What's New in Magento for 2017

Posted by Gian Genovesi

March 20, 2017 | 10:30 AM

Over the last few months, Magento has announced some interesting new partnerships and functionality. Some of these features are already available and some are still to come, but all are exciting steps forward for Magento users. 

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Topics: Magento, Magento 2

Why You Should Make the Jump to Magento 2

Posted by Matt Trimmer

March 15, 2017 | 10:30 AM

The release of Magento 2 has left many Magento 1 users wondering when and if they should be moving to the new platform. While the answer depends on each individual organization, here are a few reasons why you should make the jump, and one reason why you should stay right where you are. 

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Topics: Magento, Magento 2

Buyer Beware: Magento 2 Modules

Posted by Matt Trimmer

November 14, 2016 | 10:30 AM

One of the benefits of working with Magento is its open source code and the subsequent community surrounding the platform. It allows users to contribute to the software, solve problems, and develop solutions for themselves and other users. This has been effective for Magento 1, as evident by the number of well-reviewed modules found in the Magento marketplace.

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Topics: Magento, Magento 2

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

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

Magento 2 Custom Product Type: A Briteskies Solution

Posted by Navarr Barnier

August 29, 2016 | 10:47 AM

One of our clients had a unique product type requirement that led to a custom Magento 2 solution. This client sells items that can be engraved and focuses specifically on memorializing those killed in combat or as victims of terror. The site has a database of names of those casualties, and this list of names serves as the main product type for the website. 

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Topics: Magento, Magento 2

Where is (Blank) in the Magento 2 Admin?

Posted by Matt Trimmer

August 1, 2016 | 10:30 AM

Recently, one of our Magento developers was looking to change the settings to a module in Magento 2. Using his knowledge of Magento 1, he opened up a category in the Magento admin only to find that the module he was looking for wasn’t there.

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Topics: Magento, Magento 2

Best of the Blogosphere: July 2016

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

July 1, 2016 | 10:45 AM

Sometimes we come across a blog that is so good that we just have to share it. We will highlight a few of our favorites each month here on the blog, but don't forget to see what else we are sharing on Twitter and Facebook.

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Topics: eCommerce, Design, Magento 2

Magento 2.1 Announcement

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

June 24, 2016 | 10:33 AM

Magento Enterprise Edition 2.1, the first feature release on the Magento 2 platform, was made available yesterday, June 23. In an email to partners as well as a blog post, Magento highlighted a few of the new capabilities found in this release, many of which focus on allowing business teams to increase sales and productivity.

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Topics: Magento, Magento 2

Applying Design Changes in Magento 2.0

Posted by Derrik Nyomo

May 23, 2016 | 10:30 AM

One of the many benefits of utilizing Magento for your eCommerce site is that Magento allows users to make minor or even temporary changes to your theme’s design without having to override everything on a system level.

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Topics: Magento, Magento 2

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