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September 15, 2016

Email marketing. How to start and succeed

In today’s world, we get tons of emails every day. Some of them are spam, but most of the time we receive newsletters that we have previously subscribed to. There is a huge difference between two types of emails in your inbox. Some of them you don’t even open, but there are some that you are really waiting for. Every time you receive them it seems to be some kind of a present, they always have something interesting and of value inside.

September 2, 2016

Choosing a hosting company for your Magento store

One of the key elements of building a store on Magento is the right choice of the hosting company. No doubt, stable hosting plays a significant role in a store functioning. In most cases, hosting resources have a direct effect on a Magento web store performance, therefore it is critically important to choose a trusted Magento optimized solution when reviewing hosting offers for the website.

August 31, 2016

OroCRM Placeholders

If you need to change the appearance of your application, or just insert some specific data – you have a few ways to do it. The most popular method is to use native Symfony ways. You can overwrite a part of the logic from a bundle and replace a template with it. You can also overwrite a template by creating a similar template in the app/Resource… Another way is adding extra code to the native template, but it is a really bad practice, so try to avoid it.

Fortunately we have a UI bundle in OroCRM. The UiBundle in OroCRM is very flexible. In this post we want to show you how you can add your own data blocks to the appearance of your application without overwriting any view.

August 25, 2016

Error page customization in Magento 2

Have you ever seen a page with “There has been an error processing your request” when using Magento 1 or Magento 2? If no, you are lucky. This page is usually displayed when an issue appears in a system execution flow. Magento processes such issues by creating a separate report file in the var/report directory and by showing the error page with the details. You can also see a similar page “Service Temporarily Unavailable” when the maintenance mode has been enabled. Did you know that you can easily customize these error pages?

August 18, 2016

7 Essential Steps for Creating Your eCommerce Business

Last year turned out to be very successful for the eCommerce industry. Both the revenue figures and the growing number of shopping apps confirm that the global eCommerce market is continuing to develop at a rapid pace. Future forecasts are even more positive. In 2016, for instance, global B2C eCommerce sales are expected to reach $1.92 trillion. By 2018, that figure may even be as large as $2.36 trillion.

These days, more businesses than ever are getting into eCommerce. While there are plenty of recommendations for how a new eCommerce business should start their venture, the following are seven essential rules you should keep in mind as you begin setting up your online store.

August 4, 2016

Meet Magento DE 2016

Today I would like to get back to the 4th of July, when not only the USA became independent but also Meet Magento DE happened in the cozy city of Leipzig. It was not my first Meet Magento, but this time, I was the only one representing Atwix at the event and I should say that it was an extraordinary experience.

July 8, 2016

Magento 2 wallpapers - July

We’ve got the great feedback from you about our last Magento 2 wallpapers post. And as we promised, we have created new wallpapers this month. This time we used some classic pop culture characters to represent the leading positions of Magento products and give some respect to Magento Ninja Developers.

Bellow you will find 2 new wallpapers with several resolutions for desktops, laptops and lock screens for your phones. Need another image size? Just let us know in comments and we’ll make it for you.

June 30, 2016

Atwix offsite. Why and how we've done it.

Commitment to being a distributed company brings many opportunities of growth. Still you have to remember, that a successful distributed team needs to have well established means of communication, and a set of online tools will never fulfill the lack of face-to-face talks among your coworkers. This year, we decided to bring all of our employees usually working from 5 different locations to a company offsite in the Carpathian mountains.

June 28, 2016

Magento 2 Performance Toolkit

Before running your store in production mode it’s very important to check as many performance aspects as possible, since even a minor performance issue might cost time and money in the future. Formally, a web application’s performance can be classified using two parts: frontend performance and backend performance.

June 23, 2016

Magento 2 Product list aggregate rating fix

During our work with Rich Snippets extension we’ve noticed that the product list page has numerous errors if switched to the list mode. The errors were generated by the standard Magento 2 Luma theme, when attempting to aggregate rating markup rendering for each product in the product list. This blog post describes a configurable fix for the issue. We will have an opportunity to disable this fix for any custom theme which doesn’t have this error or in case the next Magento 2 version has a fix for this included.