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2021

March

March 23, 2021

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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:
- A new page for Transactional SMS (dependent on the new Dotdigitalgroup_Sms module being installed)
- New sections for Image Types and System Alerts
- A new Transactional Emails section that replaces the old Email Templates section

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

2020

December

December 21, 2020

Description Versions Type Source

Added Authentication Locks section to the Oauth configuration reference.

2.4.x Major update 949

December 18, 2020

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Update to the Product Stock Options section of the Catalog > Inventory configuration reference to include more detailed information about the Use deferred Stock update option.

2.4.x Minor update 935

December 8, 2020

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Updated General Tax Settings to include each section of tax settings in the configuration.

2.4.x Major update 904

December 7, 2020

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Added the ability to monitor and manage the catalog sync process from the Admin.

2.4.1 Major update 914

December 2, 2020

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Updated Export to reflect change in exported file processed through a message queue.

2.4.x Minor update 886

Added missing info in Stores Menu topic.

2.4.x Major update 893

Added the Configuring Requisition Lists topic for B2B configuration, as well as additional linking for supported storefront functionality.

2.4.x New topic 874

November

November 30, 2020

Description Versions Type Source

Updated the Gift Options configuration reference to include additional fields available in Magento Commerce.

2.4.x Major update 875

November 24, 2020

Description Versions Type Source

Added authentication locks configuration info in OAuth configuration reference.

2.4.x Major update 872

November 23, 2020

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Added missing information in the Configuring a Persistent Cart topic and Persistent Shopping Cart configuration reference.

2.4.x Major update 868

October

October 27, 2020

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Added a new topic for the Magento Identity Manager, which is now available for linking Magento user accounts with an Adobe ID to support single sign-on.

2.4.x New topic 828

October 26, 2020

Description Versions Type Source

Added a warning message to Google Analytics about how it works when Cookie Restriction Mode is enabled.

2.4.x Minor update 825

October 22, 2020

Description Versions Type Source

Expanded documentation about connecting to SaaS services in Magento.

2.4.x New topic 814

October 15, 2020

Description Versions Type Source

Updated the Page Builder Banner and Slider topics for the change to no longer allow links from both the Message Text and the Link option for Banners and Slides.

2.4.1 Minor update 799

Updates across Page Builder topics to reflect workspace changes for editing in full-screen mode only.

2.4.1 Major update 787

Updated information in the Page Builder tutorials for changes in the Page Builder workspace UI.

2.4.1 Major update 779

Updated information for product content and category content for Page Builder preview support. Updated the Advanced Content Tools configuration to include the new Enable Page Builder Content Preview setting.

2.4.1 Major update 770

Added information about the new Enable Clear Shopping Cart setting in the Shopping Cart configuration.

2.4.1 Minor update 759

Added a new section in the B2B Features configuration reference for the Default B2B Shipping Methods.
Updates to Creating a Company Account for shipping methods configured for the account from the Admin.

2.4.1 Major update 758

Enhanced Security Scan runs over 17,000 tests to monitor your sites for potential risks, with real-time and historical reports and notifications.

2.4.1 Minor update 748

The Customer Configuration - CAPTCHA has a new option under Forms that displays CAPTCHA in the storefront during checkout for registered customers.

2.4.1 Minor update 745

The Yotpo Reviews module includes an enhancement to programmatically adjust when Magento orders are synced to Yotpo.

2.4.1 Minor update 719

The Site-Wide Analysis Tool (SWAT) provides 24/7 real-time performance monitoring, reports and recommendations to ensure the security and operability of Magento Commerce Cloud installations.

2.4.1 New topic 681

Added the “Add from Cart” method to My Requisition Lists.

2.4.1 Major update 655

Updated the Media Gallery Asset Management topic to include expanded asset details, as well as new asset search and image metadata editing.

2.4.1 Major update 649

New information added to Media Gallery Asset Management for filtering assets and finding duplicates.

2.4.1 Major update 634

Updated to include Delete Assets in the Media Gallery to select multiple assets to be deleted.

