Magento 2.3.1 New Features and Improvements

Magento 2.3.1We have been eagerly waiting for Magento 2.3.1 release because of significant improvements in this release. Today, we would discuss the key points and how it is going to affect the merchants and Magento developers.

The latest update has also fixed major bugs present in the earlier version. Magento 2.3.1 has promised to improve Magento in multiple ways including security, scalability, and performance.

Magento 2.3.1 Security

Security has always remained the number one concern when it comes to E-commerce development.

According to TechRadar: “Competing gangs of cybercriminals have spent the last six months trying to infect e-commerce sites with card skimming malware to steal users’ payment details.” TechRadar also pointed out that over 300,000 businesses and merchants used the platform’s services.

Magento 2.3.1 releases a patch for this critical vulnerability and merchants have been advised to upgrade to Magento 2.3.1 immediately.

Two-Factor Authentication:

To protect against malicious users who might have obtained store accounts’ password, Magento 2.3.1 has implemented two-factor authentication. It asks users to prove their identity by entering a security code that’s sent to their registered phone number.

Google ReCAPTCHA:

With a built-in mechanism for detecting malicious and SPAM-related activity, the Google reCAPTCHA tool allows merchants to keep their web pages secure from bots and malicious users.

Cache Management ACL:

Magento has improved the advanced caching feature, and it now offers more options to tweak and manage the store cache. In this 2.3 release, the dev team has added several new options to this module such as advanced cache permission and access controls.

Magento 2.3.1 For Developers

Good news for Magento developers as this release comes with significant fixes and features in favor of developers thus saving their time and simplifying the development process.

Progressive Web Apps (PWA) Studio:

PWA Studio is a set of developer tools that allow you to develop, deploy, and maintain a PWA storefront on top of Magento. PWA eliminates the need for developing a native mobile app. Instead, a single app functions both as a mobile app and a web app. PWA Studio enables merchants to deliver better mobile experiences – indirectly boosting the store conversion rates and increasing engagement.

GraphQL

Community contributions for this release include major additions to cart actions (create cart, populate cart, set shipping address) and customers (create customer account).

Page Builder:

One major feature in Magento 2.3.1 release is the release of page builder in Magento’s native CMS.
With this Page Builder, everyone can create a new page, edit products, and categories, and update the content quickly and easily without the help of any technical resource.

This release also comes with:

•  Support for uncompressed PDP images
•  Improved Inventory Management workflow
•  Automated dependency updates
So what are you waiting for, upgrade to Magento 2.3.1 now.

References: cloudways., firebearstudio, techradar

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