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The Best Free Open Source Magento Templates 2014

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We have already written about the best Magento templates and now it is time to tell you about the best free solutions. Generally, free Magento templates and themes have less features and opportunities than paid, but one of them can become a perfect basis for your small custom project. Further, we gathered all the necessary information about the best free Magento templates and appropriate download links. If you have limited budget for your e-commerce store, this post will be useful for you.

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Mobile e-commerce in 2015

- E-Commerce

mobile e-commerceMobile branch of e-commerce is constantly growing. It plays very important role not only in infrastructure of online stores but it gradually becomes one of the major sales tool for multichannel stores. In November 2013 Google posted through Think Insights that in USA average consumer spends about 15 hours a week looking for products on smartphone or tablet. About 93 percent of such consumer make a purchase, if the desired item is found, of course. As you can see, it is very important to provide the ability to reach the store from mobile device. There are three major strategies for Mobile e-commerce in 2014: native apps, HTML5, CSS or JavaScript, and mobile web.

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Magento Go is dead

- E-Commerce

Unfortunately we have to inform you, that Magento Go is almost dead. Yes, Magento decided to close the project. Cloud-based eCommerce solution with all the web hosting features was launched in the beginning of 2011. The project was created in order to support different small businesses, and it has no need to install software. However, it has the ability to install extensions for extra functionality. Unlike Community and Enterprise editions, Magento Go was hosted by Magento itself. And now we can witness the end of Magento Go and the same is true to ProStores.

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Best Magento Development Companies – the most reliable sources to improve or build your Magento store

magento developers In this post you can find information about the best Magento extensions developmend studios. There are a lot of different companies specialised in Magento development. Some of them produce free products, another – paid. The quality and the purpose of their modules also differ. For every company we did a short review, based on information from the web. Few best extensions are also included.

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The Best Android & iOS Apps for Magento

There are a lot of Android and iOS applications for Magento. Some of them are designed to work with products, the other help you to control your Magento orders. There are also complicated tools which provide almost full access to the Magento Admin. In this post you will find all of them. The list of the best Android and iOS apps designed to manage your Magento Store on your finger tips is ready and waiting for you.

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Magento vs OpenCart vs Prestashop

- E-Commerce

magento vs prestashop vs opencartPrestaShop is a free and open source solution for e-commerce stores. Among its supported payment gateways are DirecPay, Authorize.Net, Google Checkout, Skrill and, of course, PayPal. The system contains over 250 features and more than 1000 add-ons for different areas of activity. The main features of PrestaShop are:

  • unlimited product inventory management

  • multi-store management

  • fully customizable templates

  • promotion rules

  • layered navigation

  • unlimited currencies

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Magento vs Shopify

- E-Commerce

Shopify has been in business since 2006. During last 8 years company gathered about 50 thousand online retailers. Shopify has proprietary code, which is available only among company’s developers. Magento exists since 2008, but in 2011 it was purchased by Ebay. Unlike Shopify –  Magento is open source.

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CloudFlare® – must have performance & security solution for you Magento store. Control for CloudFlare® Magento extension.

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cloudflare magentoCloudFare is the world best CDN, DNS service made for huge performance improvement and security of your Magento store! If your store is a part of the CloudFlare® network, your domain web traffic is routed through CloudFlare® smart worldwide network. CloudFlare® makes auto optimization of web pages delivery, so your visitors get faster page load and amazing performance. Such changes affects customers loyalty – being more satisfied with your E-Commerce store performance, they will be more loyal to your business. CloudFlare® also takes care about advanced security and DDoS protection of your Magento store – it blocks threats and limits abusive bots and crawlers from spent website bandwidth and server resources. To summarize the significance of CloudFlare® we should say, that it takes care about two most important things from any Magento store – performance & security!  With CloudFlare® control Magento extension you can control main features of CloudFlare® directly from your Magento admin page. Control for CloudFlare® extension supports all the main methods of CloudFlare® API. You can save a lot of time working with CloudFlare® settings directly from Magento backend, so this is a must have extension for any Magento store what use CloudFlare.

Upgrade to recent CloudFlare API v4 (https://www.cloudflare.com/docs/next/) now in progress – show IP list and update snapshot features not works temporary. We offer free upgrade for all customers – you can purchase now and use all main features already!

 

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