How to Use Magento Default Store Extension

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Are you running Magento based Store? Are you selling your products in different regions for your different set of products? You don’t have to create new store for your different set of users. You can create multiple store views for your different users. Let suppose you are selling your products in France and USA. You can create Default store view for French visitor and also for USA visitor. These default store views are pre-defined by admin. This module detects the location of customers and automatically redirects the customers to default store Users can also select default store manually. Below are screenshot of this Magento Default Store Extension which allows you to understand how this Module works.

How it Works


When customers visit your site they will see pop up which allow them to select store view


Customers can choose manually the store view also to select the store view.


Create Unlimited ACL and then add countries and assign them stores. You can set region wise store for your customers.


You can enable automatic country redirect and configure Basic setting


This section allows you to assign countries to ACL.  You can always update this Maxmind Country database.



Magento Langauge and Currency Switcher Extension by FME

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If you want to improve your site traffic and want to have more sales. You need to give more user friendly interface to your customers. In order to give user a good understanding to your products you must translate your product pages in their regional language. This will make them comfortable to understand your products. They will be able to know how your products work and how it full fill their needs. People usually understand more in their own regional language as compared to default language. Show your customers what they really want regarding your products. Language switcher is not set by default in Magento. You have to use third party Extension in order to get this facility. FME has developed language and currency Switcher extension for their customers which allow them to change their language and currency of their store for different set of users form different regions.


For example if you are running store and you sell your products in different regions. American visitors will see your website in their regional language and at same time user form china will see your website in their regional language. It detects the location of customers using Maxmind’s database. Once it detects the location based on their IP then it switch the language and currency for that user. Visitors can manually switch the language and currency also. Below are some Features of Magento Language and Currency Switcher extension by FME

Features of Language Currency Extension


  • With the help of visitors IPs this module Works as auto currency switcher.
  • This Extension uses Maxmind’s database for tracking visitors location
  • This module shows a confirmation prompt box to all visitors for currency & regional settings.
  • You can customized the text on this prompt box
  • You can manually change store and language with link provided in footer.
  • You can create different access control lists and can be applied on stores
  • IP exclusions and exceptions are supported in this country switcher module

The Importance of Website Photo Galleries on Magento Stores

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Picture is worth then thousand words Picture can deliver the message more easily as compared to Words. People love to see images they love to see message in the form of images. If you are running online store based on Magento Platform. Then you need to show products images to your customers in order to give them more understanding about your Products. To convince people to your products or services most people need to see photos to understand that how actually the product will work for them or it is suitable to their needs. Pictures of products are indirectly source of proving that why you are best and why your products works best for customers. This is why Photo galleries are essential to your website. You need to improve your business and to increase your customers. There are many Magento Photo Gallery Extension for this Purpose you can use them to improve functionally of your website. FME has developed Magento Product image gallery extension for ecommerce stores. This FME module allows you to attach products to images. You can add multiple galleries of images to your products.  There are many features of this module few are below

Photo Gallery Extension Features


  • You can create Multiple Albums
  • You can set different Names to Albums
  • You can upload multiple images at once
  • You can enter text using WYSIWYG Editor
  • Maximum options available as Configurations for handling the Jquery effects
  • There are different option to handle Lightbox

Below are Screen shots of Magento Image gallery


Is layaway payments method valuable for online Business Stores?

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Magento Layaway payment extension is a way to purchase an item without paying the entire cost immediately. Magento Partial payment is the mutual understanding between a customer and store owner. It is a mode of payment in which buyer pays payment to store owner in the form of installment. Business store owners will have to be at the top of forecasting in managing inventory to make layaway payments method profitable. For a Magento partial payment module to work, the products must be on hand. Admin has the facility to update installment by using a simple payment method. Layaway payments module regains concentration of retailers at the beginning of new century.

 In Customers Point of View.

Layaway partial Payments plug-in make it possible for customers to pay for the products and services they want. This FME Extension make purchases easier to afford and in budget line for the consumers. It is important for customer to maintain track of their payment history, and to know how much they have to made payments. Payment plans do not charge interest over outstanding balance like credit cards from customers. When a consumer chooses Partial payment plug-in at time of purchase, they set their payment schedule by using layaway payment Calculator.


Store Owners Point of View

FMEs Magento payment Extension gives Store Owners the facility to secure sales even when a consumer has limited credit or cash available at the time of shopping. Orders are easily tracked and predictable giving store owners a true online pre-order system that allows them to manage inventory easier unlike other payment alternatives. Store owners have the facility to configure the extension to restrict or allow customer to pay installments for exact order statuses.Admin can supervise the layaway payment order with a separate panel provided for this. Admin has the facility to update installment by using a simple payment method.


