In March 2023 Magento (Adobe Commerce) 2.4.6 should be released. This is the latest version of the popular eCommerce platform that comes with several new features and improvements to enhance the user experience.
So let check why it's important to Upgrade to Magento 2.4.6:
Security Enhancements: The latest version of Magento comes with enhanced security features, including security improvements in Magento's Content Security Policy, two-factor authentication support for the Magento Admin, and patches for several security vulnerabilities.
Performance Improvements: Magento 2.4.6 includes several performance optimizations that reduce page load times and improve overall site speed. This includes improvements to the Redis caching, optimizations for image resizing, and faster indexing performance.
Elasticsearch Updates: The latest version of Magento now supports Elasticsearch 7.9.x, which brings several improvements to search functionality, including improved search results relevance and faster indexing times.
PayPal and Braintree Updates: Magento 2.4.6 includes updates to the PayPal and Braintree payment methods that make it easier for merchants to set up and manage these payment methods on their stores.
Improved GraphQL API: The latest version of Magento includes several improvements to the GraphQL API, including new endpoints and improved support for custom extensions.
Customer Account Management Improvements: Magento 2.4.6 includes several improvements to customer account management, including support for account confirmation URLs, password reset URLs, and multi-factor authentication.
Magento Shipping Improvements: Magento Shipping, the shipping management tool built into Magento, has been updated with several new features, including support for drop shipping and improved address validation.
Improved CMS Performance: Magento 2.4.6 includes several optimizations that improve the performance of the CMS, including improved page loading times and faster page rendering.
To upgrade your Magento (Adobe Commerce) store to version 2.4.6 using CLI, follow these steps:
1. Navigate to the root directory of your Magento installation.
2. Navigate to the root directory of your Magento installation.
3. Run the following command to update Composer to the latest version:
4. Run the following command to update your Magento installation to the latest version:
composer require magento/product-community-edition=2.4.6 --no-update
5. Run the following command to update your Composer dependencies:
6. Clear the cache and reindex the Magento store using the following commands:
php bin/magento cache:clean php bin/magento cache:flush php bin/magento setup:upgrade php bin/magento indexer:reindex
7. Check the Magento version to ensure that the upgrade was successful, using the following command:
php bin/magento --version