geschrieben von Aron Stanic
am 29. Juli 2014 - 11:54

If you have plans for a new eCommerce project on Magento, what better place to start than with a team of certified experts who can prepare you to make the most of this powerful platform? Magento Certified Solution Specialist is someone you’d want to have on your team early on.

When you hear that someone is a “specialist” at their job, or that they’re “certified”, it may not prove that they’re the perfect match for your project, of course, but these attributes can provide sufficient grounds for initial pre-selection of candidates, wouldn’t you agree?

What’s a Solution Specialist in Magento?

For those of you who are new to Magento as a platform, it may be worthy to know that Magento has several certification programs available and that its solution partners can verify their expertise by having their team members (be those frontend, backend developers or…

geschrieben von Petar Sambolek
am 28. Juli 2014 - 14:00

I already wrote about creating a simple product programmatically in Magento. For configurable product, however, things get a little bit complicated.

As you already know, a configurable product is merely a product with simple products that differ in some option (attribute) assigned to itself.

We can use this conclusion to extend our code for creation of simple products to work with configurable.

Mage::app()->setCurrentStore(Mage_Core_Model_App::ADMIN_STORE_ID); $simpleProduct = Mage::getModel('catalog/product'); try { $simpleProduct // ->setStoreId(1) //you can set data in store scope ->setWebsiteIds(array(1)) //website ID the product is assigned to, as an array ->setAttributeSetId(20) //ID of a attribute set named 'default' ->setTypeId('simple') //product type ->setCreatedAt(…
geschrieben von Francesca L
am 25. Juli 2014 - 21:43

As an eCommerce business owner, customers tend to be wary of giving their personal credit card information up on the internet. With so many different frauds going around lately, who can blame them? That’s why we strongly suggest that business owners consider PayPal Credit Card tokenization. This will increase conversion rates on  your website because there’s a much smaller  chance of identity theft.

Tokenization is the act of giving sensitive data a unique identification symbol that has all the information needed without jeopardizing its security. Tokenization keeps the amount of valuable information on hand. It’s very important for smaller to mid-size companies because it increases the amount of security while keeping costs and the risk of violating government regulations low. By using tokenization for credit card numbers, it’s more difficult for hackers to gain access to credit card data that are…
geschrieben von sregan
am 25. Juli 2014 - 17:06

The year was 2004.  George W. Bush was running for re-election, and was celebrating its first year as a profitable company. Technology continued to dominate the headlines, particularly after a Nokia executive speculated that up to two-thirds of all 10th anniversarycell phones could eventually feature a built-in camera.  Social Media was also taking shape.  Within 24 hours of its launch, 1,200 Harvard students registered for “The Facebook”, a self-described “online dictionary that connects college students through social networks“

That very same year, Optaros was born.

It’s now 2014, and clearly a lot has changed.  Barack Obama is rounding out his second term in office, and is projected to do over $100…

geschrieben von
am 24. Juli 2014 - 23:13
If you're a long time reader, you're probably aware of my article on Magento's [many 404 pages]( It's been one of the more useful articles I've written here — I **own** the Google results for the phrase "[Which 404... Alan Storm
geschrieben von Covos
am 24. Juli 2014 - 11:19
“Is it a bug – is it a feature?” – Für mich eindeutig ein Bug! In Magento 1.9 gibt es anscheinend keine PayPal Standard “Sie werden nach Abschluss der Bestellung zu PayPal weitergeleitet” mehr. Zuerst dachte ich, “dann nimmste halt … Weiterlesen →
geschrieben von afosbrook
am 22. Juli 2014 - 20:38

eCommerce SEO is a very common concern for many of our clients. Given the depth and breadth of their different product, category and transactional pages, their eCommerce websites tend to be much larger than a typical website. While many classic SEO best practices are still applicable, there are some crucial considerations that must be in play to see true success with SEO and eCommerce.

