How to Install Magento in HostGator Manually

Today here we are going to express the way from which you can install Magento in HostGator shared hosting manually. We will not use any software during this installation like quick-install etc. So this guide is completely contains the manual methods so be enjoy.

How to Install Magento in HostGator Manually

Install Magento in HostGator Manually:

Way to install Magento in HostGator manually is not tricky just you need to simply follow the following ways to know about he actual way.

Watch Video Tutorial On YouTube:

What We Covered in Above Video:

  • Download Magento Old or new versions, which is compatible with your hosting plan.
  • Magento 2.0 can not be installed on Shared hosting plan because this version requirement are higher than previous old versions. (Magento 2.0 required at least VPN hosting plan)
  • Upload Magento files on your hosting server and set permission to go ahead on Magento installation page.
  • Create separate MySQL database to connect with Magento during installation.
  • Setup store default language, currency and location origin.
  • Built connection among MySQL database and Magento to store Magento data in MySQL table rows.
  • After built connection among both of them provide your personal info or set Magento backend admin login details and also change Magento backend source URL as per your requirement.
  • Finally, save your encryption key, which will help you in future to encrypt your Magento password.
  • Now you have successfully installed your Magento store, now you can access their frontend and backend easily. By following these path (Yourdomain.com/admin or Yourdomain.com etc.).

Important Note:

You must care about few things before proceed Magento installation.

  • Magento is little bit complex than other ecommerce platforms but it has hundreds of options for customization.
  • If you face any difficulty during installation or after installation so you can take your assistance anytime but service will be premium then we will handle or resolve your complexities or troubles.

Hopefully, you understood clearly all the above steps, which we covered in above video. If there is any trouble or misunderstanding so you may join us on our community forum or can elaborate your issues.

Top 5 Magento SEO Extensions For Free

As you know that Magento is a finest and popular eCommerce CMS (Content Management System). Magento is famous due to his built-in features and customizable options. Magento have thousands of extension under Seo marketing category but few are tested and experienced by us, which we would love to highlight here. because of our users and readers convenience or better practice. In this article, we will reveal top 5 Magento Seo extensions which is enough to put enthusiasm on your website Seo.

Top 5 Magento SEO Extensions For Free

Top 5 Magento SEO Extensions:

As we said, Magento have the numerous extension for Seo but few are most popular due to many reasons. We will listed only those extensions, which have great reviews by his active users and have much popularity score in Magneto community.

Few are also experienced by us in our one of the great projects like Datta Express (Best Online Shopping Store in Pakistan). We only suggest or highlight only those extension, which can be proven best to improve your Seo on website.

Let’s check it out the prominent Seo extensions one by one with short description.

1: CreareSEO:

Creare Seo is one of the highest rated and also have 1000+ popularity score. It is totally free for all Magento community users. It has following core features like nofollow and noindex tag for categories pages, disable keyword option because keywords doesn’t exist in Google Search engine, real-time .htaccess and robots .txt file editor.

Top 5 Magento SEO Extensions For Free creare seo

There are further extended amazing features,  default meta titles/description for pages and products, twitter card integration for product pages, duplicate product button on product pages can be disabled to avoid replication, Google sitelink search support, organizations schema and much more.

2: Semantic SEO for Rich Snippets:

Semantic Seo for Rich Snippets is top listed due to his popularity score 10,000+ among Magento community users.

Top 5 Magento SEO Extensions For Free Rich Snippets

Through this Magneto extension, you can easily highlight your products details in search engines especially Google and Yahoo. By using this extension, you may be able to create rich snippets of each product include price user reviews, product availability in stock or not, category etc.

3: Layered Navigation SEO:

Layered navigation Seo is one of the best shopping store extension from many perspective. First of all this extension comes with price slider, which is essential almost for every online store because it makes easy to filter your budget level products with in seconds.

Top 5 Magento SEO Extensions For Free Layered Navigation

Another one important one features of this extension is Seo friendly URL during filtering products, while filtering products filter attributes can makes your URL ugly from which this extension stop to do it and also helps to improve its URL structure.

4: SEO Pack by GPMD:

SEO pack by GPMD is especially designed to improve on-page optimization on ecommerce store. GPMD popularity score is approximately 1000, which is sufficient to prove that performance is reliable and trustworthy.

Top 5 Magento SEO Extensions For Free GPMD

By using this extension, you can perform many things like indextion control on product and category pages even will help you to add meta robots tags noindex nofollow attributes on filter pages.

