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  • Hacker Attacks: How to Protect Your eCommerce Store

    How to protect your store from hacker's attack

    Magento ® is one of the most popular systems for online store creation. It has gained users’ trust not only due to its wide possibilities and various configurations but also due to its high security. Nevertheless, there are skilled programmers who try to hack Magento ® online stores and, unfortunately, they succeed.

    One of the first steps to protect your business is changing the admin panel login URL. The most widely-spread URLs are those like http://domain.com/admin or http://domain.com/administrator. That is why the stores with such URLs are hacked most frequently.

    So, it is recommended to make the admin panel URL as unique as possible. Let us review how to make this happen. This does not require any additional extensions for Magento ®.

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  • Ecommerce Storefront Sliders: How To Edit Magento Banners

    Editing slider

    The animated banner is a good marketing tool. If it is used, the first thing your store visitors see will be the most profitable and interesting offers. However, sales and discounts are changing so it is necessary to update the slider from time to time.

    In order to modify it, you should go to the admin panel, open CMS -> Pages-> Homepage. In Content tab, you can view and edit the code of your slider. This line contains the slider name:

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  • Magento 2 Review: Is Magento ® 2 Right For You?

    Magento 2 Review

    Magento ® is one of the biggest eCommerce platforms available for building storefronts. Due to its wide range of possibilities, it has been selected as an online store base by such well-known brands as Samsung, Lenovo, Olympus, Gucci, Skype and many others. Using the customization of extensions for Magento ®, templates and blocks, this engine can satisfy the requirements of online stores of most any scale. According to alexa.com analysis, Magento ® has taken the first place among the most popular online store platforms.

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  • Configuring Magento ®: What Ecom Store Owners Must Know Now

    Magento configuration system

    Despite the fact that the Magento ® administrative panel is quite large and complicated the configuration system in it is very simple. Let’s start from the beginning and figure out why we need it at all.

    Configuration system is a universal place where system variables are stored, including modules and plug-ins.  Should you need to modify some of your extensions for Magento ®. And this will only be possible due to the configuration system because it allows you the ability to not only read the files but modify them. This makes the configuration system so required and appreciated by the users of Magento ®.

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  • Magento Core Directories: What They Are And How To Use Them

    Magento Core Directories

    Magento ® is one of the biggest management systems for business development. It will be difficult for a beginning user to understand and use all of its functionality. In order to make new users feel comfortable using the system we have explained the functions and purposes of the core files in one of the previous articles in our blog. Now we will review the core directories and their content:

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  • Magento File Structure: What StoreFront Owners Need To Know

    Magento File Structure

    Magento ® architecture is known for its strictness and straightforwardness. Due to that, this platform is chosen by many online store owners as the base for their business. However, the file structure is quite extensive and it is very important to understand the purpose of each folder in the system core. It is necessary in order for the new files of plug-ins for Magento ® that you may install to be properly processed by the system.

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  • Magento Modules: Limiting Number of Shopping Cart Products

    Limiting the number of products in the shopping cart

     

    In the 21st century, eCommerce has grown extremely popular and it does not look like it is losing its popularity. Small entrepreneurs and businesses of the marketing sphere rarely encounter any problems with the site operation directly in the process of selling products through an online store. However, the sites of large suppliers and retailers whose orders’ count reaches several thousand a day often stop reacting to any manipulations or commands.

    In this article, we will discuss how to create Magento modules that will limit the number of products allowed in storefront shopping carts to be limited on a per customer basis. This extension will only affect products with different SKUs while multiple items of the same products can be added without any limitations.

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  • Nofollow - Noindex Magento Tags: Comparing And Contrasting

    Nofollow and Noindex: how to configure them in Magento

    Today many SEO specialists often use Nofollow and Noindex tags in order to distribute the weight of pages and also to hide some unnecessary parts of content or html code. What is the difference between noindex and nofollow?

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  • Roy Rubin: Interview On Where Magento ® Got Its Start

    It is hard to believe now but seven years have passed since Magento ® was first released back in 2007. There have been many successes and failures, many problems and solutions during these years, three editions of Magento ® have been developed with constant upgrades to each version.

    Let us remember how it all began, what were the expectations when the new eCommerce CMS was making its first ‘beta’ steps. The following interview with Roy Rubin, now former Varien CEO, was published on www.ecommerceoptimization.com in July 2007.

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  • Magento Maintenance Mode: How & Why Store Transitions Use It

    Maintenance mode for Magento system

    Working with the site engine is quite a difficult task which requires attention and responsibility. Let us review how to configure maintenance mode options for Magento ®.

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