Magento Development

Magento Development

Magento is an extremely powerful, open-source eCommerce solution which powers more than 200k stores worldwide. The reason why Magento is so popular is because of the enormous community support around the platform itself. That, and the fact that their Community Edition is free of charge!

Magento comes in two different editions, CE (community edition) and EE (enterprise edition). Although we can work on an EE version of Magento, we typically create our Magento websites using the latest CE available.

The real benefit for you, the store owner, is that you do not pay an up-front charge with Magento CE, you only pay for the time it takes for the developer to piece it all together and configure it to your requirements. However, for larger Enterprise-level businesses, you should really be thinking about Magento EE, although you will probably need to liaise directly with Magento to get started with this processes.

As of this moment, there are two versions of Magento on the market. Magento 1 and Magento 2 , the differences between the two from a customer perspective are minimal, however underneath the bonnet, there has been a major update from version 1.

Free Magento Consultation & Quotations

If you have a Magento website but are currently experiencing problems then why not get in touch with us to see how we can help. It may be a simple case of changing a few configuration options, or installing or removing and existing extension. Sometimes the solutions to certain problems aren't that difficult and do not require any development work. If this is the case we are only too happy to help. If you feel as though your original developers have let you down and are in urgent need of assistance then we can work together on a plan of action to fix and improve your Magento website.

What is the difference between Magento 1 and Magento 2?

Magento 1 is the old version of Magento (as the name implies) and has been in existence since 2010. During the period since it's release it has undergone major changes and updates and is still one of the most popular e-commerce platforms on the internet. However with the release of Magento 2, the original Magento is now reaching the end of it's shelf-life meaning that Magento themselves will no longer continue to support it in the coming years.

Both of these platforms are powerful and have their own community-driven extensions and integrations that make them perfect for just about any online-store scenario. Both are quite code-heavy and require a good server to keep them fast and stable.

Because the code bases are so different between 1 & 2, it means that Magento 1 developers will not necessarily be able to handle a Magento 2 integration or upgrade . There's a steep learning curve required for all developers between the two systems and it's important that you choose the right development company to work on your Magento website.

Magento 2 uses the 'composer' framework to update and maintain it's dependent extensions, with composer it is far easier to update, adapt and change the entire system. Magento 1 does not use this, and so we are reliant on the main code-base to be updated for any new features or to install third-party plugins to handle this for us.

Magento 2 will continue to be updated and maintained for the forseeable future.

  • Magento 1.x and 2.x
    We develop for both Magento 1 & 2
  • Magento Certified
    We are Magento Front-end, Back-end and Solution Specialist Certified
  • Magento Upgrades
    Bespoke Magento Themes, Upgrades and Custom Functionality

Testimonials

Furniture 4 Your Home

Furniture 4 Your Home

https://www.furniture4yourhome.co.uk

Furniture 4 Your Home is a Magento 2 website upgrade. Upgraded from Magento 1.7 with a new design and all new user-interface. The job was to upgrade the old design into something more upmarket as well as retaining all previous orders, customers and inventory.

  • Magento 2
  • Magento 2 Upgrade
  • PHP
  • Javascript
Inui

Inui

https://www.inui.co.uk

Inui is a company specialising in the supply of LED lighting. They wanted to update their design and platform. We used their new design (supplied by another agency) and updated their Magento from 1.7.0.2 to Magento 2.

  • Magento 2
  • Magento 2 Upgrade
  • WordPress
  • PHP
  • Javascript