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New Magento Community Site is Here!

We are very excited to announce the release of the all new Magento Community site which includes many great new features to serve the Magento community.

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Announcing One-Click Install of Magento 1.0 on Media Temple’s (gs) Grid-Service


We are very excited to announce a collaboration between Varien and (mt) Media Temple, Inc., to deliver Magento 1.0 through a one-click installation wizard to over 200,000 domains on Media Temple’s (gs) Grid-Service.

Roy Rubin, Founder and CEO of Varien, said, “Media Temple and their Grid Service are at the forefront of hosting and we are thrilled that Magento will be available as a one-click install to all of Media Temple’s Grid Service customers. This relationship reaffirms our commitment to make Magento the leading open-source eCommerce platform on the market.”

“Varien’s brand new Magento 1.0 is an incredible ecommerce platform and we’re very excited to get it into the hands of our Grid users. It’s new to the ecommerce market but Magento will be the one to beat.” Says David Feinberg, Sr. Product Manager of Media Temple. “Mashable compared them to Zimbra, and based on Roy’s team and their experience, I think they’ll easily achieve similar results in the ecommerce market.”

Through the partnership Magento will join popular applications WordPress and Drupal as being available by one-click install to all Grid Service customers. They’ll be able to install and set up their ecommerce store in minutes without any development experience. The intuitive controls of Media Temple’s AccountCenter and Magento’s Admin control panels provide clients with a powerful, but easy to use, toolset for building their online commerce.  The Magento one-click installer will be available immediately following the release of Magento 1.0

Magento 1.0 has arrived!

We are extremely excited and proud to announce the production release of Magento 1.0 (Download | Release Notes). The new community site will be online later this week and feature additional functionality, highlighted by Magento Connect.

Wow, this has been a mad race to the finish line and the day is finally here.

To everyone who spread the word about Magento, told a friend, wrote in blogs, posted and commented in the Magento forums, subscribed to our newsletter, downloaded one (or more) of our 11 preview releases, reported bugs, participated in the Magento community, to the online merchants who waited for Magento 1.0, developers and designers who convinced their clients to wait for the product and our partners who recognized the potential -- Thank you for believing.

Open Source eCommerce has Officially Evolved!!!!

Magento 1.0 Expected Soon!

The community site will be down for a short period of time while we ‘take care of business’ for the Magento 1.0 release. Follow us on twitter for updates should the server not hold up once we go live.

Thanks for your support. Magento 1.0 is right around the corner.

Announcing Partnership with Parallels for One-Click Installation of Magento


We are pleased to announce a collaborative partnership between Varien and Parallels (formerly SWsoft), a company well known for providing virtualization and automation solutions (including the Plesk Control Panel) to more than 10,000 hosting providers who collectively serve more than 12 millions domains worldwide.

Through the partnership, Parallels will make Magento available to end users as a one-click installation by providing the eCommerce software through their Parallels Service Provider Channel to hosting providers such as 1&1, Host Europe, and Cohaesio.

Roy Rubin, Founder and CEO of Varien, said of the new partnership: “Parallels is the #1 leader in hosting automation/SaaS software, so we are very happy to align with them and provide Magento to potentially up to millions of end users.”

Soeren von Varchmin, Vice President of Parallels, SaaS and Service Providers International, added “We believe that Magento is a fantastic and valuable eCommerce solution that complements the growing portfolio of APS applications that our service providers will offer to their SMB and SoHo customers.”

Magento will first be packaged by Parallels into the Application Packaging Standard (APS) format and certified before being made available through the Service Provider Channel.

Parallels will also highlight Magento at the upcoming Parallels Summit 2008, to be held in Washington, DC, May 19-20, 2008. More information on the Parallels SaaS Program and the APS standard can be found on the Parallels SaaS website and at

Magento Launch Week Photos on Facebook

We’ll be posting daily ‘behind the scenes’ mobile photos of our team as we push forward with the upcoming launch of Magento 1.0 (expected in the next few days, by March 31). If you have a Facebook account, join us in the Magento Facebook group.

A few samples are below:


New Magento Community Site Coming (Very) Soon …

With the launch of Magento 1.0 (expected by the end of March), a new Magento Community site will be online introducing new features and services.  We’re excited to share the first glimpse of the new site (click image to enlarge).

Magento 1.0 is right around the corner ...

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DataFlow Module Patch

There is an issue in the latest release (0.9.17740) with the validation of DataFlow profiles.

If you are using DataFlow and are getting an error that the Profile XML is not valid - just download this file and replace the app\code\core\Mage\Dataflow\Model\Profile.php with the downloaded file in your Magento installation.

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