New Magento® 2 Modules available!

Magento® 2 Extensions More »

Important email server issue!

Between Apr 15, 2016 and Apr 21, 2016, we experienced major issue with our server and specially with email processing. More »

Easy steps – install Magento® 2 Beta version

Easy steps that will allow you to install Magento 2 on your server More »

J2T Product Ordered Review

A new module is available! With J2T Product Ordered Review, you can automatically send emails to your customers in order to ask them to review the products your have ordered on your More »

New version of our site is live!

Check out the new version of our site on http://www.j2t-design.net/ 🙂 New version of the site is responsive, which means that it will fit on all type of screens and will give More »

New Magento® 2 Modules available!

We are pleased to announce availability of New Magento® 2 modules on our store (http://www.j2t-design.net/magento-2-extensions.html)!

We decided to welcome new version of Magento® by adding special price to Magento® 2 versions of our module for a limited time only!

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Important email server issue!

Between Apr 15, 2016 and Apr 21, 2016, we experienced major issue with our server and specially with email processing.

If you tried to reach us within those dates and haven’t received any replies, please try to contact us again, either by replying to email we previously sent to you or from our contact page.

Easy steps – install Magento® 2 Beta version

Magento® 2 is due for the end of year 2015, but you may already want to try it. This new version contains many improvements and is going to be a major upgrade.

While working with Magento® 2, we can easily see that the database structure has been kept, which means that it should be easy to upgrade from Magento® 1 to Magento® 2, but the code has been completely revisited and none of the modules available for Magento® 1 will work on Magento® 2. This is for the good, because now Magento® 2 benefit from:

  • new optimized file structure
  • new layout elements
  • jQuery replaces Prototype JS
  • no more factory names (such as Mage::getModel, Mage::helper, etc.)
  • etc.

We now know that Magento® 2 will contains many improvements, but we need to be prepared to migrate when the d-day will come and here is the steps you can follow in order to install the new version of Magento® on your server:

  • Go to your www root directory and type the following: git clone https://github.com/magento/magento2.git
  • Go to your magneto directory: cd magento2
  • Download composer with the following command: wget -O ./ http://getcomposer.org/composer.phar (alternatively, you can use curl -O http://getcomposer.org/composer.phar)
  • Add sample data to composer.json by using the following command line:
    • php composer.phar config repositories.magento composer http://packages.magento.com
    • php composer.phar require magento/sample-data:">=0.42.0.beta1" magento/sample-data-media:">=0.42.0-beta1" --dev
  • Install Magento® 2 and load sample data: php composer.phar install
  • When installation is done, you can access to your Magento® setup by using the following url: http://127.0.0.1/magento2

Note that you can alternatively install composer as the following:
wget -O /usr/local/bin/composer http://getcomposer.org/composer.phar
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/composer
wget -O /usr/local/bin/composer http://getcomposer.org/composer.pharchmod +x /usr/local/bin/composer

If you do that, you can use commands such as: composer install instead of php composer.phar

Also note that you might need to specify full path of php binary. For example, if you are using XAMPP under mac, you’ll need to do the following: /Applications/XAMPP/bin/php composer.phar… instead of php composer.phar…

J2T Product Ordered Review

A new module is available!

With J2T Product Ordered Review, you can automatically send emails to your customers in order to ask them to review the products your have ordered on your store.

This is a convenient way to increase reviews on your store and you can eventually also use J2T Points & Rewards to give points to your customers when they review the products.

New version of our site is live!

Check out the new version of our site on http://www.j2t-design.net/ 🙂

New version of the site is responsive, which means that it will fit on all type of screens and will give better experience on any support types.

PayPlug payment gateway module for free

Payplug Payment Gateway Magento

We are pleased to announce the completion of our new Free PayPlug payment gateway module for Magento (http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/catalog/product/view/id/25089/s/payplug-payment-gateway-by-j2t/).

We’ve been quite enthusiastic about PayPlug, because we believe that it offers a real alternative to PayPal. It is simple to integrate, user friendly and most importantly, it has lower fees. PayPlug charges 2.5% and PayPal charges 3.4% + €0.24 for revenue lower than €2500. For higher revenue ranges, PayPlug is having higher fees compared to PayPal but if your client’s cart average is quite low, it would still be more interesting, because PayPlug doesn’t apply extra fixed fees (https://www.payplug.fr/en/pricing):

Monthly volumePayPlug Fees
Up to €2 500 >> 2.5%
€2 500 to €10 000 >> 2.2%
€10 000 to €50 000 >> 2.0%
€50 000 to €100 000 >> 1.8%
Above €100 000 >>you need to contact PayPlug

We believe that this is one of the best solution available at the moment and will certainly allow merchants to add to their stores reliable payment gateway compatible with Visa and Mastercard.

How to quickly create a test environment of your store

We’ll describe today a quick way to create a test environment of your production site.

Here are all the necessary steps:

  1. create a sub-directory such as test on your server (e.g. http://www.your-site.com/test)
  2. copy your production site under this new directory (excluding var directory)
  3. duplicate your database and link your it to test store (you need to edit app/etc/local.xml and modify connection details)
  4. use the following query: UPDATE core_config_data SET value = ‘http://www.your-site.com/test’ WHERE path = ‘web/unsecure/base_url’ OR path = ‘web/unsecure/base_url’

Now you can log into your test admin store through http://www.your-site.com/test/admin (admin can be replace by your real admin front name).

Make sure that you replace http://www.your-site.com/test by a real url.

New version (v1.7.0) of J2T Points & Rewards is now available!

New version of J2T Points & Rewards module is now available.

With this version, you can now:

  1. use different valid statuses for point usage and point gathering.
  2. add custom point values (usage and gathering) through configuration area.
  3. collect points for more than one valid referred friend order
  4. send point status notification emails to your customers
  5. see point dashboard on Magento dashboard page.
  6. show point usage/gathering on invoices, admin orders areas, etc.

Improvement has also been made regarding referral program. When your friend doesn’t place an order but only registers, referral entry in added to database.

Points’ validity duration code has been reviewed and improved.

Overal module speed and performance improved.

For more details about the module, check the product page.

Tips of the day while using J2T Reward Social Add-on;)

If you wonder how to modify Facebook image and text while your customer click on like button with the module J2T Reward Social, you may want to modify the file path-to-your-theme/template/page/html/head.phtml in order to add the following:

<meta property=”og:url” content=”<?php echo htmlspecialchars(Mage::helper(‘core/url’)->getCurrentUrl())?>” />
<meta property=”og:title” content=”<?php echo htmlspecialchars($this->getTitle());?>” />
<meta property=”og:description” content=”<?php echo htmlspecialchars($this->getDescription()) ?>” />

<?php if (Mage::registry(‘current_product’)) : ?>
<meta property=”og:image” content=”<?php echo Mage::helper(‘catalog/image’)->init(Mage::registry(‘current_product’), ‘small_image’)->resize(100,100);?>” />
<?php else:?>
<meta property=”og:image” content=”DEFAULT_URL_IMAGE_OF_YOUR_CHOICE” />
<?php endif;?>

No wonder on which page your customers are, they will always have correct title, text and image while clicking on like button!

Say “bonjour” to new version of J2T OneCheckout!

New version of J2T OneCheckout is now available at: http://www.j2t-design.net/index.php/magento-extensions/customer-enhancements/j2t-one-checkout-va-version-ahead.html

The module has been redesigned in order to fit to new checkout standards and to facilitate the whole process in order to increase sells’ convertions.

Most importantly, the module is now fully compatible with Kiala & SoColissimo shipping methods modules.