5 Simple Hacks to Boost Performance of Your Magento Store

Are you a Magento store owner who is lately very dissatisfied with the slow performance of your store and hence losing a lot of sales. Then you have stopped at the right stop because here in this blog, I will discuss on how to speed up your Magento store’s performance easily to ensure that you don’t lose any more sales due to high abandonment rate or an unsatisfying user experience.

Follow these steps below to speed up your Magento store’s performance and keep it running fast to ensure return shoppers and sales:

1. Latest Version

It is important that you run the latest version of Magento as new updates and versions generally have bug fixes and performance enhancers. The three vital steps when it comes to upgrading a Magento installation are:

  • You need to install a fresh Magento file tree for the version you are trying to upgrade to.
  • Then run the installer from the file tree on top of the outdated database and hence upgrading the database.
  • Switch extensions and themes from the old version to the latest version.

Keep your Magento store updated

2. Utilize Caching

There are currently various forms of caching that can be implemented with Magento. Additionally, Magento comes with a built-in caching module as well.

  • To utilize Caching, navigate to “System” → “Cache Management.”
  • Select everything and then under the drop-down select “Enable” and click “Submit.”cache_storage_management_disable

3. Enable Flat Catalog

Magento uses the EAV (entity attribute value) model to store customer and product data. Upon enabling the flat catalog for categories and products, it merges product data into one table, hence enhancing performance by responding to MySQL queries fast.

  • Navigate to “System” → “Configuration” → “Catalog.”
  • Under “Frontend” change “Use Flat Catalog Category” and “Use Flat Catalog Product” to “Yes.”
  • Click on “Save Config.”
  • Clear Cache as mentioned in tip no. 2 Utilizing Cache.

flat-enable

4. Image Optimization

Did you know that on an average 56 percent of a website’s page weight is made up of images. Optimizing your product images can drastically increase the speed of your pages as this reduces their download time. You can resize them before uploading using a tool like Photoshop or there are a number of extensions that you can use to auto-optimize your images.

Magento image optimization

5. Choose a Fast Web Host

And last but not least, choice of a reliable and fast web host will prove to be the most important decisions you need to make when trying to improve Magento performance. The reason is because you will be in complete control of your resources.

magento-fast web host

Now that you have got some simple ways to boost performance of your Magento store, you are ready to manage more customers and watch sales rising. Contact us to get support for your magento store and make sure it is never outdated.

How to add coupon codes in Magento 2.0

There could be many promotion or marketing strategies for your eCommerce store intended for attracting customers. Among them, offering coupon codes could be the best possible approach for your store. It is one of the most used profitable advertising methods as discounts and attractive offers are always accepted by the customers. There are many benefits of using coupon codes like selling a product with flat 20% off alongwith free shipping or something like that. Coupon codes aren’t wasted as there are customers who save their coupon code even if they can’t buy that product. You might be thinking like “Why would someone do that!” but coupon codes have certain ages say a month or a year. They won’t purchase it from your competitor’s website but will use that coupon at a later date and unquestionably buy it from your store.

So, let’s begin adding coupon codes in Magento 2.0

First of all, let’s add rule information:

Step 1: Login to Magento admin and click Marketing > Cart Price Rules

Click Marketing in Magento Admin

Step 2: Click “Add New Rule” – give it a name, status and select customer groups

Click Add New Rule in Magento Admin

Step 3: Select the “Specific Coupon” option and enter a code in the “Coupon Code” field.

Select Specific Coupon Option in Magento Admin

Adding conditions to your coupon code:

Step 4: On left sidebar, click conditions tab

Click Conditions Tab in Magento Admin
Step 5: Click the “+” button if you want to add some condition to the coupon

Click Plus Button in Magento Admin

Step 6: Select the desired condition

Select Desired Condition in Magento Admin

Adding actions to your coupon code:

Step 7: Select the discount percentage and other required fields as per your coupon

Select Discount Percentage in Magento Admin

Step 8: Add Rule Labels if required and save it

Add Rule Label in Magento Admin

Now you’ve successfully added coupon codes to your Magento store. If you have any further doubts, drop us a mail at info@infigic.com and we’ll get back to you with the best possible solution. Infigic is a Magento Development Company and we are always there to solve your queries.

How to create custom pages in Magento

Magento is an eCommerce solution for your business and being open source, also is appropriate for small companies serving only a single city/state in addition to Multi National Companies. So, coming to the topic after installing your store with Magento, you will need to design and code custom CMS pages according to your requirement. It is moreover probable to add custom backend workflows in order to congregate diverse store requirements. By means of Magento, one can manage his ecommerce website design and performance.

