Over the weekend the Prestashop team released Prestashop 1.4.2, and the changelog suggests that the update is more focused upon fixes not features. This is great news in my opinion. Prestashop 1.4 has so far been a step in the right direction, with features such as the overrides and the MVC pattern which are big improvements on Prestashop 1.2.
At first glance it looks faster than 1.4.1, which even with the new performance features enabled could feel a little sluggish, so it’s worth an update for this alone if anything.
There’s also an eBay export module which I will be taking a look at this afternoon.
The update process as a whole since 1.4 has been made much less of a headache too, so there really is no reason to not update. Tools such as the Prestashop Theme Validator give peace of mind if you’re unsure whether your current theme will be compatible (if its built for 1.4, then it’ll likely be fine).
What Prestashop have to say
“The entire team is mobilized to improve PrestaShop version 1.4.2. It’s already been tested and approved by more than 300 merchants, who are all delighted with it. I advise all PrestaShop users to download this version and to use it.” Nebojsa Stojanovic, PrestaShop Technical Director.
- Simplifying the transition from versions 1.3.x and older
- Improving stability and backwards compatibility
- Optimized performance (for example, our search engine is now 30% faster)
- Integrating the eBay module, so you can export your product catalog to eBay
Download it now
You can download it right away over at the Prestashop downloads page.
Read Prestashop’s announcement too: PrestaShop version 1.4.2 is available for download!
Dont forget: Be sure to report any bugs, or see the status on upcoming features in 1.4.3 and 1.5 over at Prestashop Forge.
You can see every change in detail within the changelog.