Magento2 Meetup Notes


Included below are Jonathan’s notes from our Magento2 meetup where we went through expectations for the big Magento2 release. The event was hosted by coolblueweb and brought in developers from across Seattle to share beer and ideas. It was great hanging out with other Magento enthusiasts! Magento2 Release Calendar March 2015: Developer Beta September 2015: […]

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Managing Timezones in Magento


Setting your store’s time zone can be confusing, especially if you’re running multiple websites in multiple time zones. Why is having the correct timezone important? Though they aren’t shown often on the front end, timezones will effect promotions (for example: if you’re using limited time offers) and send times for newsletters. They also make sure […]

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Importing Products with Dataflow Profiles: The Basics


One of the most useful and challenging elements of Magento’s admin panel is the Import/Export section. Here we can import and export customer and products en masse via CSV instead of having to enter them one by one. However, the process of importing products remains notoriously opaque with very few reliable sources describing exactly how […]

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Combining the Power of Keywords with your Magento Store


You’ve heard over and over again about the importance of keywords in determining search results. But, with so much conflicting information out there and Google changing their search algorithm all the time, knowing where to start can be confusing. There are three important elements to consider when deciding where to put your keywords in a […]

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Adding a Custom Favicon to Your Magento Store


Favicons are the small icons used to represent website and web pages in multiple locations. The word favicon is an abbreviation of “favorite icon”. Normally you’ll see favicons in: The URL in your browser’s address bar. A list of bookmarks next to a website’s name. The page title name in browsers that utilize tabbed browsing. […]

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Dealing with 404s in Your Magento Store


It’s happened to everyone. You’re browsing the internet, trying to find a very specific item. Just as you’re about to land on the exact information you need, the dreaded 404 message appears. “Page not Found.” No! 404 error messages are most common with dynamic websites that change constantly. If they are starting to show up […]

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Are You Making this Common Marketing Mistake with Your Magento Store?


Aside from performance and operational issues, the biggest mistake you can make as a Magento store owner is not using marketing resources to guide your strategy, especially Google Analytics. Magento is one of the better eCommerce platforms available in terms of Search Engine Optimization. It handles a great deal of best practice optimizations out of […]

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Your Magento Home Page


Magento likens your home page to a shop window. A homepage can be a great way to show off your products, brand identity and, when done properly, entice customers to explore further. Many times the homepage is the most visited portion of a website. It’s the page your customers will remember after they’ve left and […]

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Magento Reports – Part Three


This is the third and final section of our series on Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Magento Reports. This section covers information on Tags Reports, Reviews Reports, Search Terms Reports, and some helpful information on refreshing your statistics. Tags Reports Because customers are able to submit tags to your products within the standard […]

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Magento Reports – Part Two


Welcome to Part Two of our series on Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Magento Reports. In this section we will cover Shopping Cart Reports, Products Reports and Customers Reports. Shopping Cart Reports: Shopping Cart Reports give you insight on how customers are using shopping carts in your store, which products are getting added […]

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