Archive for the ‘e-Commerce’ Category

Let’s NOT Encrypt

Tweet Recently the free Let’s Encrypt SSL service had a major issue with over 3 million certs that were issued. They were revoked today, and it caused all sorts of headaches for many sites. Let’s Encrypt is fine for test sites and temporary scenarios, but this is one of the reasons we here at LexiConn […]

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Removing the Complexity Out of Magento Hosting

Tweet Magento 2 hosting these days is complex. There are lots of moving parts, and things can go wrong that are unexpected. How fast your web host can not only react, but fix the issue or pinpoint the problem is crucial to your store’s success. Magento Cloud can be overkill Magento 2 “Commerce” (previously Magento […]

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7 SEO Mistakes Magento 2 Site Owners Make and How to Fix Them

Tweet Magento 2 eCommerce platform is highly optimized for on-page SEO (search engine optimization). It has quite a few built-in features that could help you rank high in Google. That being said, you as a site owner can still make simple mistakes that would keep your store from that first online search page you so […]

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Magento 2.3 Removes Need for Flat Catalog for Categories and Products

Tweet Since Magento 1, the use of flat catalog tables for categories and products has been a staple for improving performance. These tables get indexed and translate the more complex Entity-Attribute_Value (EAV) model. The flat catalog simplifies the needed data for products and categories. Starting with Magento 2.3.0 and higher, Magento no longer recommends using […]

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Are All of Your Web Pages Free of Security Errors?

Tweet With the push by Google (both SEO in search results and the Chrome web browser) and the Firefox web browser to make the entire web secure (using SSL on all pages), website owners have been scrambling to make sure they use an SSL certificate, and that all of their web pages are fully secure […]

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Magento SQL Injection Vulnerability Update

Tweet Magento recently released a number of security patches for both Magento 1 and 2. For Magento 1, the patch is named SUPEE-11086. For Magento 2, they issued a specific patch for just the SQL injection attack named PRODSECBUG-2198. These patches and upgrades address a number of issues. Most of the issues require some form of […]

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Enhancing ShopSite Checkout for International Customers

Tweet The current version of ShopSite displays the state-selection list as a dropdown box on the checkout screen, and this can cause confusion for international customers who are unsure which to select. The most common workaround for this issue is to add “other” to the list of states under Commerce -> States and Countries, but […]

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Authorize.net Direct Post MD5 Issue for Magento 1 and 2 Merchants

Tweet Magento 1 and Magento 2 merchants that use Authorize.net Direct Post as one of their payment methods will need to have a patch applied and update their Authorize.net settings in the Magento admin panel before March 28, 2019. Authorize.net will stop supporting the MD5 hash method that Magento uses for its Direct Post integration. […]

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15 Common Issues After a Magento 1 to Magento 2 Migration

Tweet During my Magento 2 career I’ve performed quite a few M1 to M2 migrations. Some were fairly simple white others took months to get right. I’ve acquired some experience which I’d like to share with you today. I’m going to list 15 common issues you might come across during or after a Magento Migration. […]

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9 Ways to Make Your Website Faster

Tweet Fast loading websites are all the rage these days. There’s good reason for that, as customers and visitors expect a web page to load quickly once they click on a search result or link. Customers would get redirected to your website because of the awesome links you place, but if it takes more than […]

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