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Meet us in London at B2B Marketing Expo!

B2B Marketing Expo in London is one of the most sought after marketing events for B2B businesses. Knowledge sharing, latest trends in marketing technology, and new business opportunities – that’s what you’ll find at ExCel London on March 27-28, 2019.

And we will be there – see who’s coming and what you can expect from us at this event! You can also schedule a meeting with our team below.

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Behind the scenes with one Magento PWA Studio contributor

To kick off the year, I’ve talked to Adrian Bece, one of our frontend developers who has been delving deep into PWAs and is among the most active contributors to Magento’s official PWA Studio. Take a look at what he had to say about the state of PWA in the world of Magento and eCommerce, his analysis of the solutions that are already out there, and a reflection on how contributing to open source projects helps him hone his development skills.

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(Why) should your designer be Magento certified?

If you have been involved in building your eCommerce website on Magento, you’ve probably come across some frictions between designers, frontend developers and online marketing team (I’ll leave out all other possible connections for the time being). Why?

Because, more often than not, the UX/UI designers on the project are “outsiders” who may have some great work behind them, but lack eCommerce and, in particular, Magento knowledge.

Now, is that even important? Should a designer understand the platform they’re designing for? And, let’s push that even further – should your designer be Magento certified?

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Is now the time to invest in PWA for your Magento website? Top questions for merchants answered.

Progressive Web Applications (PWAs) are the next big thing in eCommerce. This topic has been on everyone’s lips and under everyone’s fingertips from the initial conversations around Magento 2 frontend and the introduction of the headless concept.

If you are a merchant considering this new frontend concept, you may be wondering what the fuss is all about, whether it makes sense to invest in PWAs, and how big of an investment should you plan? Here is a quick rundown of the main questions and answers for anyone still on the fence about PWAs in Magento, from a merchant’s perspective.

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Integrating ERP with eCommerce platform

ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) presents the “backbone” of your business and powerful software system designed to integrate and unify the main functional areas of your organization. The benefits of ERP and eCommerce integration are immense when the process is done the right way. What should companies keep in mind when planning the integration of two key systems in their business operations – ERP and eCommerce platform?

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Sylius custom theme development – Setting up workflow powered with webpack and Symfony 4 best practices

Hi everyone, in my first-ever article, I’ll show you how to setup your custom theme workflow in the latest Sylius release (1.3.0), powered with webpack and with latest Symfony 4 standards. If you haven’t read Stanislav’s articles about Sylius frontend overview and setting up a custom theme, go check it out so you can understand this part completely. 🙂

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Sylius custom theme development – Create a theme

To continue contributing to the series of blog posts about Sylius theme development, I would like to dig deeper in creating and modifying the custom theme. I’ll write about the scenario where the client wants to implement a custom design and use their own theme for the frontend experience. There are also a few things to explain in term of Sylius theming, customizing template, and creating and using new custom theme, so I’ll cover that too.

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Meet Magento Croatia 2018 recap with presentations and photos

The words, the photos, the video – not even all those things combined could sufficiently convey the incredible atmosphere that was created around Meet Magento Croatia 2018! This year, almost 230 delegates from 17 countries came to Osijek! Developers, agencies, merchants, we all gathered to meet Magento and to meet and greet each other. We at Inchoo are beyond honoured to have had the privilege to welcome everyone in our hometown!

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Sylius custom theme development – initial setup

This post is for you if you are a frontend developer working on Sylius eCommerce platform and you want to build a custom theme for your client. Sylius is mostly oriented towards backend developers and frontend part is only necessary to show what can be built on top of the platform. Frontend segments don’t come with much documentation or guidance, and what is available will help you with the kick start, but after that, you are on your own.

But wait, please, don’t be scared, this platform is actually very easy to use and modify once you master it. In the end you will be able to create anything what you or your client wants. In the very near feature in one of the next releases we are looking forward to seeing a new default theme for Sylius that has all out of the box functionalities which will show the true power of Sylius and what can be built on top of it.

In the meantime, read on…

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Magento PWA Studio: Routing and Root Components

Routing in React is quite complex, and trying to adapt it to work with Magento 2 can be a very challenging task, considering how many URL-related functionalities (like URL rewrites) Magento 2 offers. Luckily, Magento PWA Studio comes with a built-in solution for handling Magento 2 URL-s which is very flexible. In this article, we are going to take a look at the Magento PWA Studio routing and Root Components concept.

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Sherrie Rohde’s “How to Avoid Burnout While Contributing” presentation will be an eye-opener at Meet Magento Croatia

It is our pleasure to welcome Sherrie Rohde as a keynote speaker at Meet Magento Croatia! Sherrie is the Community Manager at Magento where she is responsible for Magento Masters, the Magento Forums, and Magento Meetups. On a mission to help the Magento community be successful in their own roles, she is focused on improving mental health and creating an inclusive environment.

This passion of hers intertwines with everything she does regarding Magento community, and we’ll have the chance to learn more about it in her “How to Avoid Burnout While Contributing” speech. In the meantime, here’s Sherrie’s story on her Magento beginnings and thoughts about the community.

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6 things to have in mind when accepting the project

As almost in every business, things in eCommerce tend to happen very fast. On a daily level, we need to analyze a lot of things, make a lot of decisions and decide on a bunch of models, approaches etc. Off course, some of those are small things which are a part of our daily routine. But some of those are rather big and tend to have a major effect on us, as well as on our company. I am talking about the projects which are the bread and butter of our business, and the focus of our work. More precisely, I am talking about our efforts to evaluate projects and decide whether to accept the project or not.

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Zvonimir Buric is a speaker at MM18HR with a Case study: Emma Mattress – Magento on the AWS Cloud and he has a piece of advice for Magento developer wannabes

Back in the days, Zvonimir was an Inchooer. He was a part of a team that developed one of the Inchoo’s first responsive sites for our clients! It was for Zee & Co. We feel like it was a century ago! Zvonimir found his new home in Germany in 2013, so we were really excited when he contacted us for a speaking position at Meet Magento Croatia.

He always showed a deep understanding of the Magento platform, and with his special skill where he can explain complex matters in a simple way, we’re sure you will enjoy his Case study of Emma Mattress and challenges they had with moving it to the AWS colud.

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Magento 1 official PHP 7.2 patches

You probably noticed that Magento PHP 7.2 support patches are available for download HERE (Magento Open Source version).

For Magento Commerce customers, you should find the patches under Magento Commerce 1.x > Support Patches and Security Patches > PHP Compatibility patches in the Downloads section of your account.

We at Inchoo worked on this contribution, so we decided to share a few more words about it, especially because we noticed that Magento released patches in somewhat different format than usual.

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