In this post we gathered information about the most popular self-hosted e-commerce platforms. Magento, PrestaShop, Zen Cart, and other solutions are described in the article. We tried to show their major features, as well as positive and negative aspects.
This Magento performanceguide is written for all versions of the ecommerce platform (including Magento 2). It is suitable for both Community and Enterprise editions. Additionally, it is useful for php & mysql web applications. Below, you will find all vital Magento performance improvements and optimizations for server and application sides of your ecommerce website, as well as the most popular enterprise class Magento performance solutions.
Search engines provide your potential customers with a list of search results, where your e-commerceMagento website is shown. The list of search results often consist of hundreds of pages, and you will agree that your store should be at the top of this list. Otherwise, it will be lost among other results, and your potential customers will never find it. In this post, we have gathered everything you need to know about search engine optimization of your Magento store. Want to know what to do with the website in order to optimize SEO and climb to the top of all search results? Check the post below.
You can read the full version of this post in our “Magento DIY. The complete Guide” book. Besides SEO, the it describes a lot of other improvements and modifications. For instance, the book shows how to improve performance, security, and other vital aspects of every ecommerce website, run a successful marketing campaign, and create a top-notch user experience. Furthermore, “Magento DIY” teaches how to get all Enterprise-level features on the basis of the Community Edition platform and implement opportunities which are not available in both editions out-of-the-box. The article is just the beginning, and all robust improvements are described in the book. For further information about “Magento DIY,” follow the link below:
In this article, we’ve gathered the best SEO software available on the Internet. There are both free and paid solutions, which have a wide range of use. Our DIY SEO post describes various SEO analyzers, SEO reporting software, SEO management tools, SEO optimization platforms, and SEO checkers. Each tool has a short description and a link to its official website. All solutions are relevant for 2016. Continue Reading
Magento 2 is now available, but it is not the only ecosystem’s improvement. Meet a completely revamped version of the platform’s marketplace. Below, we share some facts, thoughts, and expectations related to Magento Marketplace.
Being the largest ecommerce resource for Magento apps and services, Magento Marketplace gathers the most reliable software solutions by top developers. Their products expand the potential of the ecommerce platform with new features and you can easily get all desired improvements with Magento Marketplace. Extensions on the website are:
easy to discover;
of high quality.
The marketplace is designed with customers in mind (and with developers), so it is easy to discover relevant products. As a customer of Magento Marketplace, you get curated user experience, new functionality, and everything necessary for making your business thrive. You can trust all products from the new website, since they are precisely reviewed and checked for quality.
Thus, Magento Marketplace introduces a great chance to stay on top of all new innovations. The platform offers a plethora of themes designed to make your website looking fresh and unique. Besides, you can get voice support and even installation of extensions as a part of your purchase.
Soon after a new law targeted at Ukrainian ecommerce merchants has been passed, Apple Pay became available in Ukraine. You can check how the payment system works outside the US market from the following video: Continue Reading
PHP 7 has been finally released!!! You can download the source code here: php-7.0.0. We describe how to install PHP 7 here: Installing PHP 7.
Lack of a native Unicode support was one of the biggest PHP drawbacks. In 2005, developers decided to change this. The newly formed project was designed to provide a native Unicode support to PHP. To achieve this goal, developers decided to use the ICU library (International Components for Unicode). Another significant feature of the project was representing UTF-16 text strings. It was planned to release the project as version 6.0, but we can see only PHP 5.3 and PHP 5.4, both without Unicode integration. As of 2015, there is an ongoing work on a new major version of PHP – PHP 7. The PHP 6 with its unicode experiment had never been released, so the name was abandoned.
OroCRM is an open source CRM solution for ecommerce compatible with Magento. It offers a lot of built-in features and tools aimed at improving sales performance and customer service. Besides, it supports different plugins and extensions, and today we are going to shed light on OroCRM PDF Manager by Ibnab.
Today, we are going to discuss such an important Magento innovation as Magento Commerce Order Management (MCOM). Both Magento Community Edition and Enterprise Edition offer basic order management capabilities, and until the recent time, more advanced features were available only via third-party extensions, that’s why we’ve described 25 order management Magento modules on Firebear, but now the platform offers such features via MCOM. Does it mean that third-party order management plugins are no longer useful? Why do we need more sophisticated order management in Magento? What advanced features does Magento Commerce Order Management offer? Below, we provide answers to these and other questions related to MCOM. Continue Reading