While Magento users were cribbing and complaining about the complications they face in operating on the Magento 1x platform, Magento Developers were busy designing and creating better software for all e-commerce entrepreneurs and passionate developers.
The excruciating wait for the Magento 2.0 is finally coming to an end as its Beta version is set for release during the month of December 2014 and the final release date has been set around March 2015.
Here are some important questions that Magento 2.0 is all set to answer:
1. Will Magento 2.0 be introduced in the Community Edition?
Yes, all Community Edition developers will be thrilled to know that Magento is not staggering away from being an open source platform. All the editions of Magento 2.0 are designed for both the Enterprise Edition as well as the Community Edition.
2. What has Magento done in terms of increased the website speed of stored made on this platform?
All Community Edition users have been thoroughly enraged by the speed of their Magento e-commerce stores. Magento 2.0 has announced that it is finally opening its full page caching feature for the Community Edition as well; a feature that was previously reserved only for the Enterprise Edition.
3. Is Magento looking into its up gradation features, as they require a high level of coding knowledge?
Every e-commerce entrepreneur who owns a Magento based store avoids upgrading his/her Magento shopping cart. The reason is simple. It is a complicated task that requires a technical expert and can have a huge impact on the cart.
Magento shopping carts that have been integrated with a lot of extensions usually have the most trouble when they set out to update their software.
Magento Developers working on Magento 2.0 promise that this new version will come as a breath of fresh air for their current customers. Now, you can easily update your cart without worrying about making any changes to the core files.
It will no longer be an expense that made prospective clients turn away from using Magento.
4. Will extension compatibility still be an issue in Magento 2.0?
No, users who have had troubles managing multiple extensions can be relieved. Magento 2.0 comes with revised compatibility features that will allow users to easily use multiple extensions. Magento 1x was extremely complicated when it came to extension compatibility. Users had to either delete one of the incompatible extensions or hire a skilled to coder to rectify those issues.
Magento 2.0 will no longer force its users to face this issue.
5. What has Magento done to make its 2.0 version more intuitive?
Magento 1x may be one of the most versatile shopping carts, but it certainly doesn’t make it on top of the list in terms of simplicity. Its versatility had made it very complex shopping cart software.
The Magento 2.0 version will be integrated with a bunch of features that will be a step towards making Magento a robust shopping cart like its competitors.
These features of Magento 2.0 are meant to fine tune users’ experience:
- Admin Panel Navigation
The updated navigation system of the admin panel of Magento backend is easier to understand and consists of more organized menus.
- Tax Rules/Rate Management
Most of Magento’s competitors like Shopify, Woocommerce have an intuitive tax calculator in the backend that makes product pricing management a piece of cake.
Magento 2.0 has made many changes in this department and will make it easier for store administrators to calculate the taxes of products depending on their state and area code.
- User friendly admin panel theme
Magento 2.0 is designed to come integrated with a new admin panel that aims to improve user experience.
- A more simple product creation protocol
Because of the versatility of the software, product creation on a Magento platform was a headache even for the best coders. Magento developers have worked on this issue to create a better product generation protocol that will allow users to generate masses of products in one go.
- Integration with Web API as well as web hook frameworks
This makes room for integration with external business systems, thus making Magento 2.0 more compatible with external files.
6. What will be the core software updates in Magento 2.0?
All Magento coders are patiently waiting for the latest updates in the development department of Magento. These software updates include:
- Magento 2.0 comes powered with the Zend framework 2 for enhanced performance of full page caching, database access layer as well as translation needs.
- It will come integrated with other databases like Microsoft SQL (MsSQL), Oracle and MySQL etc.
- It will also come integrated with the latest PHP 5.4 or even 5.5.
7. Will designing websites on Magento designer be as complicated as before?
This is another perk that e-commerce owners will surely look forward to. The new Visual Design editor will come integrated with the drag and drop interface making it easy for users to design a layout for the website.
With this feature there will be no need to hire a developer to design your Magento store.
8. Can I suggest any bug fixes or changes in Magento 2.0?
Magento 2.0 is now on Github. This move by the Magento development team has given the community of Magento developers a place to suggest bug fixes and other alterations that will make Magento a better shopping cart for all.
You can have a look at these suggestions and add to them at https://github.com/magento/magento2/issues?q=is%3Aopen.
9. Can I expect better testing features in Magento 2.0?
Yes, you definitely can. Magento 2.0 comes with the promise of a smarter and more intuitive platform. The new Magento 2.0 will come integrated with:
- Performance testing
- Unit testing
- Static testing
- Integration testing
- Legacy and Migration testing
10. What steps has Magento taken to distinguish between framework and application?
In Magento, all modules as well as extensions were interconnected and relied on Magento core. Magento 2.0 will make a clear distinction between framework and application; where modules are components of the application and libraries further go on to form the components of the framework.
This distinction will make it easier to update the Magento 2.0 to 2.x, where x will stand for the later Magento updates.
11. Will upgrading to Magento 2.0 be beneficial for my store?
Most e-commerce experts avoid downloading software updates on their shopping cart platforms. However, the Magento 2.0 platform is well worth the trouble. It is every coder’s dream.
The new Magento 2.0 is a combination of simplicity and versatility, a combination that no software platform has reached till date.
It is definitely a treat for future e-kart entrepreneurs.