Change Log

Our documentation is continually updated with new topics, clarifications, and corrections to existing content. Learn more about new features, major updates, and releases, organized by month and year. Check back every now and then to see what’s new.

March 2020

Product releases

New section

Updated topics

Topic Change  
Layout Updates Updated all topics in this section to reflect the change in layout update implementation. Layout updates are now saved on the server and selected from a list.  
Blocks
Using a Layout Update
Adding a New Page
Updated the process of applying a layout update to a page.  
Design Settings - Category
Design Settings - Product
Updated the Custom Layout Update field and description.
Product Recommendations Additional content to describe how product recommendations use Adobe Sensei and new content to describe the Trending recommendation type.  
Create New Recommendation Additional content to describe how product recommendations use Adobe Sensei.  
Best Practices Using Recommendations Additional content to describe the Trending recommendation type.
Worldpay
CyberSource - Deprecated
eWAY - Deprecated
Authorize.Net - Deprecated
Authorize.Net Direct Post- Deprecated
Updated information for transitioning from deprecated payment integrations.  
UPS Correction for the available Destination Type options.  
Create a Credit Memo Improved information about the credit memo refund process for online (credit) and offline (cash/money order) orders.  
Create a Cart Price Rule Updates to reflect UI changes.
Dynamic Blocks in Price Rules Updates to clarify dynamic block and promotional rule associations.
Grouped Product Updates to reflect UI changes and improved instructions for choosing the attribute set.  
Price Rule with Multiple SKUs Improve content to specify Catalog Price Rules, rather than Cart Price Rules.  

February 2020

New topics

Updated topics

Topic Change  
System Config
Extension Manager
Added note for Adobe Commerce Cloud users with links to new Magento Marketplace section in Getting Started.  
CAPTCHA
Customer Configuration
Updated for clarification about which storefront forms can be used with CAPTCHA.  
Managing Amazon Pricing
Intelligent Repricing Rule: Select Rule Type
Intelligent Repricing Rule: Floor Price
Intelligent Repricing Rule: Optional Ceiling Price
Updates text for Amazon intelligent repricing rules and added alert text pertaining to vacation/test mode.  
Product Attribute Reference Added information for the save_rewrites_history field.  
Import/Export Tax Rates Updates for Avalara partner references and added Vertex and partner note for automating their tax system.  
Allow Reorders Added criteria for reorder functionality to be available for an order.  
Elasticsearch
Catalog (configuration reference)
Corrections and updated to reflect current information about Elasticsearch version.  
Store URLs
Web (configuration reference)
Added field descriptions and instructions for Base URLs (Secure) configuration.  
Tier Price Added clarification that tier prices are calculated on top of Price field and not using Special price.  
Processing an Order
Updating an Order
Added some clarification around pending, processing, and completed orders.  
Create a Cart Price Rule Added text for accepting your category selections and updated images for quantity and category selections. Updated information about Priority and Discard Subsequent Rules settings.  
Complex Data Fixed tables for complex data examples of configurable and grouped products to match labeling of headings.  
Cron (Scheduled Tasks) Added descriptions for Cron configuration settings.  
Ratings Made navigation correction and added Is Active checkbox information.
Creating Category Rules Improved instructions on how to create Visual Merchandiser attribute.
Advanced Reporting Updated to clarify that Advanced Reporting can be used only with Magento installations that have continually used a single base currency.  

January 2020

Product releases

New section

New topics

Updated topics

Topic Change  
Catalog Images and Video
Creating Categories
Inserting an Image
Media Storage
System (configuration reference)
Updated content in media topics to reflect the new Adobe Stock integration.
Add Products
Slider
Updated content for the Page Builder Carousel layout.
Developer Added content for the Cache User Defined Attributes field.  
Elasticsearch
Catalog (configuration reference)
Added content to describe usage of the new Minimum terms to match field.  
Engagement Cloud
Setting Up Engagement Cloud
Email Template (configuration reference)
Developer (configuration reference)
Updated content for release features and fixes, including the new Chat feature.  
Vertex Cloud Updated content for release features and fixes.  
Klarna
Setting Up Klarna
Klarna (configuration reference)
Updated content for the new configuration field to Klarna Payments.  
Yotpo Product Reviews
Review Reports
Business Intelligence Tools
Updates for Yotpo Product Reviews, including connections to Yotpo Reviews and Yotpo Analytics links in the Admin > Reports section.  
Google reCAPTCHA
Google reCAPTCHA (configuration reference)
Updated documentation related to Google reCAPTCHA to reflect all changes over some previous releases.  
Configurable Product Updated to correct information about the valid input types for Catalog Input Type for Store Owner.  
Processing an Order
Updating an Order
Updated to clarify the available options in the button bar for pending and processing orders, including why the Cancel button isn’t always available.  
Business Intelligence Tools
Campaign Reporting
Updated information about Magento store integration with Magento Business Intelligence (MBI).  
Template Path Hints Added information about the Enable Hints for Storefront with URL Parameter.  

