In this video, Yoav discusses one of the most important features of Search Engine Optimization, URL rewrites. Below the video, we’ve included a screenshot that shows the database table related to this feature (click to enlarge).
UPDATE: The release referenced in the video may be pushed back to next week.
Magento Groups is the place to organize, plan and collaborate on Magento projects. Projects can be on any topic (see examples below) and in any language. Users can start/join groups and view/post blog topics, add/edit wiki articles and participate interactively towards the project goals. Examples of groups include:
Payment Gateway Integration: Protx, eWay, Linkpoint, 2Checkout, Moneybookers, Luupay, Chronopay, NoChex, Bill Me Later, WorldPay, PayJunction, etc. (partial list taken from the The Great Big Payment Processing Thread on the forum). We expect a group would be started for each provider.
Shipping Carrier Integration
Accessibilty and Standards
Search Engine Optimization
Development for specific modules (for example: drop shipping, auctions, POS, subscription, etc.)
Integrations with 3rd party applications (for example: Joomla, Drupal, Typo3, Quickbooks, Peachtree, MAS2000, etc.)
We are proud to announce Magento Connect (MC), a marketplace for the distribution of community and commercial Magento products and services. MC is expected soon after Magento’s production release in early 2008 and will offer the following:
Modules extending Magento’s functionality
3rd party integrations
Language Packs / Locales
Virtual Installation Images (pre-installed OS)
(much much more…)
Magento Connect offers opportunities for 3rd party development firms and individuals to reach the Magento Community. We expect a large ecosystem to evolve to extend Magento’s core features.
Over the next few weeks we’ll begin sharing more specific information about our plans and our vision for making this the destination for the eCommerce community, including screenshots and screencasts of the contribution process (for both open source and commercial contributions). A forum is now available to discuss Magento Connect questions and topics.
We are excited about the potential and hope you’ll join us for the ride.
I’m a sucker for good lucks and that’s exactly what Magento is: Good Looking! Utilizing Scriptlicious, AJAX, and tagging it has Web 2.0 written all over it. It comes with a wide array of features ‘out of the box’ ... I would definitely keep an eye on this going into 2008. It looked pretty enough on the outside to make me consider moving from ASP.NET to PHP for the project ... If I was a competitor I would look at all the things they are doing right and take notes.
Although Marc decided not to use Magento for the project (well ... since Magento is currently in a preview release), we appreciate the kind words. Thanks Marc!