The Wait is Over: Magento 1.4 Finally Released

March 01, 2010

It would be an understatement to say that web developers worldwide have been eagerly waiting for the release of Magento’s new 1.4 version. The new version has made considerable improvements to the Magento site structure and benefits. Let us summarize the best features of Magento 1.4 for you!

Product Reminder System

You can easily get notified every time a product is back in your stock. This way, the owner can stay on track of their products and inventory. More importantly, the new system also has a price change reminder system. These two reminders can be offered to your customers as well. Therefore, they are more like to return to your store if their favorite products are back in stock or offered at a lower price than before.

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Cache Management

Cache management has been added to the main menu with additional options like Flush Catalog Images Cache. Such options will remove any image files that were already generated. Similarly, the CSS and JavaScript and the CSS cache can be flushed manually as well. Such options allow for better store management.

Merging JavaScript and CSS

Merging CSS and JavaScript can reduce the size of your website and make it easier to down the website files on the client’s computer. The new combining method is more efficient and can reduce the space requirements considerably.

Should I Upgrade to Magento 1.4?

Well! That’s a difficult question. There are two things to consider.

Thus, if you do not require any major changes to your system through the new updates, it is better to stick to the current Magento version.

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Should I Prefer Magento 1.4 over WooCommerce?

Developing a store over WooCommerce is a completely different experience than Magento. For starters, with WordPress, you are developing a website instead of a store only. The store is a part of your website, which can have other features like a blog, a proper contact page, and about us. On the other hand, Magento is more suited to developing a store only. Thus, it comes down to the user preference on the type of site they wish to create.

Additionally, the payment systems offered by both are different as well. Finally, SEO is much easier with WordPress compared to Magento. Try checking out our blogs on WordPress as well before making the final decision. Whatever decision you make: we are there to help you out.

Our team can offer the best services in both Magento and WordPress development. Contact us today, and let’s get your project started.

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