December 2019

New topics

Updated topics

Topic Change  
Google Privacy Settings for GDPR Renamed “Google Privacy Settings”. This topic now applies to privacy regulations in general, and is not limited to GDPR.  
Braintree (configuration reference) Updated to correct descriptions for some fields in the Basic Braintree Settings.  
Importing Product Images Updated to correct information about importing multiple images to a single SKU.
Creating a Catalog Price Rule
Scheduled Changes for Catalog Price Rules
Updated to clarify the process for creating a catalog price rule and using the change schedule to make it active.
Creating Shipping Labels Added information for configuration of the Shipping Origin address.  
Currency Configuration Updated to clarify availability of the Price section.  

November 2019

Updated topics

Topic Change
PayPal Credit
PayPal Express Checkout
Payments Advanced
Payments Pro
Payments Standard
Payflow Pro
Payflow Link
Updated screen images and configuration steps for PayPal payment configurations. Also updated the PayPal Credit topic to remove steps to enable and, instead, refer to the configuration topic for each payment option.
Product Attribute Reference Added information for the related_position, crosssell_position, and upsell_position fields that set the position (sort order) for Related, Cross-sell and Up-sell Products.
Copyright Notice Updated to correct the &Copy; to © to work properly and meet the standard.
Root Categories Updated to correct the suggestion that you could set the root category on a store view level, which is only possible on the store (group) level.
Enabling Inventory Management Updated to correct and clarify the information about enabling and disabling Inventory Management.
Cart Price Rules
Create a Cart Price Rule
Customizable Options
Updated to clarify that customizable options cannot be used as a basis of cart price rule conditions.
URL Rewrites
Product Rewrites
Category Rewrites
CMS Page Rewrites
Custom URL Rewrites
Added a note about existing GET parameters being removed during redirect.

October 2019

Product releases

New topics

Updated topics

Topic Change  
Configuration Reference Updated the screen shot to include the Yotpo section. Also added the Yotpo configuration topics in the left-side navigation.  
Product Reviews Created new Marketing > Shopping Tools > Product Reviews sub-menu that includes the Magento Product Reviews and new Yotpo Reviews topics.  
Magento Shipping Updated Magento Shipping section for the latest Temando installation.  
Google Shopping ads Channel Added a note clarifying the inclusion of Google Shopping ads Channel with Magento 2.3.3.  
Onboarding Google Shopping ads Channel Added a note clarifying the inclusion of Google Shopping ads Channel with Magento 2.3.3.  
Add/Updated Google API Key Updated API Key steps.  
Authorize.Net Added Step #4 with setup instructions for 3D Secure with CardinalCommerce.  
Klarna Updated Changes In the Latest Release and Klarna Solutions. Added new Klarna Payment Methods section.  
Setting Up Klarna Updated Klarna account images; updated instructions for new Enable B2B field.  
Klarna (configuration) Updated screenshot and field descriptions for new Enable B2B field.  
Configuration Reference Updated the screen shot to include the Yotpo section. Also added the Yotpo configuration topics in the left-side navigation.  
Product Reviews Created new Marketing > Shopping Tools > Product Reviews sub-menu that includes the Magento Product Reviews and new Yotpo Reviews topics.  
Store Admin
Admin Sign In
New Allow admin usage data collection dialog is displayed the first time an admin logs in after installing or upgrading to Magento 2.3.3.  
Admin (configuration) New configuration option to allow user interaction tracking in the Magento Admin.  
Catalog (configuration) Search Engine Optimization section. Added information for a new Generate "category/product" URL Rewrites field.  
Automatic Product Redirects Added note at the top and a new section at the bottom to skip generation of product URL rewrites for category save.  
URL Rewrites
Product Rewrites
Category Rewrites
Added note about performance issue and link to detailed information about automatic redirects.  
Vertex Cloud Added release notes for Vertex Cloud integration for new flexible fields configuration.  
Configuring Magento
Tax (configuration)
Added new Vertex Flexible Fields section.  
Engagement Cloud Updated Changes in the Latest Release.  
Engagement Cloud - Data Mapping Completed configuration field descriptions, and added the following new fields: First Category Purchased / Last Category Purchased.  
Engagement Cloud - Developer Completed configuration field descriptions, and added the following new field to the Import Settings section: Enable Subscribers Sales Data Sync.  
Engagement Cloud -
Abandoned Cart
Automation
Configuration
Dynamic Content
Email Templates
Sync Settings
Transactional Emails
Completed configuration field descriptions.
Add Products Updated information to include a new Page Builder feature used to configure the sort order for products in the list.  
HTML Code Updated information for new buttons for inserting images, widgets, variables in Page Builder HTML content type.
Assigning Sources per Product UI updates for assigning sources for products.  
Disabling Sources Updates for new Actions menu to enable and disable selected sources.  
Amazon Sales Channel Settings Added information for the Enable Debug Logging setting.  
Amazon Sales Channel Logs and Reports Added reference to the Enable Debug Logging setting for troubleshooting.  
Amazon Sales Channel Pre-Setup Tasks Updated to include VAT setup.  
Amazon Sales Channel Store Integration Updated Marketplace options to include the United Kingdom.  
Amazon Sales Channel Onboarding: Listing Price Updated VAT description and Listing Price screen capture and added PTC field descriptions for EU sales.  
Amazon Sales Channel Listing Price Updated VAT description and Listing Price screen capture and added PTC field descriptions for EU sales.  

