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Zero to $1,000,000 in 6 Months on Magento 2

By | eCommerce Success, Magento, Web Development | No Comments

Since mid-2016 we have been engaged with a really fun project. We modernized an old eCommerce site and migrated to Magento 2. We did our homework and it showed. The site was launched about 6 months ago and this site just closed a cool $1,000,000 in sales!

Truth is the launch of the site wasn’t without any hiccups but we made it happen. In this post I’ll share what we learned, what we did well, and what still remains to be done.

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Keep Magento Secure with these 12 Tips

12 No-Brainer Security Tips for Running a Secure Magento Server

By | Magento, Web Development

Recently we have been getting a flood of calls from distressed Magento store owners with compromised servers. As a result we compiled a comprehensive list of security tips on running a secure Magento environment. Some tips are basic but still it is worth mentioning it here sine I have seen so many cases were the basics are not covered properly. Like any other eCommerce application residing on a web server, Magento needs to be secured and one will be surprised how often these basics mistakes are done on live production servers.

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Magento Admin Tip: Run mysqldump Without Locking Tables

By | Magento, Web Development

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.

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Magento Extensions Here We Come…

By | Magento, Web Development

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.

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