Importance of Presentation & context for eCommerce Product Photos

Importance of Presentation & context for eCommerce Product Photos

Online shopping is becoming popular with every passing of day. We can find almost everything we need with a few clicks of mouse and its many time available with a discounted price as well. Have you ever purchased anything online without clearly checking the product photos ?

While buying a product be it online or offline customer want to fully check it from every angle and make sure its perfect. In offline shopping buyer can check the actual product physically and can be sure of its condition before making the final decision.

In case of online shopping customer only get to see the pictures of the product instead of the actual product itself. Pictures are the only way for a customer to get a real look and feel of what they are buying.
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How to install SUPEE-6788 without SSH

Magento Security Patch SUPEE-6788

Magento released a new security patch SUPEE-6788 on Oct 27, 2015 which address 10+ security issues, including remote code execution and information leak vulnerabilities. A new Magento community edition 1.9.2.2 also released which comes with all these vulnerabilities fixes included. This patch is not related to Guruincsite malware infection in thousands of magento website worldwide.

Security of an online store must be maintained at any cost. When you use an open source platfrom, its important that you keep your store updated to latest version. If you still using magento 1, I highly recommend to migrate your store to magento 2.

Its strongly recommended to install this patch in a development environment first as it can effect several popular extensions and customization. (more…)

How to Change your magento admin path

Why you should change magento admin path ?

By default magento store admin can be accessed by adding a /admin to your store url.  This is known to anyone who knows magento and also available to hackers and bots. Hackers can brute-force to gain access to your store and eventually if your admin login are not strong enough they can easily break it. According to magento shoplift vulnerability (SUPEE-5344 patch) magento indicated that your store backend should not be known to public.

Here is how to change magento admin path

Wondering how to change magento admin path ? Magento gives a very easy way to change magento admin path to anything of your choice. Here are the steps to change your magento store url –

  • Connect to your store ftp and navigate to to app/etc from your magento setup root directory
  • Open local.xml
  • Look for the following code snippet in the file
    <admin>
    <routers>
    <adminhtml>
    <args>
    <frontName><![CDATA[admin]]></frontName>
    </args>
    </adminhtml>
    </routers>
    </admin>
  • Change admin word to something else you want. Lets say we want to set it to nothinghere so the code will like below –
    <admin>
    <routers>
    <adminhtml>
    <args>
    <frontName><![CDATA[nothinghere]]></frontName>
    </args>
    </adminhtml>
    </routers>
    </admin>

Flush your magneto cache and access your magento store with your new admin url.

Online store keeps lots of confidential information about your business & customers and its important to maintain website security. Platform like magento is available to hackers who continuously keep finding easy ways to break the security of your magento store.

Keeping the core code up to date is one the best way to keep your store secure. Magento 2 is much more secure, robust, fast & friendly.

Upgrade your store to magento 2 if you haven’t done yet. Checkout my post “Migration to magento 2. Are you still thinking ?” in case you are not able to make a decision. I have highlighted some of the important benefits & advanced features of magento 2 over its former version magento 1.

However, this migration process is not that straight forward. Look to hire a magento development agency who can help you through the entire migration process.

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