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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Full Page Cache Warmers/Crawlers For Magento 2

- Magento 2

Magento 2 cache crawlers warmers

A single Magento full page cache is not enough to leverage a full capacity of your FPC solution (if it is not PotatoCommerce FPC that includes warmer by default). It is necessary to add a full page warmer/crawler to the system. This was true in case of Magento 1 and despite full page cache is now a part of Magento 2, nothing changed, since no Magento cache warmer is available on the platform by default. Therefore, we’d like to draw your attention to the best full page cache crawlers/warmers for Magento 2. Such extensions crawl your website to ensure that all its pages are fresh and load as fast as possible. As a result, visitors get the most relevant content at the highest possible speed. Continue Reading

How to Use Grunt in Magento 2

- Magento 2

Magento 2 Grunt tutorial

Grunt is a contemporary JavaScript task runner which essentially simplifies repetitive tasks by automating compilation, minification, linting, unit testing, etc. It can do most of the aforementioned routine processes with zero effort, you only have to configure the task runner through a Gruntfile. And while the purpose of the tool looks quite intriguing, its versatility is even more promising, since you can easily utilize it within all possible platforms and projects. Below, we will explain how to use Grunt with Magento 2. Continue Reading

Magento critical security patches SUPEE-6788, SUPEE-6482, SUPEE-6285, SUPEE-5994, SUPEE-5344, SUPEE-3762, SUPEE-1533 (Shoplift)

- E-Commerce

Magento critical security patches

Shoplift is a dangerous Magento bug. It allows hackers to take e-commerce store under a full control. The threat was discovered by Check Point. You can easily fix it with the help of patch SUPEE-5344. A lot of Magento stores are still vulnerable, because they haven’t applied the patch yet. Below, you we show how to fix the problem.

UPD (15.05.15): SUPEE-5994 Magento security patch

 UPD (08.07.15): SUPEE-6285 Magento security patch

UPD (08.07.15): Magento Security Alert Registry

UPD (05.08.15): SUPEE-6482 Magento security patch

UPD (17.09.15): SUPEE-3762 Magento security patch

UPD (09.10.15): Magmi and Nginx

UPD (21.10.15): Guruincsite Magento Issue and SUPEE-6788 Magento security patch

UPD (24.11.15): Magento Security Patch SUPEE-6788 Performance Issues

UPD (28.01.16): SUPEE-7405 and SUPEE-7616

Unofficial but trustworthy FireGento Magento source mirror with all official Magento CE 1.7 – 1.9 critical patches included (SUPEE-5994, SUPEE-5344, SUPEE-1533)

Official guide to patch installation

All Magento security patches on GitHub

Magento Security Suite by Amasty

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Magento 2 Hosting Services

- Magento 2

Optimized Magento 2 Hosting

Since Magento 2 introduces a bunch of brand-new features and improvements, it also has updated requirements related to hosting. Hence, solutions optimized for 1.X are no longer suitable for the new version of the ecommerce platform. Although they can still work with Magento 2, 1.X optimized hostings never provide the highest possible performance. That’s why we’d like to describe Magento 2 hosting services, but let’s discuss new system requirements first. Continue Reading

How to Pass the Magento 2 Certification

- Magento 2

Magento 2 Certification

If you are going to pass the Magento 2 Certification, it is time to start preparing. In the following post, you will find the most reliable sources of information about Magento 2. Please note that Magento 2 has been essentially refined in comparison to 1.X, so you will have to master a lot of new aspects to pass the Magento 2 Certification. Continue Reading

An Introduction To The Magento 2 API

- Magento 2

Magento 2 API

Today, we are going to shed light on the Magento 2 API, so let’s explain what this term means. Application program interface is a special interface which consists of protocols, routines,and tools designed to simplify the process of software development. Since APIs’ major purpose is to specify the way how different software parts interact within a system, they are often used to program graphical user interface components. Good APIs provide all building blocks necessary for developing an application, so a programmer only have to put them together. Although Magento 2 APIs incorporate the same principle, there are tons of nuances related to the ecommerce platform. So, what is the Magento 2 API? Continue Reading

DIY SEO on Firebear

- E-Commerce

DIY search engine optimization

Ready to reach a new level of search engine optimization? Then you’ve come to the right place, because below we’ve collected all Firebear’s articles related to DIY SEO.

If you’re not getting the traffic you want there is no need to hire a team of specialists for making your ecommerce website or blog SEO-friendly. Patience and attention are only required investments, since we’ve already gathered all crucial search engine optimizations below. Choose a topic you like and implement all improvements described there; start from a single article to get your first tangible results. Continue Reading

Guruincsite Magento Disaster

- E-Commerce

Guruincsite malware - a new Magento Magento Disaster

A new Magento malware has been discovered and it is a malicious script by Guruincsite. Unfortunately, a new attack vector is not identified, but we already know that the disease makes Magento websites vulnerable to a code execution issue. Below, we shed light on how to prevent your ecommerce store from Guruincsite Magento disaster.

UPD (21.10.15) SUPEE-6788 will help you solve the Guruincsite issue

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