Magento for Ecommerce: Latest Developments & Updates From Magento 2.3.1 [Magento Hosting Trends]

Published in 2009,  Magento: Beginner's Guide by William Rice termed Magento’s Ecommerce platform as one of the “most powerful and most evolved” e-commerce solutions available.

True to that claim, hosting an online store using Magento to this day, gives store owners multiple themes and templates to choose from. In addition to the flexibility in connecting to a large number of payment gateways and shipping services is a windfall that comes with hosting your site on Magento.  

For the complete repository on Magento versions updates the Magento Knowledge Base is the site where you can access this information.  


One of our earlier posts discussed the Magento 2.3.0 and listed its benefits. In this post we discuss some of the latest developments and trends and simplify updates, taking a cue straight from Magento’s DevDocs.

Magento 2.3.1 - Major Updates


This major update allows developers to retrieve the entire list of items to be resolved all at once, allowing a smooth filtration of parent data and procuring data for the children list.

An example of this can be viewed here for a deeper understanding on how this task can be accomplished.   

Packages  - Open Source

·         Composer - For running Composer commands and serves as an example for the application

·         Composer Installer - An installer for Magento modules

·         Magento Zend Framework 1

·         Magento2 Functional Testing Framework

The complete list of required packages, repository and license agreement can be accessed here.

MFTF Repository

The Magento Functional Testing Framework (MFTF) docs have been moved to the MFTF repository.

Open Source and Commerce

From Magento 2.3.0 to 2.3.1, the changes in Open Source include changes made to Magento classes as well as changes made to Magento interfaces.

In Magento the changes have been aggregated into two tables i.e. changes made to the PHP classes as well as changes made to the PHP interfaces.  Refer to the complete list here.

The latest changes and updates can be accessed here.

 Module Reference Guide

This guide has been extremely helpful to developers as well as DIY online store managers because it’s a significant repository of vital information related to modules specific to Magento Open Source, Magento Commerce and Magento B2B Commerce.

A major update where topics related to building a new Magento module, enabling/disabling, SOAP and REST references have been updated.

Document Directory

Users of Magento 2.3.1 can retrieve country and regional directory information. For instance, the country attribute provides an array of regions within the country, its name in English, unique ID and a 3-letter abbreviation.

Customizable Option Interface

One of the major updates, the customizable option interface allows customers a selection of options with a variety of text, selection and date input types.

As part of Magento 2.3.1 there’s also updates to technical specifications related to company credit API options, setting up an embedded MFTF and cloud architecture comparison chart among others.

The complete Magento 2.3.1 version developments and updates can be accessed here.

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