Here’s a little diagram we did of our Magento build process – Pretty neat huh?
Last week, Elodie and I attended the first Magento Live event in London. I’ve been to several similar events in the past year or so, such as Meet Magento & X.Commerce but this was Elodie’s first and I think she was surprised at the number and range of people attending.
The format of these events is usually fairly similar – there’s always a couple of keynote speeches from the top people at Magento and these are always entertaining as well as informative. They usually sum up a key theme for the event and this year’s seems to be a double – extolling the virtues of the Magento Developer Accreditation and giving everyone tantalising news of Magento 2.0
The Accreditation is a big thing now that the number of people developing Magento is increasing and the demand for good developers is outstripping supply. Luckily I completed my accreditation some time ago and Elodie is already well on her way, but it was still nice to hear we were on the right track.
Below is a query we received from a contact we were chatting to on Linked in, who was having an issue setting up a discount rule on a specified product range. They noted the following issue:
“I’ve tried to set up a rule for save £25 when you spend £300 or more for a specific product range.
I set up the condition is subtotal equal or more than £300 with the product combination rule: category is “the specific product”. Action: fix amount for the whole basket £25.
But it only works for the subtotal. Like when i put several products and as long as the subtotal is more than £300, the rule is applied.
Do you know how to set this thing?? any suggestions are appreciated! ” (View the full post here)
So being the helpful folk we are we decided to write a blog about it, along with screenshots showing how to do it, and here it is.
Magento may have taken a few years to grab everyone’s attention but it certainly has taken the digital world by storm now. Undeniably, the attraction for owning a Magento website is its flexible platform especially if you own an E-Commerce site as it is fully customisable, meaning that you can finally work with a platform that can grow with your business as opposed to having to develop a completely new website when your company evolves.
As amazing as the Magento Design platform is though in terms of creativeness and development, we’ve said it before but is bears repeating, no website will bring you success by itself. You need to market it correctly in the digital world.
You need SEO (search engine optimisation) to ensure your site is indexed correctly by search engines such as Google. The great thing is that if you can’t afford a SEO company on a monthly basis, the Magento platform can be configured to include a SEO theme in the background which will enable you to optimise the basics of your website easily.
Creating a Configurable Product in Magento
Magento has a wide variety of product types, ranging from Simple products (where you have one product with no selectable options), to Configurable products (with multiple selectable attributes), Group products (Displaying multiple products on one page), and bundled products (a selection of a number of different products, purchased together)
The below text runs the details of how to set up a configurable product.
Configurable Products let users select from a number of selectable options. For example, you may wish to sell an T-Shirt in a range of colours and sizes. To do this you would need to create the six variants as individual products (with their own SKU’s) add the six variations to a single configurable product which will be used for display, where users can then select the size and colour, then add to cart.