When is it time to fire your agency mid-project?

It happens to the best companies – a web development project starts going off the rails. 25% of web projects fail, according to New Bamboo (now...


Selecting the Right Magento Implementation Partner

It’s not easy being a digital commerce merchant these days. Competition is everywhere, technology is rapidly changing, and customer acquisition/retention is a...


Magento Meetup in Birmingham at Avondale Brewing – May 16

Jamersan and Simple Helix went to Imagine in Las Vegas last month, and there are lots of cool things to talk about in the Magento Community. We’ll talk...


Imagine 2017: What did we learn?

Did you make it to Magento’s Imagine show in Las Vegas this April? What you really need now is a way of converting the barrage of information,...


New Magento B2B Simplifies Digital Commerce for B2B Merchants & Manufacturers

Historically the market for digital commerce platforms has given a lot of love to the B2C community. The last few years have seen rapid innovation aimed to...


Magento 2 Extensions – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

When you are choosing Magento 2 extensions, the right choices can make (or literally break) your site. Extensions are needed to add custom features and to...


Three Major Reasons To Upgrade To Magento 2

Magento 2 was released in 2015, and is delivering on its promise of being a much improved and optimized version of the Magento 1 platform.   Magento 2’s...


Guide to B2B eCommerce Success: Separate Your B2B And B2C

B2B customers have very different needs and are typically in completely different mindsets and buying modes that B2C customers.   To maximize effectiveness and...


Guide to B2B eCommerce Success: Easy To Adopt, Easy To Shop

Just about any business has customers that either love them or don’t want to spend time looking for an alternative.  Those customers will shop on your site...


Guide to B2B eCommerce Success: Your Sales Team Is Key To Your Success

In most organizations, your sales team has the biggest impact and is often exclusively your relationship with your customers.  It would be a huge mistake to...


Create New Magento Admin User via MySQL

If you’ve ever been locked out of the Magento admin, for whatever reason, and need to create a new user, you can do so by making some adjustments to the...


Innovative New Magento Extensions for Developers!

The Enhanced Developer Tools Extension (Download)  When a page is loaded, that has not been cached, Magento processes well over 100 files. So, if you need to...


The Super Guide to Theming in Magento 2 – Part 1 of 3

Magento 2(M2) is vastly different in its structure than Magento 1.x. When you first crack the surface of this new platform, it can seem a little daunting....


Mage Titans: Jamersan’s Chris Manger speaking

Our own Chris Manger will be speaking at Mage Titans next week in Austin Texas! He’ll be presenting the topic The Swiss Army Knife of Magento Development....


Getting Magento Help with IRC

“Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a protocol for real-time Internet text messaging (chat) or synchronous conferencing. It is mainly designed for group...


Adding a CRM to your eCommerce Business Tool Box

Scale faster. Work smarter. We all know a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) allows us to scale faster and work smarter to drive our businesses into the...


Product Tags Not Part of Magento 2

What are product tags? Product tags in Magento allow users and admins to add keywords or phrases that help identify products and their features. For many users...


NomadMage: Key to Employing Top Magento Developers

OK, so the title might be a little over the top, but let me explain. Good Magento developers are in-demand. They are tough to find. However, they are even...


Introduction to N98-Magerun

Introduction N98-Magerun (http://magerun.net/) is an essential tool for all Magento developers. It was developed and provided free of charge by netz98.de and...


Add a permanent link to a CMS page from the Category menu in Magento.

If you have ever needed to have a category link point to a Magento CMS page, I am sure that you are aware that there are a few different ways that you can go...


Simple Site Automated Development Setup with Jekyll

Getting all the right tools to work together is no easy task. Even harder to get them to work automatically. Pressing refresh for every one of your changes, be...


Terminal Commands When Username Has an at sign “@” In It.

I recently ran into an issue where I needed to access a server remotely via ssh terminal command. I was surprised to find out that the syntax I have always used...


Introduction to Securing Your Magento Storefront

A Magento store may seem like it has not been compromised, because orders are coming in and everything looks normal. However, under the surface there could be...


Site Speed and Magento

Optimizing website response time is one of the most confusing aspects of running a Magento website. Many variables go into this problem: hardware, bandwidth,...


5 Steps to Improve your Social Media Marketing

Have you ever wondered why your Social Media isn’t where you want it to be? As the Social Media Account Specialist here at Jamersan, I’d like to...


Modern Design Tips for Developing an eCommerce Site

To say that eCommerce has grown tremendously over the past five years would be an understatement. Just as with the ever-evolving tech industry, the Internet has...


What are Directives in Magento and How to Use Them

What is a Directive? From time to time, in Magento, you may run across code snippets with two squiggly opening and closing brackets. What are those...


Two exciting announcements from Jamersan and Oro!

Jamersan has two exciting announcements in the OroPlatform arena! At the end of Q3, Jamersan became an OroCRM Silver Partner! This means that we have access to...


Oro – the Web 3.0 Business Application Platform that Means “Gold”

We recently learned about a new wave of technology, brought to us by old friends – OroPlatform by Oro, Inc. Oro’s dream team lineup includes the...


Pre-Imagine is a must attend for Magento Developers

If you’ve ever been to the Magento Imagine Conference, then I hope you arrived early and visited the Pre-Imagine event that occurs on Sunday prior to the...


Using Guzzle Without Composer

While working on a module to integrate Magento with Foxy Cart’s awesome checkout service, I came across the need to use Guzzle in my Magento module....


Going To Industry Conferences Is A Must

Since I founded Jamersan, we have been a small development shop. I spent the early years making some great strategic partnerships that helped us not have to do...


Certified Magento Developers Wanted

We’re looking to add quality certified Magento developers with WordPress experience. Experience with PHP, CSS and template customizations a must, some...


Google Mobile Usability warnings

Google is sending out mobile usability warning emails like this:   with more and more web usage going mobile, with phones, tablets, and the like, and with...


Easy 301 Redirect

Just add the following to the .htaccess file in the correct directory of the pages you would like to redirect. RewriteEngine On Redirect 301 /shop/oldFILE.html...


Remove “+” (plus symbol) from Custom Option Prices in Magento

Create the following file structure to avoid making any changes to the Magento Core files. app/code/local/Mage/Catalog/Block/Product/View/Options/Abstract.php ...


Magento: Setting order quote’s tax rate based on shipping

One of our customers recently approached us to add an in-store pickup module to their Magento website. No problem, this is a pretty simple task and we quickly...