Why do we Need to Upgrade Magento to Latest version

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Magento Keep on working and releasing the versions frequently. whenever we recommend people to upgrade the Magento to latest version, the first question is “Why do we need to upgrade the Magento”. what is the purpose of upgrading Magento. if you take any ecommerce not only ecommerce any software it always good to keep update to latest version.

In this article we will see why Magento version upgrade is very important for the store owner.

  • In every release Magento introduce new features, bug fixing.
  • By upgrading Magento to latest version, we can make our store more secured from online vulnerabilities, hackers and malwares.
  • Improved features and functionalities will help to improve the sales.
  • With the help of new versions we can able to install more number of modules. some of the module may not support for the old version.
  • We can get more advantages of Magento Extensions.
  • We can get more flexibility and control over the system.
  • Latest version will come up with the performance improvement. so it helps to improve the sale.
  • Magento’s latest version will come up with the responsive design. so we can get more Customer from mobile devices. it improve the sales.

Why do we need to upgrade Magento 1.14.2
Magento 1.14.2 comes with lots of New features and functionality
Magento 1.14.2 includes the latest version of Zend Framework 1 and also comes with the Redis cache integration. It also servers Full Page cache in most of the pages. it improve the product quality and it adds the previous patches in to the core code.

New Features

Google Tag Manager:
Google Tag Manager tools is used to track many tags, snippets of code that are related to marketing campaign event. we can use google tag manager to track audience measurement, personalization, retargeting and search engine marketing.

Universal Analytics with Enhanced E-Commerce:
Enhanced E-Commerce is a plugin for google universal analytics with checkout funnel visualization and segmentation tools.  with the help of this tool we can able to track customers shopping behaviour that includes,

Products sales revenue
Performance of product positioning
Banner view and click data
 
Enhancements to the existing features:
Visual Merchandiser :
Visual merchandiser is updated to new automatic sorting features which helps to store owner to bring the following products in to the top.

  • Best Sellers
  • Sort by color
  • Newest products
  • lowest stock item
  • highest margin items

Google Shopping:
Google shopping is a google adwords service that publish product feeds from merchant web catalogs. The Google API configuration now includes different section for google shopping.

Magento 1.14.2 has lots of performance and security improvements. for more details please refer the Magneto 1.14.2 Release notes.

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