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How to Upgrade to Magento 2.3: Update & Error Fixes

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Magento 2.3 Features

In the following article, we describe how to upgrade your e-commerce website to Magento 2.3 – the latest version of our favorite e-commerce platform. Besides, you will find solutions of the most common issues related to the process. If you want to get all the latest benefits Magento offers, change the version of your platform immediately. This guide will teach you how to achieve this goal. Continue Reading

Private Composer by Aheadworks for Magento 2 & Other Platforms

- Fire development, Magento 2

Magento 2 Private Composer

Composer is a dependency managing tool in PHP. It allows determining on which libraries the current project depends. It also arranges all the processes connected with the library installation and updating. It’s a mistake to think that Composer is a package manager. It handles packages, but it makes it per project. Thus, Composer enables a global installation option without installing anything globally in the default mode. Continue Reading

How to Install Magento 2 via Composer

- Magento 2

Magento 2 Installation Guide

You might have seen that on Inchoo Ivan Veres describes how to install Magento 2 with the help of various methods. He sheds light on the three following approaches: installation from archive file, via Composer, and via GitHub. Ivan says that the described methods are aimed at those Magento enthusiasts who want to have more troubles in their lives. Is he right? We think that you can argue with Ivan, especially in case of archive installation, but he is right to some extent, since it is obvious that Magento 2 installation is not everyone’s business. But if you are brave enough, we’d like to draw your attention to installation via Composer. Two other methods are described here: How to Install Magento 2 from Archive File and How to Install Magento 2 via GitHub. Continue Reading

How to Install Magento 2 Modules (Extensions)

- Magento 2

How to Install Magento 2 Extensions

If you don’t know how to install extensionsthis Magento 2 component, below you can find a detailed description of this process. The most simple and at the same time reliable solution is Magento Connect 2.0, but it will be available only after the first stable release of Magento 2. Luckily, there are several other methods.

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Magento 2 Components

Magento 2 Component Manager

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Packagist (mage.rocks) – The Magento 2 Package Repository

- Magento 2

Magento 2 Packagist

With this post, we’d like to draw you attention to Packagist (https://mage.rocks/) – the Magento 2 community package repository. Being the main repository for Composer, it is used to aggregate some installable via Composer public PHP packages. As a result, you can easily find necessary packages as well as provide Composer with important data. For further information about the Magento 2 Composer tandem, follow this link: Magento 2 Composer Guide. And don’t forget to  check the packagist.org source on GitHub. You can use the same repository to report issues or contribute code. Continue Reading

Puli – The Post-Composer Epoch

- Fire development

Puli resource management

If you still haven’t heard about Puli, it is a new revolutionary toolkit designed to streamline the way developers manage and exchange various resources. Being built on top of Composer, Puli helps to maintain and share images, configuration files, translation catalogs, CSS files, and other resources across projects with the aid of a framework-agnostic platform. The toolkit keeps track of resource locations and does everything to avoid problems related to the usage of absolute or relative paths within various systems. Puli’s major goal is to replace “bundles”, “modules”, “plugins”, and other specialized packages of various frameworks with a universal solution. Continue Reading

Magento 2 Installation Guide

- Magento 2

How to install Magento 2

In this post, we’ve gathered all the necessary information about Magento 2 installation. The new version of the platform has been finally released, so don’t hesitate to find out how to install the Magento 2 software. Below, we discuss different approaches to the Magento 2 installation from the use of the Setup Wizard to more complicated procedures based on Composer and the command line. To get more information about Magento 2 check our main Magento 2 Overview .

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Magento 2 Composer Guide

- Magento 2

Magento 2 Composer

In this Magento 2 Composer guide, we will explain how to use the application-level package manager with the most popular ecommerce platform. Being inspired by Node.js npm, Composer provides a unified format that simplifies dependency management of PHP software. The usage of Composer in various Magento 2 projects is inevitable, because it is a part of the platform. You can run the package manager through the command line, installing dependencies for your modules. Besides, Composer provides the ability to install Magento 2 extensions available on Packagist (the repo is described below). Another important feature introduced in Composer is a set of autoload capabilities for libraries that essentially simplifies the usage of third-party software solutions. Continue Reading

How to Install Magento Extensions (Magento Connect, FTP, SSH, Modman, Composer)

Installing Magento Extensions: FTP, Magento Connect, SSH, Modman, Composer

Magento extension development is not for everyone, but regardless of coding experience everyone can utilize the end product of this complicated process. It’s just important to know how to install Magento extension right. The below guide contains universal instructions for a seamless installation of any Magento extension. We’ve described 5 types of installation: via Magento Connect, FTP, SSH, Modman, and Composer.

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