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Magento Contributions: 2018, 2019 and beyond

Back in 2017 Magento has made a move which many of us couldn’t fully comprehend back then. It was a creation of the completely new business unit – Community Engineering department, and Max Yekaterynenko, Magento’s then Director of Development, became a head of it. First months it wasn’t quite clear what this department is aimed to do, but fast forward two years and we can surely tell that this initiative is one of the most successful Community initiatives Magento ever took.

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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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Imagine 2018

Why attend Magento Imagine 2018?

Recently Alex has listed what to expect from Magento Imagine 2018. What I am going to tell you today, is why Atwix team has never missed this event.

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Get involved in Distributed Magento Contribution Day

Distributed Magento Contribution Day

2017 has truly been the year of Community Engineering for Magento. For many years we’ve been hearing voices from the Magento community on how great would it be if we were allowed to work on fixing bugs and improving Magento core code… And now we’re living this dream. Moreover, this dream already delivers: 24% of the code shipped by Magento in 2017 came from the community. And all this came from 511 unique contributors. Impressive, isn’t it? And what’s helped the success?

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Atwix Birthday Gift

The best gifts for your company: BarCamp, Meetup, Contribution Day

20th of November, 2017, has marked an important date in Atwix history – we turned seven. It has always been a dilemma of what to do for the birthday celebration and we often followed a default and obvious way – making a party. This time though, we thought – what if?

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Security Patch SUPEE-10415

Magento SUPEE-10415 security patch

A new Magento security patch SUPEE-10415 was released on November 28th of 2017. It adds some security enhancements to your store by changing more than 30 files. Let’s dive into the details of the code changes that the patch makes.

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Proper way of installing Magento extensions

No-headache Magento extensions installation

One of the biggest benefits of Magento is that its numerous out-of-the-box features can be easily extended with many more modules, created by Magento community. Although some extensions have an almost plug-and-play installation process, it’s much better to do it under control of a professional. We get requests for installing third-party extensions daily, and we accumulated a great experience of how to upgrade your website with new features while keeping it safe and high-performing. While there is no instruction to fit all different cases, here are some things to consider when installing new modules.

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SUPEE-10266 Magento security patch

Magento SUPEE-10266 security patch

A new Magento 1 security patch SUPEE-10266 was released on September 14th of 2017. It closes the ability of an admin user remote code execution, protects from data leaks and fixes some minor issues. Let’s check the main code changes that are included in the patch.

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Content spoofing

Protect your website: content spoofing

Can you be really sure that all visitors of your site see it the same way as you do – design and content? In the era, when content matters more and more, one type of hacker attacks became particularly popular – content spoofing. You will find out the algorithms and tools that hackers use to perform such attacks, specifically replacing website’s content for particular visitors.

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Imagine 2017 wrap-up

How to power tomorrow: Magento Imagine 2017

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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