API for Beginners | What Every Magento Merchant Should Know about API

If you use Magento 2, you heard about API. But what is it, how does it work, and why do you need it? In this article, we will try to explain API in simple terms and answer all these questions. What is API? API stands for as Application Program Interface. This is a set of protocols and tools for software applications creating. This technology is used to connect different software and set up how...

Ultimate Guide to Magento 2 Top Navigation Menu

The navigation menu plays an important part in the customer funnel effectiveness, but only 16% of e-commerce websites have enough filtering types, attractive design, and clear logic. So we decided to look into how to create a convenient navigation menu with filters and sliders. How to edit the default Magento 2 navigation menu? Default Magento has built-in layered navigation. It allows you to...

Shipping in Magento 2 | Ultimate Guide

Everyone involved in e-commerce has a certain idea about the way delivery works. A very vague idea, to be honest. COVID-19 has shown that many e-stores are not ready to be agile in a situation requiring rapid response. No-contact curbside and in-store pickup have become very sought after shipping methods, though not all Magento stores have managed to set them up, which led to loss of profit. →...

Magento 2 Security Features | Updated 2020

Get over it, security should be part and parcel of any online business process. Being a merchant you know it firsthand, websites and e-commerce sites, in particular, are compromised 24/7 365 days a year. Retail is predicted to be one of the top 10 most attacked industries for 2019–2022 Source Well, who’s next? Maybe you… Or do you honestly believe Magento 2 makes an exception? Unfortunately not....

Everything You Need to Know About SMTP for Magento 2 in One Place | Content Hub

What is SMTP? Source In other words, your mail transfer agent (MTA) uses this protocol to send/receive emails. When sending a message to your colleague, you don’t usually think about how the message ‘looks like’ for the email server. The fact is, your message is split into lines of text by numbers or code words. Provided by the SMTP, these numbers or code words determine the purpose...

How to Use GraphQL in Magento 2? [on the Example of the Gift Card Extension]

Earlier, we’ve already explained what GraphQL is and how it works. And today, we want to look closely at how you can use it in Magento 2. For this, we will take our Gift Card plugin as an example and dive deeper into queries and mutations. GiftCardGraphQL GiftCardGraphQL includes 1 query and 3 mutations. The query has the name amGiftCardAccount and is responsible for the information about the...

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