It is concluded after analyzing layaway payments benefits in both customer and store owner point of view that this Magento extension constructs a dynamic influence on the sales .Magento layaway payment module is beneficial for both customers and stores owners. This payment method grapes more customers. Layaway process assists store owners by providing them best practice policies to enhance their sales. Layaway partial payment module provides store owners with a profitable alternative payment option that allows them to increase their market reach.

Five New Collections of Magento Themes for Fashion Store in Spring 2014

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The five new collections of Magento templates specially dedicated for fashionable and beautiful items are given below:

Bag Store Theme:

Bag-store is one of the finest Magento fashion template by SupremeTheme from fashion & beauty category of Supreme Theme is ideal to display trendy handbags, purses, shoulder bags etc.


Features Of Bag Store:

  • The core elements contained by bag store skin are banners, product slider, header with cart quick view, search bar, category to recently viewed commodities on product pages and ‘top’ button at the base of each page.
  • Each product page contains tabs, the tabs contains details such as product description, additional information, product tags & reviews in layered format.
  • The commodity-listing page in template contains magnifier slider to view the merchandise clearly along with this multiple product image slider resides under ‘view more’ label.

Ultimate Fashion Theme:

Ultimate fashion is a perfect clothing theme for Magento that is suitable to display apparels like shirts, pants, casual wears, blazers, sweaters, pullover etc.



Features Of Ultimate Fashion:

  • The template is enriched in four major colors i.e. blue, brown, green and mustard.
  • Built-in content management support, promotional banners, tab layout in product listing pages are some of the prominent aspects of ultimate fashion skin.
  • The header segment in homepage contains account information labels like my account, my wishlist, my cart, checkout & login, search bar and language selection option.
  • The footer section of theme contains elements like newsletter signup, store information menu, support menu and connect menu for famous social media links.
  • Each product-listing page contains layout in the format of tabs, the details contained in tabs is titled as product description, product reviews, additional information & product tags.
  • The product page of theme contains zoomer slider to zoom images of product and thumbnail scroller to different poses of commodity.

Elegant Ties Theme:

Elegant ties is a Magento template, it is appropriate for those business owners which are merchandising ties & clothing accessories on their store.


Features Of Elegant Ties:

  • The header portion of skin contains brand logo, login information, shopping cart status, search bar and tabs menu for navigation of rest of pages.
  • The footer section contains newsletter signup textfield, about store, shopping, account and share with us menus.
  • The web elements contained by the homepage of template are sliding banner, featured items slider built in JavaScript technology, top sellers category etc.
  • The product page also consists of tabs titled with product description, additional information, similar products, reviews, & tags along with this they also consists of zoomer & multiple product thumbnails.

Nature First Theme:

Nature first belongs to fashion & beauty Magento template category, the skin is viable for those Ecommerce stores, which deals in cosmetics, makeup and beauty products.



Features Of Nature First:

  • The theme comprise of HTML elements like JQuery banner slider, featured product scroller, small featured products banner slider etc.
  • The header segment comprise of cosmetic product logos, search bar, shopping cart status label, account status label etc.
  • The footer segment of theme retains newsletter signup textfield and it also contains menus like store information, support and connect for famous social media links.
  • The product-listing page consists of magnifier and detailing tabs like product description, additional information, similar products, tags & reviews.

Gallant Shoes Theme:

Gallant shoes is an ideal Magento fashion apparel template that is a perfect choice to promote classy foot wear such as joggers, dress shoes, sprinters for men, women and children of all ages.



Features Of Gallant Shoes:

  • The header section of shoe store skin consists of web technology components like logos, search bar, label of shopping cart status, label of account status etc.
  • The footer of template maintains newsletter signup option and it also contains like quick information, customer help and contact us menus.
  • The skin freely incorporates premium shop by brands plugin and homepage consists of banners, vertical banners, recent products scroller, top brands slider etc.

The product pages consist of product magnifier.

A Brief Overview About Flat Designs

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The idea behind using flat design is to make usable and simple interfaces, which are artistically captivating & comprehensible from functionality point of view apart from where these flat design-containing page & applications are showcased. For that reason, a flat design lays great influence on the experience of user as well as performance of Magento store.

Nowadays a flat design is implemented on several operating systems like Windows 8, Apple IOS 7, Ecommerce platforms like Magento, Media Temple, Shopify and several new mobile apps are using them.

Flat Design Usage In Smartphones:


Over the time internet is keep on changing, in year 2013 it was mentioned in Pew Internet and American Life report that more than fifty percent of American youth are Smartphone users. Another source comScore says that in August 2013 around one forty five million American were the users of SmartPhones. Another statistics in Pew report released in June 2013 says that more than one third of United States youngsters own tablet device.

