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Magento Security Patch: SUPEE-7405

SUPEE-7405’s most important fix is that it blocks hackers from breaking into your admin and taking over your store. Clearly SUPEE-7405 is critical to have installed. Developers should estimate around 3-4 hours to install the patch locally, test and fix, push to dev, allow the client to test, and then deploy to production. However, below is a list of changes that may arise after SUPEE-7405 is applied. These will need to be evaluated on a site-by-site basis, depending on the extensions you have installed.

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Magento Security Patch: SUPEE-6788

Magento released SUPEE-6788 on October 27, 2015, which fixes a number of security issues relating to customer registration, forgotten customer passwords, admin actions, SQL injections and more. The difficulty with this patch, in particular, is how invasive it can be when applied to a highly customized shop.

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Magento 2.0: The Wait is “sort of” Over!

The long-awaited Magento 2.0 was recently released for general availability. The all-new platform solves many of the scalability and swatch display limitations inherent in the current platform. Extension developers are busy updating their code to fit the new API for Magento 2.0. Merchants with simple unextended installations can upgrade now, but most Magento stores are more complex and may require a longer term strategy before upgrading.

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Zerolag: A platinum Magento Hosting partner

Choosing hosting for your Magento store should not be approached lightly. As a developer and a Magento partner, we’re cautious to the extreme when it comes to these recommendations. We have chosen to be an industry partner with ZeroLag because of our positive experience working with them.

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Avalara: #1 choice for sales tax management

As a Magento merchant, you have likely encounterd a tangled mess of sales tax obligations when you sell to customers in various jurisdictions and states. If you’ve tried to set up your cart to calculate the sales tax rates and variables across your catalog for thousands of jurisdictions – you know this is a huge expenditure of time and is ultimately error-prone; this adds risk to your bottom line.

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