Flying Spares, provider of spare parts for vintage cars and high quality marques, displaying a Rolls-Royce from their eCommerce Shopify development from magic42

Flying Spares

International B2B Magento with 240k catalogue, Khaos Control Integration and digital marketing.
See our work
Stone Computers Case Study by magic42

Stone Computers

Adobe Magento Commerce B2C, B2B portal and PunchOut sites and bespoke loan payment solution.
See our work
Alan Paine quality clothing retailer showing their brand, as featured in their case study for their eCommerce website with magic42

Alan Paine

Multisite, B2C migration from Magento to Shopify Plus with ERP integration.
See our work
Haws Watering Cans case study after eCommerce development agency, magic42, migrated their site to Shopify

Haws Watering Cans

B2C eCommerce strategy, UX improvements, AdWords and Klaviyo email marketing management.
See our work
Alan Paine quality clothing retailer showing their brand, as featured in their case study for their eCommerce website with magic42

Alan Paine

Multi-site, B2C migration from Magento to Shopify Plus with ERP integration.
Find out more
Roger Clark Motorsport automative eCommerce client case study from magic42, showing high quality silver cars in a slick garage

Roger Clark Motorsport

B2C and B2B migration of bespoke, global automotive parts website to Shopify.
Find out more

Call Us

Speak to a Shopify expert:

0121 663 6360

Get in touch 
magic42 - eCommerce development experts born from retail success

Born from a retailer

Read the full story of how our award-winning retail business developed into magic42.
Find out more
Envision Workshop documents as an outcome from our replatforming and migration meeting for your eCommerce website

How we'll work with you

Find out what it's like to partner with us and the steps involved for your eCommerce project.
Find out more
Alex Ashman, director of magic42, in a bumper car with a huge grin on his face as he mingles with his eCommerce development team at magic42

Looking to join us?

Take a look at what it's like to work at magic42 and the opportunities we offer.
Find out more

Call Us

Speak to our eCommerce experts:

0121 663 6360

Get in touch 

What a typical year looks like for Magento updates

Author: 
Alex Ashman
Published: 
February 7, 2020

Magento is an eCommerce platform that continues to innovate and expand its features and security for both retailers and brands around the world.

No platform should become stale and Magento constantly evolve improving what it offers out of the box as well as match the market demands for ever changing technologies.

As part of our Magento development with our clients, we are often asked how regular Magento release improvements and security patches.

While there is no guarantee from historical patterns, there is certainly a strong indicator to the timing.

Magento official releases in a timeline

We have put together this graph to help our clients understand what a typical year in the life of Magento 2 updates might look like by mapping from September 2017 to July 2019. This has helped our clients to budget time in the future for expected improvements.

Here is the timeline so you can quickly identify a couple of different types of updates on Magento: Minor updates (2.3.1) and Major updates (2.2). 

These updates include a mixture of different features, security patches and updates. It is important to keep your version of Magento on the latest available whilst also ensuring and testing that it won’t cause any conflicts with your current setup and extensions.

That’s a fundamental process we go through with our own clients to ensure everything is up-to-date and functioning as it should.

If you wish to see previous updates, you can view the official Magento log and release notes between versions - providing a deep dive into exactly what each release brings to the platform.

The updates to Magento 2 typically include approximately 250 updates - covering performance, additional features, new partners and integrations, as well as bug fixes and security patches. 

Magento updates, built for secure growth 

One of the benefits of Magento is it features a huge proactive community and owner (in Adobe) who deeply value security. Being a platform capable of driving enterprise size businesses, It's hard to deny their benefits over their competitors.

It’s understandable why these Magento updates can be seen as a burden to clients, requiring time and ultimately money to apply while factoring in the dependencies between updates, extensions and bespoke work also needs to be mapped out.

Although there are common Magento setups, each site is ultimately unique, meaning time to complete an update will also be different per client. 

Through all of this, the objective is clear: to maintain and improve your Magento site with all the benefits that will come your way with these updates.

Ultimately it’s only a positive resolution, especially when we think about the security and performance benefits it brings.

Support for your Magento website

As your business grows, it’s key for your platform to grow with it - that’s why we are passionate about building and maintaining fast and secure Magento websites.

If you need support with updating your Magento build, or would like to start a new project then get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help.

Related services

Iterative eCommerce Growth
Magento integrations
International eCommerce

magic42 is a UK-based eCommerce development agency, born from an award-winning retailer. Having grown with the industry since the year 2000, we provide our unique perspective to help clients get the best from their eCommerce platforms.
Company No. 11572347 VAT No. 310 2436 61
Shopify Partners Logo (as used by Shopify Development Partners)
© Copyright 2024 magic42 Limited - All Rights Reserved
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram