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April 12, 2017

3 Takeaways from Magento Imagine

After a long weekend of rest, it’s time to write a small recap of Magento Imagine 2017. Since I spent most of my time there at the Nexcess booth, my recap will focus on the tradeshow side of the event, rather than the conference. The Marketplace was open 3 hours on Monday, 10 hours on […]

April 04, 2017

Credit Card Scrapers Continue To Be A Risk On Insecure Magento Sites

Discovering that an eCommerce store has sent their credit card data to a malicious third party is the worst nightmare of many shoppers. They adopt an eminently sensible “once bitten, twice shy” attitude towards retailers who allow sensitive financial data to fall into the hands of criminals. Leaking credit card data is a great way […]

March 28, 2017

New OpenVPN Plans For Magento And WordPress Dedicated Servers

We’re happy to announce the introduction of secure OpenVPN accounts to our dedicated server and enterprise cluster hosting plans. OpenVPN allows site owners to use a secure encrypted login process to access services on dedicated servers that would otherwise be unencrypted, including HTTP and FTP services. OpenVPN will be available on all 400 and 500–level […]

February 22, 2017

Magento Introduces Stricter Quality Checking For Marketplace Extensions

The Magento Marketplace is a rich source of extra functionality for Magento eCommerce stores. The core Magento application can’t fulfil every requirement an eCommerce merchant might have: every store is unique and a Magento that could be all things to all retailers would be a bloated and unwieldy application. Instead, Magento is a modular system […]

January 31, 2017

Magento Introduces Magento DevBox — A New Local Development Environment

Local development of any web application can be complex, especially if the developer works on several projects at the same time. To make it easier for developers to get up-and-running with a standardized Magento installation on their local machine, Magento has released Magento DevBox Beta, a Docker-based tool for local Magento development. If you’re not […]

January 11, 2017

What Does the Bluefoot Page Builder Acquisition Mean For Magento Enterprise Users?

Towards the end of last year, Magento announced that it had acquired the technology behind the Bluefoot CMS and page builder. The acquisition is intended to enhance Magento’s existing page-creation features and make it easier for eCommerce merchants to build and deploy bespoke product and landing pages on their stores. Bluefoot, a young project which […]

October 27, 2016

Performance Optimizing The Magento Front-End In Time For The Holiday Season

Last month, we published The Ultimate Guide to Prepping Your Magento Store for Around-the-Clock Holiday Sales in partnership with Groove. The ebook is a comprehensive guide to getting your Magento eCommerce store in shape for the holiday season. If you haven’t already started to prepare, time is running out to give your customers the best […]

September 14, 2016

What’s New In Magento Enterprise Edition 2.1?

Last year’s release of Magento 2 was a massive rewrite of the application on which tens of thousands of eCommerce businesses are built. The update brought Magento in line with modern web technology, and gave the Magento team a solid foundation to build on. With the release of Magento Enterprise Edition 2.1, we’re beginning to […]

September 13, 2016

If You Haven’t Upgraded To Magento 2, Here’s Why You Should Reconsider

It’s been more than a year since the release of Magento 2.0 — an almost complete rewriting of the enormously popular eCommerce application, and yet many eCommerce retailers have yet to upgrade. I understand why. An eCommerce store is the central plank of any modern retail business, and those businesses depend on the reliability and […]

July 22, 2016

Nomad Mage Virtual Magento Group

Good developers never stop learning. The best way to keep learning is to stay active within the community, and one of the best ways is Nomad Mage, a virtual user group for Magento developers, by Magento developers. With monthly online webinars, Nomad Mage gives expert developers a way to share their expertise. While these webinars […]