Why Wordpress for Blogging and E-commerce too?

5/19/11

Basically, Word press is a widely used free platform for sharing information in the form of blogs. It 's an open source platform powered by Php and Mysql.
There are some wordpress gadets which are free of cost and some of them are paid too, though the free gadgets are functional but they hold some restrictions over the users of these gadgets. Moreover, you can switch between the themes, if you are using free themes then they might change the values of gadgets that you are using on your blog but it would not change the values and content of your blog posts.
Wordpress is not only popular beacause its an open source for blog publishing but if you want to run an online store than you can also run it using wordpress and the administration of your blog/website is quite easy with it. Usually, the merchants use Premium Wordpress Themes for selling their products online. Also its quite proficient with the search engines, some of the salient features of wordpress are as under:
  • Easy Customization.
  • Multiple theme support.
  • Multiple gadgets support.
  • Search Engine-friendly.
  • Integrated link management.
  • Clean permalink structure.
  • Multiple categories to single post.
  • Tagging supports to all posts.

If you are new in the online market then you must go for wordpress, whether you are looking forward to use it for blogging or for running an E-commerce store.

Magento Features Are Really Unpredictable!

5/18/11

The logo don't need any determination if you are an online merchant and if you still don't know about it than I would say, you are missing a big part of sales for your store. Magento is quite popular in the E-commerce market not only because of its a freebie but also because it hold so many efficient e-commerce features that other open sources don't have. Magento is also said to be the most proficient open source e-commerce software. Magento is also staking high in the charts of all open source e-commerce softwares and the simple reasons for that is, Magento is not only being adopted by the new merchants but the existing users are also migrating their store data to Magento.

The Salient Features of Magento are:
  • Magento Is an open source (FREE) E-commerce platform, any one can easily access it.
  • The Gadgets of Magento are also available for free.
  • Magento Provides Fully customizable Extensions and themes for all kind of E-commerce businesses.
  • The Magento themes are appealing yet soothing.
  • The extensions help Admin and Visitors to get the job done with ease.
  • The management of Magento is quite simple.
  • The complete store is controlled VIA single admin panel.
  • It has easy payment, product organizer, color switcher and comparison etc modules.
  • Magento is truly SEO Friendly Store.
If you are looking to test run your store then magento is there for you and if you are looking to run a life lasting e-commerce store than these particular features are sufficient enough for you to go for magento.  

The Best 3 Free Magento Themes for Beauty Products Store

5/16/11

Beauty Store Theme
Here is another list of a few magento beauty products store, I am pretty sure that the earlier post of top 5 free clothing store themes would have helped those fresh online merchants who were looking for some thing worthy of to be on their store fro free. Also I am confident to say that the peoples who are going to run online beauty store based on magento, would be pleased to get any of these three magento themes.

1.Magik Beauty Store:

Without any prior determination, I would love to suggest you to go for FREE Magig Beauty Store not only because its free of cost but also the design and color selection of this theme is so marvelous that it can easily indulge any visitor into it.

The officials reviews about magik beauty store are “magik Beauty Store is a Magento Theme specifically built for stores that are selling cosmetics, women beauty products or other women accessories. You can buy, download and get the theme up and running on your store very quickly. This Magento theme can be easily adapted to your particular needs. The theme is optimized for search engines, usability and engagement.”
FME beauty product store is unique and simplest of its kind but the layout still holds attraction for the new and existing users.
According to the officials of the FME Store the theme is “Best theme to expose your beauty store globally. Easy to install and customize. Attractive Design. Jquery banner slider on homepage. Attractive Left sided Category Menu.” also the some of the top features are under:
  • Nice Look Home Page
  • New Products
  • JQuery Attractive Banners
  • Store Catalog bar on the home page with JQuery Scroller
  • Easily noticeable shopping cart with a quick view
3.Glam Free Magento:

I know that this theme is off the beat but if you forget about glamor and assume this theme as a beauty store than it would also be a Saviour of your online beauty products. Though according the the officials of this store its sailent features are “This wonderful free Magento theme gives you a chance to make your e-commerce store a glamorous one. Very customizable and easy to set up. Not only is this design attractive but it’s also free to download and use!
Enables the following functions and modules: vertical product/categories menu, newsletter sign-up block, most popular block, home page banner, home page products, shopping cart side-bar and customer service block.”

