Most commonly the choice between a free or paid solution revolves around a project budget or company finances. It is natural that nobody wants to spend money on a tool if there is a free, decently functioning replacement of it. Such a line of thinking particularly inherent to startup owners who aim to launch a business website with as low costs as possible. Although reserving to free tools might seem more preferable under any circumstances, business owners in most cases do not properly weight up all the consequences and think long-term.
Instead of adding or extracting product data one by one from the Magento admin panel, there is a way to save time and effort by exporting and importing product info with a CSV product upload sheet. Currently, there are a number of Magento modules that facilitate this process, yet in this article I will describe the standard method of Magento 2 import and export of products.
Magento’s most empowering feature is its open source architecture, for it allows developers to freely configure the platform and create complex custom solutions for ecommerce. Yet, open architecture has an unfortunate security vulnerability, which makes the platform subject to hacker attacks. Another reason why Magento is so prone to security attacks lies in its popularity. According to estimations, in 2018 there were more than 250,000 online stores around the world powered by Magento; you can’t but agree the criminals are given rather a wide choice.
This article describes the directory structure of Magento 2 ecommerce platform. I will address in detail the general directory structure, module catalog structure, theme catalog structure and naming conventions and namespaces, as well as describe how can you identify the files responsible for certain functionality in Magento 2 directory structure.
API is an essential framework for ecommerce software, and even if you are only beginning working with Magento, you must have already heard of it. This article is an overview of what is Magento 2 Web API, the types of it and how to work with each of them.
Product image is a vital aspect of the whole product page, for it attracts a visitor’s eyes in the first place. Magento is a greatly flexible and customizable platform that allows to add product images in different ways. In today’s article, we will explore four methods of adding images to Magento product page: via admin panel, programmatically, via import and via REST API.
Page Builder was announced in connection with the release of a new Magento 2.3 at the end of November, 2018. This tool promised extended content management functionality for store admins of Magento Commerce, in particular, the ability to create pages without having the specialized technical knowledge and using HTML and CSS. Now, as around half a month has gone since the Magento 2.3 release, we have thoroughly tested this new tool and are going to describe its functionality for you.
Online businesses of all sizes, from all industries and with any experience have one common problem. This is cart abandonment.
The list of reasons why shoppers add products into their carts and then leave the web store without completing checkout is long and rather vague, so we would not discuss it now. Instead, in this article we have assembled a sound set of 7 most effective ways of improving the checkout process based on the most typical cart abandonment reasons.