Magento Hackathon – is a series of community driven events where Real Magento community enthusiasts create amazing free open source Magento extensions and tools within just a couple of days. The core aspect of all Magento Hackathon events is intensive team collaboration: the best specialists develop top notch solutions during short periods of time. The most prominent results of such cooperation are listed below. Please note that all Hackathon extensions have been tested by a broad Magento community, so you can easily use them not only during development, but also in production (if a project is stable, of course). Continue Reading
The community around Magento platform is vast. It consists of both professionals and enthusiasts, developers and merchants, geeks and sirs. In the beginning, all this mass was scattered and disconnected, but everything has been changed within last years. Magento community is not only huge, it is powerful, influential and not indifferent to its members. Today, it’s one of the real benefits of the platform. Don’t stay aside and try to get maximum from the Real Magento Community. We will explain how to do this in the following post.
UPD (11.02.16): How do I get involved in the Magento community?
This post describes how to update Magento 2 to the latest available version. Below, you will find all the necessary information related to the procedure, including some vital prerequisites. So, the version of your platform is a little bit outdated? Find out how to update it with the following Magento 2 tutorial.
In this Magento 2 tutorial, I explain how to uninstall Magento 2 modules. You have several uninstallation options, such as removing the modules’ code, database data, and database schema. I highly recommend you to create backups before doing any changes, because you will leave a chance to recover the data if something goes wrong.
Maintenance mode is a crucial part of every site launch; besides, there are tons of other situations when you can use it. Being an essential part of Magento 1.x development, maintenance mode is also available in Magento 2. Below, I will tell you how to enable it in a case of new platform.
Have you ever thought about why E-Commerce is more powerful than conventional retail? What makes it so powerful? Let’s recall the most evident reasons .
First, E-Commerce allows retailers to simultaneously reach millions of customers all over the world thanks to significant advances in the sphere of modern technologies. Second, E-Commerce provides the most convenient shopping experience allowing customers to purchase goods anywhere and anytime just in one click. However, there is even more potential here that yet needs to be revealed. And that is personalization. Continue Reading
Unfortunately, the process is not as easy as in Magento 1 ($crumbs = Mage::app()->getLayout->getBlock(‘breadcrumbs’);). In Magento 2, it depends on where you are going to instantiate it from. To create an instance from another block, use the following code:
Please note that in a case of the model you have to create _blockFactory (a protected member), and inject a \Magento\Framework\View\Element\BlockFactory instance in the constructor, assigning it to the member var. For instance: