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January 2018’s Best Magento, CMS, and Design/Development Content

February 12, 2018 1 Comment RSS Feed

Now that we’re well into the New Year, let’s take a look at what’s been trending so far so we can stay on top of the game! Check out this month’s roundup and if you’re looking for the same great articles the rest of the year, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Enjoy and let us know if we missed anything important in the comment section.

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Posted in: Content, Craft CMS, CraftCommerce, eCommerce, ExpressionEngine, Magento, WooCommerce, WordPress

To India and Beyond!

January 16, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

After an amazing week of Yoga and meditation in the holy city of Rishikesh right beside Ganga river, it’s time for a Meet Magento India recap!

The day started early setting up the booth with all our swag in the amazing venue Wagento choose for the event. Read more

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December 2017’s Best Magento, CMS, and Design/Development Content

January 9, 2018 1 Comment RSS Feed

Happy New Year! As we roll into 2018, clean up your databases and get your site ready for this new year. Need some help? Check out this month’s roundup! If you’re looking for the same great articles the rest of the year, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.>Enjoy and let us know if we missed anything important in the comment section.

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Posted in: Craft CMS, CraftCommerce, ExpressionEngine, Magento, WooCommerce, WordPress

OpenVPN Helps To Keep Your Magento And WordPress Dedicated Servers Safe

December 8, 2017 0 Comments RSS Feed

OpenVPN Helps To Keep Your Magento And WordPress Dedicated Servers Safe

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When a user connects to your Magento store, they connect over HTTPS, a secure protocol that uses an SSL certificate to encrypt data sent between the shopper’s browser and the server that hosts the store. Without HTTPS, it is possible for a third-party to intercept the data, putting the shopper and the store at risk. But shoppers aren’t the only people that might need to access your store and its “front-entrance” isn’t the only way in.

In some cases, making a change to a store may require a developer or other professional to connect using a service like FTP. FTP is an old protocol that is often still used to upload files to a server. It doesn’t have any built-in encryption, so data is sent in the clear. There are several services a dedicated server hosting client might want to make available, but that are inherently insecure. Usually, insecure services like FTP are blocked by a firewall that prevents anyone from accessing them, but that may be inconvenient.

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Posted in: Magento, Security, WordPress

November 2017’s Best Magento, CMS, and Design/Development Content

December 6, 2017 0 Comments RSS Feed
November 2017’s Best Magento, CMS, and Design/Development Content

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Tis the season! We hope you’re ready for the holidays and your site is fully optimized for the coming rush. Still unprepared? Check out this month’s roundup. Get to it before the weather turns frightful! If you’re looking for the same great articles the rest of the year, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Enjoy and let us know if we missed anything important in the comment section.

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Posted in: Craft CMS, Magento, WooCommerce, WordPress

Etsy Alternatives: Own Your eCommerce Platform With Magento Or WooCommerce

December 5, 2017 0 Comments RSS Feed

Etsy Alternatives: Own Your eCommerce Platform With Magento Or WooCommerce

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Since it was founded 12 years ago, Etsy has grown into the leading marketplace for handmade and vintage items. Thousands of creatives and makers have built businesses on Etsy. But there’s a risk in relying exclusively on Etsy to market and sell products, a risk that’s common to all platforms of its type. You don’t control the platform and you don’t set the rules. Ultimately, all platforms are managed to serve the interests of their owners and the investors, a situation that often creates tensions and conflicts with users of the platform.

This is a problem for eCommerce merchants and publishers alike, who eventually find the constraints of their chosen platform limiting. As Etsy seller Lisa Jacobs found:

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Posted in: eCommerce, Magento, WooCommerce

Upgrading To Magento 2: Do Retailers Need To Switch From Magento 1?

November 27, 2017 1 Comment RSS Feed

Upgrading To Magento 2: Do Retailers Need To Switch From Magento 1?

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Magento 2 was released almost two years ago and we’ve offered Magento 2 hosting since day one. But many Magento eCommerce retailers have a long history with Magento 1 and aren’t eager to switch, although the process of upgrading isn’t onerous.

I’d like to take a look at some of the reasons retailers should consider moving to Magento 2, and whether those who prefer to stick with Magento 1 are likely to face problems in the near future.

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Learning Magento: Six Of The Best Magento Educational Resources

November 24, 2017 4 Comments RSS Feed

Learning Magento: Six Of The Best Magento Educational Resources As eCommerce platforms go, Magento isn’t challenging to get to grips with, but there is a learning curve. In this article, I’ve collected some of the best Magento educational resources. Each of them has helped me in the past, so hopefully you’ll find them useful too.

Magento U

If you are looking for an in-depth introduction to building and managing a Magento eCommerce store, Magento U should be your first port of call. Magento U was created by the folks behind Magento, and it offers top-class training from some of the most experienced Magento experts in the world.

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Posted in: Magento