E-commerce platform Magento are celebrating reaching 100,000 registered users for their customer support and community forum. Impressive numbers, especially considering that it has been less than a year since Magento gave the forums a drastic overhaul. The Magento team released a suitably upbeat announcement:

“We’ve now reached 100,000 members on the new forums, which is amazing! More importantly, you’ve given each other over 1,500 kudos for lending a hand through shared information and accepted over 1,000 solutions to community questions ranging from installation to customization and everything in between. One of our biggest strengths as a community is that we’re always learning and collaborating. Thank you for working together to move us all forward!”

Market leaders

Magento Commerce is the leading platform for open commerce innovation with over $50B in gross merchandise volume transacted on the platform annually.

The Magento forums allow users to share their expertise and experiences and provides an excellent resource to the huge community of e-commerce suppliers who power e-commerce sites using Magento systems.

The forums are open to users globally and include members with a broad range of technical skills and e-commerce experience. In fact, any merchant or developer can use Magento forums to share ideas and get support. This makes it the only Magento-managed community resource which serves both developers and merchants.

Forum improvements

Recent improvements to the forums have been added to help tackle spam, including the addition of dedicated spam fighting tools and the addition of a number of highly experienced moderators. It’s also easier to access the forums now than ever before, with seamless integration with Mageno accounts.

Forums cover a wide range of topics, including:

Installing Magento
Version Upgrades
Security Patches
Programming Questions
Hosting and Performance
Theming, Layout and Design Questions
Admin and Configuration
Technical Issues

There are many more helpful threads to browse, including small business chats and country-specific threads.

Magento has in excess of 240,000 merchant users worldwide and is officially the world’s most popular CMS for e-commerce. It appeals to many users thanks to its many excellent features, each expertly designed to help businesses deliver cost-effective and engaging omnichannel shopping experiences.

Introducing Magento 2.0

The latest version of the CMS, Magento 2.0, was launched late last year. Exciting new additions include:

Open, flexible architecture: A modular base enables easier customisation, greater deployment flexibility to public or private cloud environments and faster time to market.

Improved shopping experiences: New responsive design reference themes and integrated video enable the quick creation of sites that showcase products beautifully.

Enhanced business agility and productivity: Listing your products and tracking sales on the go is now easier than ever before thanks to a streamlined Admin panel design and 4x faster capabilities.

Enterprise-grade scalability and performance: 50% faster load times across many catalogue and checkout pages reduce the risk of abandoned baskets and support for more concurrent updates puts enterprise-grade scalability at your fingertips.

Secure payments: Magento is equipped with integrations with PayPal, Braintree and Authorize.net payment gateways. Magento Enterprise Edition 2.0 also offers WorldPay and CyberSource integrations.

Are you thinking of switching to Magento?

At Fluid Digital, we’re Magento experts. We love sharing our expertise and knowledge and offer tailored support packages to businesses, large and small. So, whether you’re launching a new e-commerce store or looking for ways to improve your existing store’s design, we can help. For more information, check out our Magento e-commerce services or give us a call today on 0161 762 4920. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Posted in Magento on 11th Mar 2016