What’s New in Magento 2.3.2?

Jun 25, 2019

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What’s New in Magento 2.3.2?

What’s new in Magento 2.3.2 release? Still running your store with the old Magento version? It’s time to migrate to Magento 2.3.2. Read on and find out about the newest Magento features and how to update Magento store to 2.3.2 version.

On June 25, 2019, the new version of Magento, Magento 2.3.2, has just been released.  We are glad that the company continues working on their globally-renowned ecommerce platform, empowering sellers and enhancing customer experience by upgrading Magento to better suit their needs and wants. We congratulate the company with the new feature-rich release and are happy to be partners with such a prolific enterprise.

The release was overviewed at the EVOLVE conference on June, 20th, but in broad terms. In this article, we will highlight the core Magento 2.3.2 improvements as well as get into details and enumerate the most outstanding features upgraded or introduced in Magento Commerce 2.3.2 and Magento Open Source 2.3.2 versions. Apart from this, get to know how to upgrade your store to Magento 2.3.2 in 3 simple steps. 

Table of contents:

Magento 2.3.2 version highlights
What’s new in Magento Commerce 2.3.2
What’s new in Magento Open Source 2.3.2
How to upgrade Magento to 2.3.2

Magento 2.3.2 version highlights

A great number of security enhancements and various performance improvements were introduced in Magento Commerce and Magento Open Source 2.3.2.

Let us consider in general what was the focus of Magento 2.3.2 version enhancements:

#1: Magento security

The new version brings numerous improvements in advanced Adobe’s security tools and Adobe Hacker. They will help close cross-site scripting (XSS), remote code execution (RCE), etc.

What is more, there is a Google reCAPTCHA module created for PayPal Payflow checkout.

#2: Magento Performance

The main Magento 2.3.2 features are:

  • product images loading together with other page content,
  • up to 90% enhancement in category browsing for sellers with large catalogs,
  • storefront page-load time was considerably improved,
  • checkout page redesign to support clients working with many addresses,
  • upgraded concurrent access to block cache storage

Magento productivity

It is now possible to perform several tasks as asynchronous background processes, which enables admins to go on working while actions are being operated on the background.

Magento quality

There are more than 130 product quality improvements in various platform critical areas.

One of the core improvements is the upgraded user interface for assigning sources to products. Another enhancement is a new endpoint for Bulk Partial Stock Transfer.

For details about all of the new Magento versions improvements, you can also review the release notes. You will be able to get additional information about it, like the number of functional fixes to the core product, what kind of security enhancements were made.

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What’s new in Magento Open Source 2.3.2?

This new Magento Open Source version includes 200+ functional fixes, 350+ pull requests from the community and 75+ security enhancements. Let us find out in greater detail what distinct features do this version contains.

#1: Substantial security enhancements

These security improvements secure the operation of your Magento store and upgrade the level of user-friendliness of your ecommerce.

75 brand-new security enhancements enable:

  • close cross-site scripting (XSS),
  • remote code execution (RCE),
  • sensitive data disclosure vulnerabilities and other security issues.

However, certain can potentially be used to access clients data or take over admin sessions. All usable security issues fixed in this release (2.3.2) have been ported to 2.2.9, 2.1.18, 1.14.4.2, and 1.9.4.2.

Apart from this, Google reCAPTCHA module for PayPal Payflow checkout extension was introduced. This new module adds Google reCAPTCHA and CAPTCHA to the Payflow Pro checkout form. This function has been introduced to combat harmful targeting of Magento deployments that implement Payflow Pro. We have dedicated the article to CAPTCHA in Magento and how to work with it; follow the link to find out more.

#2: Performance boosts

  • Redesign of checkout page to support customers working with many addresses.

Now finally we got an opportunity to find the addresses in the checkout page on the Select shipping and Billing address steps. This option can considerably improve checkout performance for clients with a great number of addresses. It is disabled by default and must be enabled from the back office.

  • Significant improvement to storefront page response time.

Magento introduced several essential changes in the page response times for the catalog, search, and advanced search pages.

  • Improved concurrent access to block cache storage.

This was a critical issue for all Magento store owners and needed to be improved. Now, the concurrent access to the block cache was advanced, which has increased the response of storefront pages under high load by around 20%.

  • Product page gallery load optimization.

Product images are now loaded as fast as other page content and don’t need additional time to load completely.

  • Improved page rendering through deferred loading and parsing of storefront JavaScript.

All non-critical JavaScript code has been shifted to the bottom of storefront pages, which increases the speed of page rendering. Also, it enables users to see the whole page faster while irrelevant elements remain inactive. If you want to have this performance improvement, you should go to Stores > Configuration > Developer > JavaScript Settings and enable the Move JS code to the bottom of the page option.

#3: Infrastructure improvements

Infrastructure is a vital aspect of every ecommerce enterprise for customer satisfaction and retention, and Magento paid careful attention to this area of its ecommerce solution.   There are 130 enhancements in this release, which increase the Framework quality and these modules: Catalog, Sales, Checkout/One Page CheckoutUrlRewrite, Customer/Customers, and UI.

Let’s consider the most important ones:

  • Braintree payment method is now supported for checkout with multiple addresses.