The use of internet on mobile emphasize towards the layout of particular application & Ecommerce stores that has minimum loading time of pages, comprehensible navigation of pages along with presentable frontends that work fine all resolutions of screens, a flat design contains all these aspects.

Understandable Compact Interface:


In order to bring compactness, a flat design does not undergo the brilliance of textures, visual appeal and gradients in its layout. Such patterns may reflect the current trend in the world of web design, in which designs of web pages are fabricated in accordance with real time scenarios.

For example, the frontend of Redstair Gear Compressor implements its devices in the web technology by making interface usable like real world audio controller. In fact, there are issues affecting such kind of hyper realistic design because page load of such interface consumes some time as well as it requires some support files in order to function in proper manner. It is difficult to deploy such style design on responsive layout for mobile devices so high level of designer expertise requires to be executed in the interface.

A flat design seconds such kind of design that a user does not require guidance in using a real world objects. Especially in case of brand of digital devices mentioned above, moreover responsiveness & robust load time can be achieved through flat designs.

A flat designer considers only those elements, which are capable to deliver application/page message. It can be understood in another manner that a flat design should be appeared to user in such a way that he could understand the essence of message attempted to convey.

Grid Layout & Responsive Factor:

Grid layouts are the binding element of the design of the user end as it translates the meaning that is to be delivered and helps in organizing the data efficiently. A grid design deals with a responsive layout as single grid reallocates to new columns & rows. There is no surety about the success of design when interface comprise of grid view, it is very basic to flat design and it provides fine basis for flat design.

Unambiguousness – Lacking Trickery:

As it is declared earlier, a flat design does not undergo the brilliance of textures, visual appeal and gradients in its layout that is lead to visual trickery. The purpose behind the fabrication of such design is to achieve fascinating and efficient layout that does not allows wastage of graphics.

Flat designers evade content sliders, fly-out menus and such kind of navigational layouts that can be easily operated from a touch-screen gadget.

Wide Range Of Colors:


Flat design undertakes huge range of color palette, which is widely used in fashion themes for Magento oriented web store that also uses solid infrequent colors. The old patterns of flat design used encompass dull & repetitive colors by the implementation of bright and vibrant colors innovation in the design was revolutionized.

Colors also makes distinguishing element between different segments that separates visual fronts so information could be easily delivered. For example a mobile weather application different colors schemes to represent hot and cold weather i.e. orange & blue respectively.

Dynamic jewelry themes in April 2014

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Keeping the tradition of Supreme Theme that is why we are presenting fine collection of highly capable Magento themes at the beginning of spring 2014, which are specially fabricated to showcase decorative jewelry and ornaments.

Below we are suggesting some of the finest compilation of Magento themes from jewelry and watches category because we strongly believe that our presentations can really lay positive impression on your ornamental business.

ST Jewelry Square Magento Theme:

Square Jewelry theme belongs to Magento Ecommerce platform, the template is ideal for those storeowners, which want to sale Jewelries like necklaces, bracelets, rings, trinkets and several other ornaments through their web domain.

Key features:

The prominent features of Magento Square Jewelry skin:

  • The theme comprise of elements like banners, image sliders,featured products, exclusive products, horizontal recent product slider, newsletter signup, product image magnifier etc.
  • The installation as well as setting deployment of template is very simple and easy.
  • The background color of theme can be adjusted gray, blue, brown and pink colors.
  • The search bar in header is uniquely fashioned; the search bar appears as mouse hovers over search icon.
  • The skin freely incorporates our premium Magento extension ‘Shop by Manufacturers’ so that famous brand manufacturers are available to brand conscious clients.

ST Jewelry Store Magento Theme:

Jewelry store is a Magento jewelry template, which is another presentation of Supreme Theme. The skin is suitable for those web-shops deal in jewelry, ornaments and other decorative items.

Key features:

The prominent features of Jewelry store theme:

  • The j Query category slider, Banner slider & most recent are some of the element, which reside on the homepage for sake of promotion of new arrivals.
  • The header segment at homepage consists of social links of famous medias, store searching bar and menus in order to provide precise navigation experience to customers.
  • The installation and management of template is quite simple and easy.
  • The banners and slider are placed in respective manner on the facing front of homepage.
  • The header contains Combo-box that allows selection of desired language.
  • The theme supports blue, green, purple and gray background colors.
  • Header efficiently displays status of shopping cart so that customers could know what they are having in their shopping trolley.
  • The template has free integration of ‘shop by brands’ Magento extension, which is only available under premium license.

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