Best Magento 2 modules updates to start using from April-May 2022

Best Magento 2 modules updates to start using from April-May 2022

Focus on PHP 8.1 and Magento 2.4.4 compatibility. Continue your interest in turning your website into PWA. Discover the new fastest Magento 2 frontend alternative. To learn more about these and other updates for your site, see our monthly release.

In April-May 2022 we brought multiple ideas to enhance your Magento 2 website. Read the article to start using updates for the best Magento 2 modules and themes.

Updates for Magento 2 alternative frontend - Breeze

Some of our clients couldn't imagine that a 100 score on Google PageSpeed Insights is possible.

Eureka! The Breeze front end came to our mind.

So now our customers have Breeze solutions ready to use and free of charge by the way. Good to see that they dropped the idea of playing games with various Magento 2 themes if they don't speed up a store.

We've already shared with you our excitement about the new Breeze Evolution theme. Read the article on why it's better to use our alternative Magento 2 frontend.

Besides a modern design and customized options, Breeze Evolution is about faster page loads and a smooth development experience when creating Magento 2 websites. The big deal is the passing Core Web Vitals test and getting a high Google Pagespeed Insights score, isn't it?

Well, for those who analized the benefits and already tried the fastest Magento 2 front, here the lastest updates from Breeze 1.11.6, 1.11.8, 1.11.11, Breeze Blank 1.0.4, 1.0.6, and Breeze Evolution 1.0.4, 1.0.5 releases:

  • Fixed price update in product listing when switching to another configurable product variation.
  • Fixed styles of the out-of-stock label in product listing when shown over the image.
  • Fixed swatches over the image after listing’s ajax refresh.
  • Added missing “disabled” state to swatch item filter.
  • Magento 2.4.4 and PHP 8.1 compatibility
  • Added Paypal Express Order Review page support.
  • Tiny checkout CSS fixes.
  • Improved Paypal Express button stability in mini cart dropdown.
  • Fixed missing components when deploying static content via terminal.
  • Fixed rare js error when using $.async function.

In Developer experience you receive much better $.ajax request compatibility with jQuery syntax:

  • beforeSend support is added.
  • Context support added.
  • Better handling of plain HTML response.
  • Ability to pass request data as URL-encoded string.

Updates for Argento theme

The recent Argento template releases are about: 

  • Multiple fixes for Magento 2.4.4, PHP 8.1, and jQuery 3.6 compatibility
  • Added feature to use LESS code in backend theme editor
  • Breeze integration updated
  • Login page styles moved from Home theme to Blank
  • Optimized photo in description script for Youtube videos
  • Theme Editor: Fixed logout from admin when CSS is not deployed yet

See also improvements for each of our premium Magento 2 theme designs:

  • Argento Home: fixed content jumping when toggling filters placed above the content
  • Argento Stripes, Argento Marketplace: enabled boxed page styles and compact login page
  • Argento Marketplace: Fixed expanded tabs styles
  • Argento Luxury: using compact login page style
  • Argento Pure: RTL fixes
  • Argento Marketplace: Removed redundant padding for accordion tabs
  • Argento Stripes comes with fixed unable to scroll for related products carousel on product page and fixed overlapping on 768-1024px screen sizes on contact page.

As you may see, the Argento theme and its modules are compatible with the Magento 2.4.4 version. Here's the post about great updates of the latest Magento release. Go to see a short overview of Magento 2.4.4 improvements as well as related updates towards our Magento 2 modules and themes.

Updates for Magento 2 extensions

Firecheckout 1.28.12 comes with the Magento 2.4.4 and PHP 8.1 compatibility.

Address Autocomplete 1.6.5 and Address Fields Manager 1.6.7 modules include PHP 8.1 compatibility.

Ajax Layered navigation 1.3.46, 1.3.48, 1.3.50, 1.3.51

  • Fixed min/max price calculation for price range filter.
  • Prevent layout shift when the filter is initially expanded.
  • Added ability to reset single swatch filter.
  • Small CSS improvements.
  • Breeze: price range filter added.
  • Magento 2.4.4 compatibility.

Ajax Pro 1.6.4 includes the Magento Coding Standard fixes.

Ajax Search 1.11.19, 1.11.20 -Magento 2.4.4 and PHP 8.1 compatibility.

Akismet 1.2.6

  • Installation instructions for clients added.
  • Replace zf1 service with zf2 Akismet service.

AMP 1.5.0

  • Magento 2.4.4 and PHP 8.1 compatibility.
  • Font Awesome icons were replaced with SVG icons because of an issue in the SCSS compiler.

Askit 1.11.15

  • Fixed potential possibility to create questions even if the module is disabled.
  • Strict type convert.

Attributes page 1.4.5, 1.5.0

  • Added ability to filter certain options when using the “Attributepages: Options List” widget.
  • PHP 8.1 compatibility.

Cache warmer 1.0.16, 1.0.17, 1.0.18

  • Update guzzle require.
  • Magento Coding Standard fixes.

Checkout success 1.4.14, 1.4.15

  • Instead of an old-fashioned float. 9
  • Admin JS minor refactoring.
  • Return simple function instead of Magento jQuery widget.
  • Fixed empty Layout of Success Page option in system config.
  • Php 8.1 - passing null to preg_match_all is deprecated
  • MCS fix: self-closing tags
  • Better Breeze Theme compatibility
  • Magento 2.4.4 and PHP 8.1 compatibility.

