Archive for the ‘Magento’ Category

Automated security check against injected malicious JavaScript

Tweet E-commerce sites can suffer from hackers injecting pieces of JavaScript to sniff credit card or other sensitive data. It’s usually a checkout page with payment forms where JS code could be placed. There is a simple yet effective way to catch it. You store the original checkout page HTML and then regularly compare your […]

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How We Helped a Magento Store Scale to New Heights

Tweet During the COVID-19 Pandemic in late March, one of our Magento 2 Commerce clients had some massive traffic and sales. In partnership with Creatuity, the development agency for the client, we worked to scale up their site to handle this surge in visitors… This blog post will look at the steps we took on […]

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Magento 2.4.2 Release – Security Patches, and a Gotcha

Tweet Magento has recently released version 2.4.2 of both its open source and commerce editions. This release has many bug fixes, performance improvements, and security patches. The release also backports the security patches to 2.4.1-p1 and 2.3.6-p1. On the security side of things, there are a number of exploitable vulnerabilities that were patched. The more […]

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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 can […]

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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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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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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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MySQL and Magento – Proper Sizing is Important

Tweet Continuing in our We Host Magento Better! series, we take a quick look at how MySQL can be tuned and optimized to improve Magento 1 and 2 performance. Lots of hosts may set up MySQL properly at the start, but it’s the ability to monitor and adjust settings that can make a world of […]

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