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Magento 2 – A Developers Paradise, or Nightmare?

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Are we 18 months away from a Magento Developers Paradise of plain sailing and glitch-free updates, or are we going to see an episode of the Community Edition 1.3 upgrade, leaving themes, modules, developers and clients alike at square one? That’s right, Magento have heard the community and made the announcement of rewriting Magento 2 …

Jigowatt welcomes Rob to the team

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Today we’re happy to announce the addition of Rob Rhoades to our team who joins us as a Junior Web Developer. After spending the last few weeks at Jigowatt as a Freelancer Rob has impressed us all with not only his tea making skills but his ability to quickly get to grips Magento (no small …

Cooking with Magento 1.4 Development Cookbook

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Prior to this book I was a complete Magento novice with very little experience of customising the functionality of the platform. After being given the task of creating my very own customised Magento build I needed a book that would give me quick solutions to my current problems without bogging me down with pages of …

Quote of the week

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At the end of the day I am after a website that is going to work and therefore feel I must take advice from the experts rather than it being what I “think” is best! The words every designer yearns to hear at the start of a project.

Jigoshop update – Private and Public betas coming soon

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The development of Jigoshop is coming along nicely, so nicely in fact that we’re now, excitedly able to write some launch dates down in ink. So, without further ado; Jigoshop private beta The private beta, accessible to a select few folks will be ready by May 16. We’ve already chosen some people (who’ve been interested …

Would you pay for a premium Jigoshop theme?

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With the impending release of Jigoshop Lite/Diet/Free (yet to decide on a name) we’ve begun designing and developing the first official WordPress theme designed to work alongside Jigoshop itself. Initially we planned for the theme to be free but with so many substandard themes being sold as “premium” we thought we may be shooting ourselves …

Jigoshop wares and the power of Twitter

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Yesterday I was casting my eye over the Jigoshop project as a whole and noticed we had 98 interested folks subscribed to our newsletter. So at 5 o clock, in a desperate attempt to hit the 100 mark before the end of the day I published a tweet; We’ve 98 #Jigoshop subscribers, no.100 wins a …

Jigowatt wants you!

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With an ever increasing list of clients and exciting in-house projects like Jigoshop our workload is approaching critical mass and we’re looking for more hours in the day. But instead of modifying the calendar, it would probably be easier for us to recruit so that’s exactly what we’re doing! We’re looking for web designer / …

Jigoshop pricing point – what would you pay? (Oh, and a live demo)

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When deciding to build a premium eCommerce plugin for WordPress we understood that a project of this scale would be a massive undertaking. But with each passing day we edge closer to completion! On the agenda today… User-centric Due to WordPress’ open source nature we’re keen to involve the community in the development of our …

Jigowatt Company cars

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After 3 years trading and success as a business, we are excited to announce a new employee benefit – company cars. And not just any company cars, a fleet of 1985 DeLorean DMC-12′s. The cars were delivered this morning and while not modified to match the Back to the Future DeLorean spec they still look …