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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

Which eCommerce software to choose for custom module development – Magento, PrestaShop, or OpenCart ?

What is Module Development? A module is an encapsulation of custom code in order to implement a functionality. It can have an interface of its own that allows one to access the functionality in a custom manner. It can be developed in a way that makes it possible to couple it to other modules or interface. However, it is usually developed as a complete package so that it can be reused. Benefits of a module: A module is a small program that provides a specific functionality and hence has fewer bugs. It is easier to understand the algorithm of a module. The benefits of using modules for [...]    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

Listing sub-categories on the Categories Page In Magento

These steps below explain how to list sub-categories on a category page: 1. First of all you need to go to the admin section of the Magento ecommerce website. 2. Go to the admin menu and select CMS > Static Blocks Magento Admin Menu3. Now on the page that loads, click on the ‘Add New Block’ button on the top right. 4. You now need to create a new block called ‘Sub Category Listing’ with the following content: {{block type=”catalog/navigation” template=”catalog/navigation/subcategory_listing.phtml” }} Add New Block1. Go back the admin menu once you have saved this. 2. Select Catalog [...]    Read More

The comparison between PrestaShop, Magento and Opencart

PrestaShop: PrestaShop is open source software that is available for free download from their website. It is an ecommerce package that is widely popular for many reasons. It poses many unique features which also includes a very user friendly interface. In addition that PrestaShop was winner of the 2010 and 2011 best open source business application award as well. PrestaShop that was founded in Paris, makes extensive use of AJAX in the admin panel. It allows modules and blocks to be easily added to the store even by novice users. It has a great many features already built into the basic [...]    Read More