Delete orders 1.2.1 comes with PHP 8.1 compatibility.

Delivery date 1.7.2

  • Magento 2.4.4 and PHP 8.1 compatibility.
  • Improved delivery date validation.

Easy Banner 1.8.0 incudes the added Duplicate banner button.

Easy Catalog Images 1.4.19

  • Improved integration with Magento Pagebuilder module
  • Fixed js error when adding component into the page.
  • Fixed preview styles.
  • Fixed not working categories_to_hide/show, and sizes options.
  • Magento Coding Standard fixes.

Easy Tabs 1.10, 1.10.1, 10.3

  • Compatibility with the latest Swissup_Amp module.
  • PHP 8.1 compatibility.
  • Added ability to show cross-sell products in product page tabs.

GDPR 1.5.0, 1.5.1, 1.5.2

  • Magento 2.4.4 and PHP 8.1 compatibility
  • Added ability to make a pre-checked cookie consent for optional cookie group. Previously only required cookie groups were pre-checked.

Geop IP 1.5.3

  • Magento 2.4.4 compatibility.
  • Improved compatibility with third-party modules.

Products Highlight 1.7.23, 1.7.24

  • Magento 2.4.4 and PHP 8.1 compatibility.
  • Fixed issue with long product names when using the carousel mode.
  • Fixed CSS issue in Breeze Theme.

Lightbox Pro 1.3.4, 1.3.5 comes with Magento 2.4.4 and PHP 8.1 compatibility.

Navigation Pro 1.16.10 , 1.16.11

  • Magento 2.4.4 and PHP 8.1 compatibility.
  • Fixed incorrect has-active class on custom non-category links.

Order attachment 1.4.16 includes Magento 2.4.4 compatibility.

PDF invoice 1.3.5, 1.4.0

  • Fixed PDF templates in Magento 2.4.4.
  • Converted PHP schemes into XML format.
  • Php 8.1 compatibility.

Prolabels 1.6.17, 1.6.18

  • Magento 2.4.4 and PHP 8.1 compatibility.
  • Respect the “manage stock” setting when showing the stock label.

Recaptcha 1.4.3 includes PHP 8.1 compatibility.

Rich snippets 1.4.17, 1.4.18

  • Performance improvements for configurable products with a big number of options.
  • The correct price for grouped product data snippet when sub-products have discounts.
  • Php 8.1 compatibility.

Search Mysql Legacy 1.1.0, 1.1.1

  • PHP 8.1 compatibility.
  • Add source_id for filtering with custom attributes.
  • Add source_id for filtering with custom attributes.
  • Patch for INSERT INTO search_tmp_ search issue

SEO Suite 1.13.0

  • Compatibility with Magento 2.4.4 and PHP 8.1.
  • Update ACL (Access Control List) for all included modules.
  • Convert deprecated php installation scripts into XML schemes.

See the updates for 5 modules that come in the SEO Suite toolkit.

swissup/module-hreflang — 1.4.11 (was 1.4.10)

  • Amasty_Storelocator and Magezon ShopByBrand integrations.

swissup/module-rich-snippets — 1.4.18 (was 1.4.15)

  • Performance improvements for configurable products with a big number of options.
  • The correct price for grouped product data snippet when sub products have discounts.

swissup/module-seo-canonical — 1.11.5 (was 1.11.3)

  • NEW config option for product canonical - “Use product attribute for canonical”. When the product attribute value starts with ‘HTTP’ then it is used directly. Otherwise, the attribute value will be appended to the base URL.

swissup/module-seo-cross-links — 1.1.6 (was 1.1.2)

  • Some optimizations and performance improvements.

swissup/module-seo-urls — 1.5.31 (was 1.5.28)

  • Fix missing translations when category filter is applied. Most often issue occurs with ajax requests in Swissup_Ajaxlayerednavigation.
  • Fix unable to change attribute/option label on store view. The issue occurs when an identical label exists for another store view.

Sold together 1.8.2

  • Magento 2.4.4 and PHP 8.1 compatibility.
  • Fix dropdown with swatches/options when amazon layout.
  • Product edit form in backend - don’t open promo popup when user reorders items.

Page speed 1.5.4, 1.5.5, 1.5.7 includes the following fixes:

  • Fix: Don’t add negative sizes.
  • Fix: Implicit incompatible float to int conversion is deprecated, float array keys.
  • Fix: CSS improver breaks SVG icons xmlns inside critical CSS.

Updates for those who’d like to optimize stores with PWA studio  

If you ever had difficulties with setting up Magento PWA Studio, we understand you. And that is why our team has already shared with you the guide on how to start using Magento 2 PWA Studio on your hosting.

Please also follow our new guide - Installing Magento and PWA Studio on the same server.

These guides are designed to allow you to:

  • Install PWA studio.
  • Set up a port for the PWA application.
  • Configure Nginx as a reverse proxy.
  • Prepare Magento instance for work with PWA-studio.
  • Build your PWA-studio storefront project.

Improve your skills in new ways. In case you have questions, please Contact Us. We are glad to help you.

And to close, we just want to say, that our products are must-have tools for a successful website. Our modules and themes will improve your Magento 2 store. You just have to apply updates that we regularly release for you.

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