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  1. Discussion: is magento better at SEO

    "So to get the discussion started: should i switch to magento," No. Magento is a dog. Prestashop is just as good for SEO with half the headaches.
  2. PrestaShop vs BigCommerce

    Not my words. The words of Magento Senior Director of Marketing, Craig Peasley. "Magento Community is the open-source version of the platform, which means the code is accessible and editable by the public, and was the first product Magento launched in 2007. It’s not a platform for e-retailers who are just starting out, Peasley says, but for retailers who are looking for flexibility and are generating more than $500,000 in web sales. Magento Enterprise is for large e-retailers who do several million in web sales, Peasley says, and is available on a subscription basis." - Craig Peasley (July 2014) http://www.internetretailer.com/2014/07/01/magento-will-pull-plug-magento-go-and-prostores
  3. PrestaShop vs BigCommerce

    Yes, except that PrestaShop is an easy to manage solution. Magento is a beast! If you read the post you would have seen that by their own admission, Magento is not meant for small to medium business owners or startups. I realize too that BigCommerce is a SaaS platform whereas Prestashop is self hosted. The article deals with the differences between those approaches and the pros/cons of each. At the end of the day, they are just different ways of getting the same result - online sales!
  4. As some of you may have heard, Magento Go will shut down from next February 2015. They are advising users to migrate across to BigCommerce but I suspect a lot of online shop owners will find that there are better alternatives - such as self hosting with PrestaShop. We've put together a little analysis of Prestashop vs BigCommerce for those interested. http://www.tokyowebdesigns.com/advice/3003/why-choose-prestashop-over-bigcommerce
  5. Looking for Prestashop Theme Developer

    Drop us a line with details and we'll get back to you with a quote in 24 hours. http://www.tokyowebdesigns.com/contact
  6. Probably this reply is too late but if you still need help with Japanese website development feel free to drop a line to us at Tokyo Web Designs.
  7. Notification from PayPal - Action Required

    According to my phpinfo.php file, my server configuration is: So it would appear we don't need to worry about changing anything according to Bellini13. You should try uploading a phpinfo.php file to your root directory and then enter the URL www.mysite.com/phpinfo.php It will tell you whether cURL is enabled or not. http://docs.simplemachines.org/index.php?topic=479.0
  8. Notification from PayPal - Action Required

    I'm wondering the same thing myself. It depends on what version of the PayPal module you are running I guess. But in your /api/paypalconnect.php file you might see something like this: private function _makeHeader($host, $script, $lenght) { $header = 'POST '.strval($script).' HTTP/1.0'."\r\n" . 'Host: '.strval($host)."\r\n". 'Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded'."\r\n". 'Content-Length: '.(int)($lenght)."\r\n". 'Connection: close'."\r\n\r\n"; return $header; } I am guessing that all you need to do is replace this $header = 'POST '.strval($script).' HTTP/1.0'."\r\n" . with this $header = 'POST '.strval($script).' HTTP/1.1'."\r\n" . and you should be good to go. BUT I haven't tested this so please give it a try in a non-production environment and report on how it worked out! Good luck.
  9. Hi, I am possibly moving on (career wise) and have a couple of clients with PS 1.4 sites I developed over the last two years. One of them uses PayPal Standard as a Payment Gateway. The other is simply a catalog site with no payment features. I am trying to do the right thing by these clients by hooking them up with a competent PS developer or agency to handle any enhancement or maintenance requests going forward. Both sites are in English / Japanese (front end only, back end in English). Knowledge of Japanese not necessarily essential because clients supply all the translated text, but whoever takes over WILL need to demonstrate familiarity with multilingual sites. Both clients are very friendly and reliable with payment. PM me with DETAILED information about yourself if you are interested in the opportunity.
  10. 12 Handy Tips to Know for importing a CSV file into Prestashop http://tinyurl.com/aom7ghb
  11. 500 Internal Server Error on CSV Import

    This might help: In your php.ini file you need to increase the memory limit as you have already done. But you should also add this: max_input_vars = 3000; suhosin.post.max_vars = 3000; suhosin.request.max_vars = 3000; See http://www.webmaster...prestashop.html
  12. I've personally paid for and used all of these modules so "best" in this context is based on my own subjective experience.
  13. This article suggests 20 of the best premium paid modules to extend the default Prestashop install. www.tokyowebdesigns.com/advice/2368/20-best-prestashop-modules Can you recommend any others and why? I'd like my site to do so much more.
  14. http://prestashop.carolinacustomdesigns.com/administration/27-tabula-rasa.html When can we expect a PS 1.5 release of this module? Thanks