The Latest Magento 2.2.4 Release Notes: Highlights, Enhancements, and Fixes
After the last features-pack release of Magento 2.2.2 and 2.2.3, Magento announced the latest version Magento 2.2.4 on 2nd May 2018 with new tools and numerous functional fixes and enhancements, plus a substantial number of contributions from the Magento community.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss the key points of Magento 2.2.4 version that includes payment methods such as Amazon Pay, Vertex, and Klarna payments to automate the shipping calculations and simplify the checkout process, addresses installation, setup, and deployment fixes, and many other functional fixes and enhancements.
1. Key Highlights of Magento 2.2.4 release
Magento 2.2.4 comes with many new bundled third-party extensions specifically Amazon Pay, Vertex and Klarna payments to assure a consistent UX.
Complex checkout process and enforcing visitors to create the account are the two main aspects when E-commerce store owners face difficulty in converting visitors to customers. The Magento 2.2.4 includes Amazon Pay as a payment method where address and payment information can be retrieved from the user’s Amazon account.
The customers at any online store would always want to know the details about their payments including the tax they pay and the discounts they get. With Magento 2.2.4, you can now access the preinstalled Vertex sales tax software directly from the Magento Commerce admin panel. Vertex allows calculating real-time accurate taxes, manage discounts calculation and generate signature-ready pdf returns. The transparent tax calculation system helps reduce cart abandonment rate.
Klarna Payments integrations offer flexible payment options which allow merchants to provide various options like pay now, pay later or pay in installments, to their customers. Integration with Klarna payments enhances your store’s user experience by allowing customers to choose how they want to pay.
2. Notable Enhancements
» Faster image loading and improved search performance.
» CyberSource payment is supported in the multi-shipping checkout.
» Translatable and extensible admin global search with the ACL settings included for the existing user.
» Upgraded Emogrifier dependency to 2.0.0 or later.
» Dedicated payment and shipping debug log files are offered to keep information to those functional areas.
» New Abandoned Cart report table
» Merchant can design & customize transactional email templates.
» Enhanced validation for deletion of cron job CSV files
» Ability to set transactional email at the Store level
» Enhancement of syncs of subscriber’s sales data. Sales data is now synced only if the sales data option is enabled in config.
3. Numerous fixes with installation, setup and deployment from the Magento community
The 2.2.4 release of Magento also comes with performance-tuning enhancements with 80 engineering fixes and over 200 contributions from the Magento Community including several enhancements to Dotmailer and Magento Shipping.
You can find the official documentation from Magento to learn more about Magento 2.2.x Release Notes, and latest version Magento 2.2.4 Release Notes.
It is advisable for Magento 2 store owners to download the latest version and upgrade their store to Magento 2.2.4 for polished performance and impactful functional features. Want us to help you upgrade your Magento store? Please feel free to contact us and speak to our team of Magento Certified Experts.