5: Internal SEO Linking:

Internal linking is most vital part of on-page Seo. Internal Seo linking extension will create internal links on particular or chosen keywords, and you also can add further attributes like URL title, URL target open in new tab, link bold italic etc. Simple and responsive extension from Seo point of view.

Top 5 Magento SEO Extensions For Free internal linking

Personally, I would prefer this extension to my all readers because you can exclude all CMS pages like homepage, customer service pages etc and set limit per page internal link so there is s much customization features accompanied this extension.

Hopefully, these all above mentioned extension would be the part of your online store. Let me know, if you have any question or like that listed Magento extensions. You may also discussion with us further on that topic on our community forum or can leave your comment below.

How to Install Extensions in Magento

Do you know? Magento is now becoming the most choosy and favorite ecommerce software. Folks loves to work on Magento include my self due to Magento features and its proficiency. Today in this quick guide, we will let you know about how to install extensions in Magento.

How to Install Extensions in Magento:

Magento have separate store for extension, which is called Magento Connect. Simply choose free or paid extension and go ahead with it. Simply follow the below steps to getting success in Magento extensions installation.

Step 1:

Magento Connect firstly get the extension key, which is compatible with your Magento version.

How to Install Extensions in Magento step 1

In the above image, you can clearly see the extension key and its compatibility version Magento connect 2.0 etc.

Step 2:

After getting this extension key, now its time to install this finest extension in to your Magento store. Login to your Magento store and navigate to System > Magento Connect > Magento Connect Manager and login inside this Magento extension manager.

How to Install Extensions in Magento step 2

After press ‘Install’ button, if this version will be stable for this installed Magento software then will ask for proceed for installation same like below image.

How to Install Extensions in Magento step 2 How to Install Extensions in Magento step 2

Step 3:

After click on ‘Proceed’ button, Magento extension installation will be initiate and after few seconds your extension will be installed.

How to Install Extensions in Magento step 3

Above image clearly expressing that our extension has been installed successfully in our Magento store. But now, here is one more important steps remains, which is you need to log out once after above all steps or installed extension. Otherwise Magento will show 404 Error at the page or location of extension. After login again, extension will work properly and stable.

Hopefully, this tutorial will help you more and if you found this guide helpful then let us know. For more interaction, you may join us on our KnowledgeIDea forum and also can leave your comment below with your objections or feedback’s.

Magento Ecommerce Platform Review

How Magento looks like from yours perspective? that was the most confusion created question for me 2 years ago. I just started to learn Magento two years ago, i just heard about Magento from mouth of the world. Probably i even don’t know what is Magento and what is does? So i decided to work on it to gain experience and get their conclusion. This article will be definitely useful for you, if you reading it for getting to know about Magento pros and cons, and also to know about my experience with it in these years. Let’s start, Magento ecommerce platform review from each perspective.

Magento Ecommerce Platform Review

Magento Ecommerce Platform Review:

Magento is a highly designed and open source ecommerce platform. Anyone can use and customize Magento as per their requirement. Magento has the prominent and detailed customized options to give a great look to your online store. Now we are going on Magento review to talk on it’s each perspective or options.

Orders – Invoices & Shipments:

As we said that Magento has great features, in which Orders and their completion process are listed at the top ones. When someone will place an order then Magento will notify you via email and also preview on your Magento Dashboard where you can go ahead to process this order and check it out complete invoice preview, in which you can see customer name, email, delivery address, telephone etc. These information is enough to communicate with your customer further.

Magento Ecommerce Platform Review orders and shipping

when you departure your customer product, then Magento will also send them a notify email from Magento interface that their ordered product has been shipped. Thus, you can stay in touch with your customer in real-time.

Manage Product – Categories & Attributes:

In this Magento review, we must highlight most crucial part of this ecommerce platform which is Attributes. In other words, in Magento all game is about Attributes because this one aspect that we need on the time of managing and entering of products. Key attribute for T-Shirt, shirt size, shirt brand, shirt color, shirt width etc and Key attributes for a Laptop is, Brand, Processor, Disk Storage, Ram, Battery Cells, Camera etc.

Magento Ecommerce Platform Review attributes

Manage products and categories on magneto is awesome because there are numerous of options includes product type, product description, prices, Inventory to set up in/out stock, Meta tags for Seo, images with Alt tag, gift and promotion facility, related products and product reviews and much more.

Magento Ecommerce Platform Review Manage Product

Static Blocks and Widgets:

Static blocks are the place in Magento where you can stick banners and slider on your store layout. Static blocks are the most necessary and creative part of Magento store back-end.

