Monthly Archives: December 2013

Magento CE 1.8.1.0 Stable Now Available

Magento Commerce CE Version 1.8.1.0 is now available for download and upgrade. This new edition delivers significant tax calculation updates, functional improvements, and security enhancements.

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Key highlights include:

Tax Calculation Updates

Building on tax improvements made in our most recent release, Magento Community Edition 1.8.1.0 provides more accurate and consistent Value Added Tax (VAT) and Fixed Product Tax (FPT) calculations for the Magento admin, invoices, and credit memos. It also improves tax calculations for cross-border transactions, bundled products, and multi-tax scenarios, as well as supports the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment recycling tax in the EU.

Functional Improvements

Magento Community Edition 1.8.1.0 includes important improvements across the shopping cart, checkout, content management system, and product import and export. Many of these updates came from Magento community hackathons (see photos of the events below). Please give a big “thank you” to the contributors highlighted in the product target=“_blank”>release notes for making the Magento platform better!

Security Enhancements

Magento Community Edition 1.8.1.0 delivers several important security enhancements, helping to further strengthen the platform against potential threats. These enhancements were identified through a rigorous process that included comprehensive internal testing, quarterly penetration testing by expert consultants, and engagement with the Magento developer community. Additionally, one improvement from Magento Community Edition 1.8.0.0 is now available for download for earlier Magento Community Edition releases.

How to Upgrade

We know that you are eager to start testing out Magento Community Edition 1.8.1.0. But, before you do, please take a few minutes to carefully review the upgrade instructions. We strongly recommend that you do not upgrade Magento Community Edition 1.8.1.0 in the same directory on the same server as your current deployment to avoid any post-upgrade errors.

Get Started

See how Magento Community Edition 1.8.1.0 can help improve your operations by downloading the software and reviewing the release notes today!

To see the full list of features and fixed issues please visit the release notes page. Diff files are available here.

Please Note: We do NOT recommend upgrading a production installation of Magento directly. Please backup database and all files before upgrading. Please make sure to check for compatibility of your plugins and themes before you upgrade.