Magento 2.4.5 release – What is new?

After announcing that Magento release line 2.3 will reach End-of-Life in September this year, Adobe rolled out the pre-release of the newest version 2.4.5 on July 26. It has been in Beta testing until now, but became available to the general public on 9th of August.
The Adobe people have been working hard on this release and it contains more than 290 quality fixes and enhancements. In this post, we will cover the most important highlights from the newest Magento 2 release.
If you are still running on a Magento 2.3 version, we strongly recommend that you upgrade to Magento 2.4.5 soon. We wrote about Magento 2.3 End-of-life here.

Let’s have a look at the newest version of the Magento 2.4.x release line

 Magento 2.4.5 highlights

The release notes for the new version are long, but we have highlighted the most notable ones here:

It is safe to say that this version is big, but it also comes with noticable better performance. For example, it can handle 3X higher order volume. We have dived a bit deeper into the release notes to highlight the most important updates

What you need to know about the Magento 2.4.5 release

Security enhancements

Security should be your number 1 priority when running any online Webshop. Not only can it cost you a loss of sales if you are not up to date on security, but it can also cost you loyal customers and a lot of money if your data gets stolen.
The official Adobe Commerce DevDocs states that there are more than 20 security fixes and enhancements in this update, here they are summarized:

It is still recommended to follow a few security best practices:

Platform enhancements

The Magento platform has also received multiple enhancements in the version
Magento 2.4.5 supports

Performance enhancements

The new version also comes with an improved performance

There are so many other fixes, enhancements and features in this release, it is recommended you go through the entire release notes, but we have highlighted a few of the most important ones here:

The official release notes for Magento 2.4.5

You can read all the new fixes, enhancements and features on the latest Magento version through the official release notes that can be found here:
Magento 2.4.5 Open Source
Magento 2.4.5 Adobe Commerce

Merchants should plan to get on this update as soon as possible, so they can be more secure and enjoy all the new bug fixes, enhancements, performance updates, and features!

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