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November 15, 2016

Improve Your Efficiency in OroCRM Coding

If you develop OroCRM applications, you know that you develop Symfony applications. And you can improve your efficiency by using a good integrated development environment (IDE) and some additional tools. We use PhpStorm in development, which is a JetBrains product (maybe the best of the IDEs), and we also use a great tool – Symfony Plugin.

November 10, 2016

Outer Space Magento Wallpapers

Today we have a new set of Magento wallpapers for you. Our previous ones were inspired by pop culture and sci-fi characters. This time we’re going to outer space to explore the new horizons of eCommerce and build a “Store of steel” with Magento 2.

November 9, 2016

Kiev CG Craft 2016

Improvement of design and illustration skills is a daily challenge for us. Now we are looking forward to take our illustrations and artworks to a higher level. The best place for exchanging new ideas, techniques, getting inspired and meeting professionals in the sphere of digital art is Kiev CG Craft 2016.

November 4, 2016

Adding an image chooser to a Magento 2 widget

In the previous post we have described how to add a new widget in Magento 2. As it was mentioned, each widget field has its own input type. The input type allows determining what graphical interface component will be used to represent this field. Magento 2 has a set of simple input types out of the box such as input field, dropdown etc. Also, it has more complex components: products chooser, rules conditions component, CMS block chooser and others. But in some cases you need to add your own input type, for example if you want to allow choosing an image from media gallery in your widget configuration. In this post we review how to add an image chooser/uploader to your widget.

November 2, 2016

Meet Magento Poland 2016

Once I’ve decided to celebrate my birthdays every year in different places. Last one I had in the other country. This year I had it at Meet Magento Poland in beautiful Poznan. It was a long trip, which took about a day to get to Poznan from Ukraine. But finally, I reached the destination. I arrived very late at night and decided to take a walk to the place where we stayed. The city was quiet and amazing at night.

October 25, 2016

Magento Security Patches. Why should you install them?

When Magento releases new security patches, we often get questions from clients like why they should invest money into having those patches applied to their Magento installation. In this blog post we’ll describe the importance of the patches and emphasize their role in having your Magento website functioning properly.

October 24, 2016

Adding a new widget in Magento 2

Magento 2 has a handy toolkit for static content management on the site that is called Content Management System (CMS). The toolkit consists of three main parts: pages, blocks and widgets. Pages allow us to manage content of an entire page. Blocks provide an ability to edit content of separate page elements. The main difference between blocks and widgets: if you need to change block parameters, you usually have to do it programmatically. Widgets are similar to static blocks, they allow to insert various content into static pages or static blocks. As a rule, widgets have configurable parameters that can be set up when adding it via admin panel.

October 17, 2016

Meet Magento New York 2016

October 5th, 2016, was a special day for our company, as it was a culmination of the efforts that we were putting together during the past several months. And we were not alone in this, together with a Spanish Magento partner, interactiv4, we have pulled off an amazing Meet Magento New York. It was a third MMNY, but it was quite different from the ones held before, and that’s why I believe that it was also a very special event for the whole Magento ecosystem.
October 4, 2016

Interview with Atwix & netz98 CEOs: cooperation, Meet Magento NY and global eCommerce Challenges

Today we publish an interview with Viacheslav Kravchuk, CEO of Atwix and Tim Hahn, CEO of one of the biggest German Magento Enterprise Partner, netz98, talking about global eCommerce, Meet Magento, and how European companies can find their market fit internationally.
September 30, 2016

Working with custom configuration files in Magento 2

As you may know, initially Magento keeps all configuration values in XML files. XML structure allows dividing all configuration values into separate sections, subsections, etc. In that way, every configuration value has its own path in the configuration three (called XPath). We usually work with Magento built-in configuration files, however, there are some situations when we need to have our own configuration file alongside with the standard files.