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Magento Community Edition 1.9.X Release Notes

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Magento CE 1.9 Release Notes

Magento CE 1.9.3.1 has been released. Along with 1.9.3.0, the new platform version contains lots of various improvements and fixes and below we shed light on them. Note that some major enhancements have been published, so don’t hesitate to update your ecommerce website to the latest version. You can download Magento CE 1.9.3.1 using the following links:

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10+ Books To Fully Leverage Magento

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If you are going to improve your knowledge about Magento or start learning the platform from scratch you can buy one of  the books mentioned below. They cover different topics, so you should choose one for your specialisation. We also recommend you to start with our Magento DIY, as it is the most complete Magento guide that describes how to turn Magento Community Edition into a fully featured Enterprise-like storefront.

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It is also necessary to mention that there are a lot of Magento 2 books, so you can already start learning the second version of the platform. Both entry level and advanced guides are gathered and described here: Magento 2 Books To Start Your Acquaintance With The Platform. Magento 2 offers tons of improvements and new features, has a redesigned backend, is more secure, and provides better conditions for running a ecommerce business in comparison with the predecessor. Therefore, don’t hesitate to start your exploration of the platform right now.

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The best must have Magento extensions 2016

Best Magento Modules

The best must have Magento extensions of 2015 can change a lot in your e-commerce store. In this post we put all the extensions into 6 major groups: “Performance”, “SEO”, “Frontend, UI, usability”, “Loyalty, referral campaigns”, “System, backend”, and “Marketing, sales”. All of them are tested and accepted by Magento developers, so you will only deal with the most reliable tools. Two other important things about “The best must have Magento extensions of 2014” are novelty and relevance of further described products.

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Magento 2 Overview – features, reviews, tutorials, demo

- Magento 2

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The leading online business solution Magento exists for 5 years. It has been downloaded over 4 million times, and now Magento 2.0 is on the way, so get ready for the New Year present. In this article, you can find information about most exciting features of Magento 2.0.

Magento 2.0.1 has been released. For further information, check the release notes here: Magento 2 Release Notes.

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UPD (August 2014) – In March 2015, we will see the first Magento 2 release candidateMagento 2 beta release is planned for December 2015. This information appeared after few years of speculation, but now the Magento 2 road map is official and all rumors are dispelled.

UPD (11/09/2014) – Magento 2 Webinar: Performance/Scalability Improvements & Composer Updates

UPD (02/10/2014) – Magento 2 Frontend architecture & Implementing payment gateway

UPD (25/11/2014) – Magento 2 Developer Beta will be available on December 18, 2014.

UPD (8/12/2014) – Magento 2 features & Magento 2 demo full featured front and backend demo links

UPD (11/12/2014) – Magento 2 Demo launched , ver. 0.1.0-alpha107 

UPD (18/12/2014) – Magento 2 Developer beta available! Magento 2 release milestones added and explained. Magento 2 Developer hub launched , Magento 2 Developer Beta Webinar Highlights & Full video

UPD (5/12/2014) – Summary about most important features of Magento 2 for this moment

UPD (10/02/15) –  Magento 2 Release Date; 6 Interesting Facts About Magento 2; The Roundup

UPD (23/03/15) – Magento 2 latest news

UPD (24/03/15) – Magento 2 Developer Release Candidate

UPD (25/03/15) – All You Need To Know About Developer Release Candidate

UPD (29/04/15) – Imagine Commerce 2015 and other useful updates

UPD (17/05/15): Fundamentals of Magento 2 development online course is now live

UPD (14/07/15): Migration from Magento 1.x to Magento 2.0

UPD (15/07/15): Magento 2 Merchant Beta has been released!

UPD (17/08/15): Migrating to Magento 2  (a new article on Inchoo) – look in the Migration from Magento 1.x to Magento 2.0 section

UPD (25/08/15): Magento 2 Demo upgraded to Merchant Beta – ver. 1.0.0-beta

UPD (17/09/15): Building against Magento 2

UPD (02/10/15): Magento 2 Webinar – Hosting & Performance

UPD (06/11/15): Magento 2.0.0 Release Candidate is now available

UPD (01/01/16): Magento 2 Roadmap 2016

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“Magento DIY. The Complete Guide” is Out Now!

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DIY Guide to Magento

During the last few months the Firebear team has been working on a DIY guide to Magento. The book is out now and you can purchase it for $30. “Magento DIY. The Complete Guide” explains all important nuances related to the most popular ecommerce platform and illustrates vital improvements necessary for turning your website into a robust online store. The book consists of 5 chapters: Setup; Sales Generation; Growth; Enterprise; and Custom Magento DevelopmentContinue Reading

The Best Improved Import/Export Extensions for Magento

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Import Export Magento Modules

Make your life easier with improved import & export Magento extensions. This category of modules enhances the default abilities of your e-commerce Magento store by adding some new useful import/export features. The default Magento provides a lot of possibilities in this area, but they are not enough to avoid headaches while migrating to/from other e-commerce systems. In this post, we gathered the best examples of reliable improved import & export Magento extensions. By using one of them, you will significantly optimize the default operations typical for  out of the box Magento.

Also, don’t miss  –  Magento product import from scratch (detailed guide, tips, tricks, errors & solutions, tools) 

The Best Improved Import/Export Extensions for Magento 2

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Catalog price rules core bug in Magento CE 1.9.1 and EE 1.14.1.0 (Array to string conversion error and incorrect price rules behaviour)

magento-catalog-price-rules-bugShort summary of the problem – if you have Magento catalog 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 1.14.1.0 (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!

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The Complete Guide To Magento Debugging

How to Debug Magento

Integration of new solutions into different systems can become a headache without the knowledge of correct debugging.  In case of Magento, such simple constructions as print_r() or var_dump() , var_export() don’t work. Because of heavyweight constructions, you need to investigate the new effective ways to find intermediate values or broken places. Fortunately, there are a lot of tools and methods designed to turn the debugging into a developer friendly process. Continue Reading