August 2019

New topics

July 2019

Product releases

  • Google Shopping ads Channel 2.0 and 3.0

New topics

Updated topics

Topic Change  
Editing Account Settings (Google Shopping ads Channel) Added the Resend products to Google action in the Select drop-down. This action allows users to manually reindex their Magento product database and send changes to Google.  
Setting up Amazon Pay Updated screen shots and added link to video tutorial.  
Amazon Pay Resources Updated Amazon links and added link to video tutorial.  
PayPal Express Checkout Updates to payment integration methods for EU and UK merchants to comply with Payment Services Directive (PSD2).  
Braintree Updates to payment integration methods for EU and UK merchants to comply with Payment Services Directive (PSD2).  
Other Payment Methods Updates to payment integration methods for EU and UK merchants to comply with Payment Services Directive (PSD2).  
Authorize.Net Updates to payment integration methods for EU and UK merchants to comply with Payment Services Directive (PSD2).
CyberSource Updates to payment integration methods for EU and UK merchants to comply with Payment Services Directive (PSD2).  
eWay Updates to payment integration methods for EU and UK merchants to comply with Payment Services Directive (PSD2).  
Worldpay Updates to payment integration methods for EU and UK merchants to comply with Payment Services Directive (PSD2).

June 2019

Product releases

  • Magento Commerce, 2.3.2

New topics

Updated topics

Topic Change  
Store Integration
(Amazon Sales Channel)
Updated notes to add that primary log-in credentials for Amazon are needed for Amazon Shopping Channel integration.  
Unclaiming a Claimed URL
(Google Shopping ads Channel)
Clarified language for “claiming” vs “linking” and moved topic to Managing Google Accounts section.  
Verifying the Google API Key
(Google Shopping ads Channel)
Updated the steps and screen shots to include the new logging configuration option.  
Services Updated the screen shot to include the new Channels section.  
Customer Engagement Replaced the Marketing Automation page with a new Customer Engagement page for dotdigital Engagement Cloud reporting. Includes configuration, manual sync, reset, and more options for reporting on features and performance.
Checkout Options Updated information for the Checkout options to include the new Address Search feature.  
Checkout (configuration reference) Updated information for the Checkout options to include the new Address Search feature.
UPS Updated configuration information for the United Parcel Service XML as the default account type. If you choose to create a new UPS Standard account type (scheduled for deprecation), HTTPS is now the default for the URL.  
Shipping Methods Updated UPS configuration information for the United Parcel Service XML as the default account type. If you choose to create a new UPS Standard account type (scheduled for deprecation), HTTPS is now the default for the URL.  
Coupon Codes Added information about support for asynchronous operations in the Admin.  
Actions Control Added information about support for asynchronous operations in the Admin.  
Export Added information about support for asynchronous operations in the Admin.  
Google reCAPTCHA Updated install information. Google reCAPTCHA is installed with v2.3.2, including options for PayPal Payflow Pro.  
PayPal Payflow Pro Added section for adding Google reCAPTCHA for Payflow Pro.  
Magento Shipping Updated supported countries and carriers.  