1. Keep it clean 

There is a lot of advice out there on SEO, but you need to be savvy enough to understand which tactics will help, and which ones will be hurt, your rankings. Google is getting increasingly adept at ranking sites based on quality of content and relevance to search queries. “Black hat” SEO techniques often employ tricks to fool Google and other search engines into believing that there is more to a page than the user would actually see. If someone suggests that you add as many keywords as possible to a page, or that you should hide keywords using text…

geschrieben von PAJ
am 22. Juli 2014 - 17:33

Facebook #fail, I do not like thisSo I finally caught on to the fact that Facebook released version 2.0 of their API at the end of April (to coincide with the F8 developer conference.) and will discontinue pre v2.0 API calls in April 2015.

I thought I had better take a look as I support a number of PHP apps that run on Facebook or integrate with Facebook for login/authentication etc.

v2.0 of the Facebook API has been completely rewritten from the fairly basic previous API code that I had been using, there are a lot of changes including new login features and permissions.

‘This is great’, I thought…

Facebook PHP API v2.0 requires PHP v5.4

However there is a problem that…

geschrieben von cmuench
am 22. Juli 2014 - 0:58

Am 16. Juli war ich zu Gast bei der Triplesense Reply GmbH in Frankfurt. Nach dem letzten sehr erfolgreichen Treffen in Mainz bei dem es gelungen war ein paar “Nicht-Tekkies” zu mobiliseren (mit entsprechender Werbetrommel) waren diesmal leider fast nur Techniker vorort. Quasi wie immer….

Los ging es mit einem tollen BBQ auf der Tresse im Freien (Gesponsort von Triplesense). Am Gasgrill wurde einiges aufgelegt, sodass der Hunger gestillt war und man gut gelaunt sich den Magento Themen widmen konnte.

Christop Frenes erzwählte dann aus dem Nähkästchen über Magento Flachenhälse im Bereich der Datenbank anhand eines…

geschrieben von kcarlson
am 21. Juli 2014 - 17:44

There are a lot of amazing technologies and devices being brought to market these days. We’ve all seen them — Bluetooth capable health monitors, the Nest thermostat, fitness devices — and the number is going to continue to grow. Underlying all these devices is a technological battlefield where companies are trying figure out the best way to work with and encourage the app building in the developer community.

Apple and Google have huge developer camps writing thousands of new apps each week using their tools and technology. Both of these companies have well-rounded software Development Kits (SDK) and each technology is capable of being used to build apps with similar capabilities. However, I think one company has the advantage here, not because of the technology, but because of the way they think about the market, and that company is…

Google. Here’s why:


  • Availability: While both companies have piles of cash, and both…
geschrieben von Covos
am 21. Juli 2014 - 17:03
Durch die enge Verknüpfung von Magento und PayPal gibt es auch gewisse Nachteile für Shopbetreiber. Einer davon ist, dass automatisch eine (fast) vollständige Gutschrift in Magento erstellt wird, ruft ein Kunde über PayPal sein Geld zurück. Fast daher, dass im … Weiterlesen →
geschrieben von Yaroslav Rogoza
am 21. Juli 2014 - 14:51

In the previous article we’ve described how to add a setting to your extension and make it work. We reviewed only two general field types: text and password, however, there are many other field types that you will meet in your development practice. Actually, you are able to find the general fields description in the Symfony manual, but OroCRM has its own types based on the general. Let’s try to review most of this fields.

As you remember from the previous article, you need to put your setting initialisation in few places of your bundle. It’s DependencyInjection/Configuration.php and Resources/config/system_configuration.yml. Since the main details of the setting are stored in the last file (system_configuration.yml) we will overview the pieces of code from this file.

# Text field atwix_test.…
geschrieben von Alice
am 21. Juli 2014 - 10:03
What is New Order Admin Email Notification extension?

New order admin notification is a free Magento extension that allows you to receive emails notifying about new orders. No longer will you have to log in your sites to check new orders constantly.

