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What is Magento?

Magento Community Edition is perfect if you’re a developer who wants to build your own solution with flexible eCommerce technology. You can modify the core code and add a wide variety of features and functionality.
Magento is a tool in the Ecommerce category of a tech stack.
Magento is an open source tool with 11.3K GitHub stars and 9.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Magento's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Magento?

2252 companies reportedly use Magento in their tech stacks, including Riot Games, SpaceX, and Sendcloud.

767 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Magento.

Magento Integrations

Mailgun, Algolia, Bugsnag, Fastly, and Cloudinary are some of the popular tools that integrate with Magento. Here's a list of all 138 tools that integrate with Magento.
Pros of Magento
Open source
Widespread community support
E-commerce made easy
Decisions about Magento

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Magento in their tech stack.

Needs advice

Hi, I am working as a web developer (PHP, Laravel, AngularJS, and MySQL) with more than 8 years of experience and looking for a tech stack that pays better. I have a little bit of knowledge of Core Java. For better opportunities, Should I learn Java, Spring Boot or Python. Or should I learn Drupal, WordPress or Magento? Any guidance would be really appreciated! Thanks.

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Needs advice

Hi there!

I am in the process of building a B2B and a B2C marketplace on Magento 2, and I need a solution to anticipate customs duties and other various taxes such as VAT to show a net sales price to the customers. Do you guys have any knowledge about an API that does that kind of thing? Cheers

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Needs advice
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I am consulting for a company that wants to move its current CubeCart e-commerce site to another PHP based platform like PrestaShop or Magento. I was interested in alternatives that utilize Node.js as the primary platform. I currently don't know PHP, but I have done full stack dev with Java, Spring, Thymeleaf, etc.. I am just unsure that learning a set of technologies not commonly used makes sense. For example, in PrestaShop, I would need to work with JavaScript better and learn PHP, Twig, and Bootstrap. It seems more cumbersome than a Node JS system, where the language syntax stays the same for the full stack. I am looking for thoughts and advice on the relevance of PHP skillset into the future AND whether the Node based e-commerce open source options can compete with Magento or Prestashop.

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Needs advice

Hi everyone,

I’m a rookie who would love some opinions of what tools to consider for our Magento 1 community website. It was built in around 2014 and was mostly neglected until I came along. I love learning how to make things affect our ranking, but I’d like to be more accurate in what I’m doing. I’m self-taught, so it's all very challenging! I’m trying the monthly trial of Seobility. It seems very comprehensive. It would be great to have your wealth of experience on what else would give me feedback.

Thanks Tina


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Needs advice

I would like to enable SSO with Magento 2.

What do you recommend OneLogin or SimpleSAMLphp?

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Muhammad Shaheer khan
Freelancer at · | 9 upvotes · 611.3K views
Needs advice

Currently, I am a university student, and it is my second last semester with a major in Computer science. I want to start my career in full-stack web development. I know Python with Django + PHP with Laravel, and my focus is on learning MERN stack. I am a little bit confused as to which technology I should choose: Django or Magento or MERN stack.


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Magento's Features

  • Analytics and Reporting
  • Product Browsing
  • Catalog Browsing
  • Catalog Management
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Service
  • Order Management
  • Payment
  • Shipping
  • Checkout
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • International Support
  • Marketing Promotions and Tools
  • Site Management
  • Mobile Commerce

Magento Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Magento?
WooCommerce is the most popular WordPress eCommerce plugin. And it's available for free. Packed full of features, perfectly integrated into your self-hosted WordPress website.
The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
It is an online store management system. It is PHP-based, using a MySQL database and HTML components. Support is provided for different languages and currencies. It is freely available under the GNU General Public License.
It is a true all-in-one ecommerce platform with the power to grow your business & help you sell more. It empowers you to rise above complexity – and ultimately focus on optimizing your business for growth.
PrestaShop is written in PHP, is highly customizable, supports all the major payment services, is translated in many languages and localized for many countries, and is fully responsive (both front- and back-office).
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