Step 1:

At first, login to the admin panel of your Magento store.

Go to CMS -> Pages. From there you will be able to manage your pages and add custom cms.

CMS Pages in magento

Step 2:

Then in CMS tab you will be able to see all your pages and make changes from there.

To add a new page click on the “Add New Page” button located in right side

adding page in magento

Step 3:

You will see the following four options:

  1. Page Information – Title, URL and status
  2. Content – Custom CMS (code)
  3. Design – Custom design and layouts
  4. Meta Data – Meta keywords and description

New Page info Magento

If you have any further doubts, you can drop us a mail at info@infigic.com. Infigic is a Magento development company in India and we are always there to solve your queries.

5 reasons to develop your ecommerce website with magento

When you are thinking to develop an ecommerce store, the requirements will be robust coding, powerful and fast growing ecommerce script, user-friendly design and obviously a modern look, Magento is one of the leading ecommerce platform that’s designed for an entirely scalable UI and to tender premium performance.

Magento is an open-source ecommerce platform that grants online traders with a bendy shopping cart system as well as control over the look, offers powerful marketing, search engine optimization, management tools, contents and functionality of your online store.

Infigic is an ecommerce development company offering digital marketing services and Magento custom development services for our clients worldwide.

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Make your Magento store go multichannel using M2E Pro extension

You may be among the small businesses that started off with an Ebay store or Amazon and gradually developed your business. Now you’re planning to consistently maintain and improve the growth rate.

Since you’ve expanded your business, you might come across two major problems.

  • You may notice that the payment fees has started piling up.
  • Moreover, there arises difficulty in maintaining track of stock when you start selling on other websites.

No doubt there are multi channel solutions to help you out, but they come in with a hefty price. That’s when Magento M2E Pro extension comes to your rescue.

Following are the major benefits of using an M2E pro extension with Magento:

1. Hassle Free

Using M2E pro extension allows user to sell and keep a track of products on multiple channels.

It creates a powerful and flexible system that provides great functionality.

Hassle Free

2. Makes you independent

Using M2E Pro, reduces your dependency on big merchants. Now you can manage all the products on different channels with ease.

Makes you Independent

3. New versions

M2E pro has free extensions which allows you to sell on any platforms like Ebay, Amazon, Rakuten etc.

The extension is under continuous development and hence new versions come up regularly.

New Versions

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Magento Search Not working [Resolved]

Few days back I was working on Magento theme design and faced a very rare issue. The issue we faced was Magento search not working in Magento Responsive Web Design theme which is by default provided with the bundle of Magento.

I took few steps to make it working and found out many solutions which can work for you.

Here are few steps you should take and check before you make a final call to change the coding:-

Clear Magento cache

Sometimes due to caching issues in magento the search might not work so to solve this problem the preferable solution is to flush magento cache.

To flush your magento cache all you have to do is:-

Log in to your magento admin and go to System -> Cache Management and then flush your magento cache

 

Flush Your Magento Cache

If you are in development mode you can disable the cache if you want to by just selecting all and then selecting disable from the actions dropdown.

Reindex Data:-

Sometimes if magento is not indexed properly then also there can be issues in the search. So another suggested and solution is to reindex the data in magento.

To reindex your data all you have to do is :-

In your magento admin panel you have to go to System -> Index Management in that click on select all and then select Reindex Data from drop down and then submit.

 

Select Reindex Data

Return to base magento theme:-

Get back to base magento theme and check if the magento search is working or not if its working then there must be an issue with the themes custom coding .

If it’s working compare files named catalogsearch.xml

Now where is catalogsearch.xml file :-

Compare the file in app/design/frontend/base/default/layout/catalogsearch.xml to app/design/frontend/default/your_theme/layout/catalogsearch.xml and see if you are missing any line of code.

One more thing you can do to test is to take a backup of catalogsearch.xml of your theme and delete it from the directory to see if it is working.

Check product attributes:-

Sometimes due to some reason attributes are not properly configured.

To manage your attributes go to catalog -> Attributes -> Manage attributes

Seach for name attribute

And configure it like we have (Important check that the scope of name attribute is set to Global).

 

Set Attribute to Global

Also search for sku attribute And configure it like we have (Important check that the scope of sku attribute is set to Global).

 

sku Attribute

Change the configurations of search:-

Sometimes the configurations of catalog search are not properly defined.

So to change the search configurations we have to go to System -> Configuration on the left hand side click on catalog and from that select catalog search tab and configure it like we have done.

 

Catalog Search

 

I hope this is able to solve your problem. If still your magento search is not working, kindly let me know and i will help you out.