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Chris

August 08, 2017, 09:55:39 AM
It's almost time to move the domains to a parking lot (e.g. wordpress.com) and give up. Methinks the day of the 'generalised opinion forum' is over
 

Chris

July 22, 2017, 10:45:46 AM
Gawd... nobody at all now!! ;(
 

Chris

June 20, 2017, 09:46:14 PM
If I could get the newsletters working to let people know it's still going we'd get more posts... :D
 

kyte

June 20, 2017, 05:05:43 AM
"Quiet"???  Its DEAD, Chris.
 

Chris

June 18, 2017, 09:46:54 AM
Admin: Just because it's quiet dies *not* mean we'll allow spammers to take over. Desist please!! :D
 

Chris

June 06, 2017, 10:14:29 PM
Sorry... will attend to it tomorrow! :D
 

kyte

May 31, 2017, 05:50:57 PM
Nope.  Why are you letting spammers register, still?  If you dont watch out you'll get hit by the North Korean mob that hit cpaptalk.com
 

Chris

May 31, 2017, 04:07:26 PM
Sent a newsletter out to all members letting them know the site had reopened. I wonder if it worked this time? As far as I know the last mail didn't reach anyone! :(
 

Chris

May 28, 2017, 01:59:46 PM
So the site is back... thanks (sort of) to Jumba. Where did it go?? I updated the software and it crashed. I investigated and was told the server was using an old version of PHP (5.3) and we needed to update to Version 7.0. Why this wasn't done before s anyone's guess.
 

Chris

May 16, 2017, 01:51:28 PM
Ho hum... what's that song by Gilbert O'Sullivancalled??

Ah yes... "Alone again... naturally".  :D
 

Chris

May 12, 2017, 02:30:08 PM
I think 'everyone' vanished whilst the forum was down. It needs a bit of advertising. Question is *where* would be most effective?
 

Chris

May 12, 2017, 02:28:34 PM
I update to V2.0.12 yesterday but the new s/w hadn't arrived so I left it. Thanks for installing the new patch! :D
 

kyte

May 11, 2017, 07:10:39 PM
Updated forum to latest.  It was a patch for security vulnerabilities in the previous version
 

kyte

May 11, 2017, 04:30:42 PM
Yes it is.  Where is everyone?
 

Chris

May 11, 2017, 02:11:17 PM
Dead said the doctor.
Dead said the nurse.
Dead said the woman with the alligator purse.
But it wasn't!! :D
 

kyte

May 03, 2017, 06:16:54 PM
Lots of junk posts.  I dont think they are bots, just spammers looking for a way to tout their wares in forums which are effectively DEAD, Chris.
 

kyte

April 17, 2017, 10:19:50 AM
Gawd.  Dead as a dodo here.  Back to Whirlpool then
 

Chris

March 20, 2017, 01:24:44 PM
SO here we are again. It's been *months*. Sorry isn't really enough so I'll write a big post in a thread.
 

Jarrod

October 15, 2016, 03:20:20 PM
Guy here selling Certificates, Diplomas, etc. Should he be??
 

Chris

October 02, 2016, 08:48:58 PM
Actually BC... we're buying 65 acres down south and most is bush so lord knows what's living in it. :)
 

Chris

September 10, 2016, 08:14:16 PM
Re adverts. I inadvertently let the ClearTalk app expire and it took a day or two to sort out. Spam all gone again now :)
 

Jarrod

August 30, 2016, 08:27:49 AM
What the heck? Advertising?
 

Jarrod

August 02, 2016, 08:49:59 AM
Good to see you back, Bambu.  :)

bambu05

July 26, 2016, 06:09:42 AM
Chris, your house is sold...wonderful news.
The future in a new place awaits.
No more foxes and thorny scrub horror to negotiate.
 

Chris

June 25, 2016, 09:36:23 AM
Likewise. I had all sorts of plans for posting but real life has overtaken me again. Still, the house is sold and we'll be on the move soon so maybe I'll have time to focus. So many things happening out there too!
 

