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How to create a Magento 2 extension 77

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...

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5 steps for no-SPAM e-mails in Magento

This article is based on a speech Amasty Chief Technology Officer Andrei Vachkevich gave on Meet Magento Poland 2014. Good day to Amasty blog readers! I’ve been working with Magento for more than 5 years, and finally it’s time to share some of our recent experience regarding sending e-mails in Magento. Today I will speak about how to avoid your e-mails being marked as spam. Of course if your goal is not to send spam e-mails. Many people on Magento related forums are discussing the...

An Extensive Guide on Magento Duplicate Content 70

An Extensive Guide on Magento Duplicate Content

Nothing is created equal, they say. They are wrong. And if you own an online shop, you are the one who knows that perfectly well as many pages on your site are literary equal, aren’t they? Our extensive guide will help you to solve the problem of Magento duplicate content and never allow it again.

How to configure HTTPS (SSL) for Magento + bonus 26

How to configure HTTPS (SSL) for Magento + bonus

Google treats users security quite seriously so it wasn’t surprisingly that in August 2014 Google announced HTTPs as a ranking factor. But still buzz was heard from here and there in the SEO community. Some people immediately switched to HTTPs, some preferred to take time and think over such a serious step. Anyway, there were people who claimed that HTTPs made their sites rank higher; those who saw drops in rankings after switch to HTTPs; and finally those who didn’t notice any changes with HTTPs.

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Magento security: checklist to protect your store

According to eMarketer’s latest forecasts, worldwide business-to-consumer (B2C) ecommerce sales will increase by 20.1% this year to reach $1.500 trillion. E-commerce world is growing rapidly, and it’s natural that thousands of dedicated servers working 24/7 or private information, including financial data, are a honeypot for hackers. And this data can easily trap into villains’ hands if you won’t stick to the Magento security rules. In this article we will dig into the most relevant and timely security points for Magento. Hackers breach e-commerce websites: to...

How to create Magento simple and configurable products programmatically 36

Creating Magento simple & configurable products programmatically

Basically, products are the cornerstone of any catalog and e-commerce shop. And Magento has great features for creating them from backend, but there are cases when we need to create products programmatically, or manually. For example, you may need it if you import products in a certain text format, or if you need to create plenty of products to test a shop’s performance, or you are suggesting an alternative product creation interface. How to create Magento simple products programmatically (manually) To create a product in...

How to Install Apache Solr for Magento Store? 6

How to Install Apache Solr for Magento Store?

Do you know how many customers your Magento store is losing just because your visitors can’t find the products they need since the search system is imperfect? Huge stores with an extensive amount of products suffer from it dramatically. Learn how to help your customers to find what they need and boost your sales by installing Apache Solr.

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How to upgrade Magento version

Good day to Amasty blog readers! Today I’m speaking on a topic our team had many requests for: how to upgrade your Magento store correctly? We have been talking about the importance of upgrading software a lot; it is crucial both for your server software and your Magento installation. Regular updates bring you not only the new features, but also security fixes, which is highly important for your Magento store’s safety.