Magento 2.4.6 release is on the way!

Adobe Commerce 2.4.6 and Magento Open Source 2.4.6 will be released on March 14, 2023.

Every version upgrade in Magento brings in new functionalities, feature enhancements, security enhancements, and much more. 

The Beta Release Notes for Adobe Commerce 2.4.6 and Magento Open Source 2.4.6 are out. Let’s see what Magento 2.4.6 shall bring in.

What’s New in Magento 2.4.6?

Adobe Commerce 2.4.6 introduced support for PHP 8.2. However, PHP 8.1 will remain supported, while PHP 7.4 support will be removed. Core Composer dependencies and third-party libraries will be upgraded to be compatible with PHP 8.2.

The latest Magento 2.4.6 will provide 300 quality fixes and enhancements. The new Magento 2.4.6 release will include major performance and scalability improvements.

The Beta Release Notes of Adobe Commerce 2.4.6 state the following highlights.

Security Enhancements

  • The latest Magento version, 2.4.6, will include 8 security fixes.
  • When unexpected errors occur during payment processing at checkout, reCAPTCHA validation will no longer fail.

Platform Enhancements

  • Added support for PHP 8.2 and deprecated support for PHP 8.1.
  • Include support for Composer 2.2.x.
  • Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source 2.4.6 will support OpenSearch 2.x on both Cloud and on-premises.
  • Involves support for Redis 7.0.x.
  • Supports ElasticSearch 8.x.
  • Incorporated support for MariaDB 10.6.
  • DHL schema migrated from v6.2 to v10.0.
  • Updated JavaScript libraries to the latest versions.
  • Removed outdated dependencies.

Performance and Scalability Improvements

  • Configuration setting to improve performance for operations that affect customer segments.
  • Improve the performance of the product grid by limiting the number of products displayed in the product grid.
  • Merchants can now import up to 100,000 records per minute.
  • Improvement in order processing performance with the help of load balancing.

Accessibility Updates

  • The storefront experience on Venia (PWA) will be more perceivable, functional, understandable, and powerful.

Braintree

  • Pay Later button and banners have been enabled for Italy and Spain.
  • Enabled PayLater messaging with PayPal Vault.
  • Added Fraud Protection, ACH, and Added LPM (Local Payment Methods) web hooks.

GraphQL

  • Response time will be improved when querying categories for which permissions are enabled.
  • Improved performance of category tree rendering.
  • Reduced response time for bulk cart operations.

Page Builder

  • Adobe Commerce 2.4.6 supports Page Builder v.1.7.3.

PWA Studio

  • Adobe Commerce 2.4.6 supports PWA Studio v.13.0.x.

Additional Issue Fixes in Magento 2.4.6:

Hundreds of issues are fixed in the latest Adobe Commerce 2.4.6 and Magento Open Source 2.4.6.

  • The compile command returns an informative message on failure.
  • Overwriting of .gitignore files is eliminated when executing the composer install command.
  • Exceptions and exception stack trace entries are now included in var/log/exception.log.
  • The buttons in the checkout now work as expected with keyboard input.

Official Beta Release Notes:

Wrapping Up

Looking to the above feature list, it seems Magento 2.4.6 will be out with wonderful benefits for Magento store merchants. Pre-book your store upgrade now to avoid last-minute waiting when Adobe Commerce 2.4.6 and Magento Open Source 2.4.6 are released.

The pre-release date of Adobe Commerce 2.4.6 is February 28, 2023.

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