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2022

April

April 21, 2022

Description Versions Type Source

Added notes to Search Results and Configuring Catalog Search to clarify the limitations of search by suffix in out-of-the-box ElasticSearch implementations.

2.4.x Minor update f6ff9a

April 14, 2022

Description Versions Type Source

Redirected the Site-Wide-Analysis Tool topic to the new location on Adobe Experience League.

2.4.x Major update 5aa561

April 12, 2022

Description Versions Type Source

Updated topics for Page Builder Image, Banner, and Slider topics to include new Search Engine Optimization options for accessibility and improved indexing.

2.4.4 Major update 7bbe0c

The Amazon Pay and Klarna vendor-bundled extensions for payment methods are no longer bundled in Commerce. Related information is removed from the user guide and documentation provided by the vendor can be accessed through the Marketplace extension listing.

2.4.4 Minor update 7bbe0c

The Yotpo vendor-developed extension is no longer bundled in Commerce. Related information is removed from the user guide and documentation provided by the vendor can be accessed through the Marketplace extension listing.

2.4.4 Minor update 7bbe0c

The Vertex Cloud vendor-developed extension is no longer bundled in Commerce. Related information is removed from the user guide and documentation provided by the vendor can be accessed through the Marketplace extension listing.

2.4.4 Minor update 7bbe0c

The Dotdigital vendor-developed extension is no longer bundled in Commerce. Related information is removed from the user guide and documentation provided by the vendor can be accessed through the Marketplace extension listing.

2.4.4 Minor update 7bbe0c

Updates for multiple content topics to reflect changes to the Editor. TinyMCE 5 is the default WYSIWYG editor, and TinyMCE 4 is now removed.

2.4.4 Major update 7bbe0c

March

March 31, 2022

Description Versions Type Source

Added Payment Services to the Recommended Solutions in the configuration reference.

2.4.x Major update daf0ae

March 15, 2022

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Live Search 2.0 includes a beta release of PWA support, a configurable storefront popover, and advanced installation process changes.

2.4.x Major update 60f7cf

March 8, 2022

Description Versions Type Source

Updated the Returns Attributes topic to include additional information about labels/options.

Community contribution by DmitryTsymbal

2.4.x Minor update 1707

February

February 14, 2022

Description Versions Type Source

Migrated the majority of the Product Recommendations documentation from the developer guide to the user guide.

2.4.x Major update 3969dc

January

January 31, 2022

Description Versions Type Source

Updated the Live Search release notes for the 1.3.1 release.

2.4.x Major update 00abba

January 28, 2022

Description Versions Type Source

Updated the Comparison List topic to include different methods that customers can use to access the comparison list on the storefront.

Community contribution by DmitryTsymbal

2.4.x Minor update 1691

January 25, 2022

Description Versions Type Source

In the Approval Rules topic, added information about purchase order auto approval and manual approval cases.

2.4.x Minor update 981862

January 21, 2022

Description Versions Type Source

Updated the Inventory Management - Configuring Backorders topic to include a note to clarify how canceled orders affect the salable quantity.

Community contribution by ZhovnirMaria

2.4.x Minor update 1671

Updated the Customer Segments topic to include comparison with customer segments based on where each are used.

Community contribution by ZhovnirMaria

2.4.x Minor update 1673

January 20, 2022

Description Versions Type Source

Added a new section, “Boundaries and thresholds” to the Install Live Search topic.

2.4.x Major update 4267dc

2021

December

December 16, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Updated Page Builder Slider, Banner, and Row topics to include the Background Repeat setting.

Community contribution by ZhovnirMaria

2.4.x Minor update 1645

December 6, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Live Search installation instructions and release notes have been moved from the developer documentation to the user guide.

2.4.x New topic 559aa5

November

November 30, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Added Payment Services topics with the latest information of the new marketplace extension.

2.4.x New topic 918c2d

November 22, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Updated the Wish List Search topic to include information about searching for another customer’s public wish list on the storefront.

Community contribution by ZhovnirMaria

2.4.x Minor update 1629

Updated the Scheduling an Export topic to include additional information about entity types and configuration for remote server.

Community contribution by DmitryTsymbal

2.4.x Minor update 1605

Added Common types of breadcrumbs section to the Breadcrumb Trail topic.

