Internationalization is an increasingly important consideration for Magento merchants developers looking to expand market penetration and increase usability. A significant part of this effort is realized in the form of maintaining translations for multiple locales – quite the undertaking, in spite of Magento’s robust localization capabilities.
However, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and this initial step can be particularly daunting.-->
When it comes to creating and building an eCommerce website, there are many options available for clients and web developers. Two of the most popular platforms are Magento and Miva. Both are widely used, both are effective, and both have high success rates when it comes to crafting a site. So, which one is the best to utilize for a build?
Looking at the details of both platforms, it’s a little difficult to see the differences. Both Magento and Miva offer online support, allow for customization, are relatively user-friendly, are PA-DSS validated and PCI compliant, and have methods of adding additional extensions and widgets to a site. It’s…
Speed is the most important feature of any online store. If it is too slow, people will just not use it. It may have great products, low prices, the most beautiful interface, but if it takes forever to load, people will just go away.
In the offline world, we often have to wait. Line in the bank, security control at the airport, checkout line at the grocery store… pick your favorite. “I had such a great time waiting in the line for 3 hours” – said no one, ever… People hate waiting.
On the other hand, in the online world, we have ability to serve thousands of customers in the same time. Immediate service. And that’s exactly what people expect. They expect websites to load in 2 seconds or less. Almost half of customers will abandon the website if it takes more than 3 seconds to load, and most of them will never come back. (Source: Kissmetrics)Bad performance = Bad business…
Back in July I was ranting about the new Facebook API that requires PHP 5.4 or later.
My main production server was running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with PHP 5.3, and although the 14.04 LTS had been released it wasn’t available as a release upgrade until the 14.04.01 release was out, so I was waiting for that before I would even think about upgrading.
So the release upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS has been available for a while and I was putting off the upgrade until I had some time to test it on a development server which I did and everything seemed to go ok. I did however make a major mistake in that I upgraded my dev vmware server and assumed that just because the upgrade worked, everything else worked and went ahead with my production server upgrade.do-release-upgrade
I love Ubuntu and have been using it since Hardy Heron (8.04) so…
I just returned from Fashion Digital New York where Optaros was a sponsor and where I, along with our client Dooney & Bourke, had the honor to present a workshop on eCommerce Replatforming. (If you missed it, we have a few white papers that will catch you up.) It was an impressive show, filled with smart, stylish eCommerce execs from a bunch of great brands, as well as technology and services providers. There were some great presentations and panels, and a lot of opportunity for networking and connections. For me, four things really stood out.
1. Content meets commerce: For brands, their website is so much more than a storefront. To them it’s their brand flagship that should be filled with engaging imagery, compelling stories and content, and rich interactions. While eCommerce execs know what they want, they often struggle with how to bring…
There are currently no official repositories for an APT install of FFMPEG on Ubuntu, but If you are upgrading to or installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and want to recompile or install FFMPEG the process is very straight forward and takes about 10 to 20 minutes depending on your setup.
You can find the latest installation instructions herehttp://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/CompilationGuide/Ubuntu Here are the steps I took to upgrade an existing ffmpeg installation after upgrading from Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS to 14.04.01 LTS Commands sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -y install autoconf automake build-essential libass-dev libfreetype6-dev libgpac-dev \ libsdl1.2-dev libtheora-dev libtool libva-dev libvdpau-dev libvorbis-dev libx11-dev \ libxext-dev libxfixes-dev pkg-config texi2html zlib1g-dev mkdir ~/ffmpeg_sources sudo apt-get install yams sudo apt-get install libx264-dev sudo apt-get install unzip…
Magestore has released a new Magento Mobile Theme named Simi Mobile Site Theme. This mobile site theme will drive your website into a mobile optimized site that can be accessed via any mobile web browsers.
Let’s see more about this theme!How it works
Whenever customers enter your store from a mobile web browser, their mobile devices will be detected by mobile site theme. Immediately, they will be directed to mobile site. And Simi Theme will help you to create a mobile site like that.
