Migrating to Magento 2

Upgrading or migrating to Magento 2 (M2) is not as simple as running a script or issuing a few basic commands. Migrating is a complex process that must be planned. This executive overview is written for retailers who want a high-level snapshot of a typical M2 migration including key ... [read more]

NIH Web Projects Launched

Smart Solutions is pleased to announce the launch of two recent web projects for the Medical Arts Branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Medical Arts is a team of in-house designers and illustrators dedicated to providing graphic design, medical illustration and graphic production expertise to the NIH ... [read more]

Rheb’s Magento Website

At Smart Solutions, we love building Magento eCommerce websites for our clients but there is definitely an added bonus when that client is Rheb’s Homemade Candies. Smart Solutions has partnered with Rheb’s to develop a mobile-friendly website with a fresh new look and eCommerce so customers can shop for ... [read more]

Mastercard 2-Series BIN

Mastercard has added a new series of credit card numbers called the 2-series. Until now, Mastercard Bank Identification Numbers (BIN) started with a 5. For example, 5424-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx. Starting this year, Mastercard is issuing cards in the 22-27 range. For example, 2721-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx. All webpage checkout software must be 2-series ready ... [read more]

Magento PayPal IPN Patch

Avoid PayPal Service Disruption – Magento Merchants Must Upgrade or Apply a PayPal Patch by June 30, 2017 If your store uses PayPal, you must upgrade or apply a patch by June 30, 2017 to avoid potential service disruption. Why? For increased security, merchants will only be able to ... [read more]

Increase Website Conversions

In order to convert visitors surfing the web into real paying customers you have to do two things. You have to get the right target audience to land on your website in the first place. And, once they are there, you have to deliver an optimal user experience and ... [read more]

WordPress Security – Part 2

Truly securing your website requires that you consider and address all three components of a complete security strategy — protection, detection and recovery. No matter how good your website protection is, hackers may find a way to infiltrate your site. It does no good to implement protective measures and ... [read more]

SEO Practical Tips

Search engines can deliver potential customers looking for exactly what you offer who are ready to buy. Research and search statistics tell us when people do a web search they are in a buy mindset. If search engines cannot find your site or you are buried in the listings, you are ... [read more]

WordPress Security – Part 1

Fundamentally, securing your WordPress website is not about achieving a perfectly secure system. When it comes to website security, “perfection” is an impractical or impossible ideal to achieve or maintain. We’d all like to believe it’s possible to eliminate every possible security risks with our website, but it simply ... [read more]

WordPress on HTTPS?

SSL is a way of encrypting the traffic that comes to and from your site to keep your content, login information and personal information secure. Use of SSL security is vital for any website or online retailer that handles sensitive visitor information, such as credit card data. But these ... [read more]