Category: Magento Development

A Magento 1 End of Life is Approaching as a Magento 1.x Sunset Looms

Magento 1 has been the lifeblood of many E-commerce businesses over the last decade, however, all good things must come to an end. With the release of Magento 2, software updates for the 1.x environment will eventually reach End of Life. That doesn’t mean that a Magento Community site will breakdown, but rather, the Magento team won’t be focused on releasing new features, or perhaps new security patches. While there are still unknowns, what we do now know is the proposed date for this transition to retirement. Read on to learn more about when Magento 1 will reach End of Life (EOL), and what you can start to do to prepare.

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Part II – Professional Services and Long Term Costs for a Successful Magento site

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Most successful Magento website builds involve bringing in experienced professionals to help build your website itself. Much like general contractors, these are the folks that put up the 2’ x 4’s. While rates will vary based upon the vendor that you select, you’ll want to find a vendor that you’re comfortable with, and that has the resources to provide the final product that you’re looking for.

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Part I – General Costs to Building a Magento Website

Many in the digital marketing community recommend Magento as an excellent E-commerce platform, but for a business looking to build a new online storefront, understanding what a Magento website should cost can be a challenge. To help businesses to budget for these expenses more effectively, we’ve outlined some of the major factors, and provided some rough ideas on costs for design, development, and other setup that will lead you to launch.

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Rand Marketing’s Favorite Menu Extension for Magento

Guest Post from our partner, Mage Store.

Suppose you are building (or have previously built), ) an e-commerce site with numerous products, You may be having a difficult time e organizing amess of too many products or categories in your menus. isitors who visit your online store will be amazed when trying to access what they are looking for. This is when Mega Menu is a must-have extension.

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New Magento 2 Features and Enhancements

Many merchants are trying to compare Magento 1 vs. Magento 2. While Magento 2 is still in it’s infancy, and many developers are eagerly awaiting the stabilization of the platform, there are many new features and enhancements that merchants will be able to leverage. As of the writing of this article, there are over 1,400 issues, such as reported bugs, listed in official Magento 2 github page. There are also approximately 240 Magento Extensions available, with over 300 reported by the Magento team as coming soon. The extensions that are available have had minimal usage compared to many Magento 1 extensions, and while the Magento team has been screening these, it wouldn’t be surprising to find shortcomings in some of these Magento 2 Extensions, given more strenuous real world use. As of today the Magento 2 environment is therefore out of reach of most merchants who can’t risk running into so many bugs, and who want access to more pre-built extensions rather than take on the expense of custom building extensions.

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Magento 2.0 has arrived…

Magento 2.0 Has Arrived

…sort of

This week the 2.0 versions of Magento Community and Enterprise became officially available to the public. While Magento 2.0 has been a crowd-sourced endeavor, with developers around the world involved along the way, and has been tested rigorously including for some real websites, it is still in many ways brand new. Magento 1.x store owners, and those interested in building a new Magento store will be left wondering what their best bet is for now.

 

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Magento SUPEE-6788 Patch Information

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It’s a bird… It’s a plane…. It’s SUPEE-6788!

The 5th Magento security patch of 2015 has arrived, much to the chagrin of Magento developers and website owners. We’re of course glad to see Magento providing protection against vulnerabilities that have been discovered and are still huge fans of Magento Community & Enterprise. While the first four security patches of the year were certainly disruptive, they were relatively easy to integrate, and caused relatively minimal disruption to websites and to our production flow as an agency.

 

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Rand Internet Marketing Announces Partnership With Klarna

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Rand Internet Marketing, a professional website design, web development, and internet marketing company based out of South Florida, has partnered with Klarna, the leading European payment provider in preparation for Klarna’s launch on the U.S. market.

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