SSL Warning on Magento with Facebook Like

Aug 18, 2011

The standard Facebook like button uses HTTP as the protocol for loading the Facebook JavaScript. This means you may receive SSL warnings to do with insecure items being on the page when viewing the SSL parts of your Magento site such as the checkout and the user account pages. To solve this problem you simply need to include the Facebook script using HTTPS – since Facebook also support the SSL version.

Should your tweet button, tweet the current page or your homepage

May 23, 2011

I have been thinking about this for a while and I am just not sure what the best option is. Not to mention what the user expects or how twitter originally planned it. Twitter themselves provide a way of creating a “Tweet” button, that also keeps track of how many tweets you have had – you can take a look at it here: [Tweet button][1]. I think the original intention was to allow people to quickly tweet about the page they are reading, which is great for them and hopefully their followers.

Carey’s Pipe & Tobacco Shop Magento/WordPress eCommerce Website

Oct 31, 2010

For this website the real key was enabling customers to engage via social media and to create a place where pipe smokers could discuss their hobby. Due in part to the way in which smoking in public is becoming less tolerated but also due to the banning of advertising through so many traditional channels the internet and especially social media was an avenue our clients were very keen to utilise. While they had run a success e-commerce website for a number of years they were not happy with their current site, or the technology it was built with and we were able to suggest Magento as a cutting-edge alternative.