GoMage Is Ready to Meet Magento 2

​​​Most likely Magento 2 is one of the most debated topics in the e-commerce community. It is obvious that the market, the developers and the IT technologies are ready to meet it and, what is more important, are waiting with impatience for an absolutely new release of this platform. The first time it was announced in 2010 and it should have been launched to the market by the end of 2011. In fact, Magento 2 will only be available by the end of November 2015. Nowadays, Magento 2 is the requirement of e-commerce market and it was worth waiting. What are the main changes implemented in the new release? Magento 2 is not compatible with previous versions. PHP 5.4 and 5.5, HTML 5, CSS 3 and lower are used and, it also moves from Prototype JavaScript framework to jQuery. Also, modern coding standards are supported. Another improvement is customization of Magento catalog search, using WEB APIs for CMS, improvement of MySQL search, improved private content caching and validation in browser. The users will meet the enhancement through the functionality of the product creation flow, checkout and product import/export.

In regard to payment, Magento 2 supports only shared-management e-commerce improvements such as third party embedded APIs with direct post. The iframe allows a payment form to be organized by a third party, while still implemented in the checkout process. Also, a third-party hosted payment page can send the shoppers to a page on a different domain for payment entry.

The end of the year is also the holiday period and it is not considered as the right time to implement changes, so most likely all activities should be expected in the beginning of 2016. GoMage extensions which include the most important features of Magento online stores are almost ready to meet Magento 2. GoMage Feed Pro: Magento Feed Manager which allows importing products to all of the popular shopping engines such as Google Shopping, Amazon.com, Facebook, Shopping.com and others, has been developed and the solution is being tested by Magento at the moment. GoMage LightCheckout: Magento One Step Checkout and Advanced Navigation are almost completed and prepared for testing. With GoMage LightCheckout all pages of the checkout process are joined as one page which is more comfortable for the customers, and most probably they will complete purchases and do not leave online carts abandoned. GoMage Advanced Navigation: Magento Navigation is designed to optimize searching and product filtering. This functionality allows clients to find necessary products more quickly. These three modules solve the most actual problems of any online store and they were selected by Magento.com for testing before the main launch of Magento 2.

GoMage as the development company is also well prepared for all changes. Moreover, our service will support all existing customers with all previous Magento versions. All new releases of GoMage extensions for Magento 2 will be available on GoMage.com after official launch of Magento 2.