It's time for the October 2020 monthly report. Check out the latest Magento 2 updates.

It’s time for the October 2020 monthly report. Check out the latest Magento 2 updates.

In light of the world's negative news over the last month, we hope you are doing good. Your business is going well, and you keep getting repeat customers.

And here we’d like to share with you the monthly report. You will see the updates for 19 Magento 2 modules. We’ll tell you more about the new Page Builder extension.

We believe you like getting this kind of news. Check out the latest updates. We released them to help you make your website more successful.  

New module for Magento 2

Have you ever built store pages? A bit complicated, right?

There is now a better way. Building and configuring pages becomes easier with the Page Builder extension for Magento 2 Community version.

We find that it will be easier for you to create customized store pages. With our page editor, you'll easily upload images, show a unique welcome message, edit blocks and widgets.

The module works perfectly with third-party software. That allows you to configure other modules’ content directly in the Page Builder interface.

We covered all the advantages of the new module in a special post. See why you have to use it at your site.

New release for Argento

The Argento 1.20.1 release is about the compatibility with Magento 2.3.6 and Magento 2.4.1. See what’s new in the latest versions of Magento.

Of course, we added far more updates for our premium Magento 2 template. See, that's what we've done:  

  • Fixed system.log WARNING about a broken reference at different themes. This occurs when you change the category page or product page layout to 1column via theme editor. But some blocks were added to the sidebar in the original XML layout.
  • Overall styles for small pages like customer login, advanced search, Forgot Password page, etc.
  • We started to replace the Slick Carousel with Swiper. It will help to reduce the number of third-party JS libraries and replace some pure HTML with Magento 2 widgets. Currently, we updated brand sliders at Argento Stripes and Argento Force. Now they are widgets of the EasySlide module. So you can modify those sliders via the EasySlide admin interface.

We also released the new versions for the following extensions from the Argento theme package: Ajax Pro — 1.5.13, Ajax Search — 1.9.10, Askit — 1.9.0, EasySlide — 1.6.4, Easybanners — 1.5.11.

New updates for Magento 2 extensions

FireCheckout 1.24.2 version got the Magento 2.4.1 Compatibility. We fixed an error at the checkout page caused by gift-message integration. Among other fixes you can see:

  • Fixed tax reload when the shipping method is not selected yet.
  • Fixed old taxes after zip code change right after a page refresh.
  • Fixed loader styles with third-party themes.
  • Stability improvements in bundled modules.

As you may remember, your favorite Magento 2 checkout extension is a complex solution. It includes 9 modules that simplify the user experience during the checkout process. In the latest release we updated the Checkout Fields, Delivery Date, Customer Registration, Order Attachments.

As a follow-up to the checkout process, let us remind you about Google Recaptcha protection for the checkout page included in our Recaptcha module. Meantime, we updated the latest 1.3.11 and 1.3.12 versions with:

  • Fixed Recaptcha validation on checkout when payment does many server requests to place an order.
  • Recaptcha validation on the client-side. Validate if the checkmark is checked right before placing an order.

In October we released 3 versions for Magento 2 image slider module. Here you can see the new config setting and improvements for Easy Slide 1.6.1, 1.6.5, 1.6.6:

  • New option in edit slider interface - “Responsive breakpoints”. It allows changing slides per view on different screen widths.
  • Fixed slider behavior when thumbnails enabled and the effect is 'Cude'/'Flip'
  • Fixed not working search by keyword.
  • Page Builder integration added.
  • Swiper library moved to a separate module to allow us to use it in other modules.

In the Sold Together 1.6.15 release we replaced Slick carousel with Swiper for “Customers Also Bought” widget.

PDF Invoice 1.2.2 and Lightbox pro 1.2.13 were updated for Magento 2.4.1 compatibility.

GDPR 1.3.10 - 1.3.14 versions come with improved frontend performance when a bunch of cookies is blocked. Previously the module sent a request per each cookie. Now, all cookie names will be merged into a single request. Plus we added Page Builder integration.

Easy Banner 1.5.10 and Ajax Search 1.9.10 were also integrated into the Page Builder module.

We updated the following Magento 2 extensions with some fixes and minor improvements: Helpdesk 1.2.2, 1.2.3, Social login 1.1.3, Order attachment 1.4.4-1.4.5, Address field manager 1.5.3 - 1.5.6, Checkout Success 1.4.6, Easy Tabs 1.9.3, Customer field manager 1.2.3 - 1.2.6, Easy Flags 1.3.4, Tax Vat 1.3.2.

Well, that’s it for today.

Using the last versions of our software helps ensure that you have all the possible tools to provide a better user experience in your store. So, we’ve been glad to work for you. And we certainly do not intend to stop. Just stay tuned. Stay healthy!

Please comment here in case you have questions, or ideas to share with us.

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