Archive for May 2010
One of the more difficult with magento is locating all the files for creating custom design templates for your online store.
There is a very handy little tool for developers built into Magento Ecommerce, this will enable the template hints in the front end making it much faster to locate the template files you are wanting to modify, each section of the website will have red outlines with the location and name of the file.
Here is how to turn is on.
Go to website admin.
Then Navigate, System – configuration
Look for the Developer tab toward the bottom left of the menu.
You then need to ensure you select the current configuration Scope for the website (eg. MainWebsite)
Then under Debug, select Template Path Hints to Yes
This will enable the path hints in the website front end making your work much faster.
If you need help with Magento Ecommerce Web Design and Programming please contact us
Anyone thinking of setting up a new Ecommerce website should firstly think about the features they require, there are many great platforms available on the market which are free to use, however these often don’t come with the support you require, are community hosted meaning you are tied to that one supplier and won’t be able to take away the website should you wish, and worst case if the company ever went bust you would most likely loose your website.
At 2J Design we develop Ecommerce websites in one of 2 ways, for customers wanting a very simple fast checkout process we custom develop systems using the 2J Ecommerce platform, developed in house to aid fast checkout process with a very simple admin.
For larger scale Ecommerce developments we prefer the Magento Ecommerce system, this is a highly advanced platform for ecommerce websites, offering all the latest great features including advanced order and customer management, our team of programmers can also custom build scripts into the Magento system and program new addons so the possibilities are endless. Magento integrates with most Google Apis making it very simple to load your products to Google Merchant Center also know as base (More info can be read here on google base).
For anyone wanting to start a online enterprise and want a professional custom design, on a platform made to handle volume and full management of the website, visit our Ecommerce Web Design portfolio for more information and examples of this great system.
We will shortly be releasing a series of tips and help guides for Magento Ecommerce users in our new blog category.