Category: Technical Tips

Technical Magento tips: Magento features, how-to’s, instructions and guides for e-commerce

How to speed up Magento search using Amasty extensions 0

How to speed up Magento search using Amasty extensions

Hello to Amasty blog readers! We have been posting quite a number of articles on Magento 1 and 2 speed and performance. Today we’re showing some info on speeding up Magento search – an important part of overall site speed improvement, which is often neglected by merchants. In this test, we wanted to highlight how two Amasty extensions combined show significant difference when it comes to search speed.

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Product.OptionsPrice error on Magento 1.9.3.1 and how to fix it

Hello to Amasty clients and the Magento community! This is an important note I wanted to share with you both for explaining issues you might have been facing, and to prevent this issue in the future. Recently, we have been receiving a lot of similar support requests about this error, which influences both the Magento functionality and the Amasty extensions correct performance.

Magento 1 and Magento 2 performance comparison on PHP 5 and PHP 7 - by Amasty 15

Magento 1 & Magento 2 speed comparison on PHP 5.6.27, PHP 7.0.13, and PHP 7.1.0

PHP 7.1.0 WAS RELEASED A COUPLE OF WEEKS BEFORE. ALL THE VERSIONS OF PHP LOWER THAN 5.6.X WERE ANNOUNCED AS OUTDATED AND ARE NOT SUPPORTED BY THE DEVELOPERS. SOME DISTRIBUTION VENDORS STILL SUPPORT SECURITY UPDATES IN TERMS OF LONG TERM SUPPORT, BUT YOU’LL NEVER GET THE NEW FEATURES WITH THEM. Hello, Amasty blog readers! We’ve been posting Magento performance tests for quite a while. For the last couple of months, our readers were asking us to test Magento 1 and 2 performance with the new...

How to create a Magento 2 extension 93

How to create a Magento 2 extension

Yay, Magento 2 is officially out! Great news indeed. My name is Alex, and I’m a Magento developer at Amasty. For the last few months I’ve been busy building Magento 2 extensions, and today I wanted to share an instruction on building a simple Magento 2 module. What we’re going to build To demonstrate how to create a Magento 2 extension, we are going to build a HelloWorld module, which is going to have some basic functionality, covering as many development aspects as possible in...

How to fix common Magento issues 25

How to fix common Magento issues

Good day to Amasty blog readers! Our support team consists of four managers now, and every day they answer hundreds of questions not only about Amasty extensions, but also on Magento itself. We collected some of the most frequent questions and answered them; we do hope that this small knowledge base will help people that have just started working with Magento.

Creating Magento 2 orders programmatically 10

Creating Magento 2 orders programmatically

If you are a Magento 2 developer, some day and not even once you’ll need to create a certain amount of Magento 2 orders, and preferably programmatically, as manual creating of a bigger number of orders can be time consuming and simply inconvenient. I created this Magento 2 order generator for the needs of Amasty team and decided to share it with you. I made this generator because we needed a faster creation of orders tool for testing and debugging purposes. For example, I personally...

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How to configure Magento cron job

Cron job is an important component for correct Magento performance. It is widely used for running actions that are performed on schedule, such as indexing and caching, email dispatches, sitemap generation, currency rates updates, and many more actions as well. Today we would like to explain how to configure Magento cron job correctly. The configuration process can vary a bit depending on your site’s control panel (cPanel, Plesk, etc).

How to display bestselling products in Magento 73

How to display bestselling products in Magento + source code

We’ve noticed that many store owners ask questions about methods of displaying bestselling products on their Magento stores. Say, you need to show the most popular items on your Home page or Category View page. Unfortunately, there’s no such default feature in Magento, but you can easily do this yourself. Read on to see the instructions!