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Archive for August, 2015

Web Design for E-Commerce

The last few years have seen dramatic shifts in both the aesthetic and functional approaches to web design. As we have all seen first hand, the way we interact with the internet has evolved as new technologies have developed and become commonplace in our homes, at work and on the move.

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 by admin Design, Development, Uncategorized No Comments

 

Magento Architecture

Understanding the Magento Architecture is an important concept; whether installing a new Magento theme or creating one yourself, it will help you become a better developer and make Magento development much more enjoyable. Magento themes can be purchased directly from the Magento Connect marketplace; here you can also find hundreds of professional plugins often with descriptive and informative reviews saving you the need to develop a bespoke solution. When using Magento Connect it is incredibly easy to install themes and plugins can be installed at the click of a button. Over time however, the need may arise to alter existing code or to create your own. › Continue reading

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 by admin Development, Magento No Comments

 

Magmi

Installing Configuring Magmi

Magmi is a mass importer used with magento to increase the efficiency of product imports and updates. Magento does have a standard product importer however it has proven to be inefficient for mass imports and Magmi aimed to solve this is by creating a database client.

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 by admin Development, Magento No Comments

 

Common Magento Functions

When developing in Magento, sooner or later you will need to retrieve or save product data to the database. Below are some of the most commonly used models and functions that can be used to achieve this.

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 by admin Development, Magento No Comments

 

Magento Log Rotation

Magento log files can become very large and if not properly cared for can cause issues as you can run out of space and ultimately stop your Magento website from functioning.   Logrotate is a powerful utility built into Linux as standard and can be used to rotate Magento logs to keep them under control. Logrotate is also extremely easy to implement.

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 by admin Development, Magento No Comments