Magento has broken the news about the newer release of Magento Commerce and Open Source to exponentially increase the security of your Magento store:

  • Magento Open Source and Commerce 2.2.6
  • Magento Open Source and Commerce 2.1.15
  • Magento Open Source
  • Magento Commerce
  • SUPEE-10888 to patch earlier Magento 1.x versions

Apart from 25 security fixes and 10 significant performance improvements, Magento has updates to Vertex, Amazon Pay, Dotmailer, and Klarna integrated solutions. Over 150 product quality enhancements including 100 contributed by the community

Here are the key benefits of Magento Update:

This Magento upgrade brings noticeable performance enhancements in product security, core code, and security fixes. We have jotted down key benefits of the new Magento version 2.2.6 .

Let’s dive deeper into the “What’s new with the release of Magento 2.2.6“.

  • Performance Enhancements
    • A decrease of re-indexing time up to 98%, from 40 minutes to one minute for 100,000 categories.
    • Average re-indexing time has improved by more than 80%.
  • Improvements to reliability and checkout process
    • Shopping cart contents remain constant even when the checkout page is repeatedly reloaded.
    • Refreshing the checkout page no longer deletes the shipping address when a guest checks out.
    • The speed of placing an order is no longer affected by the number of available shipping methods.
  • Core bundled Extension Enhancements
    • Amazon Pay
      • Improved handling of virtual products.
      • The new entry in the Admin allowing Amazon Pay to display in the list of payment options.
      • Combined Synchronous
    • Dot Mailer
      • Request and capture the consent of customers and guests via dotmailer’s new Consent Insight.
      • Import only those Magento contacts who have opted in (customer subscribers, guest subscribers, and other subscribers).
      • Improvements have been made to the retry process that results after a failed attempt to access EDC.
    • Klarn
      • Klarna Payments section now includes a link to Klarna automated onboarding and account sign in.
      • If an approved order is later identified as fraudulent, Klarna notifies the merchant and requests that they try to stop the order from being delivered.
      • Shipping and discount order lines have been added to order management calls.
      • Klarna now passes shipping details in capture requests.
      • The Klarna API now returns the name and logo URL to use for each payment method instead of hard-coding the payment method names into the module.
  • Magento Shipping Features
    • Click and Collect Feature
    • Batch Processing
    • Specify and modify packages and experiences for orders assigned to a batch
    • Book shipments for a batch
    • Print all packing slips and printing labels for the batch
    • New Shipment Reference field associates bookings between a carrier and a customer
    • CAPTCHA Improvements
    • The provided form does not exist error resolved in Magento 2.2.6!
  • Sales and Payment Methods Enhancements:
    • Below were a couple of improvements in sales and payment methods:
      • Braintree and Paypal payment methods.
      • Order status – the ability to create multiple credit memos in one session
      • Resolved disabling invoice emails

Magento Commerce Cloud:

There were also multiple updates to the Magento Cloud Tools package – ece-tools. These updates provide a better experience in multiple new features:

  • Enable zero-downtime deployment
  • Docker Compose for Cloud
  • Improved Magento Commerce Cloud extension support
  • Apply custom changes to your Magento Commerce application during the build phase
  • Environment configuration checks & variable update

All these new releases are fully tested, complete and ready for merchants to deploy. We strongly encourage you to implement the patch or upgrade to the new versions as soon as possible.

We recommend staying upgraded when it comes to get benefited and most importantly secured with the latest features and enhanced security. If you are planning to upgrade your Magento 2 store to Magento 2.2.6, our certified Magento consultants can surely assist you with it.