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March 17, 2016

Magento Unconference 2016

I was lucky to be in Berlin last weekend. And I realized I was even more lucky, because the Magento Unconference 2016 happened to be on the very same dates. So without any hesitation I have joined the event once I landed in the German capital. In this blog post I want to share with you my impressions and help you to decide whether to attend and contribute to Magento Unconference next year.

March 15, 2016

Meet Magento Sweden 2016. How was it?

This week has started with a new host country for Meet Magento and the most northern location for this event series in all of its history. Of course, as Atwix is a co-organiser of Meet Magento Ukraine, I couldn’t miss the chance to attend Stockholm and get to see how Meet Magento develops its presence there.

March 11, 2016

Manage Translation System in Magento

In this post we want to share our expertise on how to manage translations in Magento. We will cover various methods, their priorities and characteristics. We will show you the pros and cons of each solution to match your needs when you change or add a new translation to your online store.

As you may know, Magento has 3 different ways of adding/changing translations (from highest to lowest priority):

March 8, 2016

Delete Magento product attribute values via shell script

Sometimes handling multiple store views/stores/websites within a single Magento installation may mess up attribute values on the different scope levels. We’ve recently faced similar problem with product prices. Some price values were changed on the scope level after data migration and it was almost impossible to detect and remove such values from the Magento admin panel. So we’ve decided to create a shell script for that purpose and share it with you.
March 7, 2016

SUPEE-7405 cart merge error fix

During our work with Magento security patch SUPEE-7405 and its patch-fixes (version 1.1) we’ve noticed an error which is logged as an exception and it can be even a source of security exploit if exception.log file is world readable. In this article we describe this bug and fixes for it.

March 3, 2016

Logging system. Optimize Magento database by cleaning logs

Magento is a powerful and, at the same time, complex eCommerce system. One of the important parts of this system is a different events logging. After some time of functioning, Magento collects more and more events data and it might have the performance impact. Of course, the logs information can be cleaned manually in the database to avoid issues with performance, but this approach is not always handy. Therefore, in this article we want to review Magento logging system and built in tools for logs handling.

February 29, 2016

Images optimization in Magento

Images optimization in Magento is one of the simple ways to improve the performance on the store. The faster store is – more likely that users will complete order on it. Further below, in our article you will find the tips how to quickly optimize all the images on Magento website.
February 24, 2016

Magento patch SUPEE-7405 v1.1

In one of our recent articles we have described Magento patch SUPEE-7405 installation and its code changes. But, as it turned out, this patch might cause some issues on the websites. And in order to reduce the number of issues Magento has released an update to the patch – SUPEE-7405 v1.1. It does not fix any security issues, meanwhile we would like to review what changes this update contains to understand its role:

February 12, 2016

Magento Security Patches. Why should you install them?

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

February 10, 2016

Magento Live France 2016. What's happening in the Magento World?

Last week was loud in Magento Community, mostly due to two events that have happened in Europe. And while we have already shared our feedback from the Developers-focused Mage Titans Italy conference, it took me a little while to gather my thoughts about Magento Live France.