Category Archives: Guides

  1. Patching core Magento 2 files

    Magento 2 is still a relatively new piece of software, but it’s great that Magento have chosen to put their development process in front of the development community on GitHub;.  This transparency allows bugs to be reported, and more importantly, gives a platform for the community to provide revisions to core code, and fixes to…

  2. Using Data to Inform Business Decisions :: Magento Business Intelligence

    If you haven’t come across Magento Business Intelligence (BI) before, it’s a data warehousing tool that allows you to pull together powerful reports, gain additional insights and make informed decisions to help merchants to grow online. We wrote a short guide about Magento BI last year that gives you an overview of the platform, but…

  3. Securing Your Magento Store in 2018

    If Magento is kept up to date, and your server is secure, the platform offers excellent stability and security. Because it’s open source, Magento has attracted a thriving community of independent developers, consultants and security experts who dedicate a lot of their time to learning the ins and outs of the software. This dramatically increases…

  4. Diving into Magento Business Intelligence

    You may have seen that in August 2016, Magento acquired a company called RJ Metrics. Since then, the data warehousing tool has gone through a couple of name changes (Magento Analytics) and is now dubbed Magento Business Intelligence (or Magento BI for short). From our experience using BI, we can honestly say it’s one of…

  5. Migrating Data From Magento 1 To Magento 2 Using The Data Migration Tool

    A few days ago I was asked to migrate orders and customers from a very old Magento 1 website to Magento 2.1.4. The website was on version 1.5.1.0 so it felt like an impossible task at the beginning. However, most of the Magento 2 website was already completed and we only needed to get orders and customers…

  6. Definitive Guide For Upgrading From Magento 1 to Magento 2: And Why You Should Do It

    There are few decisions more imperative to the success of an online retailer’s business than the choice of platform that they make on which to run their store and, for many, Magento makes the logical choice based upon their requirements. With Magento recently releasing the long-awaited Magento 2, it left a lot of retailers in…

  7. Ecommerce Trends for Retailers in 2017

    2017 is now upon us and it is the perfect time for retailers to take stock of their ecommerce store and consider what the next 12 months has in store. No one has a crystal ball, of course, but there are some trends and predictions about both ecommerce and Magento in 2017 that are worth bearing…

  8. Top New Benefits for Magento 2 (And Taking a Look at 2.1)

    For most ecommerce stores, choosing the right platform can be a daunting task filled with potential pitfalls but Magento has remained a chief contender for many for a lot of reasons. When Magento 2 was released, it heralded an exciting time for retailers because it meant a raft of new and exciting features which would…

  9. Adwords Changes: Finding Accurate Keyword Information Using Keyword Planner

    You may have noticed that Google just rolled out a number of sweeping changes to the way that their Keyword Planner works – navigating straight to the tool and then searching for keyword ideas now provides you with suggestions that are assigned to one of several average monthly search volume ranges, rather than the more…

  10. Optimising Magento’s Search Function

    Site search has been one of the most criticised aspects of Magento in recent years, across both the Community Edition and Enterprise Edition (which does have a Solr-based search). Although Magento recently announced that they’re moving to ElasticSearch as part of Magento2 Enterprise, search remains an area that can be drastically improved with the platform….

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