Magento

How to Start With Magento

How to Start With Magento

There is no secret that Magento is the most popular eCommerce CMS in the world. But when you decide to work with Magento (taking into account that you are already familiar with PHP, Javasript, MySQL) and download its archive, you could be frustrated when you see all these hundreds of folders and thousands of files.

A few years ago there was a very limited amount of information provided by Magento itself. In my opinion, this fact and complexity of the platform lead to the situation that even if you want to do everything right, it’s hard to say which way is the right one. But time has changed and there are a lot of good sources developed by Magento and its eco-system.

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Big Day Release: Magento CMS Product Placement

October 5, 2012 Alex Huk Magento
Big Day Release: Magento CMS Product Placement

CMS Product Placement extension allows arranging a spectacular product presentation on any of Magento CMS pages. Simply choose the page in the admin panel, select product category, attribute and option in the extra CMS Product Placement tab and the items will be displayed right where you’ve configured.

Key features:

  • Adding products to CMS pages
  • Setting product category, attribute and option

Let’s review these features closely.

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Specifics of Software Product Testing

Specifics of Software Product Testing

There are differences between testing of software developed internally and third-party products. BelVG testers deal more often with our newly created Magento and Prestashop extensions than with customized products.

When you work for a client, you choose software testing methods depending on a number of hours paid. As a rule, there is enough time to do all positive testing and at least part of negative testing. Testing of own software can last for a long time which is something to be avoided.

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Big Day Release: Magento Cart Reminder

October 2, 2012 Alex Huk Magento
Big Day Release: Magento Cart Reminder

Magento Cart Reminder allows admins to send reminders to customers who abandoned shopping carts. Emails may include cart items, their images, quantity, price, etc. There is an option of offering discounts to encourage customers to complete their purchase.

Key features:

  • Sending reminders to customers who have uncompleted orders
  • Configurable email templates
  • Discounts rules
  • List of abandoned carts
  • Possibility to “mute” carts and view reminders statistics

Let’s review these features closely.

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Win Free Copies of Mastering Magento with BelVG

September 25, 2012 Alex Huk Fun&Events, Magento
Win Free Copies of Mastering Magento with BelVG

We have teamed up with Packt Publishing to organize a Giveaway. Four lucky winners stand a chance to win copies of the latest book on Magento – Mastering Magento by Bret Williams.

How to Enter?

All you need is to look through the description of the book and drop me a line at irina@belvg.com, explaining why you are the one of four who is extremely interested in Mastering Magento.

Besides, you should become a fan of our BelVG Facebook Page or follow us on Twitter.

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Add-ons on Friday

September 14, 2012 Alex Huk Fun&Events, Magento, Prestashop
Add-ons on Friday

Did you know that an average developer wakes up at 07.50am, works for 8 hours 57 minutes and goes to sleep at 10.54pm? 65% of programmers drink coffee and 45% do exercises, they code for 2+ hours and e-mail for 54 min per day. There was one good reason to know developers around you better this week, if there were any; on the 12th of September we’ve celebrated Programmers’ Day. Check out this image to discover more dev stats: (more…)

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