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How to fix the “URL key for specified store already exists” issue on Magento 2 import

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

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Zed Blackbeard argues that it is impossible to import products to Magento 2 due to the general system exception. Magento notifies that the URL key for the specified store already exists and breaks the import. In the article below, we explore conditions that cause the problem and offer several possible resolutions. You can find more similar articles in this blog post: Magento 2 Cookbook. Continue Reading

The End of The Hosted Server Epoch: How to Run Magento 2.4 That Requires PHP 7.4 and Elasticsearch

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

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The long-awaited update has finally arrived. Magento 2.4.0 is officially released, and we can leverage its remarkable improvements and upgraded functionalities. Two-factor authentication is now mandatory for all admin users. Along with dozens of security enhancements, this innovation dramatically increases the overall safety of Magento. The redesigned Media Gallery, with its substantially simplified workflow, is under the disposal of Magento administrators, while developers get the ability to leverage PWA Studio more efficiently. Retail customers can streamline instore pickup, while wholesale clients face better buying routines with seller-assisted shopping, brand new purchase approval workflow, and numerous performance optimizations. Last but not least, Magento 2 introduces an updated technology stack and different platform changes, including the Laminas project instead of Zend Framework, Elasticsearch as a replacement for MySQL search, and support for newer PHP, MySQL, MariaDB, etc.

Although all novelties tend to solve current issues and enhance the experiences of anyone who interacts with the platform, some shifts bring new headaches into the loop. The support for more modern technologies means the deprecation of their older versions. While it may seem a good tendency at first glance – you get a more secure, efficient, better-performing product – the ramifications are not so bright, especially for smaller market players. So, what’s wrong with Magento 2.4.0 Continue Reading

Magento 2 Cannot Import Product Images: Reasons & Resolutions

- Fire development, Magento 2

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In the article below, we explain two mistakes common for the import of product images to Magento 2 that roil the entire data transfer. You will find out how to counteract them, preventing possible troubles. Besides, we describe an alternative solution that reinforces the default data transfer routine, drastically extending the default import/export capabilities of the platform. More useful tips are listed here: Magento 2 Cookbook. Continue Reading