Magento Development

Migration to Magento 2: Why migrate to Magento 2, migration process overview

Migration to Magento 2

Magento 2 is released and sooner or later you will need to move your current old Magento store to the latest Magento 2 platform. In this article we gathered a set of recommendations and strategies, which will be helpful during migration planning and implementation.

Hope it will help you to choose the right strategy for your online business and make the whole process clear and smooth.

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Magento 2: How to create your own theme in Magento 2.0

Magento 2: How to create your own theme in Magento 2.0

In this article we will create own Magento 2 theme. We will build it, according to the following plan:

  • Creation of the theme catalog and its declaration
  • Creation of the composer package for theme (optional step). We will not do that in this article, but describe the process.
  • Creation of the registration.php file
  • Images configuration (catalog, product page, etc.)
  • Internationalization and translation
  • Creation of the catalog for static files
  • Defining of the theme logotype

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How to make sure that your Magento store is secure

Last update: Jan 20, 2016

How to make sure that your Magento store is secure

In this article we will accumulate several most important tips, which will help you to keep your Magento installation (and your customers data too) secure and safe from hackers attacks.

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Magento 1 and Magento 2 System Requirements comparison

Magento 1 and Magento 2 System Requirements comparison

In this table we will compare system requirements of the Magento 1.x and Magneto 2.x branches. We will compare differences of the platforms requirements for the server environment, PHP configuration, supported cache engines and browsers versions:

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Magento 2 Frontend overview: Part 1

Magento 2

In this article we will look "under the hood" of Magento 2.0 frontend engine. And describe the most interesting parts in details.

New Magento 2 frontend engine keeps up with the times, and uses HTML5, CSS3 technologies.

The Prototype library was replaced by jQuery. And yes, jQuery is out of the box now (at last!), along with Jquery UI. But anyway Prototype is still present in Magento 2.

Magento 2 have Magento UI library (which is based on LESS), it contains a solid set of mixins, also a large set of variables that allows you to make the development process more intuitive and flexible.

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Magento 2 Trained Solution Partner program overview

magento 2 trained solution partner

The Magento 2 trained solution partner program was specifically designed by Magento to demonstrate readiness to take on Magento 2 merchant projects.

The program is aimed only for official Magento partners with Silver and Gold statuses.

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Responsive and mobile design for Magento: why it is so important and how to do it right?

Responsive design for Magento: why it is so important and how to do it right?

The first reason: it is very important that your website should be accessible through all modern mobile platforms with different screen sizes. The number of visitors viewing websites through mobile devices is growing and the latest data shows that mobile digital media time in is now significantly higher at 51% compared to desktop (which is 42%).

The second reason is Google 'Mobilegeddon' (somebody call it 'Mobilepocalyse' :). The idea behind this term is simple: Google will not rank your website high for mobile devices, if it is not mobile friendly. As a result the businesses lost Google search traffic (or get more traffic, if the website is mobile friendly).

So, if your competitor is responsive, and you are not, don't loose the time and start to plan your mobile strategy immediately! Otherwise your competitor will gather the mobile traffic and clients in your business niche.

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Magento upgrade guide: Magento 1.3.x, 1.4.x, 1.5.x, 1.6.x, 1.7.x, 1.8.x and 1.9.x (1.9.2.1) upgrade process.

Last update: September 02, 2015

Magento upgrade

This is the most comprehensive description of the Magento 1.3.x, 1.4.x, 1.5.x, 1.6.x, 1.7.x, 1.8.x and 1.9.x (1.9.2.1) upgrade process.

Additionally It contains step-by-step instructions and troubleshooting information.

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