Magento 2.3.2 Features & Enhancements

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Magento 2.3.2 features

The new Magento 2 version is out! Meet Magento 2.3.2! Both Commerce and Open Source edition have received their security updates and performance enhancements. Furthermore, with this release, 356 issues have been closed. It also includes over 130 product quality improvements and 75+ security enhancements. And the role of the Magento community is still vital with more than 200 pull request! Let’s take a look at the Magento 2.3.2 features. 

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Magento 2.3.2 Features

Security Improvements 

Magento 2.3.2 fully supports Adobe’s security tools. It means that merchants can analyze and improve security at an entirely new level. Also, note that Magento has implemented the extended use of the Adobe Hacker One bug bounty program. It means that merchants will get active preventive security measures. 

Due to the upgraded security encryption and configurations, the latest libsodium version (1.0.13+) is required to install Magento 2.3.2+.

Libsodium

Being a modern, easy-to-use software library, Sodium is used for encryption, decryption, signatures, password hashing, and numerous more security features. The library is a portable, cross-compilable, installable, and packageable fork of NaCl. It contains a compatible API and an extended API leading to additional flexibility and usability.

The primary goal of libsodium is to provide all of the core operations required to build higher-level cryptographic tools. The library’s design choices emphasize security and ease of use. Thus, it’s not a surprise that Magento now works with such an outstanding tool. For further information regarding libsodium, follow this link: Libsodium documentation. It describes how to install the library and provides answers to the most frequent questions.

And don’t forget about the Google reCAPTCHA module for the PayPal Payflow checkout and the newly introduced Amazon Pay PSD2 compliance!

GraphQL

GraphQL improvements of Magento 2.3.2 include two key points. Firstly, it is the expanded GraphQL coverage for cart/checkout. Secondly, the new Magento version now supports caching for GraphQL queries.

Performance

As for the performance enhancements introduced in Magento 2.3.2, they include significant storefront page load time improvements in extreme conditions. Now, they show 20% better performance under load.

Asynchronous operations in the Admin area have been introduced as well.

Other Magento 2.3.2 Features

As for other Magento 2.3.2 features, they include Amazon Sales Channel 2.0.0 support. Unfortunately, this feature is available in the US, Canada, and Mexico only.

Google Shopping ads Channel 1.1.1 is another notable enhancement introduced in Magento 2.3.2. 

It is also worth mentioning that the new version offers the Bluefoot Data Migration Tool.

Magento 2.3.2 Release Notes

Below, you can find a brief summary of Magento 2.3.2 improvements.

Security 

With Magento 2.3.2, we got 75 security enhancements designed to solve cross-site scripting (XSS), remote code execution (RCE), sensitive data disclosure vulnerabilities, and other issues.

As for the aforementioned Google reCAPTCHA module for PayPal Payflow checkout, it prevents malicious targeting of Magento deployments that implement Payflow Pro. 

Performance 

Performance improvements include one Commerce-specific feature: a redesigned checkout page that enables customers to work with many addresses. With Magento 2.3.2 Commerce, it is possible to search addresses instead of listing them on the Select shipping and Billing address steps. 

Another notable change introduced in Magento 2.3.2 Commerce and Open Source is a significant improvement to storefront page response time under high load. We’ve already mentioned it above. Besides, Magento 2.3.2 users can benefit from the product page gallery load optimization that enables product images loading at the speed of other page elements.

Improved page rendering is another feature added to improve page performance (non-critical JavaScript code is situated at the bottom of storefront pages enabling faster page rendering)

Infrastructure 

Magento 2.3.2 contains 130 enhancements to core quality of Framework and numerous modules.

Merchant tool 

From the perspective of Merchan tool improvements, Magento 2.3.2 now performs a bunch of new tasks as asynchronous background processes and sends system alerts to inform Admin users when the processes are complete. 

Inventory Management 

With Magento 2.3.2, merchants can use new commands to discover and resolve reservation inconsistencies. The improved user interface for assigning sources to products enables decimal order quantity, new Credit Memo test scenarios, improved InventoryGraphQl module, single/multiple products saves, and bulk inventory transfers. Also. note that a new endpoint for Bulk Partial Stock Transfer enables bulk transfers for a custom product quantity between sources. 

GraphQL

Magento 2.3.2 includes the following GraphQL improvements:

  • Extended GraphQL coverage for cart and checkout operations;
  • GraphQL caching of additional queries;
  • Enhanced GraphQL performance test scenario coverage.

PWA

An improved modular component library for PWA Studio is now a part of Magento 2.3.2.

BlueFoot to Page Builder content migration

Assistance for BlueFoot to Page Builder migration is another Commerce-specific feature introduced in Magento 2.3.2.

Amazon Pay

Amazon Pay is now compliant with the PSD2 directive for the UK and Germany. 

For further information about Magento 2.3.2 Commerce, follow this link: Magento Commerce 2.3.2 Release Notes.

For further information about Magento 2.3.2 Open Source, follow this link: Magento Open Source 2.3.2 Release Notes.

What’s Next

As you can see. Magento 2.3.2 is not a major release with tons of game-changing updates. Is it the next one which will revamp the system? It doesn’t seem soo sine the next planned release is Magento 2.3.3. What features are planned for it? We will inform you as soon as the corresponding information is available. You can also check the official Magento 2 backlog and the official source of all Magento releases.

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