The Most Popular And The Most Emerging E-Commerce Platforms

5/13/11

Both of these platforms don’t need any  ceremonial words to be introduced and these platforms are almost well known to every person who use internet.
Wordpress:

You may be using wordpress for the blogging and if you are not using it then I am pretty sure that you must know that wordpress is used by most of the online users to publish their blogs, promote their ideas and share their thoughts for free.
if you are using a wordpress blog and looking to run an online store on the same blog then there are several solutions are available to help you out. one of the most common solution module is Golden Cart Solution, its one of the best solution that integrates accurately into wordpress. After that you can carry on with your store with free theme or your can also purchase Premium Wordpress Templates to enhance the functionality of your store.

Magento:

Magento is one of the most emerging e-commerce platform since last couple of years and most of the new and existing users are adopting/migrating to it. Varien, a Los Angeles web development firm is the creator of  Magento and without any doubt i must say that they did a wonderful job. there is nothing like in it to be free and its more functional than some of the paid sources. magento is enriched of every single need of e-commerce that you can think of and the plus point is that you can easily get a magento developer to do the customization of your magento store.
you can install Premium magento themes and extensions on it and if your are going all out for free than you can also get free theme and extensions from various online resources.

so what are your waiting for, if you really want to run an online store than i suggest you to either go for wordpress or magento. magento is suberbly e-commerce platform but wordpress is a bit easier to manage as compare to magento.

Opt Magento and Let The Visitors Opt You!

5/10/11

As Magento is being widely adopted by most of the existing on-line merchants and this rapid adoption is providing trust to the new online merchants who are looking to run a business on Magento. There are so many E-commerce shopping carts available but Magento is providing some unique and very functional features that tempt the merchants to run their store on it to tempt more and more customers, that means Magento is not only working on the merchants end but it is also working on visitors end as well and because of that its getting popular quite rapidly.

Magento Data Migration:

If you are looking to run your existing store on Magento then you need Magento data migration services to migrate your existing store to Magento without hurting the values and credentials of your store. For migration purpose, All you have to do is to hire some Expert Magento Developers and programmers, who will analyze the pros and cons of your store, estimate the time frames of migration, consult with you on priorities of migration, moving all kind of data accurately and other migration services.

The basics of Magento Data Migration:
  • Catalog with all kind of details (Descriptions, Categories, Prices, Images, Sales Info. And other relevant data).
  • Customers data migration regarding all credentials, Profile information and orders history etc.
  • Sales info., Stock info., and Financial info as well
Additional things that you can demand:
  • Migration of Extensions, Modules and their relevant data.
  • Customizations
  • 3rd Party codes and data.

A Free Yet Exotic Clothing Store For Designer's Collection!

5/9/11


Gone were those days when running an online store was a tough job for a designer/online merchant (I mean, the one who is not familiar with programing etc) as the Magento has bring a great path for them to present their products and accessories on a very influencing platform with a very facile interface.
Well, if you are one of them and looking to run a successful online apparel store then the following FME Designer's Collection Magento Theme will surly be a true support for your new business and its most tempting aspect of this theme is that its PRICE FREE, so what are you waiting for, download the theme and upload it on your hosting.
Note: if you don't know how to install magento theme/template than click on, How to Install Magento Theme? To learn, how to get this thing done.
FREE Magento Clothing Store Template

The key feature of this FREE Theme is that, its niche and a designer can easily present his/her articles at the display for sale. The home page of this theme is perfect to present your SIGNATURE suiting sample, also you can change the color of the home page in order to match/contrast among your signature suit.
The categorical pages are quite graceful and supports all colored products in a very elegant way, so you should never get dis-heart about the presentation of your products. The specific products display is also quite unique with some extra ordinary features like mouse over view, zooming and other related products at bottom of the page.

