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Meet Magento World brings Magento experts to your home and office

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Meet Magento World is a new addition to Magento ecosystem – for the first time ever you’ll be able to attend a Magento conference without leaving your home or your office.

On July 11th – 13th 2017 you can take part in this global online event and get direct access to all the top speakers and hottest Magento and eCommerce topics at once.

Read on to learn more about this event and hear from one of the top speakers – our own Ivona Namjesnik – what you can expect.

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Your Magento shop deserves a custom tailored theme!

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Getting your store up is a process. One which starts with a revelation that, if you want to make things work in the long run, you’ll need a webshop. An online place for reaching new and informing existing customers. For them, it’s a brand new channel where they can buy your products. For you, it’s a strategic decision. Why? Because the idea behind that action is growing your business.

But, apart from choosing the platform or the hosting, you should also think about the visual appeal of your store. In this interview, Marko Briševac, one of Inchoo designers, answers the most frequent questions we get from prospective clients. Read more to find out what’s it all about!

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Enter HTTPS

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In their effort to improve security on the web, Google has been, for some time now, steadily pushing their “HTTPS everywhere” initiative. Besides providing better security for end user by encrypting all traffic between server and browser, HTTPS will most likely be used as a ranking signal. Another interesting fact is that starting from January 2017, Chrome will use icon in the address bar to mark HTTP pages that collect passwords or credit cards as non-secure, as a part of the long-term plan to mark all HTTP sites as non-secure. We can assume that other browsers will adapt this behaviour in the future.

In this blog post, we will cover basic configuration required to run your Magento shop over HTTPS and we will look at some common pitfalls and gotchas.

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How to keep your CMS blocks organized (and not go insane)

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Head on over to Magento dashboard in your store and take a look at CMS blocks. How many CMS blocks have you got? Can you tell which of the blocks are being used on site and which are currently not active or can be safely removed? Can you pick a random CMS block and instantly know what it is and where to find it on site? In this article we’re going to cover a powerful way of organizing, searching and filtering CMS blocks by simply naming them in a specific way. And the best part is that it works out of the box in vanilla Magento without any extensions.

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Mitigating Facebook’s “x-fb-http-engine: Liger” site hammering using Apache or nginx

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Facebook is using a sort of web page prerendering mechanism in it’s in-app browser for mobile users [see disclosure here]. It is used by Facebook’s in-app browser to speed up page rendering for web link content shared on Facebook. But it can cause serious headaches, and this post should explain how to mitigate it with Apache or nginx.

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Development and design under the same roof

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Building a web shop on Magento is challenging. When you see a feature that looks “so simple that you could do it”, it was usually not as simple to build it as you think. To create that “simple” thing designer had to spend a great amount of time finding the right solution. After all, creating a feature which draws on that kind of comment means translating something very unorganized and complex to something simple and understandable. On the other hand, developer had to spend a lot of hours translating that solution into code. Designer and developer can find that beautiful solution by communicating, which is crucial in this case. And that kind of communication, the one which yields incredible and neat results, would be much harder if a designer and developer are not placed in the same location.

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