Just a few days Magento released the 2.0 revision of its CMS. For the whole Magento community this is a real BOOM! It terms of the new release Magento site owners will get excessive number of awesome features. Here they come listed below.
Important Changes in Magento CMS
Tech stack based on popular, innovative PHP frameworks
Modular code base for making fine-grain customizations
Service contracts provide stable interfaces to business logic (simplifies code customization and ensures smooth upgrades)
Extensive and efficient APIs
Automated testing to improve code quality and speed up the QA process
Server-side improvements, such as integrating Apache Varnish caching
Standalone databases for key subsystems (like order management)
Comprehensive backend improvements enable larger teams to make product updates and process orders at the same time without diminished performance
The modern Magento Admin user interface is intuitive and easy for new team members to learn
The Magento Admin is designed to be touch-friendly
ustomize and save different Admin panel views saves time when managing products, analyzing customer data, and processing orders
New step-by-step product creation tool can help you setup products faster
The new checkout has minimized number steps and required information
The checkout automatically recognizes registered customers and offers to check out faster with their profiles
Shoppers can create an account with one click from the order Thank You page
Order summary includes detailed information about the product thus encourages shoppers to complete the checkout
Tight integration with follwoing payment gateways: PayPal, Braintree, Authorize.Net, WorldPay (EE only), and CyberSource (EE only)
Some More Important Changes in Magento 2.0
Magento 2.0 supports a CSS preprocessor (LESS) right out of the box, making it possible for front end developers to use the extended CSS language directly in Magento code.
CSS preprocessing makes it possible to reuse properties in their CSS files.
LESS helps users to customize theme quicker and easier
The CSS Preprocessor, LESS, and the CSS URL resolver help improve performance (speed up page load and make the system SEO-friendly)
Magento 2.0 features an updated technology stack, including HTML5, CSS3 and the latest versions of PHP.
Magento 2.0 adopted HTML5 for all of the templates in Magento 2.x. To make them consistent, the templates have been completely refactored. A new theme called Luma has been implemented with these changes and the previous themes have been removed.
Magento 2 supports PHP 5.5, with PHP 5.4.11 as the minimum requirement. PHP can be embedded into HTML. As a result, code runs quickly and the overall performance has been significantly improved in Magento 2.0.
Now it's Time to Get Your Free Ketty Magento 2 Beta Theme
Since we're making all the necessary changes to ensure that our themes are compatible with all the latest releases, we've made a free Magento 2.0 theme that's 100% compatible with the latest revision of Magento CMS.
Here is a small screenshot of it's home page. Want to download it and try out? Do it now!