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Magento Extension Roundup - March 2015

0 Comments · Friday 17 Apr 2015 · Posted in Magento, by Will Mischlewski

This is the first in a new series of regular posts where we look at recently released free extensions that have caught our eye. We review extensions that have been published on Magento Connect and GitHub and share our thoughts on their premise and execution.

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Algolia Magento Extension Released

0 Comments · Thursday 16 Apr 2015 · Posted in Announcements, by Andrew Rollason

Algolia is an exciting new hosted search service that provides instant search results as you type, no matter where you are in the world. The Fontis Algolia Magento extension makes it easier to add robust, powerful and fast search to your site. With relevant, real-time results appearing almost instantaneously, visitors can find the products they want quickly and with a minimum of fuss, turning them from website browsers into paying customers.

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Adding the WYSIWYG editor to an extension

0 Comments · Thursday 02 Apr 2015 · Posted in Magento, by Matthew Gamble

While developing the new Fontis Blog extension, we wanted to allow use of the same WYSIWYG editor tools that users have when creating Magento CMS pages or static blocks. Doing so is not very difficult, requiring only a few changes to add the Magento WYSIWYG to your own extensions.

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Mercator Demo Vagrant Box

0 Comments · Friday 23 May 2014 · Posted in Announcements, by Peter Spiller

As part of our ongoing work on Mercator (a Magento Community Edition distribution launched last year), we have released a demo Vagrant box, available for immediate download. Mercator has recently been updated to merge changes from the Magento CE 1.9.0.1 release, and now includes features such as a streamlined checkout, responsive design using the Bootstrap framework, and improved search functionality. Rather than having to set up a development environment and install Mercator, the box is fully configured and ready for use. The box runs Mercator on HHVM, includes services like Redis and Elasticsearch pre-installed and configured, and uses the Magento CE 1.8 sample data.

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Mercator Launched

0 Comments · Monday 02 Sep 2013 · Posted in Announcements, by Lloyd Hazlett

Fontis is pleased to announce the release of Mercator, a community driven distribution of Magento. The Magento community has matured to the point where an amazing number of valuable open source contributions have been released, and Mercator expands upon the Community Edition feature set by bringing together the best of these extensions into a cohesive distribution. Code is now on GitHub, and already includes a number of additional features in its initial commit that have been integrated through community extensions.

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