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Why developers love Magento

Why developers love Magento

As a team comprising of a diverse range of people with different technical skills and responsibilities, it's hard for us all to have the same appreciation for Magento across the board. So, in this article, we're going to uncover why developers love Magento so much.

Add-ons:

With extensions, theme, plugins and ready-made modules, the Magento development platform offers a solid foundation to build your website, which is arguably one of the most important things for a good website.

Flexibility:

Depending on your requirements, resources, size and budgets – the ecommerce platform can be adjusted to suit your needs. For example, Magento Enterprise exists for larger enterprise businesses, whilst Magento Community is perfect and more popular amongst smaller businesses.

Single administration panel:

Rather than having multiple administrative logins for all the different websites a developer has to manage – Magento offers a solution where a single administrative panel can handle multiple online stores simultaneously.

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO):

One of the biggest advantages of Magento is that it gives you a bit of a head start with your SEO. It automatically creates SEO-friendly URLs, gives you rewrite functionality, and to add meta information in an extremely easy way.

Advanced Security Features:

There's a nice mix of coding on Magento, making it extremely difficult to hack. This makes it a super secure platform for both businesses and their customers.

And now, with the advancement to Magento 2.0 - the platform offers even more room to improve your website.

However, one of the downsides to Magento for those of us who aren't as technically savvy on website platforms is that it's a complicated program to learn. If you're thinking of migrating from a CMS such as Wordpress, Shopify or WIX to Magento – you'll be in for a bit of a shock. It's not as easy and straight forward as a drag and drop, and the terminology and the way of thinking on Magento differs quite a bit.

Now, while it's hard to learn, it's one of the best platforms to build on due to its ability to be customised to almost exactly what a business would want or need. The drawbacks being that 'it's hard' often means that developers will come into play.

So if you're looking for a platform that you can build independently – bar one that offers less customisability – you'd be wanting to choose a content management system that utilises drag and drop. However, if you want a highly functional website with the drawback of you needing a developer who knows what they're doing, you'd be looking towards Magento.

And hey, at the end of the day, it's better to get a super functional website that only requires periodic updates, but does everything you could wish for, rather than one that offers limited customisability that you'll pay for and be stuck with. Especially if it causes the loss of customers due to its lack of security or its bad user interface!

To find out more about whether Magento will suit your business needs, contact Webplanners Magento experts for a bit more information on (03) 9510 0717!

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Tuesday, 17 September 2019