Magento Versions – Ten Years Of Ecommerce Excellence

by Fayyaz Khattak  August 21, 2017

The first beta version of Magento was launched in August 2007, with the vision that this ecommerce platform would provide much more than the prevailing ecommerce platforms. The creator of Magento platform, Roy Rubin had the idea of creating an ecommerce platform that offered stability and flexibility to all ecommerce stakeholders. To date, Magento has maintained its top position because of unrivaled support and an extensive ecosystem.

Here’s an illustration of how Magento has evolved over a period of ten years.

Magento Versions

Magento CE 1.0 – Beta
August 31, 2007
First public beta version released

Magento CE 1.0
June 24, 2008
API, bundled and virtual products, custom product options

Magento CE 1.1
2008
The first stable version of Magento Community Edition was publically available to download

Magento CE 1.2
December 29, 2008
Included downloadable products, layered navigation and FTP

Magento CE 1.3
March 30, 2009
Introduced Catalogues

Magento CE 1.4
February 12, 2010
Changes in customizability of appearance and introduced widgets and WYSIWYG editor

Magento CE 1.5
February 8, 2011
iPad and Android added to Magento Mobile

Magento CE 1.6
August 8, 2011
Ability to manage several parallel running ecommerce stores- Multi DB support

Magento 2.0 Development Starts
November 30, 2011
The new and transformed version of Magento Platform

Magento CE 1.7
April 24, 2012
Introduction of mobile theme, auto-generate coupon codes and customer group pricing

Magento CE 1.8
December 11, 2013
Enhanced tax calculations and Redis cache in core

Magento CE 1.9.x
2014 – 2015
Several improvements including the addition of infinite themes, responsive theme, responsive emails, etc.

Magento CE 2.0.0
November 18, 2015
Transformation of Magento Platform. Flexible architecture supporting innovation and fast time to market and enterprise-level scalability and performance

Magento CE 2.0.1
January 20, 2016
Several important functional updates, including official support for PHP 7.0.2

Magento CE 2.0.2
January 29, 2016
Resolved issues of upgrading from Magento 2.0.0 to Magento 2.0.1

Magento CE 2.0.3
March 31, 2016
This version was replaced by version 2.0.4, which was released the next day

Magento CE 2.0.4
April 1, 2016
All of the security enhancements and performance improvements of Magento 2.0.3, in improved packaging

Magento CE 2.0.5
April 28, 2016
Miscellaneous functional fixes

Magento CE 2.0.6
May 17, 2016
Security enhancements as well as several functional fixes and enhancements

Magento CE 2.0.7
May 24, 2016
One functional fix in payment gateway

Magento CE 2.0.8
July 19, 2016
Several functional fixes

Magento CE 2.0.9
August 11, 2016
Several functional fixes

Magento CE 2.0.10
October, 2016
Multiple security and functional enhancements as well as enhancements to the Sales API

Magento CE 2.0.11
December, 2016
Over 70 bug fixes and enhancements

Magento CE 2.0.12
February, 2017
Over 20 functional fixes and enhancements, and one security enhancement

Magento CE 2.0.13
April 17, 2017
Several functional fixes

Magento CE 2.0.14
May 31, 2017
Critical enhancements to the security of your Magento software

Magento CE 2.0.15
June 21, 2017
Support for changes in PayPal’s Instant Payment Notification (IPN) service

Magento CE 2.1.0
June 23, 2016
Numerous functional fixes and enhancements

Magento CE 2.1.1
August 30, 2016
Several functional fixes and enhancements to the deployment of static assets

Magento CE 2.1.2
October 12, 2016
Release includes security enhancements and several functional fixes

Magento CE 2.1.3
December 14, 2016
Release includes many functional enhancements and fixes

Magento CE 2.1.4
February 7, 2016
Numerous functional fixes and enhancements

Magento CE 2.1.5
February 21, 2017
Several functional fixes

Magento CE 2.1.6
April 28, 2017
Performance enhancements, especially for operations that involve the category page and image resizing

Magento CE 2.1.7
May 31, 2017
Release includes critical enhancements to the security

Magento CE 2.2.0 – RC
August 4, 2017
Magento Community Edition 2.2.0 Release Candidate includes significant new features as well as many bug fixes

Magento Open Source 2.1.8
August 9, 2017
Magento Open Source (formerly Community Edition). Includes enhancements to Magento software

Conclusion

Magento has evolved over the years, providing numerous functional and bugs fixes, enhancements and critical updates. It is no surprise that Magento powers thousands of online stores since it continues to enhance the efficiency of its platform.

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About Fayyaz Khattak

Fayyaz is a Magento Community Manager at Cloudways - A Managed Magento Hosting Platform. His objective is to learn & share about PHP & Magento Development in Community. Fayyaz is a food lover and enjoys driving. You can email him at m.fayyaz@cloudways.com

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