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

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

Running Magento Under PHP 5.5 – preg_replace deprecation issues

Magento versions prior to 1.9 aren’t formally certified to run under PHP 5.5 (have a look here for formal supported versions) but in the main runs fine, and we like it because of all of the performance perks you can get in this version compared to 5.4 and prior. However, we have seen one issue … Read more