Magento is one of the leading eCommerce platform worldwide. Magento eCommerce Platforms provide the scalability, flexibility and features for business growth. Magento provides feature-rich eCommerce platforms that offer merchants complete flexibility and control over the presentation, content, and functionality of their online channel. Its development team is putting every effort to improve its features and bring new ones for the benefit of users. As a result, they come up with new modified versions after every 10-15 days.
Keeping this trend on, Magento development team is proud to announce the availability of Magento CE Version 18.104.22.168 Stable for upgrade and download.
Highlighting Features Include:
a) Improvements – The new version has been improved in the following terms:
— The ability to use static URLs for media in WYSIWYG or image browser, enable parsing store, skin and media directives on catalog frontend has been added.
— The ability to exclude a category from navigation menu has been added.
— Various improvements in system configuration UI. Introduced ability to make actual configuration structure to be independent on the system.xml structure.
— Implementation of Centinel functionality in iphone theme.
— PayPal integration has been enhanced in terms of Recurring payment profiles entity and purchasing of “subscription” products. In checkout they are treated as “nominal” items, Pending Review” order state, etc.
— Added notice about creating offline creditmemo from order view page.
— Added getter for specified object data by key in core/template block: method getObjectData()
and many more…
— Change of Database structure of the Sales module to no longer use EAV.
— Reimplementation of bestsellers report.
— 3D Secure validation for Maestro International and JCB cards has been implemented.
— Product custom URL rewrites redirect to SEF URL, rather than to catalog/product/view/id/.
— Frontend top menu rendering logic has been reimplemented.
and many more…
There are few important notes to consider:
Note1: If the Magento Compilation Module is enabled it must be disabled before attempting to upgrade. After upgrading is done, click on “Run Compilation Process” to process and enable it again.
Note2: If you are running Magento version older than 1.4.x in a cluster environment and are using a shared cache (e.g. Memcached) you will now need to also make sure to configure Magento to use Database as the “slow” backend cache.
You may download the version here.