Yes, it is the holiday shopping season and ecommerce is just booming. If you have done everything right in your online store, you should be seeing a spike in your eCommerce conversion rates. Here is a nice graph showing ecommerce conversion rates spike to over 5% on Cyber Monday for one of our successful Magento Customers.
New and Improved Advanced Search Magento Extension6:15 pm
The Advanced Search Magento Extension by Activo is a must have improvement over the default magento search results. It provides an advanced search functionality for your entire store product catalog without the necessity to install additional 3rd party systems like Solr or Sphinx. It also offer the sensible autocomplete feature within the search box.
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
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 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.
Add Custom Tabs to Product Edit page in Magento Admin Panel6:00 am
Just a quick note this time on a great way to introduce tabs into the product edit page in the Magento Admin panel: via the
How to Load jQuery and Prototype in Magento Admin Panel11:18 am
This is an issue that comes up more often these days because more and more third party magento extensions simply throw in the jQuery library in the admin panel, even just for simple JS functionality that is fully supported in Prototype.
Fix for Multi Store View Bug in Magento12:54 pm
There is a pretty nasty bug in Magento if you are using multi store view with configurable products. I have recently patched it nicely with an extension that overrides the original controller method. This is a much nicer fix than actually hacking the core files which can then break in the next upgrade.