New exciting features in Magento 2.1
Magento 2.1 is out now with many new, improved features and one of the breathtaking changes in UI components used in the New/Edit page category. If a custom attribute has been added to a category, it should be specified using an XML file. The known issue (GITHUB-5025) has now been removed. Some of the more exciting features are as listed below:
Though there are no reported threats or attacks to date, it is still important to upgrade your Magento to the latest version. It ensures that the customer information cannot be exploited or it cannot take over administrator sessions.
It now has in-context checkout and saved cards. With Saved cards’ help purchasing items from the admin, the interface is easier as customers need not re-enter the credit card details every time checking out, so it is a boon. The conversion rates are increased by using In-context checkout as customers can now pay with PayPal without exiting the merchant’s site.
Improved management interfaces
With this version, it is faster and simpler. Information can easily be searched in the Admin, creating new products, and global search synonyms can be set up.
Installation and upgrade Fixed issues
The product version is correctly updated after upgrading the Magento system software. By compressing packages on repo.magento.com, we can now see improved performance of installations as well as upgrades. A Web Setup Wizard can only be run when a user has complete access to the Magento Admin. If the installation is incomplete, one can successfully uninstall the Magento software. Issues with running integration tests on Microsoft Windows have been fixed.
Shopping and product fixed issues.
The Add to Cart button translation has now been fixed with this translation. Registered users’ shopping carts now return the complete list of products. In this version, the date and time fields are also on point. No random failure of shopping cart shipping estimation. A fixed amount discount for an entire cart can now easily be created in this latest version. Saving a product that has been assigned to more than one website. A simple product can be created with custom options. Entries can be filtered according to date.
Integration and Testing Fixed issues
While creating an integration, an API resource can be selected. Issues with the PHP 7.0 Integration test have been fixed. An admin user can be deleted without breaking the integration. All integration tests can be done in the developer mode. Several integration test syntax errors have been fixed.
Import/ Export Fixed issues
Two products with the same URL key cannot be imported. It is easy to re-import data now. Changing the order in which the products are displayed can now be done with Magento 2.1. The Ajax loader will automatically stop if an incorrect file type is used during import.
From the above list, it is clear that Magento has added some nice features to the latest addition. These features will go a long way in increasing the flexibility and reliability of the platform.