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Magento 2 Notification Bar Pro by Ulmod

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Effective communication with customers is a crucial aspect of online marketing. The method you select must not annoy the visitors, but should still serve your purpose of communicating effectively.

Magento 2 platform by default doesn’t provide an easy way to display a notification bar on store pages. If you want to notify your store visitors about ongoing sales, discounts offered, news and much more, you can install the Notification Bar Pro by Ulmod.

The extension allows creating any number of notification bars, categorize them to one or multiple groups and insert at any page of your store. Thus, it keeps your visitors, customers informed about the latest announcements, deals, specials, discounts offered and more.

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5 Best Brand-New Magento Templates of this Spring

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Do you shop online? We bet you do. Because what on Earth can be more convenient and faster than online shopping? Not to mention the excitement of opening a box with the goods you bought online. Less than in ten years online shopping has literally conquered the world and still keeps its strong positions in the marketplace. Thus, it’s just a matter of time until online stores drive out regular ones. Continue Reading

Tame The PHP Monster With The Best PHP Books

- Fire development

The Best PHP Books

A new server-side scripting language was introduced in 1994. Its name was PHP, and it was designed for web development. Nowadays, the language is used on more than 2 million web servers and 244 million websites. During last twenty years, numerous PHP books have been publish to help developers better master it. In below, you will find the best PHP books which could help you a lot with learning PHP. Continue Reading

10+ Books To Fully Leverage Magento

- E-Commerce, Magento tips & tricks

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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The Real Magento Community | The Ultimate Magento 1 Developer Resource List | The Ultimate Magento 2 Developer Resource List

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.

The post is divided into the following categories:

Ultimate Guide to Magento SEO

- E-Commerce

E-Commerce and Magento SEO Ultimate Guide

Search engines provide your potential customers with a list of search results, where your e-commerce Magento website is shown. The list of search results often consist of hundreds of pages, and you will agree that your store should be at the top of this list. Otherwise, it will be lost among other results, and your potential customers will never find it. In this post, we have gathered everything you need to know about search engine optimization of your Magento store. Want to know what to do with the website in order to optimize SEO and climb to the top of all search results? Check the post below.

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You can read the full version of this post in our “Magento DIY. The complete Guide” book. Besides SEO, the it describes a lot of other improvements and modifications. For instance, the book shows how to improve performance, security, and other vital aspects of every ecommerce website, run a successful marketing campaign, and create a top-notch user experience. Furthermore, “Magento DIY” teaches how to get all Enterprise-level features on the basis of the Community Edition platform and implement opportunities which are not available in both editions out-of-the-box. The article is just the beginning, and all robust improvements are described in the book. For further information about  “Magento DIY,” follow the link below:

Magento DIY. The complete Guide

DIY Guide to Magento

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Node.js (Best CMS, E-Commerce systems, and Open Source projects)

- E-Commerce, Fire development, Node.js

Node.js tutorial

Our Node.js tutorial includes all the important information about this runtime environment. It provides both theory and practical examples. Being an open source project, Node.js is developed to work on different platforms designed for server-side and networking apps. Talking about Node.js modules, we should mention that they are written in JavaScript. In their turn, Node.js apps can be run within the aforementioned runtime on such platforms as Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, NonStop, FreeBSD, and IBM i. Thanks to a non-blocking I/O API and an event-driven architecture, Node.js optimizes throughput and scalability of applications (often real-time web apps). It uses V8 JavaScript engine by Google for the code execution. Last but not least is an embedded library that allows apps to act as a Web server without Apache HTTP Server, IIS, or other similar software. Microsoft, Walmart, Yahoo!, Groupon, LinkedIn, PayPal are among prominent users of Node.js. But why do they use it? What is the main purpose of Node.js and what are the advantages?

The Ultimate Node.js Tutorial

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The Power of Real Magento Community

- E-Commerce, Magento tips & tricks

Real Magento Community

The community around Magento platform is vast. It consists of both professionals and enthusiasts, developers and merchants, geeks and sirs. In the beginning, all this mass was scattered and disconnected, but everything has been changed within last years. Magento community is not only huge, it is powerful, influential and not indifferent to its members. Today, it’s one of the real benefits of the platform. Don’t stay aside and try to get maximum from the Real Magento Community. We will explain how to do this in the following post.

UPD (11.02.16): How do I get involved in the Magento community?

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