Magento 2.4.4 Release Notes

Magento 2.4.4 Release Notes

It’s always a good idea to keep your Magento site up to date. A deprecated version of Magento puts your site at risk. Below are some of the new features and enhancements that come with upgrading Magento Open Source to the latest version 2.4.4.

Feature Enhancements

This Magento Open Source update is packed with features, highlighting the support for PHP 8.1 and updating all project libraries and dependencies. With other great features to bring your Magento store up to date and running better than ever, the latest version 2.4.4 has a lot to offer, including:

  • Support for PHP 8.1 – PHP is the backbone of Magento, and with the new update comes support for PHP version 8.1. With new features like read only properties, enums, fibers, and other performance issues, the update to 8.1 will help you keep your site more secure and result in faster development times
  • New OpenSearch 1.2 – Adobe Commerce no longer supports Elasticsearch after 7.10. Adobe has replaced it with Opensearch a fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana maintained by AWS instead of
  • Support for upgraded versions of  jQuery, TinyMCE, RequireJS, and PHPUnit
  • Upgraded versions of jQuery, TinyMCE, RequireJS, and PHPUnit
  • Greater support for GraphQL
  • Support for Venmo as a payment method with PayPal Payments
  • Greater accessibility features & compliance for disabled users

Performance Enhancements

With a number of performance enhancements focused on delivering high-throughput order processing. These changes will focus on streamlining ordering and checkout, allowing your customers to purchase on your site with greater ease and speed, changes include: 

  • New features to speed up checkout flow, including AsyncOrder and Enable Inventory Check On Cart Load
  • Magento Open Source 2.4.4 provides support for Elasticsearch 7.16 and OpenSearch 1.2. Magento Open Source merchants with deployments hosted on-premise can use either solution. However, OpenSearch is now the default search engine for Magento Open Source 2.4.4 deployments hosted in the cloud. All customers with cloud deployments who upgrade to version 2.4.4 must use OpenSearch. 
  • The JQuery library has been upgraded to version 3.6. The jquery-ui library has been upgraded to version 1.13.0. Several other JavaScript libraries have been updated to the latest versions.
  • TinyMCE 5.8.1 is now supported. TinyMCE 4 has been removed from the codebase.
  • The RequireJS library has been upgraded to the latest version (v2.3.6). GitHub-33672
  • PHPUnit has been upgraded to the latest version (9.5.x). Tests and test frameworks have been updated to be compatible with the new version.
  • Most Laminas dependencies have been upgraded to the latest versions that are compatible with PHP 8.1. Three Laminas dependencies were removed from the codebase to reduce the number of dependencies.

Vendor-Bundled Extensions

Except for Braintree, all vendor bundled extensions are now removed from the codebase and must be installed. Anyone who used these extensions below can find the official extensions on the marketplace:

  • Amazon Pay
  • Dotdigital
  • Klarna
  • Vertex
  • YotPo

Security Enhancements

We all know that security is like a tug of war between Adobe and the people looking to take advantage of unexpected holes in the code. After listening to feedback from its customers, the newest update comes packed with major security improvements, including:

  • Additional encryption for certain sensitive tokens
  • Additional security for email templates
  • reCAPTCHA support for coupon codes
  • Strong default settings for HTTPS
  • New array size limits on a per-endpoint bases for REST API
  • Size limits for API requests

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