Sphinx search engine - Magento

These days, hardly anyone is searching an online store by rambling among the categories or scrolling down the long lists of products.

There is a bunch of available onsite search tools that can make an internal site search fast, intuitive and adjusted to any customer needs.

In this series of articles we are going to review the functionality of the most popular eCommerce onsite search solutions. And the first search toolkit on the list is Sphinx.

What is Sphinx?

Sphinx is an open source search engine with fast full-text search capabilities.

High speed of indexation, flexible search capabilities, integration with the most popular data base management systems (e.g. MySQL, PostgreSQL) and the support of various programming language APIs (e.g. for PHP, Python, Java, Perl, Ruby, .NET и C++ etc) —  all that make the search engine popular with thousands of eCommerce developers and merchants.

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The best way to generate a bigger amount of summer sales is to optimize your shipping and SEO strategies. And here is why…

  • about 30% of traffic are coming from organic searches
  • more than 40% of people click on the meta description results
  • almost 70% of online shoppers abandon carts due to the complicated/hidden shipping rates

Our 2 BRAND-NEW Shipping Suite extension for Magento 2 and the UPDATED SEO Suite Ultimate will help you  drive more organic search visitors and optimize your store shipping tools.

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Generally, the Mage_SalesRule_Model_Rule_Condition_Address model is responsible for validating a customer’s address and adding conditions in the SalesRule.

Say, if you want to create a shipping cart price rule for all the European countries, you need to check whether the country is a part of the EU or not. That can be done by means of rewrite.

I’ve created a module for this task, which will hopefully help you do that in a couple of clicks. Read More

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I interviewed Max during the Developers Paradise conference and asked him to tell some interesting facts from the history of Magento 2. Also, Max shared his thoughts on the current state of the eCommerce platform and told me what to expect from the platform in the near future.
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When you have a big flow of visitors, but a small number of purchases, it is time to ask yourself a question: “am I doing everything right?”. If your site failed to convert visitors into customers there must be something wrong with it. Read on to find out what may be hindering your conversion progress.
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After a 2-year break, it was decided to resume Developers Paradise Magento events again.

This time, the conference took place in Opatija, Croatia, from 25th to 28th April. It was organized and hosted by Inchoo.  This year’s event was entirely focused on Magento 2 and dedicated to various aspects of its development. 

Despite the lack of sunny weather,  Developers Paradise’16 was an awesome event, full of insights and practical knowledge on the new version of the eCommerce platform. MageWorx team was happy to be the part of the all it – it was a great chance for us to share our experience and ideas on Magento 2 and just to hang out with cool Magento folks.

I’ve interviewed one of the organizers of the conference – Aron Stanic  – and asked him to tell how he and the Inchoo team managed to organize the event on such a high level. Here is what I’ve learned. Read More


Today we will talk about trends to follow when you design your Magento store.

Store features are really important, nobody will argue that, but if you want to attract more customers and boost conversion, your website should look modern and visually appealing as well. How do you reach the desired result? Read on and learn more about Magento design trends that you should follow. Each trend description is accompanied by an example. Some of them are free Magento themes, so maybe you will kill two birds with one stone: get useful information and a Magento theme for your future online store for free. Read More

We are launching a series of interviews from Developers Paradise conference. From the interviews you’ll learn the insights of the Magento community and get a valuable piece of advice from the leading industry experts.

The interview with Joni Kautto opens the series.


About Joni

Joni is a senior eCommerce Consultant from Finland living in Spain. Working in Online Marketing for 20 years from which past 10 years having main focus on eCommerce. Joni and Arvo Partners work mainly with Scandinavian companies building and growing their eCommerce businesses from the bottom up. Joni has been working with Magento since 2008 and is specialized in Search Engine Optimization, Marketing and Advertising solutions done with and for Magento.

You can connect with Joni on LinkedIn.
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06iioySiThis a guest blog post by Wajid Hussain. Wajid is Magento Community Manager at Cloudways – Managed Magento Hosting Platform. He has a vast experience in Magento and PHP related fields. You can follow him on Twitter at @wajidstack or contact him at wajid.hussain(at)cloudways.com

Now to Install Magento 2 Miration Tool

For easy migration of Magento, there is a handy Data Migration Tool. This Data Migration Tool is based on the command line (CLI) that provides verification, logging, progress tracking and test functions.

There are three modes of transfer that migrate data from your Magento 1 store to Magento 2.

  • Data Mode: This is bulk migration mode that migrates data from Magento 1 database to Magento 2 database.
  • Delta Mode: This migration mode is Catch up migration after the bulk data migration
  • Settings Mode: This migration mode migrates all possible configuration settings from Magento 1 to Magento 2.

Every mode has its own stages, for example, EAV step, settings step, URL rewrite step. Every step checks integrity of data in Magento 1 and Magento 2 databases. After the integrity is checked the data is transferred and confirmed again. Read More


The XML Sitemap functionality is greatly enhanced in Magento 2.

Starting with the priority and frequency for each page type, robots.txt integration and finishing up with the sitemap file limits.

First things first. Read More