Minx

May 25, 2016, 08:34:18 PM
Hi Strangers
Been caught up with work and family related  *censored* for months now
There IS light at the end of the tunnel
 

Chris

May 24, 2016, 10:32:41 PM
I love looking at the forum stats (bottom of main page). They tell such lies!! :D
 

Chris

May 24, 2016, 10:16:39 PM
Good lord... not been in for 4 days. I'm slipping.
 

Chris

May 11, 2016, 07:09:59 AM
Hey Bambu... is Mel35m any relation? You seem to share a few ideas!! :D
 

Chris

May 08, 2016, 05:30:44 PM
Why do I get he feeling Beforesj isn't maybe all s/he seems??  :D
 

Chris

May 04, 2016, 07:31:04 AM
Star Wars Day. May the fourth be with you all... :)
 

Chris

April 27, 2016, 01:11:59 PM
Oh I do like the quiet... but I'd like to be disturbed now and then. Where *are* you all?? :(
 

Jarrod

April 22, 2016, 04:48:54 PM
Perhaps a few days early, but in case I am not around on the 25th...

LEST WE FORGET
 

Chris

April 21, 2016, 08:22:34 AM
No word from Alain. I wonder if that helped?? Might be nice to get some sort of response!!

Alain

April 19, 2016, 11:11:13 AM
I did it again, I hope that is more specific :(

Alain

April 19, 2016, 11:09:28 AM
I did it again, I hope that is more specific :(
 

Chris

April 19, 2016, 11:01:39 AM
Alain: I think you need to be more specific in telling us what you need. Australia ia a huge place. :D
 

Chris

April 19, 2016, 10:49:14 AM
Admin: Seems I forgot to register the "Log in with FaceBook" App properly. Should work fine now. If there are any problems mail me and I'll sort them out! :D

Alain

April 19, 2016, 10:45:52 AM
I donĀ“t know if I done it well, thanks anyways :)
 

Chris

April 19, 2016, 10:37:38 AM
Alain: write a longer post in 'The Lounge' and we'll see what we can do. :D

Alain

April 19, 2016, 10:37:28 AM
homework, sorry
 

Chris

April 19, 2016, 10:36:26 AM
What's a hw??

Alain

April 19, 2016, 10:30:11 AM
Somebody can help me about a hw? It is about basic information about australia, like languages, type of coin, capital and those kind of things.
 

Chris

April 17, 2016, 07:46:41 PM
Looks like AO is back to being a giant blog again! Where *is* everyone lately:
 

Chris

April 14, 2016, 08:11:58 AM
Admin: There are 30 requests for membership form people who've not activated their accounts. I sent a reminder so we will at least learn if they are real... or bots!! :D
 

Chris

April 11, 2016, 07:29:45 PM
New member "Autobot' welcome... lets hope with new members we start to get a bit more active as we move away from the hot weather. :)
 

Jarrod

March 30, 2016, 03:41:28 PM
Which is what Turncoat is. All smoke - no substance.
 

Chris

March 29, 2016, 07:39:39 AM
Not much comment on DD until something actually happens. Right now it's all threats, smoke and mirrors!!
 

Patricia

March 23, 2016, 07:50:52 PM
Am surprised that there is no mention of the possible DD. I do wish TA would button his lip and let MT get on with his job as PM, possibly only for a very short time. :-\
 

Chris

March 18, 2016, 08:55:32 AM
Welcome aboard Rosco. Hope you enjoy your membership. There are very few rules as such here other than 'play nice'. Other than that... just comment on current affairs, what you like or dislike about your life and/or the world in general but basically, have fun. :)

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Why Upgrade to Magento 2?
« on: October 05, 2017, 12:46:07 PM »
Magento now has become one of the most popular E-Commerce platforms in the market. It's all thanks to all the features and services. Now, with the arrival of Magento 2, various kind of responses comes from the Magento community. Some feel happy and excited for the change, while the others asking whether they really need to migrate their E-Commerce from Magento 1 to Magento 2 or not? After all, they already can get what they need from Magento 1.

Magento took about 6% of E-Commerce market share (with WooCommerce in the first place). The numbers keep increasing, especially after the release of Magento 2.

