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Magento Forums Hit 100K Members

Posted on the 10th March 2016

Magento celebrated a special milestone earlier this month, hitting 100k users on its community website and support forums. The Magento ecommerce platform is available in two forms – the free and open source community edition, and the premium enterprise edition. The free version depends upon the community for support, so it’s a big deal to see it become so popular and have so many people willing to share their time and experience.

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PPC Prices Could Soon Increase

Posted on the 8th March 2016

Google has announced that it is planning to discontinue text ads on the right hand side of the page on search results. The intention is to display up to a maximum of four text ads above the organic listings, and three more at the foot of the page. This means that the total number of text ads per page will be just seven, contrasting sharply with the eleven that appear when the right rail is included.

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Hackers Target Magento With Fake Patch

Posted on the 18th February 2016

Magento continues to be the target of hackers; this time they are trying to exploit people who have not yet patched certain vulnerabilities, and asking them to install a fake patch.

The fake patch is being promoted in relation to a real vulnerability known as the Shoplift Bug. This bug has a real patch, SUPEE-5344, which was released almost a year ago. However, there are a large number of sites that have not yet installed the patch, and this means that attackers have the potential to compromise thousands of Magento online stores.
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Magento Commerce Rolls Out Commerce Order Management

Posted on the 16th February 2016

Magento Commerce, the developer of the Magento ecommerce platform, has released Magento Commerce Order Management (COM), a new omni-channel product which will help businesses to manage orders more effectively.

COM is intended to help merchants and brand owners to enjoy smoother order fulfilment, and to deliver a best-in-class experience. The solution is designed to connect both supply and demand-side channels, and to collect information from both, in order to facilitate the level of choice and optimisation required to maximise profitability for each order.

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Consumer Packaged Goods Are The Fastest Growing Ecommerce Sector

Posted on the 12th February 2016

According to a recent survey conducted by 1010data, retail ecommerce sales grew by almost one third during 2015, while in-store sales for most categories have remained relatively flat. Interestingly enough, one of the sectors that has seen significant growth is that of consumer packaged goods, or CPG.

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Google Testing New Algorithms

Posted on the 10th February 2016

Earlier this week there was some chatter about Google testing new algorithms. While this early speculation of a new algorithm roll-out proved to be false, there does appear to be some testing going on in the wild.
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Magento Commerce – The $50 Billion Hidden Gem

Posted on the 8th February 2016

Magento Commerce is one of the largest players in ecommerce software, but unless you’re a solutions provider or a webmaster who operates a site powered by the platform, there’s a fair chance that you haven’t heard of it. Outside of the (admittedly large) niche that includes large retailers using the Enterprise Edition and smaller stores powered by the Community Edition, the name Magento is by no means familiar to everyone.

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Why the Magento XSS Bug is No Joke

Posted on the 6th February 2016

Last month, the Magento developers released a patch for a critical security flaw. This allowed an attacker to inject code into the admin panel of Magento by taking advantage of a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the email address field on the order form of the Magento ecommerce system.

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Magento Urges Store Owners to Update

Posted on the 28th January 2016

According to Magento, there are more than 200,000 websites that may be affected by the stored cross-site scripting bugs which were revealed by Sucuri earlier this week. There are XSS bugs affecting both the Community Edition and Enterprise Editions of Magento 1.x, as well as both varieties of Magento 2.0.

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New XSS Bug Discovered in Magento

Posted on the 26th January 2016

The Magento project has just published a new security patch which fixes a critical XSS bug that allows malicious attackers to take over online stores. The bug is a cross-site scripting vulnerability which relates to the way in which email addresses are handled in the system.
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Magento Embracing Anticipatory Commerce

Posted on the 21st January 2016

Magento has just launched a new architecture, which it believes will help to provide consumers with the immediacy that they are looking for when dealing with online merchants. The increasing trend for bricks and mortar store owners to move towards the online space is something that is causing significant changes to the way in which merchants work. And Magento believes that anticipatory commerce is going to be the next major change.

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The New Global, Personal World of Ecommerce

Posted on the 31st December 2015

As we head into 2016, the world of eCommerce is changing a great deal. Today, the act of buying a product online is mundane, and that means there is so much more competition, and so many challenges for online retailers. How can one retailer set themselves apart from the competition, especially when there is competition in the form of behemoths such as Amazon and eBay?
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Is It Worth Upgrading to Magento 2.0?

Posted on the 21st December 2015

Magento 2.0 was officially released last month, and it makes a number of significant changes to this hugely popular ecommerce platform. While some webmasters will have rushed to install the new version immediately, there are others who are, understandably, questioning whether it is worth installing it right away.

Magento 2.0 has a great deal to offer, but there are some very valid reasons for waiting to upgrade, not least of which is the significant way in which the admin area’s user-interface has changed. If you aren’t familiar with how the new interface works (for example if you weren’t playing with the previews), then you might lose a lot of time and productivity as you familiarise yourself with it.
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Thousands of Magento Stores Still Infected with Keyloggers

Posted on the 23rd November 2015

More than 3,500 Magento-powered online stores are infected with a server-side keylogger that steals customer credit card details and passes them on to servers owned by a third party. The keylogger campaign has been going on for several months, and has yet to be fully eradicated.
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Will Magento Thrive as a Private Company?

Posted on the 17th November 2015

On the 2nd November, eBay announced that it had sold on its eBay Enterprise Division, including Magento, to Permira Funds, and that the sale was worth $925 million. The sale is an interesting development, and could be quite promising for the future of Magento.
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