Why Simi Mobile Site Theme
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Private Event Retail (which includes flash sales, group sales, and loyalty programs) is known to be a high-growth eCommerce business model that can unlock incremental growth, drive superior KPIs, build deeper customer relationships and create efficiencies across channels. It can also help liquidate excess merchandise and drive mobile sales.
But are flash sales or group sales the right choice for you? Chances are, they may be a smarter choice than you think. While the hoopla surrounding independent, curated flash sales has certainly waned, the same is not the case for brands creating their own offering. In fact, some of today’s smartest brands are discovering they can leverage this business model as an additional component of their overall direct-to-consumer strategy.
Here are six ways your business can benefit by creating their own flash sales.
1. Sell off excess inventory: In the past, the only way for brands and retailers to liquidate…
Im ersten Teil der Artikelserie zu Magento mit Vagrant habe ich Vagrant und die automatische Synchronisation mit Rsync vorgestellt. Nun kommen wir zu einem konkreten Setup der Vagrantbox für Magento.
Für das Provisionieren (also automatisches aufsetzen) der Box nutzen wir Shell-Skripte. Für Fortgeschrittene komme ich im letzten Teil der Serie zu einem anspruchsvolleres Setup mit Puppet und werde auch eine einsatzfertige Magento-Box veröffentlichen.
Zum Einstieg in Vagrant empfehle ich allerdings die hier vorgestellte Variante zu übernehmen und ein wenig mit der Konfiguration zu experimentieren. Sie steht vollständig auf Github zur Verfügung. Auch wenn das GUI Tool PuPHPet die Puppet-Konfiguration kinderleicht macht und man die Puppet DSL (…
Recently, we have faced with an issue that looked like a default Magento behavior. It turns out that Magento keeps the product attribute value even if the attribute was removed from the current attribute set. This brief article describes the issue’s details and a shell script on how to remove the old unnecessary attribute values from the database.
First of all, let’s look at the example of the issue. We’ve added the attribute “manufacturer” to the “Shirts T” attribute set on our clean test Magento installation with the sample data. Then, we have set the “manufacturer” to the value “some manufacturer” for the product: “The Get Up Kids: Band Camp Pullover Hoodie”. That is a usual process on all Magento stores.Some time later, we decided that we do not need the attribute “manufacturer” in the “Shirts T” attribute set and removed it from there. Then, we performed…
Wow! Switzerland is preparing for it’s first Meet Magento event?! Well, we got to support it!
On 24th of October, 4 Inchooers are packing their bags and heading to Glattfelden, nearby Zürich.
As other Meet Magento events, this one has a noble cause too – face to face connection of merchants, solution providers, web agencies, developers, decision makers and other parts of Magento community. Organization team from Swiss Online AG and Diglin GmbH made sure to have interesting agenda for both business and developer attendees.
We are practically sending the whole Inchoo expertise combination –…
Bei der Analyse eines Kundenprojekts ist uns in einem kommerziellen Modul eine schwere Sicherheitslücke aufgefallen. Es handelt sich um eine Lücke vom Typ SQL Injection, die es ermöglicht, als einfacher Besucher quasi beliebige Datenbankoperationen durchzuführen. Das können beispielsweise sein:
Erzielt wird das durch eine modifizierte URL zum Aufruf von Formularseiten im Shop. Um das Ausnutzen der Sicherheitslücke nicht zu leicht zu machen, veröffentlichen wir die zum Testen verwendeten präparierten URLs hier nicht.
Das betroffene Modul nennt sich Magento Custom Forms Extension und wird vom Hersteller Magik vertrieben. Es ist auf…
Pinterest is the 3rd most popular social network in the world. As a visual image-based platform that has 70 million users, it is ideal for eCommerce, especially when you’re selling physical products.
This year’s Ahalogy report found that active Pinterest users are young, tech-savvy and have more disposable income than non-users. The most active users are what many marketers are now calling Millennial Moms—they have young children in the home and grew up with smart phones and social media. 38% of active users have purchased online or at a traditional retail store because of something they saw on Pinterest.
I’m not going to write about how important it is to have appealing visuals, business account that is verified and has boards with enough Pins, because you already know that.
I’m talking about ways that bring you from mid…