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Think you are hiding your Magento 2 store back-end URL?

As you may know, Magento recommends using a unique, custom Admin URL instead of the default “admin” or a common term such as “back-end”. Although it will not directly protect your site from a determined bad actor intending to steal your data, but it can reduce exposure to scripts that try to gain unauthorized access. Even though there is a custom URL set up for Admin, this does not necessarily mean that it will remain unexposed to someone, especially to attackers.

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Few tips for Improving JavaScript Performance

We think that JavaScript is a very important part of web developing today. But sometimes we do not think about simple tips that can increase the performance of the JS. In the post we try to overview some common issues of JS and also the simple solution that helps improve the performance of Magento site.

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MageTalk Wallpapers 2019

The Magetalk podcast holds a special place in our hearts and minds. With tens of thousands listeners monthly it is arguably the most influential media in Magento world.

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How to add a simple note to the checkout step

Sometimes the additional info in the order is very useful. It can be an additional choice or message from a customer. Unfortunately, Magento 2 does not provide any additional forms on the checkout steps by default.

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Key rules for your Magento 2 website security

Security topics play a significant role in the success of every online business. Nowadays, this topic becomes even more important due to such a huge number of different types of hacker attacks and sensitive data leaks all over the world. The duty of every website manager is to make sure that the key security rules are followed and the website is well-protected. The following article describes the most critical security issues and measures required for every website.

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Is it worth covering Magento 2 code by automated tests?

Automated tests implementation has always been an interesting topic for many store owners and managers. We receive many questions every day like: should we invest money for tests in addition to development? How will it help an online business? Which tests are better and why? Therefore, we want to shed some light on which types of tests are the most popular and useful and highlight key reasons of test importance.

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How to make a package for the Magento Marketplace in Magento 2

If you developed some Magento 2 module and you want to publish the module on the Magento Marketplace, you need to prepare a package with the module first.
In the post, we do not describe how to publish the module on the Magento Marketplace only how to prepare the ultimate package version and validate it.

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Add custom layout handle to product page - Magento 2

Ever struggled how to add programmatically a custom layout handle to a product page and what’s the best way to do it? Use the power of Magento 2 plugins (also called interceptors) added into the right place and you’re done!

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Multi-Source Inventory in Magento 2.3

Magento 2.3 GA release has finally landed. It is one of the most awaited releases that Magento ever had, and it is a thrilling moment for us at Atwix. Not only our clients can now benefit from all the new features that are available in 2.3, but also we can now see live features that our team developed working closely with other community contributors as well as Magento Community Engineering team.

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How to add custom layout handle to category in Magento 2

In order to add a custom layout handle to category page, a (basic) Magento 2 module with these additional files and their content is needed:

1. The events.xml file to “subscribe” to the event and say which observer should be fired
2. An observer that adds a new layout handle to the page
3. A layout file that adds needed changes to the page

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