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March 21, 2017

Tips for first-timers at Imagine

Imagine 2017 is just 12 days away and most of the attendees have already planned their trip to the conference. But if it is your very first Magento event, there are some useful things to consider. We’ve gathered some recommendations that proved to be good for Atwix each and every Imagine since 2011.

March 15, 2017

Atwix at Imagine 2017. Will you be there?

Hooray! Imagine 2017 is just around the corner and Atwix is proud to sponsor the conference this year. Come chat with us at our booth, we’d be happy to provide express security audit of your Magento store, talk about general eCommerce trends and innovations, or simply have a nice little chat. All the visitors will be supplied with recommendations on implementations, discounts on maintenance packages, and a cool swag for you and your kids.

Make sure to stop by our booth – we will be happy to talk all things Magento. Or schedule a meeting by simply sending an email to inbound@atwix.com.

March 13, 2017

Where to learn about Magento

Magento is a great eCommerce platform to work with. Many solutions are available out of the box, ready for you to use them and grow your brand online. Your Magento solution partner will always help you develop the best-in-class online store, but there is basic knowledge you should acquire when managing a Magento store – from knowing how to use Magento admin to doing little SEO tweaks and security checks.

March 2, 2017

How to add a tooltip in OroCRM

Any application should be unambiguous. Every user should easily read and understand it. OroCRM applications contain many forms and fields. Developers can customize them and add even more, which can make the application difficult to use by other parties. The easiest way to avoid this is to add comments to the application elements: fields, forms etc. This can be done with tooltips in OroCRM. And we are going to show you how to do it.

February 27, 2017

How to Add a Custom Admin System Message in Magento 2

Magento uses notification messages to improve user experience. You can simply add any message using the Message Manager to notify users whether the result of an action is successful or not.

In this blog post we will cover one type of the notifications – Admin System Messages. This type of notifications will be shown in a pop-up block and will be present in the admin panel as a reminder for an admin user until a special condition is met. These notifications can vary from messages about invalidated indexes to vulnerability issues. Adding custom system messages can be helpful and we are going to show you how to do it in few simple steps.

February 14, 2017

Managing custom product options with a shell script

Today, I’ll tell you how to simplify management of your product custom options with a shell script. You just need to add a criteria for a product collection, and each option of every product from the collection will be updated automatically. Our script will fetch product collections by product SKU value.

February 8, 2017

SUPEE-9652 security patch overview

This post is a short inside-out of the newly released Magento 1 SUPEE-9652 security patch. The patch prohibits an injection of executable code to the Magento email “Reply To” param, if the “Return Path” for emails is enabled. So let’s check what it does.

January 31, 2017

Acceptance Tests and Codeception

Most of the testing tools are too complicated. For a long time we’ve been looking for an automatic testing framework to meet our needs. We tried a lot of frameworks like Selenide and CasperJS but they were not exactly what we’ve been looking for. Not so long ago, we’ve discovered a tool Codeception and I want to introduce you to it.

January 27, 2017

How to import a product image from an URL in Magento 2?

Magento 2 is becoming more and more popular day after day. Many vendors decide to use this platform for their eCommerce business. Migrating data from other platforms and services has always been a popular task, but it is even more needed today. In this blog post I will show you how to easily import product images from an external URL.

January 24, 2017

Does a distributed company need an office manager?

An office manager is an obvious hire for any company. The very definition of an office manager implies that there needs to be an office. Thus if you have one, after reaching a certain size there is no question whether you need a person, who provides day-to-day comfort and maintenance of the working environment. But when it comes to remote or distributed companies, the question is not that easy to answer. And since Atwix is a distributed company with both remote-only and in-office employees, we decided to share our experience with having an office manager, who manages more than just a physical office. This is what we are going to learn from Ksenia, our office manager.