Australian Interview of Roy Rubin

February 21, 2012 / Posted in Magento by BelVG Team

Roy Rubin, Co-Founder of Magento, took a business trip to Australia, where he gave an interview to Australian online newspaper Power Retail. It’s always the event when Magento top officials go public and unveil their business secrets. However, don’t expect big revelations in there: all conversation is spinning around pillars of Magento success, X.Commerce concept, acquisition by eBay, open source security issues and some others.

You will be definitely interested in this interview if you are relatively new to Magento development and know not that much about its happenings. Most likely that Magento professionals will consider questions quite typical with answers to what they already knew. Anyways, practice makes perfect, so enjoy the article.

Add-ons on Friday

February 17, 2012 / Posted in Magento, Mobile, Prestashop by Alex Huk

Friday is outside! It’s time to get ready for the weekend rest, completing tossing tons of papers and replying to the insanely large number of emails. Don’t do too much today: leave important things by Monday and learn more from our regular Add-ons on Friday section.

This week we were occupied both by Prestashop and Magento development, which was resulted in Magento Cardboard Mobile Theme and Prestashop Product Links module releases.

Our new theme with cardboard style elements will be the one good choice for retailers dealing with wooden and paper made items. Product Links is a smart front office module that indicates product links to multiple catalogs they belong to on the product page.

Cardboard Magento Mobile Theme           Prestashop Product Links Module

Add-ons on Friday

February 10, 2012 / Posted in Magento, Social by Alex Huk

We continue our weekly Add-ons on Friday, and today we prepared for you the dinner with two main dishes.

Our Promotional Gifts and Google Plus All in One extensions are designed for Magento-based stores. Promotional Gifts is a quick way to present free gifts to wholesale buyers and users purchasing expensive products. Google+ All in One for Community and Enterprise editions integrates stores with one of the most popular global social networks, furnishing businesses with numerous Google+ marketing features.

Get a close view of Magento Promotional Gifts and Google Plus All in One.


Magento Enterprise Premium License

February 10, 2012 / Posted in Magento by Alex Huk

What could you imagine to be the Magento crush of this week? It would be Magento 2.0 alpha version for sure, but a new license coming out is quite an event as well.

Magento Enterprise premium is twice more expensive than its foregoing Magento Enterprise license.  It promises to customers “all the benefits of Magento Enterprise with additional licenses, Magento support, consulting and training” for $44,990 USD per year.

We wonder, what features does the prefix Premium add to an early Magento Enterprise license? Are there many changes in functionality Magento team has lately imported? And, probably, the most important question – where we can test the demo version?

Magento Codepool (Magento Certified Developer Exam)

February 9, 2012 / Posted in Certification, Magento by Sergei Guk

Both junior and senior developers, who work with Magento on a constant basis or just start learning this platform, think over the perspective to obtain Magento Developer Certificate some day. Benefits are innumerable, ranging from a catchy point in CV, worldwide job skills recognition to exciting career prospects on on a global scale.

BelVG can’t bypass the matter of many developers concern – Magento Certified Developer Exam, which contains of multiple-choice questions based on Magento Community Edition 1.5. Magento exam does not imply prerequisites. Find more information about Magento Developer Certification on Magento Commerce official website. Preparing themselves to exam, developers are offered to examine the Magento Certified Developer Study Guide.

We start a new section in our blog, dedicated to Magento Certified Developer Exam preparation, answering questions from above-mentioned Study Guide in series. Today we look through the first question Describe Magento codepools from the Basics chapter, High-level Magento architecture.



Useful Tips to Apply While Importing Customer List

February 7, 2012 / Posted in Magento, Tips&Tricks by Siaržuk Piatroŭski

Many website owners want to import customers from their old sites or email services like MailChimp to some new location. Basically, Magento has all required functions for a standard importing, but sometimes more complex actions with customers are needed. It concerns, for example, extracting customers from CSV and CSV-like files and sending them welcome email messages.

We suggest you to download the module sample that helps importing CSV customer list, generated by MailChimp, to your Magento store. The archive includes two customer titles for practicing purposes and is tested on Magento 1.6.