Community contribution by EvheniiaKolkhiieva

2.4.x Major update 1592

November 10, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Updated the B2B Feature Configuration topic to include procedures for enabling order approval and purchase orders for companies.

Community contribution by ZhovnirMaria

2.4.x Major update 1594

November 3, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Updated Best Practices for Product Attributes to include information about product variations, weighted search, and unused properties.

Community contribution by EvheniiaKolkhiieva

2.4.x Minor update 1590

Updated the Category Content page to include the procedure for adding a CMS block to the Content properties for a category.

Community contribution by ZhovnirMaria

2.4.x Minor update 1578

October

October 21, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

The Live Search Performance reporting dashboard provides insight into the effectiveness of search terms that shoppers use.

2.4.x Major update, New topic 6c649f

October 20, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Updated the Import and Scheduling an Import topics to include important information about the Add/Update import behavior affecting fields that carry multiple values.

2.4.x Minor update 1546

Updated the Scheduled Changes for Cart Price Rules topic to include information about the coupon-related fields that are not available for the Cart Price Rules scheduled updates.

2.4.x Minor update 1565

Updated the Creating an Invoice topic to clarify that invoices are not created automatically for orders placed by using Gift Card, Store Credit, Reward Points, or other offline payment methods.

2.4.x Minor update 1567

Updated the Gift Card topic to describe the gift card functionality on the storefront.

Community contribution by EvheniiaKolkhiieva

2.4.x Minor update 1552

Updated the Customer Session Lifetime topic to include the procedure for enabling the persistent login feature on the storefront.

Community contribution by ZhovnirMaria

2.4.x Minor update 1556

October 13, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Added the ‘Delete a Template’ and Grid Columns sections to the Newsletter Templates topic.

Community contribution by DmitryTsymbal

2.4.x Major update 1551

October 12, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Added B2B support in Product Recommendations.

2.4.x Minor update 4efbdb

September

September 29, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Updated the Email Template List topic for additional templates and configuration paths.

Community contribution by ZhovnirMaria

2.4.x Minor update 1514

Updated the Applying Store Credit topic to include information about updating a customer’s store credit balance.

Community contribution by DmitryTsymbal

2.4.x Minor update 1520

September 27, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Added content for new product recommendation types: Conversion (view to cart), Conversion (view to purchase), and Recently viewed.

2.4.x New topic 195c78

September 16, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Updated the Order Status Notification topic to include configuration of email templates for new order notifications.

Community contribution by ZhovnirMaria

2.4.x Minor update 1491

September 13, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Updated the Minimum Advertised Price topic to include more detailed information about the feature and how it affects the customer experience on the storefront.

Community contribution by EvheniiaKolkhiieva

2.4.x Minor update 1477

Updated the Sales Reports topic to include details about refresh, filtering, and export for sales reports.

Community contribution by ZhovnirMaria

2.4.x Minor update 1469

September 9, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Updated the Creating an Individual Customer Account topic to include the Allow remote shopping assistance and Show Password options available to customers on the storefront.

Community contribution by pawan

2.4.x Minor update 1468

Updated the Gift Registry topic to add the workflow for customers managing their gift registry items from their customer dashboard.

Community contribution by DmitryTsymbal

2.4.x Minor update 1472

September 2, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Added information to the Gift Options topic for enabling gift messages on the storefront.

Community contribution by EvheniiaKolkhiieva

2.4.x Minor update 1451

August

August 24, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Updated the Filterable Attributes topic to include steps for removing filterable attribute values with 0 products from the layered navigation.

Community contribution by EvheniiaKolkhiieva

2.4.x Minor update 1438

Updated the Google Tag Manager topic to include the procedure for adding the GTM code snippets to the Commerce store.

Community contribution by EvheniiaKolkhiieva

2.4.x Major update 1431

Updated the Translating Products topic to include steps for translating product attributes and attribute options.

Community contribution by EvheniiaKolkhiieva

2.4.x Major update 1433

Updated the Adding New Blocks topic to add new section about removing custom blocks.

Community contribution by DmitryTsymbal

2.4.x Major update 1436

Updated the Billing Agreements topic to include detailed information about managing billing agreements.

Community contribution by DmitryTsymbal

2.4.x Major update 1437

Updated the Shipping an Order topic to include steps to configuring shipping comments for email to customers.