Other than default package of this theme you can add several more Magento Extensions to make your store more functional, user friendly and also more attractive to search engines as well to get the top rankings.

Did you Get Your FME Magento Discount Coupon?

5/5/11

FMEEXTENSIONS Discount Coupon

This is the second biggest deal of discount that has been offered by FME store, though this one is not as huge as it was on Christmas but still it’s quite appreciative as the prices of the themes and extensions are already less than other magento service providers. The discount coupon is not only for the featured extensions and themes, you can avail this coupon discount on almost 30+ Functional Magento Extensions and on 15+ different kind of ready to use Magento stores.
To avail this coupon discount you need to add your desired extensions and themes to the cart and put the coupon code “FME786” to the following box at checkout page,

an click on apply coupon to get the discounted price.
Hurry up and get your Magento store enriched of Efficient Magento extensions developed by expert FME developers with a free support of six months, bug free life time guarantee and also a 15 days money back guarantee and if you are having a lack of attraction in your store than the lucrative themes are ready to fulfill your desire of having a super attractive layout.

Top 5 FREE Magento Clothing Store Templates

5/4/11


Clothing business is one of ever green businesses and running and the trend on-line shopping stores is raising up. Magento is one of the best open source e-commerce software that provide a superb support to the new and existing merchants. Though the Excellent Magento Templates provided by any expert developer are paid but you can also get a number of Magento templates to run any e-commerce store, usually the free themes are developed by the developers to show the level of their skills. These free templates help Magento developers to attract the merchants to hire them for the custom modification of their stores.
Here is a List of one of the most Efficient Magento Clothing Stores Templates for free, that you must consider if you are looking to run a new business. You can customize all of these Magento themes later on as per your requirement.

This theme is perfectly suitable for the stores that are professionally in the field of Clothing Products. The theme is very easy to install, customize and manage. It has an elegant front-end view to attract the customers. An attractive slider included in the theme for homepage. Product zoomer available to view the product closely. Completely ready to start an online store for your business enhancement.

We love our readers. We respect the hard work of designers and developers across the globe. And we do our best to make the web design community stronger and the Web a little bit prettier. Therefore we work with talented artists and creative professionals to showcase their skills and release something unique and beautiful as a gift to the community. And in the end truly impressive works see the light of day.
Today we are glad to release Sigyn SM — a free high-quality Magento theme created by Silver themes especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers. The theme has a unique grungy design that stands out and can serve as a good baseline for your Magento-powered online shops.

Magik Clothes Store is a Magento theme specifically built for stores that are selling apparel and clothing. You can buy, download and get the theme up and running on your store very quickly. This Magento theme can be easily adapted to your particular needs. The theme is optimized for search engines, usability and engagement.

Dress Shop theme is best for Fashion Designers. Best fit for clothing store, apparel, fashion store, mall shop and any magento store need an easy customization template. Its very clean, easy to customize theme. Many rich-features such as face-box various promotion banners, newest product block on homepage using, extra links and blocks and so on. This magento template is the most powerful and flexible any magento store.

This theme is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. You can change it as you need but keep the the footer link to their site.
A very professional-looking Free Magento Theme (template). The perfect Magento Theme for a shop featuring items for kids and babies,toys and games, stationery, home d├ęcor, or crafts. Header has a custom quick access and customer service box styled with rounded corners. The home page layout has two columns and JavaScript featured product and image slider.

How to Install Downloaded Magento Theme?

5/3/11

Install Magento Theme

Magento is emerging as one of the most efficient E-commerce source not only because of its front-end features but also because of its free nature. It helps Magento to become familiar in an e-commerce field by leaps and bounds. Because of its rapid growth, most of the existing store owners are migrating from other sources to Magento, while those who are familiar with its diverse powers  are starting their new stores with it.
Though it is not hard to be familiar with its usage but it requires proper course of knowledge for the customization. For the creation of a new theme, you must have a good control over PHP (programming language) and if you are just looking to run your store with a particular theme, then you must know how to install it on your Magento hosting.

