Finally Magento C.E 1.9 on its way with a new fresh responsive look. The latest update brings some excellent improvements in security, UI and checkout modules, which may not only improves your store’s performance but can also improve your store conversion rate up to 18%.
New User Interface
In Magento 1.9 update old theme has been totally replaced by fresh new responsive web design to provide enhanced support for mobile device users.
This is how the new Magento theme will look on a tablet:
Same page when viewed on SmartPhone:
Addressed a potential cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability while creating configurable product variants.
Addressed a potential security issue that could result in displaying information about a different order to a customer.
Users can no longer change the currency if the payment method PayPal Website Payments Standard is used.
Removed an .swf file from the Magento distribution because of security issues.
Improved file system security.
Enhanced the security of action URLs, such as billing agreements.
Addressed a potential session fixation vulnerability during checkout.
Improved the security of the Magento randomness function.
There are a lot of bugs fixes done in the latest Magento 1.9 update :
Following are the Bugs fixes:
- Tax Calculation Fixes
- Web Store and Shopping Cart Fixes
- Promotional Price Rule Fixes
- Administrative Ordering
- Invoicing Fixes
- Credit Memo Fixes
- Import Fixes
- Payment Method Fixes
Beside these main fixes there are also some other fixes that are done in this update.
The Zend Framework has been upgraded to version 1.12.3
Also the new Magento version now support PHP 5.4, which means that your website can run smoothly under PHP 5.4.
This is one of the best update we have ever seen which involves large number of changes and bug fixes. So we should recommend to get your stores upgraded. The latest Magento 1.9 upgrade is going to be a very tricky process. So we suggest you to hire professional Magento experts to upgrade your Magento Store.