See monthly release with highlighted top new features of January 2020

See monthly release with highlighted top new features of January 2020.

What do you call an important part of your eCommerce business flow? Good product catalogs, loyal clients, successful marketing strategies, what else? The well-designed website is one aspect that helps your business win in a competitive area.

We are glad about our cooperation, and that's why we continue designing new solutions and features. To keep your online store trendy, we update our software regularly. You need it to get the most functionality that helps your store deliver a positive user experience.

Today we suggest you see the enhancements made in January 2020.  

Before everything, we would like to remind you we all are part of the huge Magento community.

Magento 2.3.4 release

Magento Open Source 2.3.4 is available for customers. In fact, it brings so many improvements for your sites. You have to learn more about that in Get ready to use Magento 2 modules and themes updated to Magento 2.3.4 version article. We assure you that all our modules and themes are compatible with the latest Magento instance.

New Magento 2 module

The new Magento 2 Email Templates extension is a must-have for your effective marketing strategy. The module is not about only creating well-arranged email templates. Our module offers an easy way to apply a custom design to all transactional emails. That is gonna help you to create an exclusive email that converts.

See some of features:

  • Ability to show product image in the order details section of the email template
  • Ability to include social media links in the emails
  • Advanced text editor with HTML syntax highlight
  • Improved preview feature

We love your ideas and asked for help. What else do you recommend us to include the module? We would appreciate your help in enriching our new module.  

1.5.0 release for Magento 2 Argento theme

Our favorite Magento 2 theme was improved with a lot of things to power your website functionality. The primary fantastic addition is the Page Speed extension. We added the new module to the template, to make it the fastest. The extension itself brings advanced options. You can read more about speed techniques in our blog articles focused on Page Speed features:

In addition to performance improvements, the Argento template has got multiple updates for various Argento designs. We shared the details in the post. 

Updates for Magento 2 modules

The FireCheckout extension is about enhancing our clients' checkout experience.

Customers from hundreds of countries regularly purchase online in stores that use our module. As always, we update FireCheckout with a variety of enhancements - from adding language locales to simplifying the checkout page customization.

Starting from FireCheckout 1.21.1 version, you can use 16 locales to translate backend and frontend phrases: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, Hebrew, Italian, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Korean, Polish,Portuguese,Russian, Spanish,Swedish, Ukrainian.

And some other changes:

  • Prevent unwanted order totals reload on the initial page load.
  • Fixed order totals update when changing the shipping method when the ‚ÄúMultistep Wizard‚ÄĚ layout is used.
  • Fixed missing ‚ÄúCustom LESS‚ÄĚ styles when deploying static content from CLI.
  • Small CSS fixes.
  • Minor updates in the built-in modules as Order Attachments, Checkout Fields and Delivery Date.
  • Added syntax highlighter to the ‚ÄúCustom CSS‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúCustom JS‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúCustom LESS‚ÄĚ config fields. Writing custom styles and javascript is much more pleasant now.

Let us mention Page Speed module one more time. In January within the 1.3.8-1.3.11 release, we added the integration with the Magento 2 critical path CSS option. Among other updates you can see:

  • Added custom image attributes for WebP optimizer
  • Fixed WebP naming inside js
  • Add bugfix patch for ‚Äėsegmentation fault‚Äô with cacheInterface plugin
  • Minify block_html before saving to cache (#17)
  • New naming rule for WebP files, name.jpg => name.jpg.webp

Product Labels module updates:

  • Improvements for labels at the configurable products. Now the labels are shown from child products when the options selected.
  • AMP¬†integration added.

In case you are using one of the following modules, check them out: Ajax Layered navigation 1.3.11, Ajax Search 1.8.4-1.8.5, Easy Tabs 1.8.4, Helpdesk 1.1.5, Navigation Pro 1.13.5, SEO Suite 1.8.3, Attributes and Brands pages 1.2.2, Ajax Pro 1.4.5.

In summary

The latest releases show you the benefits you can use to engage customers, sell, and get revenues. We work non stop to provide more useful solutions for your website. And this is why we always wait for comments. Your ideas and opinions help us get the most of workflow for the good of your e-commerce business.

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