In this video, we present Magento Groups which will provide the ability for users to get together in working groups to achieve certain goals and/or tasks. For example, a user can start a group to develop a specific payment module. Other users would then join this group and take part. Each group would have a blog and wiki that are used to communicate with each of the members of that group.
We expect groups to form on a wide array of topics that can include (for example) development, design, marketing, search engine optimization, drop shipping, fulfillment, localization, accounting, etc. The options are endless. The concept is important to further enhance the Magento community and provide a platform for communication. With the upcoming group functionality, users will be able to take specific action(s) to expand the Magento feature set and discuss a wide array of topics that are of interest.
Magento Groups is expected to be available within 30-45 days with multi-lingual support.
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A nice surprise for a Thursday afternoon ... Can you make out what it says?
The first international community page is now online at de.magentocommerce.com and features the German Community (our most active).
Herzlich Willkommen in der deutschen Community!
Additional international pages will be launched in the weeks ahead.
In this video, Minu discusses the design documentation process and gives a short introduction to Magento’s design blocks. Minu is responsible for Magento’s UI design including the demo store (AKA Magento’s first design package), Community Site, and Admin Interface.
We've posted a Wiki article with an overview on how to create a payment module in Magento. The document is based on an almost complete implementation of the API and we expect the final changes to be minimal.
If you'd like to take a shot at integrating your favorite payment gateway, the article is the place to start.