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There are times that you might want to give your client the ability to easily add or modify content on store front without using a full blown third-party extension. One common use case is a homepage slider or a simple content block in the sidebar with a catchy call to action. Using static bloc...

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Often when working on an M2 project customers use different 3rd party services for inventory management, shipping management etc. Usually if the 3rd party service only uses API calls to read data from an M2 instance there’s shouldn’t be any trouble, but when someone wants to make an update using...

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Recently, we've built a Magento 2 store on Magento Cloud without the usage of migration tools to migrate the data from Magento 1. One of the things that has changed, was a category name that was used as a top-level category. In Magento 1 the URL was /elements/subcategory.html and in Magento 2 the cl...

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How to Apply Magento 2 Core Patches

In the ideal world, we wouldn't need patches for Magento 2 - the idea of applying semantic versioning rules in Magento 2 was to avoid having patches floating around, and instead of that, to fix all bugs and vulnerabilities by upgrading the whole system to latest "patch" version. In the real world, t...

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If your work environment includes multiple developers and you want eveyone to have the same content on their local environment without having to update the database each time you pull from remote, you should create or edit your CMS content programmatically. To achive this you use data upgrade...

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MSI Project by Magento and the Magento Community

Magento 2 Multi-Source Inventory (MSI) project is the largest community-driven project lead by Magento to date. And it’s quite an important one. MSI is a missing feature in both Magento Commerce and Magento Open Source. There are a few extensions which partially implement this functionality,...

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When you migrate to Magento or are moving a fresh set of data into a new product catalog, capturing your product attributes in meaningful groups is a good idea. An attribute is a specific feature or variable that makes a configuration of a product different from others. T-shirts have brands, sizes...

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We all know Magento is not the most welcoming environment for front-end developers. The basic set of tools that comes with the Magento 2 package is cumbersome to use and doesn't really help developers get the most out of their skill sets. Using Grunt to process LESS files is quite slow compa...

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Running Magento 2 Inside a Container

Why use containers?

Containers revolutionized infrastructure, providing a lightweight alternative to other virtual systems. Because they share resources they are able to use less resources with more but add more granularity to management and scaling. Also, they are easier to share across environme...

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There are many reasons why you may want to programmatically create a category in Magento 2. Your blog posts, brands that can be redirects to CMS pages, or even dynamically generated marketing categories can all be created with code. Rather than burden an end user with creating these things manually...

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The news frequently reports stories about hackers gaining access to credit card data for tens of thousands, sometimes millions, of consumers. The Target data breach of a few years ago cost the company over a quarter of a billion dollars. Small to medium size enterprises, in particular, have a...

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Shopping Insights

Before we begin, we want to introduce Google Shopping to readers who may not know what it is. We want you to open up a new browser and go to the Google homepage. In the search bar, type in "basketball shorts." Do you see the various gym shorts that appear on the page when you searched for the...

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Whether you have just started your eCommerce business or have been running your own online store for some time now, it’s not uncommon to make mistakes when it comes to your advertisements. Whether it’s your written copy or your design, even the smallest details can turn consumers away fro...

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Shopping Insights


Google Shopping Insight is a tool released by Google to calculate customer interest in products, at either a national, regional, or city (metropolitan) scale using Google. It compares and contrasts customer demands and search trends for items over a period of time across different geographic...

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Frankly speaking, there are thousands of articles and write-ups out there sharing tips and advice on how best an online merchant or business can set up and structure a Google Shopping Campaign. It can be quite daunting to sift through all this information and acquire expedient advice. So, in this article, you will be glad to know that we have done the sifting, and we will tell you what you really need to know to get started, so that you can focus your energy on the important things.

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Performance monitoring via Blackfire.io

Blackfire.io is one of the best profiling tools out there. It's easy to install, safe to have it in production and secure. We have been using it for a while to do adhoc performance fixes.

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eCommerce security has never been more important. This month the payment card industry requires that all card providers put a chip in their credit cards to boost security for in person transactions. As security tightens in physical retail locations attackers turn more attention online.

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Never in the history of Magento's yearly conference has a Magento agency won a "Site of the Year" award 2 years in row - until now. Rocket Web has been awarded back-to-back wins at the 2014 Magento Imagine Conference.

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What if you could make it so easy for a customer to finish a purchase as soon as they checked a product on their phone? Here's some tips for getting the most from your customer's mobile wallet.

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Recently Etsy, the big handmade marketplace, underwent an interesting A/B testing experiment on their search results page. They replaced normal pagination with infinite scroll and observed how user engagement in search dropped quickly. They concluded they should revert back to the old pagination ASAP.

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