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Magento is an ecommerce platform built on open source technology that provides online retailers with a flexible shopping cart system, as well as control over the look, content and functionality of their online store. Magento provides powerful marketing, search engine optimization, and catalog management tools. We believe that Magento is one of the best ecommerce platforms available today.
On November 17, 2015, Magento 2.0 was released
Among the features that are changed in V2 are: Less table locking issues, better page caching, enterprise-grade scalability, inbuilt rich snippets for structured data, new file structure with easy customization, CSS and CSS preprocessing using CSS Resolver , Better performance and a more structured code base. Magento MySQL or MariaDB employs elements of Relational Database Management System, PHP Programming Language, and Zend Framework.
1. Open Source
Magento Community Edition is totally free. You can easily install or use any version of Magento CE.
2. Magento Community
Magento platform is open source, so there is a large community of developers, programmers, bloggers, project managers, product managers, CEOs, etc., who help and work with dear Magento community every day.
3. Born to Be an Ecommerce Platform
Magento is the only platform that offers most ecommerce solutions with more extensive features and designs.
4. High Performance
Referring to page load time, query processing time and other dynamic or stationary operations, Magento is once again the winner.
Magento allows you to do many things at the same time, which lets you work on other important things in a saved time.
Magento developers can always create a unique and amazing user experience / frontend based on many device accesses. Magento also adds the ability to customize shop back-end to meet specific requirements.
7. Mobile Experience
The Magento platform has been integrated with HTML5 to maximize the shopping experience on mobile. In addition, it has the ability to adjust the image size and support the video.
9. Ease of Integration
Magento allows you to quickly integrate with a large number of third-party services, including payment gateways, database applications, transport, shipping tracking. In addition, Google Analytics like Google Analytics, Google Checkout and Google Base are built in the Magento platform.
10. SEO friendly
Like other platforms, Magento SEO is an open source e-commerce platform with friendly. Magento operates with many built-in features such as SEO friendly URL, search engine, sitemap, positioning layer, URL rewrites , tags, details etc.
There are major changes in Magento 2 file structure. Everything is placed under the app structure. Each module has its own directory in which you can easily access all the templates, layouts, JS, CSS / fewer files of a specific module. This is definitely a great help to module developers because there can be more opportunities for custom without changing their original site.
There are four types of directories in Magento 2:
Primary directory – These directories cannot be changed, which include the base directory, code directory, lib directory.System directory – contains directories such as DI directories, generation directories, etc. To change your location, you need to run an entry point class. The application directory – The directory contains the app directory, the design directory, the temporary directory, the cache directory, the log directory, the session directory. Public directory – Include Pub Directory, Media Directory, Upload Directory, Static Directory, Pub Visual Cache Directory. To change the location of public and application directories, use the same technique applied to change the location of the system directory. These two directories can be configured via the config.XML file.
LESS compilation modes: In the Magento application, the following modes of compiling .less files to CSS are implemented:
1. Server-side LESS compilation
This is the default compilation mode, and is the only option in production application mode. In this case the compilation is performed on the server, using the LESS PHP library.
2. Client-side LESS compilation.
When your application is not in the production mode, you can set Magento to compile .less files in a browser, using the native less.js library
To set the compilation mode, do the following:
To verify if PHP is installed already, enter php -v. If PHP is installed, messages similar to the following display:
Content Staging gives your business team the ability to easily create, preview, and schedule a wide range of content updates directly from the Admin of your store. For example, rather than thinking in terms of a static page, consider a page to be a collection of different elements that can be turned “on” or “off” according to schedule. You can use Content Staging to create a page that changes automatically throughout the year on schedule.
1. Login to the Magento 2 Admin Panel
2. Navigate to Magento 2 Configuration Page
3. Navigate to Payment Methods
4. Choose Your Target Country
5. Configuration of PayPal
6. Basic PayPal Settings
7. Advance PayPal Settings
8. Save the Configuration
Use ready-made UI or tailor-make your own to help create a smoother, more secure checkout for your website or app.
PCI stands for Payment Card Industry. PCI Compliance is adherence to a set of security standards related to the protection of card data during a period when a financial transaction occurs and after it has been finished.
If you as an online merchant using Magento want to achieve PCI compliance, here’s what you need to know.
There are four different tiers of PCI Compliance, connected with an annual review by a Qualified Security Assessor, and a quarterly scan by a Approved Scanning Vendor of different scope.
Tier 1: You have more than 6 million transactions per year
Tier 2: Your stored transactions per year are between 1 and 6 million
Tier 3: In case you have less than 1 million transactions during the year
Tier 4: If you have less than 20.000 transactions a year
Here are the requirements for the PCI Compliance
To add product video, you must first obtain an API Key from your Google account, and enter it in the configuration of your store. Then, you can link to the video from the product.
Varnish Cache is an open source web application accelerator (also referred to as an HTTP accelerator or caching HTTP reverse proxy). Varnish stores (or caches) files or fragments of files in memory; this enables Varnish to reduce the response time and network bandwidth consumption on future, equivalent requests. Unlike web servers like Apache and nginx, Varnish was designed for use exclusively with the HTTP protocol.
Zero Subtotal Checkout is available only for orders created from the Admin, and can be used for orders with a subtotal of zero that are taxed after a discount is applied. For example, Zero Subtotal Checkout might be used in the following situations:
To save time, zero subtotal orders can be set to invoice automatically.
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