Magento 2 for Newbies: How to Set a Custom Theme Programmatically

Posted by Jim Mather

September 28, 2016 | 10:30 AM

Magento is a powerful framework, but sometimes it isn’t the easiest to figure out. As someone new to Magento 2 development, I find myself relying on the online community to learn how to do the things I need for my job. I recently wanted to find a way to change my site’s theme to my custom theme. I found many tutorials on how to do so through the admin panel, but I wanted a way to make this change programmatically. That way new instances I install would have my new theme as the default, and I would not need to manually change it every time. As I could not find those instructions online, I humbly offer my findings here. Hopefully it will help someone!

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Topics: Magento, Magento 2

What Happens When You Don't Listen to Your Customers?

Posted by Matt Trimmer

September 26, 2016 | 10:30 AM

When implementing an eCommerce site, opinions will fly from all corners of your organization. You hear what the leadership team wants, what the sales team wants, what the tech team wants. Buy do you know what your customers want? As the end users of the site and your products or services, your customers’ desires for your eCommerce site should be front of mind during the development process.

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Topics: eCommerce, Implementation

Briteskies Weekly Roundup: September 23, 2016

Posted by Michelle Kowalski

September 23, 2016 | 3:04 PM

When you spend as much time on the internet for work as we do, you come across some crazy stuff. We're sharing our favorite videos, stories, pictures, and more from the past week every Friday. Consider it our gift to you for making it through the week. Feel free to share your own favorite internet find in the comments.

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Topics: Blogs for Fun

Briteskies' HubSpot Certifications

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

September 23, 2016 | 10:30 AM

The world of marketing continues to evolve; it seems that almost daily there are new trends to evaluate for usability in your organization, new technology options are seemingly endless, and the ability to coordinate all these varied tasks, people, and tools can be overwhelming. Thank goodness for marketing automation and platforms like Hubspot that help overloaded marketers regain some semblance of control. As useful as Hubspot is in helping to manage your marketing strategy, as with any program it is only as good as the people who use it. Having all those shiny new tools are great, but if you do not take the time to figure out how to really get in there and leverage all that they have to offer, then you are missing out on a tremendous opportunity.

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Topics: Content Marketing, certification

Custom Magento B2B Organizational Module

Posted by Navarr Barnier

September 21, 2016 | 10:30 AM

A recent client wanted to implement Magento for their B2B eCommerce site, and while Magento is a powerful eCommerce software, it is not inherently optimized for B2B. In order to maximize Magento for this company, our team turned to our custom B2B organizational module. 

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Topics: Magento, B2B

What's New with SaaS?

Posted by Avalara

September 19, 2016 | 10:30 AM

It’s been said that by 2020, most aspects of our lives will be connected. We’re talking about the internet of things (IoT), of connecting coffee makers, lamps, ovens, refrigerators, wearable devices, you name it. Back in 2014, Forbes observed that “anything that can be connected, will be connected,” and that’s swiftly becoming reality.

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Topics: Avalara, Sales tax

Briteskies Weekly Roundup: September 16, 2016

Posted by Michelle Kowalski

September 16, 2016 | 2:30 PM

When you spend as much time on the internet for work as we do, you come across some crazy stuff. We're sharing our favorite videos, stories, pictures, and more from the past week every Friday. Consider it our gift to you for making it through the week. Feel free to share your own favorite internet find in the comments.

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Topics: Blogs for Fun

What is Omnichannel eCommerce?

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

September 14, 2016 | 10:30 AM

The term “omnichannel eCommerce” has been tossed around quite a bit in the eCommerce realm lately. But what is omnichannel eCommerce, and how does it compare to multichannel or crosschannel? Is this a new concept or simply a new name for an existing method?

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Topics: eCommerce

Extending uRapidFlow with a New Profile Type in Magento 2

Posted by Navarr Barnier

September 12, 2016 | 10:30 AM

For a recent project, we created a brand new product type in Magento 2. Part of that implementation involved linking child products to a parent. There were a lot of these new product types, so it was very important to make them easily available for import and export.

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Topics: Magento, Magento Technical, Magento 2

Briteskies Weekly Roundup: September 9, 2016

Posted by Michelle Kowalski

September 9, 2016 | 2:45 PM

When you spend as much time on the internet for work as we do, you come across some crazy stuff. We're sharing our favorite videos, stories, pictures, and more from the past week every Friday. Consider it our gift to you for making it through the week. Feel free to share your own favorite internet find in the comments.

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Topics: Blogs for Fun

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