2.4.1 Minor update 626

September

September 14, 2020

Description Versions Type Source

Moved Commerce Admin and Connector-related content to the user guide from the OMS Docs site, including the new Export Full Catalog topic, the Enable message performance logs section of the Message log topic, and the View module info section of the System Reports topic.

2.4.x New topic 739

August

August 25, 2020

Description Versions Type Source

Added missing options in the Checkout Options topic and information about purchase order checkout in Checkout.

2.4.x Major update 682

August 18, 2020

Description Versions Type Source

Updated Contact Us to remove old information about creating a new page using HTML.

2.4.0 Major update 676

Added a new topic for updating Multiple URL Rewrites.

2.4.x New topic 673

August 17, 2020

Description Versions Type Source

Updated Adding Product Video to correct and clarify steps for collecting the key from the Google cloud console.

2.4.x Major update 667

August 7, 2020

Description Versions Type Source

Important notation added to In-store Delivery about requirements before proceeding with setup.

2.4.0 Minor update 657

August 5, 2020

Description Versions Type Source

Information for Password Reset Protection Type corrected in Password Options.

2.4.x Minor update 650

July

July 28, 2020

Description Versions Type Source

Added new topics and updated information for the In-store Delivery method provided by Inventory Management.

2.4.0 Major update 604

Removed content for Banners functionality, which was removed from Magento Commerce 2.4.0.

2.4.0 Major update 599

Updates to newsletter subscription management across single-site/store, multi-store, and multi-site setups.

2.4.0 Major update 589

Added the Login as Customer topic and the Using Login as Customer topic.

2.4.0 New topic 563

Updates the Google reCAPTCHA configuration and instructions with separate settings for the Admin and Storefront.

2.4.0 New topic 580

Added the Approval Rules topic and the My Purchase Orders topic.

2.4.0 New topics 558

Removed the Amazon Sales Channel 2.x/3.x section due to incompatibility with Magento 2.4.x.

2.4.0 Major update 555

Added support for security.txt to help security researchers report potential security issues to site administrators.

2.4.0 New topic 564

Updated information for the new Include Tax to Amount configuration option for free shipping minimum. Changes in many topics from “Shipping Methods” to “Delivery Methods” to accommodate new In Store Pickup feature in Inventory Management.

2.4.0 Major update 556

Removed content for Signifyd Fraud Protection. This integration is removed from 2.4.0. You can use the Signifyd Fraud & Chargeback Protection extension that is available on Magento Marketplace.

2.4.0 Major update 535

Removed content for Magento Shipping. This integration is removed from 2.4.0.

2.4.0 Major update 531

Added that Two Factor Authentication (2FA) is now required to log in to the Admin and cannot be disabled. 2FA is implemented for WebAPI, and the “Trust this device” functionality removed.

2.4.0 Major update 532

Removed content for payment method integrations deprecated in 2.3.x, such as Authorize.Net Direct Post, Authorize.Net, CyberSource, eWAY, and Worldpay. These integrations are removed from 2.4.0.

2.4.0 Major update 528

Updates the dotdigital Data Mapping and Transactional Emails configuration.

2.4.0 Major update 527

Removed content for the Web Setup Wizard, including the Extension Manager, Module Manager, System Upgrade, and System Configuration topics. This UI functionality was removed in 2.4.0. All installation and updates, including modules and extensions, must be done by command line.

2.4.0 Major update 524

Updates Dashboard to support improved dynamic charts.

2.4.0 Major update 519

Added information about the new Media Gallery, which helps merchants organize and manage their media files in the Magento Admin.

2.4.0 New topic 507

Inventory Management now supports bundle products.

2.4.0 Major update 451

All instances of Magento 2.4.0 must use Elasticsearch 7.6 as the catalog search engine. In previous releases, MySQL was the default catalog search engine, but it is no longer supported in this capacity. Configuring Catalog Search describes the configuration fields for Elasticsearch 7.6.

2.4.0 Major update