Magento One Page Checkout – Why to Use it and How to Install it

In this post I will talk about Magento one page checkout. Installing one page checkout is quite simple and I will go through those steps here. I will also discuss reasons why you should change your Magento ecommerce site to one page checkout if you haven’t already.

Our data from Google Analytics gathered from a recent campaign suggests that switching from the standard Magento default accordion checkout to a single page checkout would likely result in a greater conversion rate. Though we don’t have the results in yet proving that our change worked (the campaign happens once a year in December and it is currently June as I write this) I can tell you how we came to the decision to change the checkout process on our site and also how to implement the changes on your own site.

A Look into Google Analytic Goals

Google Analytic Goals offers you a way to track how users interact with your site. You can think of a goal as having two dimensions. The first dimension is what you want the user to do, for instance get to the check out page of your site, or sign up for your newsletter. The second dimension is the path, or in Google terms the “funnel” the user took to accomplish that goal.

Integrating WooCommerce on a Custom Theme

WooCommerce is a great free shopping cart solution for WordPress but if you don’t use a WooCommerce theme you will find that intergtrating the cart into your site will take a few steps. This tutorial will attempt to walk you through the steps you need to get WooCommerce working with your own custom theme.

Simple Ecommerce Store in 20 Minutes with RokQuickCart

So here is another simple one for you. Did you think having an ecommerce function on your site was going to require thousands of dollars of development? Think again! You can set up a simple store in just minutes using RokQuickCart. It connects to your PayPal or Google Wallet account and will turn any menu item into a simple easy to configure shopping cart. It isn’t a full blown ecommerce system but it will definitely do the trick if you have just a few items to sell.

Joomla! Secret #2 – Language Overrides

Secret# 2: Language Overrides

And we’re back! Sorry for the delay on these posts. Things have been quite busy around the help desk. Here is your next secret. Did you ever notice some stubborn text on your Joomla! site that you wished you could change but never could figure out how? Let’s take a look at one such example below:

Joomla! and Magento the Best of Both Worlds

Last fall WhyHunger was gearing up for its annual Hungerthon campaign. The organization needed a way to create a user friendly website with an easy to use CMS and integrated Ecommerce system. In looking at all the possible solutions out there nothing quite met these requirements. Magento was of course the obvious Ecommerce solution but its templating system was not condusive to the project.  Joomla! offered an easy to use CMS and also many different extensions for crowdfunding and displaying imagery but it lacked ecommerce functionality. Enter Magebridge, a robust fully featured API for connecting Joomla! and Magento.

How to set up Joomla! on a local host

Setting up a local Joomla! installation on your laptop or desktop is relatively simple. There are lots of reasons for why you might want to do this. For example, in my case I like to keep a local copy of my client’s website so that if they require an update or a custom change I can test those updates and changes on my local machine before implementing them live. This can save a lot of trouble and downtime on a live site since if something goes wrong at least the live site remains unaffected and you have time to fix the issue. If you are using WordPress and want to do the same thing with your WP site take a look at my article “How to Migrate WordPress to Your Local Server“.

The Joomla! Page Suffix – 4 of 5

Well here we are, a little bit behind schedule this month but still writing! As promised, in this article we will be talking about the Joomla! Page Suffix. If you read last month’s article you should now know a little something about CSS. In that article we talked about what CSS does and how we can write a custom module class suffix to determine the look and feel of a particular module. The Page Suffix is exactly like the module class suffix except it is a selector class in the Body element. Let’s take a look at the screen shot below to get a sense of how the Page Suffix differs from the module class suffix in terms of HTML heirarchy.

What about Mobile Devices? Part 5 of 5

So, you finally have your site set up, people are happily visiting and engaging but now the enevitable question… how does the site perform on mobile devices? The answer if you look for yourself is not too bad but it could be better. Unfortuantely, your RJ Web Builder templates were put together right before the rush to responsive design so they are not going to repond differently depending on screen size (see my recent article on responsive design). However, your templates do have the ability to create a mobile version of your website. In this article we are going to talk about this section of your template manager and how you can create a mobile version of your site.