4 Tasks When Taking Over Legacy Projects
In my daily work I regularly take over legacy projects from customers that have a relatively old code base and shall be upgraded in order to be compatible with latest software versions, PHP versions and so on. Within those projects I always use several techniques to quickly get to work but at the same time carefully try to not introduce new defects.
In the following blog post I will take you through several tips when you take over legacy projects .
Magento Logging with ELK Stack
If you are maintaining several Magento instances or use features like AWS autoscaling, you have many different places to look for your Magento application logs. In these cases a central logging application is very helpful.
In this post we will examine how to use the ELK stack with Magento logs.
How to disable the Gift Message Extension in Magento 1?
While tweaking your Magento 1 online shop for performance you might have come into try to remove the default
Unfortunately like many other default modules this module cannot be removed so easily because of some errorneous, hidden dependencies in other modules.
So let’s have a look what needs to be done in order to remove the default Magento gift message extension.
How to remove Prototype in Magento?
As we all know Magento 1 was using latest technologies at the time it has been published more than 10 years ago in 2008. In the meantime, of course, used libraries and development patterns have been outdated, so is the case with Prototype. This post is about how to start to remove the Prototype library from Magento 1 or OpenMage.
Google Lighthouse Integration in Bitbucket Pipelines
I am a big fan of the possibilities that CI pipelines like Bitbucket Pipelines offer and I have already wrote
an article about integrating Hugo with Bitbucket Pipelines
In this post today I will create a Bitbucket Pipeline for Google Lighthouse checks to continuously monitor the important Google Lighthouse Score to improve performance and search results.
How to secure the Magento backend?
Especially for Magento 1 after its end of life but also for the new Magento 2 it is important that you secure the Magento backend as best as possible.
In the following I will list some tips of that I use for my clients to secure their Magento backends.
Why I prefer Signal over WhatsApp
I use the Signal messenger for most of my private messages already since several years and I am very confident with it. In this post I will shortly highlight some arguments why I prefer Signal over WhatsApp.
Magento to OpenMage Migration
After the official end of life of Magento in last June, I recommended two ways of continuing with Magento 1 to my clients: either use MageOne to take care of providing security patches and updates for the latest Magento Open Source version 22.214.171.124. Or use the community-driven OpenMage fork of Magento. In this post we will see how I did the migration of my own website from Magento 126.96.36.199 to OpenMage.
How to avoid duplicate content in Magento?
In the field of search engine optimization (SEO) everyone tries to write the content in best quality from a customer perspective and ultimately also for the search engine. One important aspect therein is to avoid duplicate content.
In this post I will clarify what duplicate content is and show a common source of duplicate content in Magento.
My software in Use
In my freelance work I have established certain principles that always guide me through - whether to take on a new client or project, developing a new software, learning new things or choosing new software internally.
This blog post is about the last one and describes which software I have in use for my business.