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August 10, 2021 by Paul Firestine

What’s New In Adobe Commerce (Magento) 2.4.3?

After a beta and pre-release period that began in early July, Adobe Commerce (Magento) 2.4.3 has arrived with the usual plethora of enhancements, bug fixes, and functionality upgrades. Below we’ll explore some of the highlights of Adobe Commerce (Magento) 2.4.3. Without further ado, let’s get into it!

Wondering what the difference is between Adobe (Magento) Commerce and Open Source? Check out our comprehensive guide for answers to all your questions!

Security Fixes And General Code Fixes

In total, Adobe Commerce (Magento) 2.4.3 includes 33 security fixes and platform improvements to enhance overall security – with many of these fixes also being backported to earlier 2.4.2-p2 and 2.3.7-p1 versions.

Primarily, these issues focus on protecting against Code Remote Execution (CRE) and Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities mostly involve hackers getting access to the Admin page, so it’s best to follow Adobe Commerce (Magento) security best practices to protect your store.

In addition to these security fixes, hundreds of issues have been fixed in the Adobe Commerce (Magento) 2.4.3 core code, including issues related to product bundles, CAPTCHA, CMS content, cart and checkout, and more.

Overall Infrastructure Improvements

Updates have been made to the core infrastructure to support better performance, reliability, and functionality in a variety of different parts of Adobe Commerce (Magento), including

  • Customer Account
  • Catalog
  • CMS
  • OMS
  • Import/Export
  • Promotions and Targeting
  • Cart and Checkout
  • B2B
  • Staging and Preview

Additionally, support for PayPal Pay Later is now available in stores that include PayPal. This feature lets customers pay for purchases in bi-weekly installments, rather than paying the entire amount up-front in one transaction.

Platform & Performance Enhancements

On the technical side of things, Adobe Commerce (Magento) 2.4.3 includes a lot of platform enhancements to prepare for the deployment of PHP 8.x, including updates to the Core Composer and Laminas 3.4.0. 

Additionally, it has now been tested to be fully compatible with Redis 6.0.12, and the  KnockoutJS library has been upgraded to v3.5.1, the latest available version.

On the performance side of things, Adobe Commerce (Magento) has been built with enhancements that will reduce indexation time for Product Price and Catalog Rule indexers, including the ability to exclude websites from a certain shared catalog or product group. 

Adobe Stock Integration v2.1.1

Adobe Stock integration has been updated to version 2.1.1 to provide a more seamless experience while buying, adding, and managing stock photos, videos, and more. This feature is available to both Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source users. 

Page Builder For Magento Open Source

Previously, Page Builder was only available for paid Adobe Commerce plans. This is a What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) editor that allows store owners to quickly build out new pages of content without touching a single line of code. You can learn more about Page Builder in this past blog from 121eCommerce. Now, Page Builder is fully available for all users, including those using the free Magento Open Source platform.

In a blog post announcing the decision, John Stockton, Adobe Senior Director, Commerce Product, wrote that “the ability to rapidly develop and deliver new content is now…a requirement for success. It’s for that reason that we will be making Page Builder available to all our merchants, across both Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source.”

PWA Studio v11.0.0

PWA Studio is used to develop Progressive Web Apps to provide an app-like experience on mobile Adobe Commerce (Magento) storefronts. The latest release, v.11.0.0, includes a variety of bug fixes and improvements, as well as a few new features.

One feature to highlight is the completion of Wish List functionality, which first began in PWA Studio v.9.0.0. A variety of other accessibility, performance and functionality updates have also been added in this version.

Updates To Vendor Developed Extensions

Along with the all-new Adobe Commerce (Magento) 2.4.3. version comes major updates to a few different vendor developed extensions, as follows:

  • Amazon Pay – Enhancements to the placement of Amazon Pay buttons on products, carts, and checkout pages, as well as improvements to decline messaging and password link reset messaging.
  • Braintree – Support for multi-address shipping, JavaScript SDKs updated to v3.63.0, PHP SDKs updated to v5.2.0.
  • dotdigital Engagement Cloud – Includes support for global account sharing, transactional SMS with a custom “from” name, and PWA support, as well as a variety of enhancements and bug fixes.
  • Klarna – Klarna’s GraphQL module now supports integration with PWAs, and fixes have been applied for certain merchant API credential errors.
  • Vertex Cloud – Admin Order Cleansing feature now allows administrators to validate and update addresses for orders created from the Admin.

Yotpo Product Reviews – An issue with Rich Snippets was fixed, the mechanism for syncing orders to Yotpo has been improved, and Google fonts have been updated to the Content Security Policies (CSP) whitelist.

Need Help Getting Ready For Adobe Commerce (Magento) 2.4.3? Get In Touch!

Thanks for reading, and we hope this overview of the latest updates to Adobe Commerce (Magento) 2.4.3 has been helpful. Ready to update your eCommerce store? Need some assistance?

We’re here to help. As specialists in Adobe Commerce and the Magento platform, 121eCommerce is standing by to provide you with the resources, services, and expertise you need. Contact us online to schedule a quick meeting, discuss your situation, and see how we can help. 

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