Top Benefits of Adobe Commerce 2.4.6

Upgrade your performance with the latest Adobe Commerce 2.4.6

Yes, another upgrade! But with more than 300 fixes and enhancements, the latest Adobe Commerce release comes packed with new features that will improve performance and security for digital retailers. 

Adobe Commerce is one of the leading digital commerce solutions in the world, on which SQLI has helped bring unparalleled customer experiences to global brands such as Fortnum & Mason, Hamleys, Tesco Mobile and Screwfix, to name a few. 

Although platform and technology upgrades can sometimes seem a costly inconvenience, they are essential to the smooth running of a platform, vital to the solution’s longevity and can help a brand continually improve the user experience for both consumers and business owners.

And with SQLI’s expert developers involved in the Beta testing for this release, who better placed to walk through some of the highlights - and help brands navigate this feature-rich update? 

3 reasons to upgrade to Adobe Commerce 2.4.6

1. Platform improvements

Adobe Commerce 2.4.6 comes with many overall improvements to the platform such as updates to the storefront, content management system and product search. These include: 

  • Support for PHP 8.2. The PHP 8.1 version remains fully supported, while support for PHP 7.4 will be discontinued. 
  • Support for Composer 2.2.x; Redis 7.0.x and OpenSearch 2.x – which now becomes the default search option for Adobe Commerce. 
  • Compatibility with ElasticSearch 8.x and MariaDB 10.6. 

2. Performance enhancements 

Faster load times and better user experience when businesses are dealing with large numbers of orders are among the performance improvements with the latest update, that include: 

  • Improved order processing performance. Merchants with a high volume of simultaneous orders - over 1,000 a minute – can now balance the load. 

  • Improved performance of operations involving more than 100 customer segments.  

  • Ability to limit the number of products displayed improving product grid performance.

3. Security improvements 

The update includes a number of security fixes and improvements that will provide extra protection for businesses from vulnerabilities, including: 

  • Email confirmation when an admin user changes their email.  

  • Fixing problems with reCAPTCHA validation during payment processing. 

  • Gaps in Admin action logs have been addressed with more specific auditing of actions within grid views, mass actions and exports. 

Other upgrades and replacements


Other improvements include: 

  • The DHL schema has migrated from v6.2 to v10.0. 

  • Easier integration with third-party applications through improvements to the GraphQL APIs. 

  • Outdated JavaScript libraries have been updated to their latest versions and outdated dependencies removed. 

  • The storefront has descriptive names on buttons for better accessibility. 

  • New fraud protection and ACH webhooks are added. The PayPal vault can now send and receive messages. 

  • An improved admin experience with several new features. 

  • The release is now compatible with Page Builder v.1.7.3 and PWA Studio v.13.0.x. 

There are many more exciting updates and features included in the latest Adobe Commerce update.  

Adobe recommends that all Adobe Commerce customers upgrade to this version as soon as possible to ensure their solution is secure and to take advantage of these enhancements and improvements. 

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