Why Migrate to Magento 2?

If you already using Magento 1 for your online store right now, then it will be better to just migrate to Magento 2 rather than keep upgrading your Magento 1 to the newest version, especially if you still using the older version of Magento 1.

Of course, Magento 2 has a lot of advantages when compared to Magento 1. Magento 1 was built to become a flexible platform. You are free to create an online store with whatever functions you want, either by buying and using pre-made extensions from the market or made one from scratch. This is also one of the main reason behind Magento's popularity.

However, at the same time, Magento isn't the most user-friendly platform. It missing so many elements, such as mobile-responsive aspect, performance optimization, etc. In order to get those elements, you will have no choice but to rely on third-party extensions/modules.

Lastly, Magento 1 also quite famous for its slow speed. Even if you can easily find various kind of tips and tricks about how to make your Magento site runs faster, most of the time it cannot help improve the core speed. This is why Magento 2 exist: to fix all of those problems.

Now, let's see some of the benefits that you can get from Magento 2:

1. An user-friendly checkout
Compared to Magento 1, customers will have an easier time when they do checkout process in Magento 2. The process is more straight and easy to understand now. The customer can do it in just a few simple steps.

This is not only can help make your customers happy, but it also can reduce shopping cart abandonment case and boost your conversion rate.

If your customers browse products without log-in first, or if they still haven't made an account, they will get redirected to the guest checkout screen where they can enter their email address and register as your customers. But if they already registered and just forget to log in, the system will automatically recognize their e-mails and they can checkout with their already saved information in a single step.

2. Faster and better performance
If you already spent so much time and efforts to improve your Magento 1 performance, then I am sure you will be happy to hear that site performance is one of the main focus of Magento development team for Magento 2.

When compared, Magento 2 can run 20% faster than its predecessor. All of us know that speed is very important when it comes to E-Commerce. A faster site does not only encourage higher conversion and sales but it also good for SEO.

Magento 2 is capable to handle large catalog without affecting the site speed at all. So, it suitable for both small or large online store.

This version made with full-page caching, which means all the pages will load faster, about 1-2 seconds faster compared to non-cached pages.

3. Better admin area
The checkout page is not the only one that turns more user-friendly in Magento 2. The same can be said for its admin interface too.

Magento 2 admin interface was designed in an user-friendly way to help reduce the time needed to manage the store and it much easier for your staff to learn how to use it in no time.

You also able to customize the admin interface based on your needs, so you can access all important information faster. It also easier to create a new product now, with faster import capabilities.

4. Wide choices of better extensions
Instead of Magento Connect, now you can use Magento Marketplace to look for extensions for your Magento 2 store. All the extensions that sold on that site have been monitored and checked specifically by the team from Magento developer. That is mean, all those extensions have gone through a strict review and approved by a professional team before they can appear in the marketplace.

You can rest assured that all the extensions you bought are the high-quality ones, and even if a problem arises later, you will get all the supports and helps you need.

Among all the available new extensions for Magento 2, two major inclusions must be PayPal and Braintree, the two of the most famous online payment platform in the world. Not only that, you also can take advantage of Worldpay and Cybersource extensions to enhance your online store security. So, use them well.

5. Mobile responsive
Nowadays, responsive is the keyword for E-Commerce success. Your online store must work well on mobile devices too, not only on the desktop. That is why Magento 2 comes with mobile responsiveness feature in its core. It not only has responsive themes, but it also comes with mobile-friendly checkout system and integrated video feature. Even the admin panel already touchscreen friendly, so you can easily manage your store from your smartphone or tabs.

6. Constant update
If you use Magento 2 as your E-Commerce platform, you do not to worry that you will fall behind as the system always get an update once every 3 months.

That way, you can always stay up to date with the newest technology to keep your customers happy.

Conclusion

Magento 2 is worth all your time and attention. It has all the benefits that you can get from Magento 1, with better and faster performance.

The process to migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2 is not a straightforward process, but it is not that hard either. If you are not sure you can do it yourself, you can always ask for professional help!

 

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