Archive for the ‘Magento’ Category

Our Experience With Hosting Magento 2 Stores

Tweet We’ve been working with Magento 2 since it was in its early beta stages last year. We have helped the project along by submitting code fixes (pull requests via github), opening issues with detailed steps to reproduce, and helping to improve the documentation. With each release, we’ve tested the install process, documented issues, and […]

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An Updated robots.txt File for Magento 2 Stores

Tweet  The stock robots.txt file that worked well for Magento 1.x stores does not work perfectly for Magento 2.x stores. A store’s robots.txt file is used by search engines like Google and Bing to tell them what to index and, more importantly, what not to index, in your website. For a complex ecommerce store like […]

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Don’t Mistake Silence For Inactivity

Tweet Although we haven’t posted to the blog in a bit, that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy behind the scenes. Quite the opposite! Here are a few things we’ve been busy working on lately…   Upcoming TLS 1.0 End of Life Preps (PCI related) I’m actually quite shocked this isn’t a much bigger issue […]

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Please, Please Patch Your Magento Store

Tweet Here at LexiConn, we help migrate a number of Magento stores over to us from other hosting providers. We’ve noticed an alarming trend that many of these stores are not fully updated with the latest security patches released by Magento. More alarmingly is that a good portion of these stores often have hacked files, […]

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Magento 2 – Import Configurable Products

Tweet The built-in import feature in Magento can often be frustrating due to its complexity and less than forgiving nature. In Magento 1, many extensions were created to aid in importing products quickly and easily. With the recent release of Magento 2, there are not many extensions to help with importing products. Documentation is also […]

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Magento 2 Fully Supported at LexiConn

Tweet Magento 2 was officially released on November 17, 2015 for general availability. It had a short merchant beta period that helped get the product ready for the masses. Magento 2 is a new ecommerce application, not just an update of Magento 1. Re-written from the ground up, it incorporates modern architecture and developer friendly […]

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Successful Big Traffic Event with Magento on a Budget

Tweet We recently had one of our hosted Magento clients appear on The Today Show in the “Jill’s Steals and Deals” segment. This promotion results in thousands of orders in a short period of time, with tens of thousands of visitors. Needless to say, it’s a big deal for a small merchant. Although there are […]

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Latest Magento Security Issues – We’ve Got You Covered

Tweet In the past few days, there has been a lot of talk and activity around a large number of Magento stores (greater than 7,000) being infected by malicious code that is causing Google to blacklist the sites. Sucuri’s blog post summarizes the issue. Magento also addresses this on their security website. What is the […]

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Our Thoughts on the Magento 2 Merchant Beta Release

Tweet Back in July, Magento announced the availability of the Magento 2 Merchant Beta release. This release is the last major milestone before the official Magento 2 version is released in the 4th quarter of 2015. A few links for more information about the Magento 2 Merchant Beta version: Magento 2 Blog Post on Magento.com […]

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The Reports of the Magento Core Being Vulnerable are Greatly Exaggerated

Tweet To borrow from Mark Twain’s famous quote “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated”… Sucuri, the security company, recently published a blog post, Magento Platform Targeted By Credit Card Scrapers. In this post, the author seemed to indicate that hacks were happening in the wild, and it was unknown how the hackers were […]

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