Foundation Commerce: A Magento 2 Agency in Surrey

After freelancing at a number of different digital agencies in London and Surrey for over 10 years, I decided it was time to start up my own agency. And so, in early 2020, Foundation Commerce was born. About Foundation Commerce Foundation Commerce is a Magento 2 and BigCommerce agency based in Weybridge, Surrey. We are […]

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Magento 2.3.4 Released

Magento 2.3.4 released.

Magento v2.3.4 has now been released and comes with a host of new features and updates. Read on to find out what cool features are included! Adobe Stock Integration Adobe stock is service that allows customers to access millions of royalty free stock images. These images can then be added to pages in their websites. […]

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Applying New Magento 2 Security Patches

Applying Magento 2 Security Patches

Since the release of v2.3.2 Magento are now releasing security patches with every quarterly release for the previous version. Recently Magento released v2.3.4 but also released the v2.3.3-p1 security-only patch. What are Magento 2 Security-Only Patches? The idea behind this is that it will allow merchants to move quickly in securing their Magento websites. This […]

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When Should You Migrate From Magento 1 to Magento 2?

Migrating 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

SSL Certificates and 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?

Canonical URLs 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

Whta is a Favicon in Magento2?

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

Magento 2 Go Live 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

Magento 2 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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