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Category : Magento
April 11, 2018

Protecting Your Magento Store From eCommerce Fraud

Fraud has always been a problem for online retailers, but since the introduction of more secure credit cards in the last few years, much offline retail fraud has moved online. Magento retailers can’t afford to ignore the ever-present risk of fraud, whether it’s the dedicated efforts of criminals gangs with stolen identities or the less […]

April 10, 2018

How To Hire A Freelance Magento Developer

Magento provides everything you need to build an eCommerce store. With specialist Magento hosting and Magento’s ecosystem of extensions and themes, you can go a long way. But, every store is unique and the time may come when your store needs the attention of a developer.

January 26, 2018

Optimizing Your WooCommerce And Magento Product Pages

What’s the most important part of your Magento or WooCommerce eCommerce store? For my money, nothing is more important than product pages and the content on them. Product pages sell, and everything else on an eCommerce store except the cart is there to get people to the right product pages.

December 08, 2017

OpenVPN Helps To Keep Your Magento And WordPress Dedicated Servers Safe

When a user connects to your Magento store, they connect over HTTPS, a secure protocol that uses an SSL certificate to encrypt data sent between the shopper’s browser and the server that hosts the store. Without HTTPS, it is possible for a third-party to intercept the data, putting the shopper and the store at risk. […]

December 05, 2017

Etsy Alternatives: Own Your eCommerce Platform With Magento Or WooCommerce

Since it was founded 12 years ago, Etsy has grown into the leading marketplace for handmade and vintage items. Thousands of creatives and makers have built businesses on Etsy. But there’s a risk in relying exclusively on Etsy to market and sell products, a risk that’s common to all platforms of its type. You don’t […]

November 27, 2017

Upgrading To Magento 2: Do Retailers Need To Switch From Magento 1?

Magento 2 was released almost two years ago and we’ve offered Magento 2 hosting since day one. But many Magento eCommerce retailers have a long history with Magento 1 and aren’t eager to switch, although the process of upgrading isn’t onerous. I’d like to take a look at some of the reasons retailers should consider […]

November 24, 2017

Learning Magento: Six Of The Best Magento Educational Resources

As eCommerce platforms go, Magento isn’t challenging to get to grips with, but there is a learning curve. In this article, I’ve collected some of the best Magento educational resources. Each of them has helped me in the past, so hopefully you’ll find them useful too. Magento U If you are looking for an in-depth […]

October 06, 2017

Community Collaboration With Magento Open Source

Magento 2.2 has arrived! The newest release fixes 428 bugs, with 17 percent of those being community contributions. The full release notes can be found here. The 17 percent represents 71 bug fixes that would’ve likely been overlooked if not for the efforts of the Magento community. This result was thanks in no small part […]

September 15, 2017

Magento Connect Will Close In September

Magento Connect, which has for many years been the official source of Magento extensions, will shut down in September. The role of Magento Connect will be taken over by the Magento Marketplace, which was introduced a year ago and will become the official Magento-sanctioned repository of extensions. Magento’s extensions are one of the most important […]

July 31, 2017

How (and Why) to Launch a Magento Mobile App in One Week

Imagine going for a long hike and wandering into a mysterious cave. You turn on your flashlight, look around and discover that the cave walls are littered with what appear to be gold nuggets. You pluck one of the smaller pieces and bring it back to town. A jeweller informs you that the metal is, […]