Community contribution by EvheniiaKolkhiieva

2.4.x Major update 1442

August 10, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Basic Page Builder content tools now available in Magento Open Source.

2.4.3 Minor update df706e

Updated information for WYSIWYG editor for removal of deprecated TinyMCE 3 as an option.

2.4.3 Minor update 4f5f4c

Added a new topic about configuring session sizes.

Community contribution by jeff-matthews

2.4.3 New topic 2489ca

Updates for dotdigital configuration fields

Community contribution by sta1r

2.4.3 Minor update 1315

Updated PayPal configuration procedures to include new PayPal Pay Later experience:
- PayPal Express Checkout
- Payments Advanced
- Payments Pro
- Payments Standard
- Payflow Pro
- Payflow Link

2.4.3 Major update f148b3

Updated Add Content - Products to add warning information about Page Builder preview limitation for filtering/sorting configurable, grouped, and bundle products by price.

2.4.3 Minor update 1051

July

July 21, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Updated Admin Sign In to add information about allowing login from multiple devices.

Community contribution by ZhovnirMaria

2.4.x Minor update 1357

Expanded Creating and Managing Widgets topic to include widget edit and delete information.

Community contribution by DmitryTsymbal

2.4.x Major update 1390

Added Minimum Order Quantity topic to describe cart configuration for a minimum number of items per order.

Community contribution by ZhovnirMaria

2.4.x New topic 1362

July 16, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Updated Integrations with new information for activating and deleting an integration.

Community contribution by DmitryTsymbal

2.4.x Major update 1370

July 13, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Added the Bulk Updates for Product Attributes topic, which describes how to update product attributes across a group of selected products.

Community contribution by EvheniiaKolkhiieva

2.4.x New topic 1352

June

June 22, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Live Search powered by Adobe Sensei delivers a lightning fast, super relevant, and intuitive search experience for the storefront, and is available for Adobe Commerce at no additional charge.

2.4.x Major update, New topic 22f64c

June 17, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Updated Security Scan for a new feature added to the Scan Tool that enables merchants to submit PWA stores for scanning.

Community contribution by smiverma

2.4.x Major update 1344

June 14, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Updated Country Options with new section for configuring shipping to specific countries for each available shipping method (UPS, FedEx, etc.)

Community contribution by EvheniiaKolkhiieva

2.4.x Major update 1307

Added Checkout Page as part of the customer Path to Purchase in the quick tour.

Community contribution by Santoshziffity

2.4.x New topic 1288

June 3, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Updated Media - Slider page with new section for adding a widget to a slide.

Community contribution by EvheniiaKolkhiieva

2.4.x Major update 1282

Updated Using a Site Map with a new section about managing sitemaps and robots.txt for multiple websites.

Community contribution by EvheniiaKolkhiieva

2.4.x Major update 1295

June 2, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Updated Transactions to include information about viewing transaction details.

Community contribution by EvheniiaKolkhiieva

2.4.x Major update 1281

May

May 28, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Updated Company Accounts to describe the benefits and feature capabilities for using B2B company accounts.

Community contribution by EvheniiaKolkhiieva

2.4.x Major update 1270

Added new Custom Variables and Notifications topics to complete the System section.

Community contribution by EvheniiaKolkhiieva

2.4.x New topic 1269

May 27, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Added the Reorders to describe the functionality for customers to reorder products on the storefront.

Community contribution by EvheniiaKolkhiieva

2.4.x New topic 1260

May 26, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Added a section in Special Price to describe different procedures to apply special price to multiple products in Commerce vs. Open Source.

Community contribution by ZhovnirMaria

2.4.x Major update 1206

May 21, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Rebranding to reflect product branding updates.

2.3.x, 2.4.x Major update c965fc

May 19, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

In Creating Product Attributes, added the list of types for product attributes along with descriptions as part of the selection step in the procedure.

Community contribution by EvheniiaKolkhiieva

2.4.x Major update 1237

May 14, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Added the new Startup Page options section in the Admin configuration page to list and describe the options for choosing a startup page in the Admin.

Community contribution by ZhovnirMaria

2.4.x Major update 1224

May 13, 2021

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Added the Column descriptions table to the Invoices topic.

