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Joomla and Magento Joomla and Magento Presentation Transcript

  • Joomla / MageBridge / Magento Another Shopping Cart Option for Joomla Websites.
  • Things to Know About Magento
    • www.MagentoCommerce.com
    • Reputation as resource hog is deserved
    • New version 1.4 coming out Q1 2010
    • Attributes, Attributes, Attributes
    • Lots of 3 rd Party skins and modules
    • Open source support
    • Requires pdo_MySQL & 256M
  • Why Use Magento?
    • Very flexible attributes
    • Very flexible promotions feature
    • Single admin can support multiple stores
    • 3 rd party modules (e.g. drop-ship)
    • Multi-ship (one order – multiple addresses)
    • Substantial shipping and payment options
    • Module developers are available
  • Use Magento without Joomla?
    • Magento’s CMS features are minimal
    • Magento’s templating is complex
    • Blocks (loosely similar to Joomla modules) may be separately templated
  • Using Magento with Joomla
    • As separate softwares = twice the administration and twice the templating
    • Using J!Mint – coordinated, but still separate softwares
    • Using MageBridge - lets you ignore Magento templating (except for blocks)
  • What about J!Mint?
    • J!Mint is for connecting, not embedding
    • Provides basic user synchronization
    • Support from developer weak
  • Things to Know About MageBridge
    • www.Yireo.com (the Netherlands)
    • EMBEDs Magento product in Joomla
    • Component / modules / plugins
    • Uses XML-RPC connection
    • Support by developer is excellent
    • Version 1.3 in the works now
    • Pay attention to tutorials
    • EZ Update process for Joomla & Magento
  • Setting up a Joomla / MageBridge / Magento Solution
    • Tutorial: http://www.yireo.com/tutorials/magebridge/basics/installation
    • Install Joomla ( e.g. www.sitecontent.com )
    • Install Magento ( e.g www.sitecontent.com/store )
    • Install MageBridge Joomla and configure
    • Enable MageBridge plugins and modules
    • Install MageBridge Magento and configure
    • Create Magento web service user
    • Verify Joomla  Magento connectivity
  • Embedding Magento in Joomla
    • Create MageBridge menu items
    • Enable Magento Cart module
    • Enable and place Magento blocks in module positions
  • What about SEO / SEM
    • MageBridge uses Magento SEF urls
    • MageBridge uses Joomla SEF urls
    • MageBridge can use sh404sef
    • Placing Magento products in multiple categories may create ‘duplicate content’
  • Setup Magento Store
    • Configure notifications, payment / shipping options
    • Create Attribute Set(s)
    • Create Attribute(s)
    • Create Products
    • Create Promotions (discounts / coupons)
  • Magento Tips
    • Searching Google for Magento information use: site:magentocommerce.com ‘topic’
    • Verify version relevance when considering forum solutions or work-arounds
    • Buy the Magento User’s Guide or similar documentation
  • Joomla-MageBridge-Magento
    • Paul Proffitt
    • NetProffitt Enterprises
    • [email_address]
    • 770.945.2022
    • This PowerPoint presentation is available online at: http://www.NetProffitt.com/pa/JooMaMa.ppt