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A quick and detailed guide to Magento 2

Magento 2 is the new version of the popular eCommerce software and it has plenty of new features. To start with there are many differences between Magento 1.x and the recently released Magento 2. Many changes were made to improve the performance and usability of Magento. Magento 2 is optimized for PHP 7, MYSQL 5.6 and Apache 2.4, although it is also backward compatible with the older versions of respective technologies. Brief introduction to the new features Magento now uses Composer for the dependency manager and additionally also make use of Unit Tests. Magento has integrated PHPUnit [...]    Read More

Using ‘Fastly’ to optimize Magento website

What is Fastly? Fastly is a CDN service that helps improve the content access speed hence resulting in significantly faster loading times for websites and mobile users. It makes use of SSD disks and their cache servers and hence this means the access speeds are high and at the same time the cache hit ratio is also very high. In addition to this there are over 30 point of presence locations all over the world in places like Asia, Europe, both North and South America, Australia and New Zealand. These have been strategically placed and make use of reverse proxy which means the content is [...]    Read More

Why should you upgrade to Magento 2?

Magento 2 has many new features that are beneficial to the web developer and eCommerce business. One of the biggest change is the folder structure. There is a big change in the folder structure which is something that the web developer is more likely to notice. However, the change in folder structure is for the good of the web developers and the overall working of the website (hence eCommerce Business owners). The configuration file is now called config.php thus easier to find. In addition to which the media folder, error folder, skin and JS folders are all located in the PUB folder. The [...]    Read More

Creating a simple module in Magento

Magento is arguably one of the most popular open source ecommerce software around today. Magento comes in three different flavors: Magento Go: This is the version that is targeted at small businesses Magento Enterprise Edition: This version is targeted at small to medium businesses. Magento: This version of Magento is free to download and is used by many web development firms to create a  e-commerce solution for their clients. Magento is a very versatile platform with the basic installation providing loads of useful features. One of the main reasons that Magento has grown so popular is [...]    Read More

Overview of Magento – The SEO perspective

Magento is a very popular open source software that is used as an e-commerce solution by many different companies around the world. Like every other website an e-commerce website also needs to be search engine friendly so that it can be found easily and the website can benefit from that in the form of new customers. Luckily Magento has many search engine related configurations that if set in the correct manner can work wonders for your website. Since a good search engine ranking is important for most of the e-commerce website I have compiled a few SEO tips if for those using Magento. [...]    Read More