In previous releases, you didn’t have the opportunity to use Braintree and Braintree PayPal when checking out with multiple addresses. Now, store owners are happy to get the expanded number of payment gateways and the customers – larger number of payment option.

  • The CGI URL gateway in UPS module has been updated from HTTP to HTTPS.

The CGI URL gateway endpoint in the UPS module has been modernized from HTTP to HTTPS in response to the disablement of the HTTP gateway by UPS in mid-2019.

  • Google chart API updated to the Image-Charts.

We have been waiting for this feature to be introduced in Magento platform. Now Magento enables to use the Image-Charts free service to render static charts in Admin dashboards.

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#4: Merchant tool enhancements

Infrastructure is a vital aspect of every ecommerce enterprise for customer satisfaction and retention, and Magento constantly works to improve it. There are new functions such as asynchronous background processes and sending system messages to alert Admin users when tasks complete.

Shifting these typical tasks to the background enables admins to work on other problems while the primary ones are being processed on the background.

Also, here are the completely new tools introduced into Magento 2.3.2:

  • Discount coupon generation.
  • Mass editing of products.
  • Data export. Previously, connection timeouts happened in case of large data sets export.

What’s new in Magento Commerce 2.3.2

Magento Commerce 2.3.2 version contains not only the features and improvements, enumerated in the previous paragraph, but also more advanced configurations. Now, let us consider them in greater detail.

#1: Inventory Management enhancements

Inventory, when organized wrong, can become a headache of a store admin and the reason your online store falls behind and can not keep up with the order load. Thankfully, Magento provided for this aspect.

  • New commands enable sellers to check for reservation differences and resolve them.
  • The redesigned user interface for selecting sources to products that include support for decimal order quantity, new test scenarios created to cover Credit Memo use cases, new Inventory GraphQl module provides attributes that return correct information about product quantities, single product save (using asynchronous synchronization with legacy catalog inventory, multiple products save and bulk inventory transfer.
  • New endpoint for Bulk Partial Stock Transfer to transmiss a custom product quantity between sources.
  • Fixes to multiple bugs.

#2: GraphQL

The main GraphQL performance improvements are:

  • GraphQL caching.

GraphQL can now cache the category, cmsBlocks, cmsPage, products, and urlResolver queries, which increases response a lot. To allow this feature, you should send these queries using HTTP GET.

  • Improvements to GraphQL coverage.
  • These are changes that provide support for such actions as:
  • Support for simple and virtual products
  • Add, update, and delete cart items
  • Set shipping addresses (with address book support)
  • Set the billing address (with address book support)
  • Set shipping methods
  • Set the payment method (offline methods only)
  • Place an order
  • GraphQL performance test scenario coverage.

Magento has created new PWA GraphQL test scenarios for critical checkout and catalog browsing to the performance builds. GraphQL community developers have the opportunity to use them for measuring storefront performance.

#3: Progressive Web Apps (PWA)

The components can now be reused and scaled for frontend needs. Magento has planned a phased rollout for Peregrine functional and data elements, starting with the Search component which is launching with this release.

#4: BlueFoot to Page Builder content migration

The BlueFoot content migration module (PageBuilderDataMigration) empowers sellers to upgrade to Magento 2.3.1+ with PageBuilder 1.0 without damaging their website content. This module migrates only the content developed with native BlueFoot.

#5: Vendor-developed extension enhancements

This new Magento release offers extensions created by third-party vendors. Apart from this, Amazon Pay is now compliant with the PSD2 directive for UK and Germany. Now the users are happy to have joined the world-famous marketplace, which will improve their shopping experience.  

The complete lists of the fixed issues for Magento Open Source 2.3.2 and Magento Commerce 2.3.2 are available in the official release notes.

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How to upgrade Magento to 2.3.2

Want to get access to all the up-to-date features of Magento 2.3.2? It is possible to upgrade your Magento to the latest version in an hour. Just follow our simple three-step instruction and get your store running on Magento 2.3.2 in no time.

Step #1: Enable developer mode with the following command
Step #2: Upgrade to Magento 2.3.2
Step #3: Update the composer

Step #1: Enable developer mode with the following command


Step #2: Upgrade to Magento 2.3.2

The following command will upgrade your Magento to the 2.3.2 version:


Step #3: Update the composer


Done! You have successfully upgraded your Magento to 2.3.2 version and gained access to all the wonderful features of the latest platform upgrade.

Wrapping it up

So, we hope that all new improvements and enhancements in Magento Commerce and Magento Open Source 2.3.2 will be useful and essential for both consumers and merchants. They will help engage customer experience and balance business goals with clients needs. We suppose that taking advantage of these enhancements can be beneficial for business and for increasing the store’s sales and conversion rates. It will be possible to reach all online marketing goals and ensure the best results. 

Guess what is new in the upcoming Magento update 2.3.3? We will be happy to discuss it and share your comments!!!!

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1 comment

  1. Nice post!
    The official release of Magento 2.3.2 version can be of great advantage to your online business. The new release of Magento 2.3.2 focuses on improving the framework quality of different modules including Catalog, Checkout, Sales, UrlRewrite, Customers and UI.

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