Magento 1.9 – no retirement date set

Magento have released a very encouraging and well received statement, at the start of Summer 2017. There is no Magento 1.9 End Date set. https://magento.com/blog/magento-news/ongoing-magento-1-support The exec summary is that there are no plans to end support for Magento 1, and when they do intend to stop support they will provide 18 months notice. Whilst … Read more…

Mixed Reviews for Magento PayPal One Touch and In-Context Checkout

Magento Connect | Paypal One Touch and in Context Checkout

We have been looking at the new Magento PayPal OneTouch and In-Context Checkout module, recently released to Magento Connect. You might be looking at the reviews of the module and be fearful of it breaking your Magento installation – as was the experience of several reviewers in the earlier releases of this module. However, we’re … Read more…

Some of the biggest obstacles to becoming an entrepreneurial retailer?

eCommerce | Layer 5 Solutions Ltd

During a recent conversation with some entrepreneurial retailers, we got to talking about choosing which vertical markets could be worth investing in, and what the initial and ongoing effort would be to manage the end to end relationship from distributor to end user. Having worked at the sharp end of multi-channel IT resale, we know … Read more…

Latest Magento Patch – SUPEE-6285

You probably already know this if you’re someone who spends any time in the Magento Admin section, but there’s a new patch with a serious enough warning to install straight away. If you’re a eCommerce store owner who doesn’t spend any time in Magento Admin, then ask someone who does whether they’ve seen or dealt … Read more…

Paypal, Poodle and SSLv3 for Magento hosting customers

The latest in the recent spate of “security scares” (Heartbleed, Shellshock, et. al.) is upon us, The SSL3 Poodle! The non-tech summary is “SSL3 is an older, weaker method of encryption, and is vulnerable. Most modern secure connections should use a newer method called TLS”. So in this post, Poodle SSL 3.0 Vulnerability, by Joe Nash for … Read more…