Basically there are couple of ways via you can install a Magento theme:

1.Via Magento Connect
2.Via Downloaded Theme

If you are looking to install a theme via Magento connect (the official Magento site, enriched of free and paid Magento Extensions/themes) then it is quite simple, as all you have to do is to pick up the key of your selected theme from Magento connect and paste at the admin panel in your hosting. This is it, the rest of the job will be done automatically after clicking the install button.
The main focus of mine in this specific post is to help those Magento users who had downloaded their Magento themes from other resources whether it is free or paid and now looking to upload it on their hosting. I will try my level best to present it as simply as I can.
The Basic Steps To Follow For Installation Of Downloaded Magento Theme:
  1. Download the theme from any online resource.
  2. Extract the zipped theme.
  3. Open your FTP, Select the SKIN folder and copy it under Your_Magento_Installation /skin/frontend/default/, so it turns into Your_Magento_Installation/skin/frontend/default/ new_theme.
  4. Login to your Magento store admin panel to pick up the new theme for the layout.
  5. Some times Magento cache creates sorts of issues. In order to escape from the issues you need to disable the cache for that particular time. (To enable or disable the cache, goto System > Cache Management).
  6. Carrying on with the installation steps, now click on Systems>Configuration and Select the "Design" tab.
  7. Type the name of your copied theme in-front of skin input box and click on "Save Config" tab.
This is it, now its time to open up your browser and type in your store URL to see the new look of your theme. I'm pretty sure that its quite comprehensive guidance for the installation of Magento Theme. If you have any problem while installing your theme after following these steps please do let me know.

The Enchanting Features of Magento—An Open Source E-Commerce Platform


E-commerce is one of the most emerging business market and in order to run your e-commerce business smoothly and efficiently, Magento is providing great support. That helps the Magento software to grow its roots in the dimension of e-commerce businesses. Magento provides the opportunity of enhanced convenience to the online buyers and sellers to interact using a friendly platform.
Search Engine Optimization is one of the most important factor for every single online business. E-commerce and Magento help online merchants in a developing Web store that is totally SEO friendly. The example of one of the best SEO-friendly feature of Magneto is, it has the only shopping carts available that provide meta tags for even single products along with category-wise meta tagging as well.
Service of Magento Themes Design:
Magento themes provide a businesses and an organizations to go and play around with different colors schemes using on a single theme design and so on. A merchant can provide various color selection options to a user while he/she is browsing his/her Magento based store.
What to remember regarding Magento is that they really are niche specific but the themes pag also allows you to apply various themes under a single store. Many of the e-commerce and Web development companies are preferring the need of going for Magento instead of Web development for online business and shopping websites. You can easily provide the flexibility and ease to an online visitors what one expects form an online business.
Under mention points are an overview regarding what various e-commerce websites should provide. These are as
1. The best tools for promotion and marketing
2. Support to Analytics and Reporting
3. Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
4. Ethical Management of a website.
5. Catalog management along with browsing.
6. Mobile E-Commerce.
7. International support (Currency-language etc.).
8. On-line product browsing.
9. Creation of customer accounts
10. Being able to provide order management.
Following is a brief overview of the features which Magento are able to provide. These are as
1. Allows Ordered Editing
2. Providing multi-support to currency
3. Getting deals for free shipping
4. Providing Guest Checkout
5. Providing easy options for search
Development in Magento
Magento provides the services of hosting, customization, and development for e-stores and With the on-going development (enhancement/modification) process of Magento. Being a Magento client you will be able to get the latest updates of Magento automatically to enhance the development of your store and enjoy the features of latest updates. Undoubtedly in these days of e-commerce business, Magento is the perfect way to achieve success in a online businesses.