Assuming normal traffic patterns, a Magento website will most likely receive only 40%-50% of its traffic directly to the Homepage. The rest of the traffic goes to the Category pages, CMS pages, and mostly your product pages. This means that product pages are highly important for most eCommerce websites. Here are 7 useful tips to help provide effective product pages and improve usability & SEO
Redirect HTTPS to HTTP for Any Homepage4:24 pm
Simple and effective way to force your site’s homepage to redirect from HTTPS to HTTP. This is now needed since all major modern browsers like FireFox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer will prefer the secure (HTTPS) URL when users type the domain name in the address bar.
Beware of Magento Compilation when Installing New Extensions5:36 pm
Magento Compilatioin and new extensions installation do not mix together. Before you can enjoy that new extension that you just installed you must be aware of Magento Compilation.
New Bulk Images Upload and SEO Magento Extension3:29 pm
Activo Bulk Images Upload and SEO extension provides a fast and efficient way to mass upload product images for large size catalogs with one mouse click. It is extremely easy to use, allows uploading multiple images per product SKU, works great with CDNs, and now has image SEO features.
Magento Extension Demo: No PO Box Allowed at Checkout2:14 pm
Why Optimizing InnoDB is Key for Magento Performance10:51 pm
From my experiences, you (the developer) will need to do the last tweaking of the InnoDB config parameters. I’m including the parameters that I constantly apply to my clients and make big difference when it comes to DB performance for Magento.
The Unconventional Way to Hire Top Web Developers Used by Zappos9:56 pm
This is not a long and detailed article on how sophisticated they are, instead this article is short and surprising. If you are doing work in the eCommerce world, you may have heard of the huge acquisition of Zappos.com…
How to Upload Multiple Product Images (In Bulk) to Magento with One Click9:17 pm
This video shows how to use our most recent extension, Bulk Images Magento Extension, now available on our Magento Extensions store. The extension allows easy product images management for large catalogs. Essentially even with say a few hundreds SKUs and 3-5 images per SKU you end up with 500 to 1,500 image files for your online store. Uploading every single one of them manually takes too much time and is absolutely not necessary. With this extension you control how you want the products associated, what is the order of the images within the specific product image gallery, and the extension can help you manage small changes as well as large changes to the entire store. The extension also is CDN ready and can support almost any front end caching mechanisms that your store may be using. Enjoy!
Magento Admin Tip: Run mysqldump Without Locking Tables4:12 pm
Hey all Magento administrators or developers out there, just a short tip here on how to avoid locking tables when you perform a full mysqldump on a live server. This does not apply for any shared hosting, but only the more advanced dedicated hosting (VPS/cloud or not). When you perform a mysqldump on a live environment, the default behaviour is to lock the entire set of tables until the dump is complete, even if it takes 1 minute or less, it means that during that minute, users will not be able to checkout, or admins may not be able to perform any transactions in the back end.
Magento Extensions Here We Come…6:23 pm
I’m excited to announce a new division of Activo was recently born: Magento Extensions. This new division will focus on the various magento extensions which we have working on in the past 3 years. Essentially, every single piece of code that we have developed or delivered to our clients was written properly by extending Magento via their extensions mechanism. Some (not all) of these functionalists were developed further to easily integrate with other websites and hence allow a wide variety of online merchants to enjoy these advanced features.