Magento Open Source 2.1.x

Change Log

Our documentation is continually updated with new topics, clarifications, and corrections to existing content. The Change Log lists the major updates, organized by month. If you can’t see the most recent changes, refresh your browser or clear the cache. Check back every now and then to see what’s new!

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

  • Field

    Description

    Updated Topics

    Authorize.Net Direct Post

    Added deprecation notice for Authorize.Net MD5 Hash to be replaced by SHA-512 Signature Key. Updated image and field description with additional links from Authorize.Net.

    Important! Merchants must replace the MD5 Hash with a SHA-512 Signature Key to continue processing payments.

    Authorize.Net Direct Post

    (Configuration) Added deprecation notice for Authorize.Net MD5 Hash to be replaced by SHA-512 Signature Key. Updated image and field description with additional links from Authorize.Net.

December 2018

  • Field

    Description

    Updated Topics

    Index Management

    Added best practices, mode details, manual index instructions, screenshots, and additional information links.

    Cache Management

    Added best practices, screenshots, and additional information links.

    System Upgrade

    Added note for flushing caches and reindexing.

    Component Manager

    Added note for flushing caches and reindexing.

    Setup Wizard

    Added note for flushing caches and reindexing.

    Backups

    Added deprecation notice and enable feature information.

    System

    Added deprecation notice and enable feature information for Backups.

November 2018

July 2018

June 2018

January 2017

  • Change

    Description

    Updated Topics

    Compare Products

    Clarified that there are no additional configuration settings for Compare Products.

October 2017

  • Change

    Description

    New Topic

    Security Scan

    Updated Topics

    Encryption Key

    Added more background information and detail in the instructions.

    Special Price

    Clarified the time range defined by the start/end dates.

    Import

    Step 3 #3: Removed incorrect example of how to import images from a remote server.

August 2017

July 2017

  • Change

    Description

    Product Name

    Magento Open Source

    All references to “Magento Community Edition” have been updated to reflect the new product branding, “Magento Open Source”.

    New Topics

    PayPal Credit

    System Upgrade

    Role Resources

    Updated Topics

    Configuring a Persistent Cart

    Step 4d: Clarified that Clear Persistence on Logout impacts all persistent entities, including: Shopping Cart, Wish List, Recently Ordered Items, Currently Compared Products, Comparison History, Recently Viewed Products, and Customer Group association.

    Step 4e: Clarified that the persistent information can be restored upon login for customers only, and not guests.

    Persistent Cart Workflow

    Added the following paragraph:

    The persistent cookie retains settings for the Shopping Cart, Wish List, Recently Ordered Items, Currently Compared Products, Comparison History, Recently Viewed Products, and Customer Group association. The persistent settings for all related entities are either cleared or retained according to the Persistent Shopping Cart setting.

    Customers Now Online

    In list of column descriptions, removed the following columns that are no longer included in the grid: IP Address, Session Start Time, and Last URL.

    Configurable Product

    Added Visual Swatch as a valid input type for configurable product variations. Also listed the attribute property requirements. Mentioned that for autogenerated variations, the product name and SKU of the configurable product is used by default, with the attribute value appended.

    Braintree

    Corrected instructions in Step 2 - #3d regarding the Braintree Merchant ID. Also clarified Step 3 - #3 that in the Braintree account, the Merchant ID and the Merchant Account ID are two separate credentials.

    Installation

    Linked to updated installation instructions.