  • Check new orders through mails without logging in
  • Permits multiple email addresses to get notifications
  • Admin can customize email templates


Values New Order Admin Notification extension brings to you
  • Administrators will receive notification email when an order is placed.
  • Permits multiple email addresses to get notification about new orders.
  • Able to customize email templates.
Others benefits of New Order Admin Email…
geschrieben von Matthias Zeis
am 20. Juli 2014 - 19:53
geschrieben von Francesca L
am 18. Juli 2014 - 22:59

We know that it’s only half way through the year, but it’s never too early  to start thinking about how to prepare your Magento website for  the holiday season. We recently attended a webinar that was held by Ross Kramer from Corra digital solutions and Michael Harvey from Listrak that stressed the importance of starting early on your holiday efforts.

In 2013, shoppers relied heavily on mobile eCommerce, which increased 17% from 2012. This spike in mobile eCommerce really showed us that having a responsive, optimized site was incredibly important during the holiday season. Since merchants have a similar amount of time as last year (roughly 26 days), it’s best to start early and review the plan from last year to see what marketing and website efforts worked and what didn’t. This valuable time before the craziness of the holiday season should be used to increase…

geschrieben von Josh Pratt
am 18. Juli 2014 - 15:43

It has been nearly a year since I have posted anything. I’d like to get posting again. The last year and a half, I have only been working on one project, which is on an older Magento code base, so I haven’t been doing many blog-worthy things.

So, as I think about blogging again, I wanted to ask all of you what sorts of topics you would like to see? Are there any things in Magento that you wish you knew how to do, but couldn’t figure out? Comment below and let me know. It will help me with ideas on what to write about.

Also – I am working on a module that I might make available free to everyone. I won’t write all the details here now, but the gist is that it will allow you inject javascript/html code anywhere on your site based on the block name that is found in the layout xml files (where it says name=””.

geschrieben von Tomislav Bilic
am 18. Juli 2014 - 15:25

When an ordinary gift just won’t do, Viv & Lou is a site to visit! By combining quality products, personalisation and exceptional order turnaround times, the company creates pleasurable gift-shopping experience. Although the business is quite young, it is entering the market quite fast. Responsive strategy was apparently a big win since mobile + tablet users keep over 60% website visit share. Memorable identity with the clean UX make this site easy to use. Special attention was paid to the performance, minimising database queries and number of http requests.

geschrieben von Toni Peric
am 18. Juli 2014 - 13:14

Magento by default comes with a few basic product sorting options such as sorting by product position, name or price. In this article you’ll learn how to sort products by how many times they have been sold.

To do this we have to override some of Magento’s core files.
Modifying core files is bad practice, so we’ll rather create our own module to accomplish the same functionality and remain upgradeable.

I’ll assume you know how to set-up your module and create its corresponding file (app/etc/modules/Inchoo_Catalog.xml) so Magento recognizes our module.

Now that we have our module ready and recognized by Magento, lets create our config.xml at Inchoo/Catalog/etc/config.xml:

<config> <modules> <Inchoo_Catalog> <version>0.1.0</version> </Inchoo_Catalog> </modules> <global> <…
geschrieben von Sebastian
am 18. Juli 2014 - 10:37
Die erste Ausgabe des neuen Online-Magazins “shopanbieter to go” – Das Praxismagazin für Online-Händler und E-Commerce-Manager ist erschienen. Das Magazin ist ab sofort alle zwei Monate kostenlos zum PDF-Download erhältlich. In der ersten Ausgabe wird ausführlich beschrieben, wie es Online-Händlern gelingt…Weiterlesen ›
geschrieben von
am 17. Juli 2014 - 20:45
Configuration Gaslighting Checklist:

A quick Stack Overflow answer from yours truly that covers what to do when you think Magneto’s gaslighting you on configuration values you’re sure you’ve changed.