Welcome to the April edition of the Community Monthly Update.
Magento Open Source version 2.4.4 was released on April 12, along with security-only patches 2.4.3-p1 and 2.3.7-p3. This new version marks a new step forward in commerce capabilities, security, and performance. Also check out our Adobe blog article.
Built on the newest version of PHP (8.1), it enables customers to future-proof their digital commerce businesses with faster access to innovative features delivered as SaaS services, easier maintenance and upgrades, additional headless commerce support, and significant increases in performance and scalability.
To avoid unexpected issues during installation or upgrade, please refer to the system requirements here - https://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.4/install-gde/system-requirements.html.
Please refer to the release notes for important updates including changes in process for vendor-bundled extensions.
We’ve added full support for product attributes in PWA Studio that allow you to enhance the customer experience for your PWA sites while saving developer time and resources. Product attributes enable marketers and merchandisers to communicate additional product values and features to help inform and guide buyers during their purchase journey. These attributes can be used to enhance search, filter, and sort experiences, as well as enrich the product detail page. They are managed directly in the Magento Open Source Admin and integrated with Page Builder, meaning there is no technical expertise required. This functionality empowers you to enrich customer experiences, while simultaneously lowering TCO by reducing the need for developer or partner time.
Quick Checkout for Magento Open Source
We are currently looking for feedback from US-based Magento Open Source users for our new extension Quick Checkout for Magento Open Source. This extension is built and supported by Adobe and powered by Bolt, the market leader in one-click checkout solutions. We built this extension to be low-risk, so typically it can be activated in less than an hour and is built to work with your existing checkout and payment providers. And for your customers, it helps to solve mobile conversion rate issues by reducing the number of fields that need to be completed during checkout.
The Quality Patches Tool delivers individual patches developed by Adobe and the Magento Open Source community. It allows you to apply, revert, and view general information about all individual patches that are available for the installed version of Adobe Commerce or Magento Open Source. Currently, the tool provides access to 364 patches for different Adobe Commerce or Magento Open Source releases. We encourage developers to check what fixes are already available in the tool prior to contacting support. Please, follow the https://devdocs.magento.com/quality-patches/tool.html page the see the list of patches.
Board Elections and Patreon Paid Membership
Applications for the upcoming board elections are being accepted until April 30th. We encourage those who are interested to apply. As a reminder, in order to apply to be on the board and vote in the upcoming election, you need to be a paid member through our Patreon page. By contributing to our Patreon account, you will be helping to ensure the future of Open Source thrives.
MA Connect – Call for Content Now Live
We have opened the call for content for the next MA Connect which will take place on June 7th. Submissions are due before May 1st. The MA Connect Planning Task Force has highlighted various topics they hope to have sessions on but we also encourage you to submit a session of your choice:
The Adobe Experience Cloud Feedback Panel is a unique opportunity for your customers to directly impact the future of Adobe Commerce. By becoming a member of the panel, customers, merchants, and partners receive exclusive access to Adobe Commerce experts, early access and testing opportunities for the latest innovations, opportunities to participate in Customer Advisory Boards, benchmark studies, concept reviews, and ultimately the ability to directly impact the future of the technology they rely on to run their business. Encourage the customers, merchants, and partners you work with to sign up for the Adobe Experience Cloud Panel so we can make sure their voices are heard, improve time-to-value, and deepen their relationships with Adobe. They can learn more and register here! If you have any questions, reach out to Alison Lutjemeier.
Meet Magento Baltics ( May 10-13)
Find the right path for you Magento store's future. Learn from Adobe about what’s next for the Magento ecosystem. Hear from brands and agencies alike, divulging key insights of their success, observed trends. Connect and network in person with merchants and service providers from Baltic States. Register here - https://meetmagentobaltics.com/
MA Connect (June 7)
We have opened the call for content for the MA Connect which will take place on June 7th. Submissions are due before May 1st.
Meet Magento UK ( June 21)
Meet Magento UK is the UK’s largest community-hosted event for merchants, developers and technology partners who work with the Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source platforms. The yearly event is packed with community spirit, collaboration and connection, designed to bring together experts and showcase the best and brightest ideas from the world of Magento. Early bird tickets are now available - https://uk.meet-magento.com/
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