Internationalization (Magento Certified Developer Exam)

Internationalization (Magento Certified Developer Exam)

We continue posting Magento certification-dedicated articles in our blog. This time we will describe how to internationalize your Magento site.

Magento can manage multiple stores in a single installation. There are three layers in this hierarchy – websites, stores and store views.

The top level is Website. It’s made up of one or multiple stores. They in turn are made up of one or multiple store views. Stores have the same customers, orders and shopping carts. They are set of store views and the main idea of stores is to group store views in a website.

Most of Magento installations have only one website with one store and only one store view. As store Views are the actual store instances, they are typically used for internationalization purposes, i.e. translation of your store into different languages. Therefore, if you need to display your store in multiple languages, for example English, French and German, you should create the store once and then create three different store views for this particular store. (more…)

Go Mobile With PrestaShop

November 19, 2012 Alex Zaymund Prestashop
Go Mobile With PrestaShop

Daily routine includes rushing to workplaces. To get to work most people use public transport and thereby become potential customers. They kill time browsing through favorite social networking services via smartphones and tablets and with the help of shared materials or advertisement links end up on your store.

Mobile templates developers should take into consideration that people usually use mobile devices on the go, with environment all moving and shaky. It’s hard to enjoy intricate website design like that; links readability and navigation usability should be emphasized. The user should hit Add to Cart and Add Wishlist buttons quickly and easily. That’s why it’s essential to display important information only, taking into account your store specificity. For instance, if your site is for a restaurant, it would be reasonable to highlight the Contacts link and the guest will not visit your competitor after some mistake in the door. (more…)

How to Customize Prestashop Header

November 13, 2012 Alex Zaymund Prestashop, Tips&Tricks
How to Customize Prestashop Header

Customizing a header without using any modules is essential for the store’s appearance and, as it turns out, pretty easy. For instance, to change the background color of the header block or grid for it to stand out from the site background image, you need to insert the following code into the corresponding class: (more…)

Big Day Release: Magento Chameleon Mobile And Tablet Theme

November 6, 2012 Tatiana Kozyreva Mobile
Big Day Release: Magento Chameleon Mobile And Tablet Theme

We are proud to present our new mobile and tablet theme, providing eight awesome looks for your store – Magento Chameleon template. Every single detail of mobile device’s Chameleon user interface is developed for a user to get the best browsing experience on the go. The theme complies with Magento 1.7 mobile standards and is running on various mobile platforms like iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, etc. Simply select the theme color and enjoy the great transformation happening. (more…)

Own Page For The Best Extension

November 5, 2012 Pavel Novitsky Social

Magento Facebook Connect and Like Free

We have created a page for our legendary Magento Facebook Connect & Like Free extension. The fact that it has been installed on over 12k+ online stores is impressive enough for the module to settle down on its own territory.

You are welcome to hang out on these pages. Here you can learn more about Facebook Connect & Like Free, check out its info, user guide, release notes and screenshots; browse through the sites where the extension’s installed, read the feedback and info about Pavel Novitsky – Magento Developer Plus, the one, who has developed  this module.

We, as always, are happy to remind you that the extension is totally free!

Check it out.