Magento CE version available

By December 12, 2013 No Comments

Magento Community Edition is here! This latest release includes many contributions from the Magento developer community and empowers merchants to operate their online stores more easily and efficiently by delivering significant tax calculation updates, functional improvements, and security enhancements, including:

Tax Calculation Updates
Building on tax improvements made in our most recent release, Magento Community Edition provides more accurate and consistent Value Added Tax (VAT) and Fixed Product Tax (FPT) calculations for the Magento admin, invoices, and credit memos. It also improves tax calculations for cross-border transactions, bundled products, and multi-tax scenarios, as well as supports the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment recycling tax in the EU.

Functional Improvements
Magento Community Edition includes important improvements across the shopping cart, checkout, content management system, and product import and export. Many of these updates came from Magento community hackathons (see photos of the events below). Please give a big “thank you” to the contributors highlighted in the product release notes for making the Magento platform better!

Security Enhancements
Magento Community Edition delivers several important security enhancements, helping to further strengthen the platform against potential threats. These enhancements were identified through a rigorous process that included comprehensive internal testing, quarterly penetration testing by expert consultants, and engagement with the Magento developer community. Additionally, one improvement from Magento Community Edition is now available for download for earlier Magento Community Edition releases.

How to Upgrade
We know that you are eager to start testing out Magento Community Edition But, before you do, please take a few minutes to carefully review the upgrade instructions. We strongly recommend that you do not upgrade Magento Community Edition in the same directory on the same server as your current deployment to avoid any post-upgrade errors.

Get Started
See how Magento Community Edition can help improve your operations by downloading the software and reviewing the release notes today!