Update to PHP 7.4 with the New Adobe Commerce releases!

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Welcome to the next phase in the evolution of Adobe Commerce, powered by Magento (formerly known as Magento Commerce and Adobe Commerce Cloud). In the almost three years since Adobe acquired Magento, we have integrated our sales, marketing, and product teams within the Adobe Experience Cloud business unit and aligned our partner and developer experience efforts…thus uniting our two brands under one commerce umbrella.

Additionally, at this year’s Adobe Summit, we announced new capabilities for Adobe Commerce. To learn more about all the commerce innovations coming out of Adobe Summit and how they’re enabling merchants to be more agile, open new channels, and enable new buyer journeys across industries, watch the replay of “The New Commerce Imperative” Summit session.

Adobe Commerce 2.4.2-p1 and 2.3.7 are Now Available

Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source 2.4.2-p1 and 2.3.7 are now generally available. In a normal release cycle, we would also have a feature release in the 2.4 line, but these releases focus on security updates and upgrading to PHP 7.4.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, digital commerce has evolved into the primary driver for business growth. In 2020, consumers flocked to online commerce with $861.12 billion in sales, a 44% increase over 2019. This increased reliance on digital commerce makes it more important than ever to remain secure and current with your digital solutions.

With this in mind, both Adobe Commerce 2.4.2-p1 and 2.3.7 bring important security updates to customers, while 2.3.7 also adds support for PHP 7.4 and in-product guidance (previously available in Adobe Commerce 2.4.2) to help merchants take advantage of this growth with confidence.

Important EOS Timelines

As a reminder, PHP 7.3 reaches end of support in December, 2021, and Adobe Commerce 2.3.x reaches end of support in April, 2022. To help bridge this period, the new 2.3.7 release includes support for PHP 7.4 so that merchants have full support of the 2.3 line until its EOS date in early 2022.

Our strong recommendation is that Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source 2.3.x users upgrade directly to the 2.4 line and PHP 7.4 to help maintain PCI compliance and to create the most cost-effective upgrade approach. Support for PHP 7.4 in the 2.3.7 version is intended only to help customers maintain PCI compliance until they can upgrade to version 2.4. Keep this guidance in mind as you discuss your upgrade strategy with your team.

For more information about PHP and Adobe Commerce 2.3 end of support, see our DevBlog post.

Additional Product Announcements

In addition to the Q2 Adobe Commerce updates, we’re excited to share these additional product updates:

Look for more important updates and features coming in August with Adobe Commerce 2.4.3.