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  • How to power tomorrow: Magento Imagine 2017

    April 28, 2017 // by Olena Sadoma

    We’ve all been taught that the preparation for winter starts early in summer. For those in eCommerce it seems that we are constantly under pressure of “Winter is coming!”. The digital world is changing rapidly and so are the needs of digital consumers. It is not big news anymore that digital shoppers have almost conquered the offline world, and for those brands, who haven’t yet jumped on the wave of providing omni-channel experience, it’s better to start catching up.

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  • Magento 2 simple CLI script

    April 19, 2017 // by Igor Furseev

    Magento 2 Command-line interface (CLI) tools differ from those in Magento 1. In Magento 1 you could simply add a script to the “shell” directory, include abtract.php, and extend from it. Magento 2 is a bit more complicated. This post will show you how to create a simple CLI script in Magento 2.

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  • Tips for first-timers at Imagine

    March 21, 2017 // by Alexander Galtsow

    Imagine 2017 is just 20 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.

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  • Atwix at Imagine 2017. Will you be there?

    March 15, 2017 // by Alexander Galtsow

    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

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  • Where to learn about Magento

    March 13, 2017 // by Maria Zayac

    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.

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  • How to add a tooltip in OroCRM

    March 2, 2017 // by Denis Saltanakhmedov

    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.

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  • How to Add a Custom Admin System Message in Magento 2

    February 27, 2017 // by Dmytro Cheshun

    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.

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  • Managing custom product options with a shell script

    February 14, 2017 // by Ablyakim Ablyalimov

    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.

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  • SUPEE-9652 security patch overview

    February 8, 2017 // by Igor Furseev

    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.

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  • Acceptance Tests and Codeception

    January 31, 2017 // by Kostyantyn Systalyuk

    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.

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