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Magento Open Source 2.4.4 Release Notes

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

magento 2 4 4 release note

Magento Open Source 2.4.4 is now available with multiple new enhancements and bug fixes. However, the most prominent addition to the platform is support for PHP 8.1. All project libraries related to Magento 2, as well as the corresponding dependencies, have been updated to support this PHP version. The new feature even impacts the core Composer dependencies and third-party libraries. Another vital peculiarity of Magento 2.4.4 Open Source is OpenSearch 1.2. In addition to that, the latest version includes almost 250 quality fixes and enhancements.  Continue Reading

Is Shopware Open Source? Brief History of Gained Flexibility

- E-Commerce, Shopware

The largest German e-commerce software provider starts a great expansion abroad, trying to drive Magento, Shopify, and other similar platforms out of the market. Will it succeed? Considering the current situation with Magento, it seems that Shopware has all chances to get many new customers all over the globe. Therefore, we’d like to introduce you to the platform via our blog. Since many people ask whether Shopware is open source or not, we’ve prepared a small exploration on the subject. So, is Shopware open source? Yes, it is, but things are not quite as they seem. Continue Reading

Exploring Shopware: Getting Started With The Platform

- E-Commerce, Shopware

Here at Firebear, we are always passionate about e-commerce technologies and platforms. From the very beginning of our history, we were dedicated to the Magento ecosystem. However, it’s time to exceed the existing boundaries, exploring new solutions. This time, Shopware captured our attention with an incredible amount of information to discover, especially after the switch to Shopware 6. Below, we describe how to get started with the Shopware e-commerce platform. The article contains a basic guide to the ecosystem as well as links to other materials that explore its admin and features.

You will find some basic facts regarding Shopware 6. We explain the difference between the latest version and its predecessor, shed light upon the platform’s headless architecture, explore the most important features of Shopware 6, and touch upon the topic of the core Shopware products. Below, you will also come across answers to some general questions about the platform.
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Shopware 6 – The New Era of Open Source E-Commerce

- E-Commerce, Shopware

Although Magento 2 remains the core ecosystem that we explore, we cannot ignore other e-commerce platforms. This time, our attention has been captured by Shopware 6. If you are already familiar with the system’s previous versions, you will be surprised how level 6 differs from them. The gap is even more considerable than the one that exists between Magento 1 and Magento 2. So, let’s find out why Shopware 6 is the new epoch of open source e-commerce.  Continue Reading

Magento 2: The Most Powerful Open-Source Solution For Your E-Commerce Business

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

magento 2 pros

No prize for guessing that Magento 2 is currently the most powerful platform that enables you to run an e-commerce website. It is open-source, feature-rich, flexible, and durable. But is Magento 2 as good as numerous articles all over the web chant it? In the following material, we touch upon different aspects of the system to dissipate the myths that surround it.  Continue Reading

Magento 2 Heterogeneity: Open Source vs. Commerce vs. Commerce Cloud 

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

magento 2 open source vs commerce vs cloud

Magento has become the number one e-commerce platform for thousands of merchants all over the world. Its excellent popularity is a result of the outstanding flexibility, which is represented by numerous traits and different editions that deliver diverse feature sets. Open Source, Commerce, and Commerce Cloud introduce distinct e-commerce conditions aimed at businesses of all sizes and niches. In the following material, we compare the three editions side by side to understand the core differences between them. Let’s see what unique opportunities Magento 2 Open Source, Magento 2 Commerce, and Magento 2 Commerce Cloud offer. Continue Reading

Magento 2.3.5 Features and Enhancements

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

magento 2.3.5 release notes

In the following article, we highlight the core features and improvements of Magento 2.3.5. In its first section, you will find updates available in both Commerce and Open Source. After that, there is a section dedicated to Commerce-specific enhancements. Although it is not a new major release, Magento 2.3.5 offers significant platform upgrades, substantial security changes, and performance improvements, including 180 functional fixes as well as 25 security enhancements – less than in 2.3.4. Continue Reading

How to Downgrade Magento 2 Commerce to Open Source

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

downgrade magento 2 EE to magento 2 CE

Although Commerce and Open Source are the two versions of the same system, they are quite different. The former offers lots of enterprise-grade enhancements and B2B features but costs a lot. Enterprise power, unlimited scalability, and open-source flexibility come to a pretty penny. The annual license fee depends on the turnover and starts at $22k for less than $1 million in sales. As for Magento 2 Open Source, it is free to use. You only need a budget to create a new e-commerce website. Let’s take a look at other differences between the two platforms and then describe several ways to downgrade Magento 2 Commerce to Open Source (Magento Enterprise (EE) to Magento Community (CE)). Continue Reading

Magento 2.3.4 Features and Enhancements

- Magento 2

magento 2.3.4 features

Below, we highlight the core features and improvements of Magento 2.3.4. You will find all updates shared between Commerce and Open Source. After that, we separately describe Commerce-specific enhancements. Although it is not a new major release, the new platform version offers significant performance upgrades and security changes, including over 220 functional fixes as well as 30+ security enhancements. Continue Reading

Magento 2.3.3 Features & Enhancements

- Magento 2

Although Magento 2.3.3 doesn’t offer any new features, it provides several essential platform upgrades and security improvements. In the following article, we shed light on the most notable enhancements introduced in both Magento 2.3.3 Open Source and Commerce Continue Reading