.
So, let’s get started!
The Key Highlights of Magento 2.4.3 are as follows:
- PayPal Pay Later Supported
- Resolved the 33 Security issues
- Ability to perform Live Search
- Expansion of GraphQL API
- reCAPTCHA expansion
- limiting built-in Rate
- Third-party libraries upgrades
- Updates to the Infrastructure
- Update on the composer plugin
- Core composer dependencies upgrades
Supported PAYPAL PAY LATER
With the addition of PayPal, the feature can now be enabled in deployments. Rather than paying for an item in full at the time of purchase, they can pay in biweekly installments.
Advanced Security Fixes
This release contains fixes for all known issues found in Magento 2.4.2. Furthermore, 33 security fixes and improvements are implemented to fix vulnerabilities related to Remote Code Execution (RCE) and Cross-Site Scripting (XSS).
If you are unable to update immediately, the following versions of security patches should at least be installed:
- Adobe Commerce 2.3.7-p1
- Adobe Commerce 2.4.2-p1
- All the vulnerabilities found in Adobe commerce 2.4.2 are fixed in Adobe commerce 2.4.2-p1.
Ability to Perform Live Search
This Live Search utilizes Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning algorithms powered by Adobe Sensei to offer an enhanced search experience for customers.
You get the following benefits with Live Search:
Provide a rich search experience: Make it easy for shoppers to find what they're looking for.
AI-powered tools: Leverage Adobe Sensei to enhance conversion and optimize overtime with commerce data
Flexible framework: Support for GraphQL, API sandboxing, ultra-fast SaaS implementation
Lower TCO: Reduce the cost of development of site search solutions by lowering the cost of ownership
Expansion of reCAPTCHA
You can now keep your site more safe and secure from spam and other suspicious activities with the expansion of reCAPTCHA. Carding attacks can be prevented through the expansion of reCAPTCHA.
Place Order shop pages and payment API pages will have reCAPTCHA disabled by default. And it can be enabled from the admin panel.
Limiting Built-in Rate
Magento now has built-in rate limiting. The repeat actions can now be capped within a certain time frame to limit network traffic. As a result, your site is protected from DDoS attacks and malicious bot activity.
Update on Composer Plugin
With the new composer plugin in Magento 2.4.3, Adobe can now reduce dependence confusion vulnerabilities through installation integrity checking.
Adobe and Magento extension programmers make use of private and public composer package repositories for delivering updates and fixes to Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source merchants.
Updates to the Infrastructure
In this release, several functional areas are enhanced, as well as the framework as a whole
- Promotions and Targeting
- Staging and Preview
- Cart and Checkout
- Customer Account
Note: Adobe Commerce license will be required for B2B, OMS, etc.
The platform updates will take Magento 2.4.3 one step closer to being compatible with PHP 8.x. However, Magento 2.4.3 is not yet compatible with PHP 8.x. To make the Core Composer package work with PHP 8.x, the libraries and dependencies of the package will be updated.
Expansion of GraphQL API
With the new release of Magento 2.4.3, the following features have been added to support GraphQL:
- Negotiable quotes
- Shared catalogs
- Shared routes
- Wish lists – Allow adding items to the cat from a specific wishlist
- Gift registries- (Applicable for Adobe Commerce only);
a) Type, email, or ID to search
b) Create, edit or delete gift registries
c) Add or remove items from the gift registry.
d) Put all items in the gift registry from the cart.
e) A gift registry can be updated or removed by registrants.
f) A gift registry can be shared with invitees.
Ability to use page builder for the open-source community
The Open Source community can now take advantage of Page Builder in Magento version 2.4.3. The following are a few features:
- Staging and Preview
- Dynamic Blocks
- Native integration with commerce exclusive features
Note: Adobe Commerce license will be required.
Upgrade to the latest Magento version 2.4.3 now
It is most recommended to update to Magento 2.4.3 since it offers comprehensive features, such as live search functionality, performance improvements, and security updates.
The release notes for Adobe Commerce 2.4.3 can be found at: Adobe Commerce 2.4.3 Release Notes
If you want us to upgrade your eCommerce store to the latest Magento version 2.4.3, then talk to our Magento experts now.