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November 11, 2015

Boost your CLI environment

Most of modern softwares have a handy graphical user interface that allows executing different operations by few actions. We are talking not only about user interfaces for social networks, messengers, email clients etc. You can even create an entire website or a standalone application by few clicks and labels using different automated software with a good UI toolkit. That’s really great because it involves more and more people into attempts to create something new and special. However, what about people who stand behind this scene – developers, who create “software for creating a software”?

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.
September 30, 2015

Commonly used OroCRM console commands

When we started working with OroCRM we have met problems with differences between Symfony core commands and OroCRM commands. That is why we decided to share this experience and prepared a list with the most common commands for everyday work with OroCRM such as cache clearing, migration, entities.

September 14, 2015

How to manipulate OroCRM grid using event listener

You may face with the situation when it is necessary to change a data grid for your OroCRM application. It is quite easy if you have already created your own bundle (we’ve described how to create a bundle in the previous article). In this case, you can simply add few changes to datagrid.yml of this bundle. Nevertheless, sometimes we have to work with the bundles created by other developers or system bundles. And in those cases, we can use two ways: overwrite a full data grid configuration of the corresponded bundle or work with events of a listener.

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.

July 27, 2015

How to use SQL queries in OroCRM migrations

As you may know, to add new data to Symfony bundles we can use migration scripts or it is also possible to use a fixture for this. However, we do not recommend to use the fixture if you need to change some configurations, alter table or insert any specific variable. Fortunately, OroCRM team has provided the solution for SQL queries in the migration scripts – we can use Insert, Update, Delete and other queries there.

July 16, 2015

LOGOBUILDING: Logo designer’s survival guide

When I was working on this article I’ve kept in mind two goals. The first one was to share my experience on creating logotypes for the companies, brands and products. And the second goal was to help designers, especially the beginners, save their time and energy on every stage during logo designing. Everyone can find the shortest way to the great result.