Since the moment Magento was first released many developers have been working on improvement of its functionality and broadening of the standard features. The number of themes and modules created during this time is really countless. The most popular features that Magento users usually wish to improve are navigation and checkout process. Another important feature frequently required by Magento users is a possibility to export their product feeds from Magento to other shopping systems used all over the world. These features are provided by many Magento extensions developed by different companies. Today we will review the extensions developed by GoMage, a bronze Magento industry partner. You can see the list of extensions developed by them at https://www.gomage.com/extensions.html Continue Reading
Business-to-business is a complex of commerce transactions which occur between companies. The most common examples of B2B relations are transactions between manufacturers and wholesalers, wholesalers and retailers. The overall volume of business-to-business transactions surpasses the volume of B2C transactions, because a typical supply chain consists of many B2B transactions and only one B2C transaction. For instance, a smartphone manufacturer buys processors, modems, camera modules, and other necessary components to produce the mobile device. The number of transactions can range from few to dozens. But there is alway one final transaction – a finished smartphone is sold to the consumer.
Another area of B2B relations is communication and collaboration. Many B2C companies relies on social media to interact with their consumers, but social tools are also effective in business-to-business relations. In this situation B2B social media marketing takes place.
What isB2B marketing? What are the nuances of B2B e-commerce? What are B2B e-commerce trends? We will try to answer these and others questions in this post. Continue Reading
Every successful e-commerce web developer or e-commerce website designer tries to follow top web design trends. The understanding of actual innovations is also important for owners of e-commerce websites. Both categories get benefits from following the new standards: developers and designers provide competitive services and produce high quality websites; e-commerce website owners get better understanding of how to catch new customers and make the existing audience more loyal. In this post we have gathered top e-commerce website design trends of 2015, so get ready for a long journey into the world of innovations. Continue Reading
Don’t have time to read all news from e-commerce world every day? We’ve a roundup for you. Learn more about what has happened with e-commerce during the first two months of 2015. Additionaly, you will find news from the first week of March. Continue Reading
Unfortunately, CSS has a number of limitations. It can easily become a mess of overrides and repetitions. At the same time, the simplicity of CSS often hinders the development process. The solution of this problem comes from CSS preprocessors. They add many useful features that are unavailable in CSS from the beginning. The most popular solutions are SASS and LESS. There are a lot of significant differences between them, but first of all we’re going to look how CSS preprocessors work in general. Continue Reading
CSS frameworks are used for easier and more standards-compliant web design. Most of them contain at least a grid, but there also more functional frameworks with a lot of additional features and functions. Some notable examples are Foundation and Bootstrap. In this post, you will find information about advantages and disadvantages of CSS frameworks, and the most popular solutions and tools.
WordPress is a blogging platform and a CMS based on PHP and MySQL. It relies on a template system with a template processor and a plugin architecture. More than 23% of the top 10 million sites are based on WordPress, at the same time it is the most popular blogging system with over 60 million websites. Continue Reading
A PHP accelerators are designed to improve the performance of PHP apps. Most of them cache the compiled opcode/bytecode to avoid the overhead for compiling the source code on each request. The cached code is stored in a shared memory and executed from there. As a result, PHP accelerators minimize the amount of slow disk reads and decrease the memory copying at a runtime. Continue Reading
ASP.NET is a server-side web application framework designed by Microsoft. The project is open source and its main goal is a creation of dynamic Web pages. ASP.NET allows to build dynamic websites, web apps and services. Continue Reading
Short summary of the problem – if you have Magentocatalog price rules with multiple select attributes in conditions or ONE OF price rules conditions with comma separated values – on latest Magento versions – you can have Array to string conversion error during you apply rules or incorrect rules behavior.
In this post we provide explanation and information about how to fix this Magento core bug what exists on latest Magento Community Edition 1.9.1 and Enterprise Edition 126.96.36.199 (confirmed on this versions by a lot of manualtests described below, we also know that on Magento CE 1.7 everything works fine and according to StackExchange issue can exist on all versions CE 1.8.x – 1.9.x). Issues are already reported on Magento bug tracker, but no any official patches are confirmed. Fixes provided below have been created in urgent matter for the significant Magento upgraded from 1.7 to 1.9.1. The update includes about 100 different price rules and 20000 products, fixes were tested and used on production but we can not guarantee that our core patches resolve issue complete. Keep in mind, that all code is provided without any guarantees and you can use it on your own responsibility. In a case when something went wrong, we can’t be blamed. We hope to get official patches for Community and Enterprise editions from Magento team as soon as possible!