Magento 2.2.6 released and it has significant improvements
September 18, 2018 has marked the release of Magento 2.2.6 -- the new version of one of the world's most popular E-commerce platforms, that presents numerous security and performance improvements.
The update is now available for the both Magento Commerce and Magento Open Source. You can check the full list of improvements for both Magento's versions in corresponding release notes (Magento Commerce and Magento Open Source), while here we will focus on the most significant improvements.
With Magento 2.2.6 you will receive a number of performance-related improvements, including an optimized Category product indexer logic, faster layered navigation, search and indexing. For example, re-indexing time has decreased up to 98% for 100,000 categories -- now it will take just 1 minute instead of more than half of an hour.
The new version includes 25 critical security fixes due to which user's personal data will be safe and the stability of your webstore shall be more robust than ever before. Particularly, Magento 2.2.6 fixes remote code execution, cross-site scripting, privilege escalation and other major vulnerabilities.
From now on shipping address or cart contents won't be cleared if the user reloads checkout page several times. Also, multiple shipment options won't affect the speed of order placement. This makes an entire checkout process much more reliable and convenient.
Payment Methods and Sales improvements
Magento 2.2.6 got the support of improved PayPal and Braintree payment methods as well as enhancements in order status and the ability to create multiple credit memos during a single session.
Magento Cloud got better
The improvements of the Magento Cloud provide the stable work of your webstore even during deployment process due to "connection holding" capability. Additionally, there is no downtime between deploy and post-deploy phase, as the latter begins immediately after the deployment ends.
If you want to update your Magento-based webstore to the newest and most secure version and looking for experienced developers to do so, then seek no further. Smile is a Global Elite Magento Partner, capable to perform a smooth and safe transition to the most advanced Magento version.
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