Since 27 June 2016, Magento CE 2.1 has been released. This release is one of the biggest milestone for magento. Compared to Magento version 2.0, Magento CE 2.1 is expected to be a complete and stable version.
Once again, Magento CE 2.1 demonstrate the huge power to support innovative features, new capabilities that allow any business to increase sales and productivity and customer shopping experience.
I. New And Exciting features on Magento 2.1:
1. PayPal enhancements
Magento 2.1 comes with PayPal in-context checkout together with paypal saved credit cards. PayPal in-context checkout lets customers to pay via PayPal without leaving the merchant’s site. Hence, it will help you to boost conversion rates up to 69bps.
Meanwhile, Paypal saved credit cards helps to store credit card information. Thus, shoppers don’t have to insert it again in checkout page. Also, admin don’t need to reordering items from Magento Admin panel. As a result, PayPal saved credit cards boost repeat purchases significantly.
2. Braintree Hosted Fields
Braintree Hosted Fields collect and securely store private customer information. Furthermore, admin can take control over checkout style and layout.
3. Improved management interfaces
It is easier to search for information, set up global search synonyms, create new product, category, and CMS content in magento Admin panel.
II. Security enhancements
Moreover, Magento 2.1 comes with security enhancements for your magento store. As you may know, potential attacks can be exploited; hence, it is advised to update the latest magento version as soon as possible
III. System requirements
Magento 2.1.0 requires:
- PHP 5.6 (not support PHP 5.5.x)
- PHP 7.0.2, 7.0.6 up to 7.1
- MySQL 5.6
- Apache 2.2 or 2.4
- Nginx 1.8 (or latest mainline version)
- For more information, System Requirements
IV. Magento Themes & Extensions Compatible With Magento 2.1
As you may know, all of our magento 2 themes are updated to the latest version Magento CE 2.1. You can check our list of magento 2 themes here.
For customers who are interested in magento 2 tutorials below