May 2019

Product releases

  • Amazon Sales Channel 2.0
  • Amazon Sales Channel 1.0 GA

April 2019

Product releases

  • Google Shopping ads Channel 1.0
  • Amazon Sales Channel 1.0 Beta

New sections

New topics

Updated topics

Topic Change
Google Settings for GDPR Moved this topic from the Getting Started/Industry Compliance section to Marketing/Google Tools.
GDPR Compliance Added “Best Practice” checklist.
dotmailer Engagement Cloud by dotdigital now replaces dotmailer.
Setting up Amazon Pay Added configuration option for multi-currency.
Amazon Pay Added release information for Amazon Pay including multi-currency and Klarna support.
Shipping Partners Updated screenshots.
Locations Updated screenshots, steps, and minor editing.
Packaging Updated screenshot and added missing step for create new packaging.
Cookie Reference Updated cookie details with additional information.
Shipping Methods Added deprecation notice for HTTP support for United Parcel Service gateway URL and specified change of system value to HTTPS. Updated some field description content and screen images for UPS.
Important! Merchants must replace “http” with “https” for the www.ups.com/using/services/rave/qcostcgi.cgi gateway URL.
UPS Added end-of-support notice for HTTP support for the United Parcel Service Gateway URL and specified change of system value to HTTPS. Updated screen images for UPS.
Import/Export Tax Rates Updated link to the Avalara tax rate tables.

March 2019

Product releases

  • Magento Commerce, 2.3.1
  • Page Builder, 1.0 GA

New sections

New topics

Updated topics

Topic Change  
Customer Configuration (configuration reference) In the Create New Account Options section, corrected the field description for Generate Human-Friendly Customer ID.  
Google reCAPTCHA Added entry for Payflow Pro for Google reCAPTCHA during checkout. This option is available in v2.3.2.
To add this option for v2.3.0 and 2.3.1, see Magento Support KB PayPal Payflow Pro active carding activity.
 
CAPTCHA Added entry for Payflow Pro for CAPTCHA during checkout. This option is available in v2.3.2.
To add this option for v2.3.0 and 2.3.1, see Magento Support KB PayPal Payflow Pro active carding activity.
 
Elasticsearch Updated for Elasticsearch 6.x support. Elasticsearch 5.x and 2.x are deprecated.  
Filterable Attributes Note added to Use in Layered Navigation option to better detail how it affects price filtering in the storefront. Updated screenshots.
Action Logs Updated content for configuring and using Action Logs.  
Action Log Report Updated content, added instructions for filtering and exporting.
Admin Sign In Updated login information, autocomplete, and added links for CAPTCHA, reCAPTCHA, and Two-Factor Authentication.  
Creating Accounts Updated instructions and images for creating accounts.  
Address Book Updated instructions and options for creating and managing accounts, new filtering, and more.  
Account Dashboard Updated instructions and options for creating and managing accounts, new filtering, and more.  
Managing Customer Accounts Updated instructions and new options for creating and managing accounts, new filtering, and more.  
Create a Cart Price Rule Added Is Active toggle to enable/disable rules.  
Create a Catalog Price Rule Added Is Active toggle to enable/disable rules.
Address Attributes Added information for Alphanumeric with Spaces Input Validation option, updates screenshots and instructions.  
Authorize.Net Direct Post Added information for deprecated payment method.  
Authorize.Net Direct Post (configuration reference) Added information for deprecated payment method.  
Configuring Wishlist Added field for Show in Sidebar to show/hide wishlists.  
Wishlist (configuration reference) Added field for Show in Sidebar to show/hide wishlists.  
Magento Shipping Updated notes and information for supporting 17 countries.  
Shipping Partners Added information about new supported countries and initial carrier support limited to DHL Express.  
Vertex Added release notes for Vertex Cloud integration. Updates include new delivery terms, performance enhancements, caching, and more.  
Configuring Magento Added updates for configuration options including Vertex tax links, delivery terms (or shipping terms), logging options, and more.  
Tax (configuration reference) Added updates for all Vertex updates.  
Customer Experience Added information for Click & Collect and Collection Points storefront experiences.  
Batches Updated information and added content on domestic shipments only.  
Creating a Batch Updated instructions and added Batch Fulfillment Rule.  
Creating a Shipment Added information for carrier-specific packaging, Origin Location default values, and Pre-fill Package and Weights.  
Locations Added information for Default Location.  
Shipping Methods (configuration reference) Updated field information for all Magento Shipping additions.  

