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Magento 2.4.6 – Explore the Latest Features and Improvements

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Magento 2.4.6

Adobe has recently announced the release of the latest version of Magento 2.4.6.

This significant update includes numerous enhancements, new features, bug fixes and performance improvements that aim to enhance the user experience for both merchants and customers. Magento 2.4.6 is more effective, scalable, and tailored to meet the ever evolving business needs.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the notable enhancements of Magento 2.4.6.

Security Enhancements

  • Includes 8 security fixes and platform security improvements to help protect merchants and their customers from security vulnerabilities

  • Includes two factor authentication as a built-in feature in the admin panel, making it easier for merchants to implement additional security measures

  • Addressed the gaps in Admin action logs with more detailed auditing of admin actions

  • Fixed Recaptcha validation failure issue during checkout when unexpected error occurred during payment processing

Platform Enhancements

  • Magento 2.4.6 has updated its technology stack to improve compatibility with PHP 8.0 which brings performance and security improvements

  • Includes updates to MySQL database engine and Redis cache which can help improve site speed and stability

  • Redis 7.0.x is supported and also remains compatible with Redis 6.2

  • Supports Elastic Search 8.x which brings additional performance improvements to search functionality

  • Supports Composer 2.2.x

  • Open Search would be the default search engine for Adobe Commerce on-premise and cloud deployments

  • Supports MariaDB 10.6 (LTS version)

  • Updates to outdated Javascript libraries and removal of outdated dependencies

  • Migration of DHL schema from v6.2 to v10.0

  • Laminas dependencies have been updated to support the latest PHP 8.2

Performance & Scalability Enhancements

  • Configuration setting to improve the performance of operations affecting 100+ customer segments

  • Configuration setting to improve the performance of product grid by limiting the number of products displayed in the product grid section

  • Improved import performance with the new Rest API endpoint, allowing merchants to import up to 100,000 records per minute

  • Improved order processing performance through load balancing

GraphQL Performance Enhancements

  • Improved response time for queries involving categories with category permissions enabled

  • Category tree rendering performance in GraphQL has been optimized

  • Reduced response time for bulk cart operations

  • Ability to query the shopping cart & retrieve multiple shipments per order

Braintree Payment Method Features

  • Enabled Pay Later button and banners for Italy and Spain

  • Enabled Pay Later messaging with PayPal Vault

  • Added Fraud Protection, ACH and LPM (Local Payment Methods) webhooks

Page Builder & PWA Studio Compatibility

  • Adobe Commerce/Magento 2.4.6 now supports Page Builder v.1.7.3 and PWA Studio v.13.0.x. The latest release of PWA Studio includes improvements to performance, accessibility and user experience.

New B2B Feature

  • The Purchase Order for Companies feature is now made available by GraphQL API

  • Several bug-fixes

Accessibility Updates

  • The visual text label for the Sign-in button matches its accessible name

  • Descriptive accessible names are added to all the buttons throughout the storefront

  • Verbal descriptive labels are added to the Has Video checkboxes in search filters

  • Keyboard-only users get access to all storefront functionality

Additional Major Issue Fixes and Improvements

The latest version of Magento 2.4.6 has hundreds of other high quality updates and upgrades in its core code. Further significant bug fixes and code enhancements include:

  • Resolved issues and improved performance in relation to the deployment, upgrade and Magento installation

  • ReCaptcha validation failed, please try again, and No such cart with id = ID were issues with Google ReCaptcha that have been resolved

  • Added a drag-and-drop functionality to the page builder to allow for the mass import of images

  • Search support queries containing quotation marks when the Minimum Terms to Match option is enabled.

  • Resolved issues in relation to the incorrect total number of records in the staging dashboard

Magento 2.4.6 – Official Beta Release Notes

The Magento 2.4.6 release notes for Adobe Commerce have just been made available by Adobe. The change log for Magento 2.4.6 is available at:

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, Magento 2.4.6 is a significant update that brings several improvements and new features to the platform. With enhanced security, improved performance and infrastructure updates, merchants can expect a smoother experience and better site speed. It is recommended to upgrade to the latest version to ensure that the store is up-to-date and secure.

Reach out to our team of Magento experts if you need assistance upgrading your store to the latest version.