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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 …

Its Search Marketing, but not as you know it…

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Jigowatt may be best known as an award-winning design and development agency but recently you may have noticed that we have grown our search offering. Aware of the impact our sites have from an SEO perspective we wanted to take our offering to the next level to ensure that our clients can achieve a return …

Jigoshop WordPress eCommerce feature list

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Unless you’re living under a rock you’ll be well aware that we’ve been feverishly developing our WordPress eCommerce plugin Jigoshop (don’t forget to sign up). We’ve recently been discussing a business model based on competitors and other premium WordPress plugins and while we’re still not 100% ready to commit on that aspect, we can happily …