Focus on stability and future security
We released the Shopware 5.7 Release Candidate 1 in November, 2020. With this version, our focus is on stability and future security. The goal of this release is to ensure that modern technologies are supported as long as possible.
This release contains some breaks that are necessary to ensure that Shopware 5 will continue to work as announced in the coming years. For this reason, we gave all plugin manufacturers enough time to make their plugins compatible within a long RC phase. In addition, we have published a second Release Candidate on May, the 21st, 2021. Here, too, we collected important feedback for the final version.
RC phase ended
The RC phase is now complete, so we have released the final version today on 14 June 2021. Click here to download.
These are the most important changes:
PHP 8 compatibility
In order to make Shopware future-proof and increase performance, we have made Shopware 5.7 compatible with PHP 8. Updates for PHP 7.2 discontinued at the end of November 2020 and are therefore "end of life".
Symfony 4 LTS update
With Shopware 5 we also rely on state-of-the-art technology. Above all, the update to Symfony 4 LTS brings stability. Security updates for Symfony 3 will only run until 2021.
"From now on the sitemap can be maintained in the backend, making it possible to enter custom URLs and exclude URLs from sitemaps."
We have also fixed some more small bugs and made a number of improvements. As always, you can find a complete overview in the Upgrade guide.