Magento Updates: Is Your Site At Risk?

Adobe Commerce support for Magento 2.3 is soon coming to an end

While sites using 2.3.x will continue to function past the September 8th end-of-life date, these stores will be excluded from key improvements to Magento and become increasingly susceptible to security risks.

Another important end-of-life date to be aware of is the date set for PHP 7.3, which was scheduled for December 2021. If your site is operating on Magento 2.3.0 – 2.3.6, you’re already at increased security risk due to using an unsupported version of PHP.

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Why upgrade?

Whether you’re at risk now or are soon to be at risk, upgrading to Magento 2.4 is an essential step toward ensuring the continued success of your e-commerce business.

Security Fixes & Bug Resolution

Necessary developer documentation and information about patches are only a few clicks away when you have a supported version of Magento. This makes it easier to solve problems as they arise, leading to less time spent troubleshooting and shorter periods of site downtime.

Adobe 2.4.4 is Just on the Horizon

Adobe Commerce quietly updated its Magento lifecycle policy to include a tentative date for the arrival of Magento 2.4.4. Set to be available in March, Magento 2.4.4 is sure to have a list of exciting features and essential patches.

New Features

By switching to Magento 2.4, you’ll have valuable features like Google reCAPTCHA bot protection, expansion of GraphQL support, Page Builder included for Magento Open Source sites, updated security patches, and critical bug fixes. An exciting new feature implemented in 2.4 provides seller-assisted shopping experiences. Admin can log in as customers, so customers no longer have to hand over their usernames or passwords to seek help. And with the improvements to PWA Studios combined with the expansion of GraphQL, building a PWA (Progressive Web App) is easier than ever.

Still using an older version of Magento?

Want to upgrade to 2.4?

The best time to update to Magento 2.4 is now. Not only will you have access to the latest security updates and full support from Adobe Commerce, but you’ll also have a wealth of improvements and new features that will help to propel you into greater growth.

Need 2.3.7 for a little longer?

If you’re not quite ready to upgrade to 2.4.x, it’s possible to upgrade to 2.3.7 to make sure you’re on a supported version of Magento while you prepare for the 2.4.4 upgrade. Magento 2.3.7 also uses a valid version of PHP so your site will be secure on both fronts. This is a great stepping stone for those who might need a little more time before a 2.4 upgrade, though it only allows you 6 months of leeway before 2.3 is no longer supported.

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