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January 21, 2016

Magento Security Patch SUPEE-7405 Overview

As you may know, Magento released security patch SUPEE-7405 on 20th of January 2016. This patch contains changes to more than 50 core files and in this article we are going to review the changes and potential issues that could be faced after the patch implementation.
December 28, 2015

CasperJS - functional testing for your Magento store

Every change should be carefully tested before the release on the live store to make sure that it does not break any functionality. The most important is to check the main places such as customer registration process, customer log in to the account, adding different types of products to the shopping cart, checkout steps etc. We need to check the mentioned parts for every modification made for the website, these repetitive actions take a lot of time. But what do you think – is it possible to speed up and improve this process? As one of the most obvious solutions is to develop functional tests for the website and, in such way, we will automate all the actions.

November 26, 2015

Magento and PHP 7

Magento is one of the biggest and most popular e-commerce platforms written in PHP. The very first Magento release, known as ‘Bento’, is dated to March 31, 2008. For that time the actual PHP version was 5.2. Nowadays we are happy users of Magento 1.9 that supports PHP versions up to 5.5.x (officially announced), but the platform also smoothly runs on PHP v5.6. Recently we had good news about Magento 2.0 release and that fact is really great. From the opposite side, the first version of Magento will lose official support quite soon but, we are sure, there are many merchants who will stick with Magento 1.x for the next couple of years because of different reasons.

October 29, 2015

Magento security patch SUPEE-6788 - installation issues

Magento has released a new security patch SUPEE-6788, and we would like to share our experience with its installation troubleshooting. We are describing this topic assuming that you’ve already checked a web store on magereport.com and implemented the security recommendations like closing access to var directory, downloader, changed the URL to the admin panel to more secure etc. We will also try to avoid the discussion of the admin routes compatibility here because the patch already contains the back routes compatibility. Therefore, the main goal of this article is to make your store functioning correctly after applying the patch.

October 29, 2015

Take care of your Magento store - be aware of 404 errors

Every owner of the web store does all possible to provide good conditions for customers and takes care of their needs. Moreover, it is also good practice to use different services to track the behaviours of web store visitors, collect and analyze the data related to customers preferences to determine how to improve the conversion rate. As a one way of such improvements is to test if there are any issues on the web store. Maybe you’ve heard the words “to win the battle – at least, you should know your enemy”, as follows – you should find what problems the website has. In our article we are describing possible ways to notify the store owner or website admin about 404 pages. Therefore, if you know what URLs are sending the customers to 404 pages, you will be able to fix it by creating the corresponding redirects, rewriting rules etc.
August 27, 2015

Adding Google Analytics Tracking Code to Magento store

GA tracking code is required to collect data of users’ behaviour and then send it to Google Analytics. And in Magento we have two ways on how to add Google Analytics Tracking Code to the website to be able to track your visitors’ preferences – we are describing both ways in this article.

July 31, 2015

Extended breadcrumbs

This time we describe the breadcrumbs that redirect you to a product page. We think that almost every one of you had a chance to work with the breadcrumbs in Magento.

July 29, 2015

Common issues and solutions during Magento upgrade to 1.9

We believe that almost every Magento developer had a chance to work on Magento upgrade to the latest version, and almost in all cases the developers could face with different bugs. Therefore, we would like to share few solutions for fixing the common issues that may occur during upgrading Magento to 1.9 version.

May 28, 2015

Magento Security Patches and Common Issues while applying them

The Magento team releases patches when any vulnerability in the system is found in order to keep Magento secure and reliable. On Feb 2015, Magento has already released one critical security patch (SUPEE-5344), which was aimed to address a remote command execution. It’s been more than two months since the release and still more than 50% of all of the Magento installations worldwide have not been patched and are being open to attacks.

May 27, 2015

Simple products report in Magento

Magento reports section is a powerful tool. If you open Reports > Products > Products Ordered section – you will be able to generate a report of all the recently sold products.