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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s an interview about RWD and Meet Magento New York

Meet Hrvoje and Filip at MMNY

Meet Magento New York is closer day by day. From September 22nd to 23rd, it brings new business connections, links Magento community together, collects interesting presentations, fine food and drinks at nice ambient in New York. Also known as The Big Apple, The Melting Pot, The City That Never Sleeps and Hong Kong on the Hudson. Read more

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Adding Magento products to Google Merchant Center

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This post describes how to add Magento products to Google Merchant Center (formerly known as Google Base) using a product feed and explains some of the issues you might encounter. This post used to be about adding Magento products to Google Base, but since Google swapped Google Base for Google Merchant Center, I revamped this article with up to date data. Read more

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Custom shipping method in Magento

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In this article, I will demonstrate how to write custom shipping in Magento, or to be more precise, two of them: standard shipping and express shipping, which is only available if none of your cart items exceeds specified weight threshold. Lets start by explaining how Magento handles shipping, and what would be needed to achieve our goal.

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State of Magento Solution Specialist Certification – July 2014

State of Magento Solution Specialist Certification – July 2014

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We are now over two and a half months deep into Magento Solution Specialist certification that rolled out during this year’s Imagine eCommerce conference. So, it was about time to crunch some numbers – we bring you the first “State of Magento Solution Specialist Certification” report. Read more

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Programmatically create bundle products in Magento

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If this was a series of articles, this would be the third one. If you previously read my articles on simple and configurable product creation in Magneto, you already know the basics.

In this article we’ll expand our knowledge and learn how to create a bundle of products programmatically in Magento.
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Inchoo Open Day – we’ve opened our doors to potential employees

Inchoo Open Day

The name of the event speaks for itself – we’ve held an Open Day. On June 4th, 120+ IT enthusiasts from Osijek gathered in our back yard to hear what our developers, designers, sales team and consultants do and what (and from where) to learn if you want to became a part of our team. Read more

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Conversion rate optimization basics

Conversion rate basics

In my last conversion rate optimization post – Optimize your checkout process to stop losing customers, I was showing what you lose if you don’t do CRO. And now, in this post, I would like to show you what you can get if you do it… On an example of my imaginary store. Read more

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Why should you look for Solution Specialists when planning your new Magento project?

Why should you look for Solution Specialists when planning your new Magento project?

If you have plans for a new eCommerce project on Magento, what better place to start than with a team of certified experts who can prepare you to make the most of this powerful platform? Magento Certified Solution Specialist is someone you’d want to have on your team early on. Read more

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Programmatically create a configurable Magento product

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I already wrote about creating a simple product programmatically in Magento. For configurable product, however, things get a little bit complicated.

As you already know, a configurable product is merely a product with simple products that differ in some option (attribute) assigned to itself.

We can use this conclusion to extend our code for creation of simple products to work with configurable.
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Viv & Lou

Viv & Lou

When an ordinary gift just won’t do, Viv & Lou is a site to visit! By combining quality products, personalisation and exceptional order turnaround times, the company creates pleasurable gift-shopping experience. Although the business is quite young, it is entering the market quite fast. Responsive strategy was apparently a big win since mobile + tablet users keep over 60% website visit share. Memorable identity with the clean UX make this site easy to use. Special attention was paid to the performance, minimising database queries and number of http requests.

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Sort products by sold quantity in Magento

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Magento by default comes with a few basic product sorting options such as sorting by product position, name or price. In this article you’ll learn how to sort products by how many times they have been sold.
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Out of the box Form Validation in Magento

Form Validation in Magento

Magento uses Prototype library to manage form validation. This comes in handy, because all you need to do when writing custom form is to assign a valid class names to your input fields, and pass the form id to VarienForm object.

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Magento & GWT “Googlebot found an extremely high number of URLs on your site”

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I’ve seen a lot of Magento websites get a message within Google Webmaster Tools saying “Googlebot found an extremely high number of URLs on your site: example.com”. Read more

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Adding custom credit card type to your payment method in Magento

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At one point or another, you might want to implement a payment method with credit card types that are not implemented in Magento by default.
Please note that in this article you’ll learn how to add a new credit card type and validate it only. This article does not cover the whole payment module creation.

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Programmatically (manually) creating simple Magento product

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In a development process, you often need some testing data you can use. Magento supplies you with it’s default Sample Data that contains some products. Thing is, they’re not of much use if you have some custom attributes added to your products, if you create your own attribute set, or a product type.
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Get the current customer role in Magento

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Looking at the old articles on our website that long for a rewrite, I sometimes stumble upon a gem that can be useful. One of those is the piece of code enables us to do custom stuff if our customer is assigned to a certain customer group. Read more

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Reusing Magento poll on any page or any block

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On very rare occasions we get to work with polls. Most of our Magento projects end up with polls removed from the layout for one reason or the other – mostly because we rely on social networks instead for adding ‘social’ aspect to stores.

Nonetheless, sometimes client wants to have polls on his site. Magento has default poll system, which does it’s job. To an extent. What do we do if we want to add multiple polls to the site or choose which poll we want to display?

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Programmatically adding new customers to the Magento store

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Us developers love adding things programmatically. Even though you can create a new customer through a signup form, or via admin interface, in some cases, that might take too long.

If you need a bunch of customers assigned to different groups, from different countries, you might be better off doing this from the code.

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Thouqi

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Thouqi.com is a Middle East fashion website with beautiful, clean, and responsive design. With strong focus on fast fashion for women, it supplies them with variety of quality clothes, bags, shoes and accessories.

Client had an idea for a fashion web store that would supply MENA countries with high quality brands, and was looking for a solution partner that could deliver. Since we have had lots of success in past joint projects, the client decided to go with us.

Following client’s requirements, our designers got to work and made the theme from scratch. The result was a mobile first responsive website that looks – and performs great on wide variety of devices, from mobiles to cinema display PC’s.

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Which Magento SEO extension is the best?

Which Magento SOE extension should I choose

We’ve been in Magento business since the beginnings of this industry in 2008 and watched both default Magento’s SEO functionality and Magento SEO extensions evolve and improve. We’ve never developed our own Magento SEO extensions which is why I believe I can give you an honest, unbiased opinion on this issue. Read more

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