Prestashop Addon Analytics. December

December 4, 2012 Alex Huk Prestashop
Prestashop Addon Analytics. December

December is on the calendar, and we are ready to post the fresh analytic table with Prestashop modules stats of the previous month.

November was hot for eCommerce. The month was primarily driven by two marketing titans, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. They both made a substantial contribution to the store owners’ well-being. Cyber Monday online sales reached $1.47 billion, up 17 percent over last year, representing the heaviest online spending day in history, according to digital tracking firm comScore, which also reported that Black Friday sales reached $1.04 billion, besting last year’s amount by 28 percent. Online spending for the month of November 2012 reached $20.4 billion, a 15-percent increase over the corresponding period last year according to comScore research. (more…)

Application Initialization (Magento Certified Developer Exam)

Application Initialization (Magento Certified Developer Exam)

Our another Magento certification-dedicated article describes the steps for application initialization.

Magento initialization process starts in index.php (with the exception of Magento integrated with some other sites or CMS).

Let’s take a look at the code of this file. Magento developers made their comments using multi line comment and PHPDoc style comments, so for my own comments I’ll use one line style (so called c++ style) comments. (more…)

Big Day Release: Magento Product List Gallery

November 28, 2012 Andrei Danilchyk Magento
Big Day Release: Magento Product List Gallery

Magento Product List Gallery extension allows viewing all images of products listed in the catalog page without leaving it. When the mouse pointer rests on the item thumbnail picture, slideshow with all its other images begins. This useful front-end feature encourages visitors to browse faster and purchase more.

Key features:

  • Product pictures slideshow in the catalog page
  • Flexible configuration of images demonstration

Let’s review these features closer. (more…)

Big Day Release: Magento Quick Top Links

November 27, 2012 Andrei Danilchyk Magento
Big Day Release: Magento Quick Top Links

Magento Quick Top Links extension allows accessing store main sections right away when hovering the mouse pointer over top links – instantly, with no clicks. Popping up default blocks contain items in Cart and Wishlist with the ability to edit and delete products and proceed to checkout, Log In fields, About Us info and My Account menu. It’s possible to add your own top links and configure blocks appearing when hovering over them.

Key features:

  • Top links enhanced with pop up blocks
  • Blocks appear on hover
  • Custom blocks content is created in WYSIWYG editor

Let’s review these features closer. (more…)

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