Why you MUST add alt tags to your product images
The alt tag provides a text based alternative to understanding an image by viewing it. This alt-text is useful to humans when images fail to load and also describe and provide context to search bots trying to interpret the web pages they visit.
Which means that publishing product images on your Magento store without alt tags is a bad idea. Luckily, Magento provides stopgap help for store owners who publish products with blank tags (more about this below). There are however, are many other types of images on an online store that should have well-thought out, descriptive tags.
How to Create Configurable Products in Magento 2
Creating configurable products helps allows you to have products that give your customers options to them. Clothing stores could offer colour and sizes while tech stores have a tons of specifications that they need to account for. Configurable products allow you to do this quicker and easier.
A configurable product takes simple products and adds options to them allowing you to quickly set them up. This article will show you how to do this.
How to Set–up Shipping Rates in Magento 2 Without Courier Plugin
It is possible to setup your Magento 2 Shipping Rates without having a direct plugin from your courier company or postal service. This is sometimes necessary because certain courier companies do not have plugins for Magento version 2.x yet.
Online Store Server Scaling for those Black Friday Days
So what is this about? E-commerce site going down to user overload. Why and when it happens and how to avoid it.
I’m a gamer through and through. The day my family bought our first pc, I was six years old and the first thing I did was to install all the demo games. Since then I have never looked back. Fast forward 20-years and I found myself playing the single most popular game in pc gaming history - “World of Warcraft”. Now why is this relevant to a Magento online store?
“World of Warcraft” goes through very easy to follow cycles. User subscription declines followed by Blizzard releasing a new expansion. The problem is that Blizzard always and without fail chronically underestimates the amount of returning players and doesn’t get enough servers to handle the load, which leads to game crashes and huge login queues.