Social Network for Web Professionals

Webmaster Blog

Members blog at WebmaisterPro. Covering topics related to online marketing, SEO, web development as well as software reviews.

Points to Ponder Before Choosing Magento as Platform for Your Web Shop

Magento is a highly powerful and considerably flexible e-Commerce platform that develops fully functional e-stores giving your business an edge over competition. Magento is being currently used by around 2,00,000 merchants globally, each recommending this platform further. Businesses feel powered when they are set up using Magento. If facts are anything to go by than 1 in 4 online businesses prefer to set their web shop using Magento. Businesses love to choose Magento to develop their eStore for its flexibility, ease in functioning and the amount of extensions it provides. Magento community and partner eBay Inc. are just added advantage. Is Magento a Good Option for you? There are many shopping cart platforms available in the market at present. Many of them are highly easy to use and do not have the complexities that Magento comes with. In most the platforms you don’t even  need a developer to build your store. Why then do most businesses consider using Magento as the stand essential platform to develop their eStores? Most businesses use Magento because they are referred to this platform but are not aware of its functionality. If a business is planning to migrate to Magento, it should ideally consider a few...
Rate this blog entry:
3
Continue reading
3560 Hits
0 Comments

Magento Issue: Repairing a Rebill Module

One of our clients owns a website that provides instructionals, tutorials, and online classes for a monthly fee. One of the issues that Magento has is that sometimes, when the rebill function is called in a module, it accesses the database, memcache, and zencache to recall the previous order.However, sometimes, for reasons our developers couldn't find out, that memcache, or zencache, which is supposed to be cleared after each unique session, somehow calls the wrong customer or customerID for the rebill module. Essentially what this means is that the wrong person is being billed for someone else's usage. Imagine the call you'll get from that first valued customer and you'll see why Customer Paradigm put not one but two of our developers on the issue.Here's a quick summary of the issue: The Rebill function takes the previous order information and uses that to bill the client on a monthly basis. Instead, our Rebill function is calling the database, and both caches, and returning incorrect customer information and the CustomerID assigned to the user via Authorize.net After an hour of searching from two developers, disabling memcache, the problem either lies in how the module is calling the database, or it is getting...
Rate this blog entry:
2
Continue reading
9261 Hits
0 Comments