Magento version 2.1.8 contains over 100 functional fixes and enhancements for both “Magento Open Source” and “Magento Commerce” (formerly known as Magento Community Edition and Enterprise Edition, respectively). The three major improvements to note, according to Magento are:

  • Enhancements to static content (JS, CSS, and HTML) deployment and generation.
  • Improvements to indexing of large catalogs.
  • Reduction in the memory amount that mass actions require.

In addition, some major issues with configurable products were solved including the removal of simple products when the Save button is pressed more than once on the configurable, correctly matching images to products, and properly displaying simple and configurable products’ attribute and visibility values after import.

You can now place an order after entering a new shipping address during checkout. Previously, the software would not let you complete the order if a new address was entered.

Magento 2.1.8’s release has addressed a myriad of bugs and introduced new enhancements to improve your ability to manage your store. For more information on Magento 2.1.8, head over to the Magento Release Notes.