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An e-commerce Revolution: What's New in Magento 2.3

9/6/2022 -
An e-commerce Revolution: What's New in Magento 2.3

Which version of Magento 2 are you currently working with?

 

At the Luxinten office we have made an extensive study of the revolutionary Magento 2.3. From its speed (after our optimisations =) ) and responsiveness alone, we are truly delighted with everything we've seen.

Features of Magento 2.3:

PWA

 

It's been predicted that by the end of this year, 90% of smartphones will be used to make shopping purchases. Progressive Web Apps keep mobile in mind and make it faster for consumers and cheaper for clients to sell online. Magento 2.3 doubles page performance, so shoppers won't get frustrated with slow loading times and leave your online store without making a purchase.

 

Other features of Magento 2.3’s PWA Studio include the tools to localise and personalise content and manage channels collectively in one code base. There are also updated development tools for fixes, debugging and fast prototyping.

 

Available on Magento 2.4? Yes.

Available on Magento 2.3? Yes.

Available on Magento 2.2? No

 

DB Schema

 

This update to Magento also adds a declarative database schema. The DB Schema defines database structures and changes in XML files, instead of defining them with install scripts. By converting XML schema files into SQL statements, Magento 2.3 simplifies the upgrade process and also lets you roll back database changes to a previous version. 

 

Available on Magento 2.4? Yes.

Available on Magento 2.3? Yes, updated.

Available on Magento 2.2? Yes.

 

Asynchronous and Bulk Web API

 

Asynchronous API in Magento 2.3 enables users to process a large number of API requests asynchronously, without waiting for a server response. This fixes slow performance issues in Magento, as the API works over the message queue and permits easier batch processing. Previously reserved for Magento Commerce alone, this feature is now part of the Magento 2.3 update.

 

Available on Magento 2.4? Yes.

Available on Magento 2.3? Yes, updated.

Available on Magento 2.2? No.

 

Elasticsearch Updates 

 

Elasticsearch was previously reserved for Magento Commerce alone but the latest version (v5) is now open source and part of the Magento 2.3 update! A multitenant-capable full-text search engine with a HTTP web interface and schema-free JSON documents, java-based Elasticsearch could well be the default search engine of the future. 

If you run a large store with many items of stock, this robust tool will allow you to implement powerful search capabilities and filtering. With Elasticsearch, you are secure in the knowledge that customers aren't missing or overlooking your products. 

 

Available on Magento 2.4? Yes.

Available on Magento 2.3? Yes

Available on Magento 2.2? No

 

GraphQL

 

As developers, we are always very excited about powerful technical features like GraphQL. A data query language originally developed by Facebook, GraphQL makes it far easier for developers to retrieve data. By getting less data and making fewer API requests, a GraphQL query differs from a SOAP/REST request that uses at least one request per resource. Because all the data it returns matches with an endpoint, GraphQL allows developers to retrieve information even when battling slow bandwidth and Internet connection issues.

 

Available on Magento 2.4? Yes.

Available on Magento 2.3? Yes

Available on Magento 2.2? No

 

WYSIWYG Upgrade

 

In Magento 2.3, the WYSIWYG editor (or TinyMCE) has been upgraded to version 4. This brings many useful new widgets and an extensive media gallery implemented as plugins. This is really an interim update, as TinyMCE is already preparing for version 5.

 

Available on Magento 2.4? Yes, updated

Available on Magento 2.3? Yes, updated

Available on Magento 2.2? Yes

 

Multi Source Inventory

 

MSI allows merchants to manage all their inventory sources without needing to use any extra extensions, platforms or plugins. It's an important update for stock management, as well as improving checkout performance and fixing performance issues, updating stock levels and sales in real time. 

 

Available on Magento 2.4? Yes.

Available on Magento 2.3? Yes

Available on Magento 2.2? No

 

Google reCAPTCHA and Two Factor Authentication

 

Magento incorporates ReCAPTCHA and Two Factor Authentication to help prevent fake logins to your stores, protecting both customer and vendor security. The 2.3 update also adds Two Factor Authentication to the Magento admin panel, to further lock down your database. 

 

Available on Magento 2.4? Yes, updated

Available on Magento 2.3? Yes, updated

Available on Magento 2.2? Yes

 

Cache Management ACL

 

Also added is a granular cache management ACL. This allows developers to control which user roles can view and delete the Magento caches. It's a useful tool for training new staff, as you can specifically regulate the cache management authority of each team member.

 

Available on Magento 2.4? Yes.

Available on Magento 2.3? Yes, updated

Available on Magento 2.2? Yes

 

PHP 7.2

 

Magento 2.3 comes with support for PHP 7.2, permitting new features, better security and performance enhancing tools. It also removes 'mcrypt', the PHP encryption module. Magento 2.3.x will then migrate from mcrypt to libsodium for password hashing.

 

Available on Magento 2.4? Yes. PHP 7.3

Available on Magento 2.3? Yes, updated

Available on Magento 2.2? Yes

 

Page Builder

 

Magento 2.3 has also added a Page Builder, enabling merchants to create their own custom pages without coding knowledge. A simple drag and drop system much like Google Sites, Page Builder will be part of the core code in Magento 2.3 Commerce with an option to purchase it for Magento 2.3 Open Source. 

 

Available on Magento 2.4? Yes.

Available on Magento 2.3? Yes

Available on Magento 2.2? No

Would You Like to Experience the Benefits of Magento 2.3?

Having seen the many advantages of Magento 2.3, many will be keen to experience them first hand. Not only is 2.3 a big improvement on 2.2, it represents a huge improvement on Magento 1. Fortunately, our experienced developers have all the skills and knowledge to manage a complete migration on your behalf. Although migration depends on factors such as the size and complexity of your existing website, we generally achieve full migration in anything between three months and a year. And because of our extensive UI and UX design skills, the transition will be totally seamless for your customers.

Find out more about how we can help you migrate to 2.3 and develop your e-commerce business here.

 

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