06 May' 16

Custom Magento Ecommerce Development – Critical Areas To Resolve

Magento Ecommerce Development

It is a fact that with the onset of digital commercialization you have to have one of those shiny new e-commerce platforms to stay in the game. But, is owning an e-commerce store enough to get your clients satisfied and revenues up? Absolutely not! Even after creating a fairly appealing shopping site, business entities still need to perform a list of duties to win over clients and eventually become the candy land for shoppers. However, to take care of these duties, businesses need something big, talented, sophisticated and yet agile and simple in functionality. That is where custom Magento ecommerce development takes the stage. This open source web application comes with all the good bits like easy maintenance, code re-use and debugging facilities that we need for business success.

But, is it really all roses? Well, no. Like everything else in the world, Magento has its drawbacks too. But, nothing that cannot be handled. So, let us line up a few obstacles that business entities face while handling Magento and let us find the best ways to fix them quick.

Sluggish Operation Experience

Although Magento has a similar appearance to Java applications, its  internal coding structure is PHP based. Therefore, it uses up more RAM space than other applications, appearing sluggish during operation. In a trading arcade where appearance and experience is everything, a sluggish e-commerce site cannot help in reaching marketing goals. However, designing a custom theme properly and optimizing images for web pages can give your site a boost in speed. Expert developers also resort to installing Xcache or APC to speed up the page loading process. Enabling Flat Catalog can also better your e-commerce website usage experience. See! We are making headway already.

Confusion in Upgrading to the Latest Version

The upgrading process can appear to be complex. However, planning it well and taking suggestions from experts can eliminate tiresome and time-consuming trial and error process.

  • First, you need to back up your files and your customizations, otherwise a failed upgrading process can cause site breakdowns and data loss and send you to the stone age where you need to start everything from the scratch.
  • Then check your system requirement and PHP version to make sure that the upgrade works well.
  • Set up a Sandbox to test the upgrade before implementing it in your primary website. Test more than once to make sure everything is okay.
  • Do not replace the upgrade from the Sandbox set up. Put your website in maintenance mode and start the upgrade.

When you are done, turn the maintenance mode off and get ready to greet clients.

Properly Indexing Web Pages

Without properly indexing your webs pages, you might not get the exposure in the online world that you are working or hoping for. Creating a detailed ‘sitemap.xml’ and submitting it to the web master tool should be your first move to take care of these issues. Always use precise and efficient extensions to split sitemaps (only if your website has more than 50k pages). Going for manual page submission to the web master tool can help to reduce problems in the future.

A few ‘inconveniences’ should not scare you off from using Magento, as it has shown promising results once carefully implemented and maintained. With a bit of expert assistance, custom Magento eCommerce development can spearhead your new business ideas and present them to clients in a new and appealing manner. So, be bold and ride the new wave to success. And if you are worried about support, well! That is why we are here!

Agnipravo Sengupta

Technical Writer

Agnipravo is a technical writer with Code{UR}Idea. He's amazing with infographics and is often found working with the design team.

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