Magento Connect, the Magento extension marketplace has topped 1,000 extensions earlier this week. With over 150 contributors, including 85+ commercial vendors, Magento Connect continues to be the ultimate source for Magento Extensions.
Magento Connect 2.0, expected within the next few months, will provide more sophisticated functionality and a deeper feature set. Stay tuned!
A new extension is now available via Magento Connect providing Gift Certificates / Virtual Cards functionality (in beta). There is little documentation as to how the extension works, but screenshots are available to preview the functionality.
In alpha, this extension changes the way that the pricing of configurable products works in Magento. With this extension enabled, a configurable product’s own price is never used. Instead, the price used is that of the appropriate associated child product.
This gives site owners direct control to set the price of every configuration of a product, while still giving users the flexibility they usually get with configurable products. (There’s no more having to set rules such as: +20% for blue, -£10 for small, +15% for leather. You just price the underlying small-blue-leather product at £199.99 and that’s what the user pays.)
Magento Connect continues to gain momentum. Following last week’s announcement of the availability of 50+ payment extensions via Magento Connect, today we are happy to announce the availability of 200+ extensions in total. To date, over 100,000+ extension downloads have been registered. A few additional interesting stats:
The 'Blank Theme' for Magento is available via MagentoConnect. With 'Blank Theme' the Magento team answers the call of numerous community members out there who's been inquiring about an extra light theme to use as a basis for theme customization. With this theme we've removed all the custom CSS formerly used in Default and Modern Theme, and replaced them with minor typography and positioning CSS assignments. References to the class names were left in the CSS files to provide a solid starting ground for designers/developers. Markups were also revisited and cleaned up in theme-level.
Download, customize, and enjoy the new ultra light Magento theme!
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