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When Should You Migrate From Magento 1 to Magento 2?

As a freelance Magento developer I still have clients that are running successful businesses on the Magento 1 platform. Magento released an official statement explaining that Magento 1 would no longer be supported by them as of June 2020. The first question that these clients asked me when this happened was “when should we migrate?”. […]

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SSL Certificates & HTTPS Explained

As a freelance Magento 2 developer I get asked by my clients all the time “Why do I need an SSL certificate?”. Protecting your customers data should be a priority for any Ecommerce store owner. SSL certificates do exactly that. In this article I will explain what an SSL certificate is, why all ecommerce websites […]

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What are canonical URLs and how you can use them in Magento 2?

As a Magento 2 developer I enable canonical URLs on all my projects. In this article I will explain what canonical URLs are, why you should use them and how you can apply them to your Magento 2 website. What are canonical URLs? A canonical URL is a HTML element that tells search engines what […]

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How To Update Your Magento 2 Website Favicon

What is a Favicon? A favicon is an ICO file that is square in ratio (e.g. 32 x 32). It appears next to the URL in the address bar of your browser. You will also notice them appearing in the following places: In the tab of your browser Bookmarks Browser start up page Why use […]

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The Magento 2 Launch Checklist

Launching any Magento 2 website is never an easy task. Having a launch checklist is vital part of any developers arsenal. I thought it would be useful to share my checklist with you. See below a number of items I check before launching any site. Do I have access to the production domain name DNS? […]

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Top 5 Magento Checkout Tips

Out of the box the Magento checkout process does a great job, but there are certainly areas where it can be improved. Working as a freelance Magento developer, ensuring that websites I build make it as easy as possible for users to checkout is one of the most important factors of a successful online ecommerce website. […]

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Up Sells, Cross Sells & Related Products, What’s The Difference?

Product relationships in Magento is a tool that is often overlooked by online retailers and is a very effective way of increasing your average order value or AOV. A lot of clients I speak to about this often get confused between the different types of product relationship and how they should best be used so […]

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