The Magento Community Edition (CE) 184.108.40.206 and The Magento Enterprise Edition (EE) 1.14 have now been released, and are ready for upgrade on their respective Magento platforms. Here are some of the key features of the new editions, and how they can benefit both you and your customers…
Community Edition 220.127.116.11
This now uses Responsive Web Design principles, which will give mobile users a better experience when browsing sites with this edition.
The responsive principle will mean less development time when building new Ecommerce stores and is less expensive to maintain than having a mobile site and a full site. It also gives the potential for Search engine Optimisation (SEO), because it is uses Googles preferred method for mobile-optimising websites.
It now supports cross-border trade; EU retailers can now offer one single price to all their customers in any region even if they have different tax structures, which can vary from country to country. Users can now set this up free of charge in the admin panel.
The upgrade comes with a Zend framework upgrade to version 1.12.3 and it supports PHP 5.4.
The new CE 18.104.22.168 also comes with a range of checkout improvements for customers visiting stores using it. Users can now improve the PayPal express checkout experience by choosing to eliminate the Update Order step before placing their order, and the order review page can now be disabled if desired. The PayPal express checkout will also now try alternative payment if a customer’s credit card is rejected.
A Bill Me Later service is now also available to users at no extra cost, so customers can now adopt a financing option.
This also uses Responsive Web Design principles, comes with the Zend framework upgrade, supports PHP 5.4, enables cross-border trade more effectively, and has the same check out improvements to the check out process for customers.
Enterprise 1.14 also supports Solr search engine versions up to 3.6.2 without a patch. This will improve administrative performance as catalog indexing will now happen automatically in the background with no manual intervention needed.
Both upgrades come with a range of security enhancements and fixes. Click here for more information on the full range of updates.
2J are happy to upgrade any of our customers to these new versions. Visit our website or contact our friendly sales team to find out more…