Community contribution by EvheniiaKolkhiieva

2.4.x Major update 1195

May 11, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Added comparison of cross-sells and up-sells to product recommendations.

2.4.x New topic 87139a

May 5, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Added the My Returns topic, which includes information about managing returns for the customer account on the storefront.

Community contribution by ZhovnirMaria

2.4.x New topic 1185

April

April 29, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Added column descriptions in the My Downloadable Products topic.

Community contribution by EvheniiaKolkhiieva

2.4.x Major update 1214

Added the Adding Category Products topic to describe adding products to a category from the Products in Category section.

Community contribution by ZhovnirMaria

2.4.x New topic 1161

April 27, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Changes to Klarna Storefront Experience to capture updates for the Klarna logo, iframe, and labeling.

Community contribution by katkinssss

2.4.x Minor update 1211

April 26, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Added the Gift card account history section to the Gift Cards topic.

Community contribution by ZhovnirMaria

2.4.x Major update 1158

Updated My Wish List to include information about how customers can update the wish list from different areas on the storefront.

Community contribution by EvheniiaKolkhiieva

2.4.x Major update 1164

April 21, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

New sections added to Scheduled Changes to describe creating a new scheduled update, as well as assigning an existing update, viewing an update, and editing an update.

Community contribution by EvheniiaKolkhiieva

2.4.x Major update 1155

April 15, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Updated Managing Requisition Lists to describe product editing flow for Requisition Lists.

Community contribution by EvheniiaKolkhiieva

2.4.x Major update 1131

Substantial update to the Action tables in the Actions Control topic.

Community contribution by ZhovnirMaria

2.4.x Major update 1156

April 9, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Added the ‘Reorder from Storefront’ and other sections to the Allow Reorders topic.

Community contribution by EvheniiaKolkhiieva

2.4.x Major update 1105

In Images and Video, added the Image Detail section to describe customizing product image display.

Community contribution by ZhovnirMaria

2.4.x Major update 1110

Added new sections to Gift Cards dashboard topic for checking the balance and redeeming the gift card.

Community contribution by ZhovnirMaria

2.4.x Major update 1119

March

March 23, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Adding content about how you can preview recommendation units before deploying to your storefront.

2.4.x Major update d61f9e

March 18, 2021

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Adding information about private keys when connecting to SaaS services.

2.4.x Minor update 153940

March 11, 2021

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Updated the Sales Channels Global Settings topic to include the Read Only Mode function.

2.4.x Minor update 1086

February

February 25, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Added information about time and training for machine learning models for Product Recommendations.

2.4.x Major update 1040

February 19, 2021

Description Versions Type Source

Added the Allowed countries setting to the website scope section in the Scope Quick Reference.

2.4.x Minor update 1047

February 17, 2021

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Updates in multiple topics to address the use of the default Date of Birth customer account field/attribute.

2.4.x Minor update 1054

February 9, 2021

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Updated the About this Release page with links to the 2.4.2 Release Notes.

2.4.2 Minor update 1030

Updated the opt-in for Admin usage data collection to include value information about in-product guidance.

2.4.2 Minor update 1023

Updated the opt-in Admin usage configuration reference to include value information about in-product guidance.

2.4.2 Minor update 1022

Added the Purchase order payment methods section to include information about limitations around payments when processing purchase orders.

2.4.2 Minor update 976

Added multiple updates across the Page Builder section to reflect changes to the Page Builder stage, which is now initially blank and supports adding the following content types directly to the stage for Rows, Columns, Tabs, HTML Code, Blocks, and Dynamic Blocks.

2.4.2 Major update 937

Updated the Page Builder Workspace page to with information about the new Page Builder viewport preview buttons in the stage (see Viewports), so users can preview how their content will look on different devices (desktop vs. mobile).

2.4.2 Major update 938

Added a method for importing images with remote storage. Added a new data transfer example for downloadable products.

2.4.2 New topic 900

Updates for the latest release of the dotdigital bundled extension.

2.4.2 Major update 896

Added the Purchase order workflow topic.

2.4.2 New topic 840

Update to the Magento_User section in Email Template List for the New Admin User email template.

2.4.2 Minor update 797

Added the Media Gallery Image Optimization to describe new functionality for image optimization.

2.4.2 New topic 762