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