Magento Tips

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 2 installation guide: How to install Magento 2 with sample data on your local server (Magento 2 1.0.0-beta).

Magento 2 installation guide

In this article we will describe the Magento 2 installation process in details. Here you will find our advices and troubleshooting recommendations, which will be useful during installation process and certainly will save your time.

The installation will be performed with sample data import, so as a result you will receive a complete Magento 2 demo with categories, products and all other demo data required for testing.

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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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How to disable Flash uploader in Magento

Disable Flash uploader in Magento

As you know, Google Chrome and Mozilla disabled Flash over security concerns recently. Mozilla said Flash would remain on the Firefox block-list until Adobe fixes all known vulnerabilities.

There is a problem for all Magento store owners, because Magento images uploader is Flash based. It means that if you will update your browser version (or it will be updated automatically) and Flash will be in the block-list, you will be not able to upload any images: product images or CMS images using Magento back-end.

In this article we will show, how to disable Flash uploader in Magento and prevent the Flash related issues once and forever.

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Magento Tips, Bugfixes, Magento

Four important tips to improve your e-shop

The Christmas season has been over for so long now and we have already got back into routine. So now is the time to think over the improvement and optimization of your online shop.

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Magento Tips: Apple touch icon for your Magento mobile theme

Apple touch icon for your Magento mobile theme

Beautiful icon for your Apple and Android visitors.

Are you sure that your Magento theme is 100% ready for Apple and Android mobile visitors? If so, try to visit your mobile website and add it to the smartphone desktop favorites links. Most likely you will see ugly re-sized favicon instead of beautiful desktop-like Apple or Android icon.

In this article I will show how to add nice looking touch icon to your Magento mobile theme and make your Magento mobile store better.

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Magento Tips: Manual activation of the Magento mobile theme

Manual activation of the Magento mobile theme

How to make mobile theme available for testing only for developer.

Usually switching to magento mobile theme being happened automatically basing on customers' user agent (i.e. browser). However, in case if you would like to test your mobile theme before publishing, this approach will not work because theme will be visible for all customers with mobile devices. In this article I try to describe how to make mobile theme available only for you by special link.

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Multi-store capabilities for Magento newsletter

If you use Magento multi-store feature, you possibly know that visitors of the store cannot sign up for newsletters of all multi-stores. Store visitor will be able to sign up only for one store.

Lets imagine that you have two multi-stores: one for Gifts and other for Chocolate. If some of your visitor will open Gifts store and sign up for Gifts newsletter, Magento will record it. However if the same visitor will come to Chocolate store the other day and submit his email in newsletter box, in this case Magento will remove his email from Gifts newsletter and add him to Chocolate newsletter. By default it is not possible to sign up for News of both stores.

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