Magento Ecommerce Platform Review Static Blocks

Simply create static blocks and pages and assign that particular page homepage. Almost Magento layout comes from static blocks and widgets. There are so many options to customize your blocks as per like.

Magento Configuration Panel:

That is the vital place, where you can set up your entire store major settings. Like Store general settings, Web design, currency setup, contacts, reports, catalog, filter products, inventory, Google sitemap, promotions, sales, Payment methods, shipping methods, shipping charges setup and further Magento core features.

Magento Ecommerce Platform Review configuration

According to my experience, in Magento configuration panel there are more than 500 options exist to customize store with more reliability.

Many of my readers and students claim that Magento is slow sometimes. But my approach says, that is not true that depends on your theme files, almost market themes comes with heavy weight coding which put burden on your server-side. Another one reason can be your hosting, Magento can not be run on simple shared hosting, you should need to purchase at least HostGator business plan or VPN cloud hosting service.

If someone ask to me to rate Magento as per my experience, so i would give 4.7 out of 5. Magento can be difficult for beginners but not impossible to understand.

Please beware about somethings before developing or product entries on Magento, which is image optimization and too much necessary form Seo point of view.

Let us know, if you find this article useful and valuable for your Magento journey. For more discussion on that Magento ecommerce, you may directly contact us or can leave your comment below.

7 Tips for Building Ecommerce Website

Whenever customers need to decide on any kind of purchase, they start by searching online. This is the first indication as to why an e-commerce website is required for any business setup. E-commerce websites can be used to sell digital or physical products, appointments or consultations, or intangibles making it a perfect and suitable solution for all kinds of business purpose. Today, we will talk about 7 tips for building ecommerce website.

7 Tips for Building Your First Ecommerce Website

The website acts as your very own showroom where users or customers can research for the desired product and find reasons for why the product is apt. Every person’s life is very hectic and what can be better than being able to shop things with the help of a click. Going by all the logistics, these reasons are enough to tempt a business owner to start planning how to build their own website.

Here are certain ideas which will help you take your first step!

1) Easy navigation:

Of course, your customer will not like a website that is quite complicated and poses a difficult interface to reach the desired product. If the appropriate information is provided in the correct place, it will make things easier for your customers. How can you do this?

  • Arrange the navigation-bar: Make navigation as easy for the customers as is possible, place the navigation bar strategically in a horizontal position or vertically, so that it is present all the time to help the customers out.

2) Product description:

This is the part that plays an important role in your website as much as everything else does. Since you cannot speak to your customers directly, you need to give them reasons why they should buy the product from your site, what can be better than providing them with an exclusive content.

  • Hone the content: Provide an image of the product and list a few bullet points to indicate why the product is worth being bought. Provide a more elaborate content giving description and specifications of the product after the customer scrolls down.

3) Product reviews:

This is what every e-commerce website is incorporating in every product section, so as to inform the customers about the experience that other customers have had with the product. What lies beyond this?

  • Good or Bad: Whenever you allow the customer to review the product, make sure there’s this button which helps the customer leave the comment they wish, if it is good or bad.
  • Further filter the review section in such a manner that all the comments in the favor of the product come on top and the ones against at the bottom. This will help customers vouch for the product instantly.

4) Visible Pricing:

The price of the product should be clearly visible for the customer to view. This will help the customer compare it with the other websites and decide on which one is a better buy. How can you enhance this further?

  • Clear-cut sale section: This section is extremely important to notify the users that there is an ongoing sale on your website, which will tempt them to look for the product on your website and avail better offers.

5) Order button:

The button prompts the customer to immediately take an action and invest in the product right away. Make sure that it is as visible as is the pricing of each product, which will help the customer to click and embark on a purchase.

  • Prominent shopping cart: As and when customers keep adding items to the cart by clicking on “order now” button, the shopping cart must be present there to notify the customers whenever they revisit the site about the items, they had planned to buy.

6) Optimized Search Module:

You need to give customers something that is quite handy to use and which will easily redirect them to a page where they can look for their desired products in a more advanced manner.

  • Omnipresent search-box: Make sure that a search box is ever-present on your site so that when customers scroll down, they do not have to keep coming back on the top to refine their search again.

7) Chat/Online Support:

A very effective medium to clear the doubt that any customer might have regarding the product is a chat widget. This will also keep the customer hooked to your website and also inform you of the potential customers that visit your site.

It is very obvious that you can add numerous features to your website to make it more appealing to the customers, but the above points are like the essentials of a bare e-commerce website that needs to be met.