February 2019

New topics

Updated topics

Topic Change
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 by the posted dates at Authorize.Net.
Authorize.Net Direct Post (configuration reference) 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.
Inventory (configuration reference) Added sections for Distance Priority Algorithm and updated descriptions.
Configure Global Options Added note for Distance Priority Algorithm.
About Source Selection Algorithm and Reservations Added information for the Distance Priority Algorithm and updated information for Source Priority Algorithm.

December 2018

Updated topics

Topic Change
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.
Setup Wizard Added note for flushing caches and reindexing.
Module Manager Added note for flushing caches and reindexing.
Extension Manager Added note for flushing caches and reindexing.
System Upgrade Added note for flushing caches and reindexing.
Backups Added deprecation notice and enable feature information.
System (configuration reference) Added deprecation notice and enable feature information for Backups.

November 2018

Product releases

  • Magento Commerce, 2.3.0 GA
  • Multi Source Inventory (MSI), 1.0

New topics

Updated topics

Catalog (configuration reference) Updated and added fields and screenshots for Catalog Search options.  
MySQL Updated information and added features for configuring MySQL as a search engine.  
Elasticsearch Updated information and added features for configuring Elasticsearch and Elasticsearch 5.0+ as a search engine.  
Content Management (configuration reference) Added option descriptions.  
Catalog Allow Dynamic Media URLs in Products and Categories has been removed, and combined with Allow Dynamic Media URLs configuration setting. Updated screenshot.  
Dynamic Media URLs Updated instructions for using dynamic URLs for media.  
Content Management (configuration reference) Added option for newly supported TinyMCE 4 editor for CMS content in WYSIWYG options.  
Configuring the Editor Added configuration information for TinyMCE 4.  
Using the Editor Added TinyMCE 4 information for using the new editor.  
Google API (configuration reference) Added and updated descriptions for fields.
Google Tag Manager Updated Google instructions for configuring Google Tag Manager.
Checkout (configuration reference) Added field and information for the Checkout option Show Cross-sell Items in the Shopping Cart.  
Cross-sells Added note about hiding and showing cross-sells in the shopping cart.  
Themes Added filtering for themes and screenshot.  
Installation Updated all information and links for system requirements and installation instructions.  
Customer Groups Updated menu location for option, moved to Customers from Stores. Updated screenshots. Add filtering information.  
Security Best Practices Updated linked and added information for securing and troubleshooting your Magento Admin.  
Amazon Pay Logs Updated content for accessing Amazon Pay logs.  

October 2018

Product releases

  • Magento Commerce, 2.3.0 Beta
  • Multi Source Inventory (MSI), 1.0 Beta

New section

Updated topics

Topic Change
Product Reports Added Inventory Management content for Low Stock report.
Simple Product Added Inventory Management information for quantities and Multi Source.
Configurable Product Added Inventory Management information for quantities and Multi Source.
Grouped Product Added Inventory Management information for quantities and Multi Source.
Virtual Product Added Inventory Management information for quantities and Multi Source.
Downloadable Product Added Inventory Management information for quantities and Multi Source.
Issuing a Credit Memo Added Inventory Management information for creating credit memos and Multi Source.
Inventory (configuration reference) Updated screenshots and information for Inventory Management setting changes.
Magento Extensions Adding information on MSI and Inventory Management.
Customer Groups Updated menu location for option, moved to Customers from Stores. Updated screenshots. Add filtering information.
Filterable Attributes Note added to Step 1, item 3 explaining the Position field will be grayed out until the attribute is saved.
Product Attributes Note added to Storefront Properties > Position explaining the Position field will be grayed out until the attribute is saved.
Google API Updated Google Adwords screen shot and description with new Send Order Currency field.
Product Scope Added information on permissions required for editing and assigning products to select or all sites.
Customer Configuration (configuration reference) Updated the Name and Address screen shots and field descriptions.
Name and Address Options Updates screen shots and field descriptions.
Cache Management Added Compiled_Config cache for cache management, information on restricting and allowing cache actions, and recommendations.
Product Alerts Added image for product and price alerts in the Admin.