Magebird Popup Extension for Magento

As a startup in IT, we have developed many e-commerce websites like or . We were on look out for a Magento extension that could solve our problem. We wanted popups to be quirky and informative. During our research we came across many Magento extensions but nothing was able to match the well designed and highly professional popups and opt-in forms from Magebird

A basic popup includes following functionality

  1. Targeting Options
  2. Customization option to adjust the look and feel of popup
  3. Newsletter/sign up subscriptions
  4. Performance stats to track each popup

However, along with all these features Magebird Popup estension provided advanced popup display options like Popup slide up on click etc. You will not believe it unless you give it a try. So we decided to test it with our website and it took less than half an hour to install the plugin and make it work smoothly. It was easy to understand and learn the functionality of the plugin. We felt spoilt by the quantity and variety of well designed banners. 🙂

In short, MageBird Popup extension offers unique features. The popup extension is very helpful for customers and gives them confidence to purchase from our website. Customers feel more involved and leverage discounts which are clearly visible to them via popups. This extension is SEO friendly and it increases performance by 50% using special effects.

I would suggest all Magento developers and people whose website runs on Magento to try Magebird’s Popup extension. Here are a few sample popups you can create via this extension:






You can download the 7-day trial version from here.

How to migrate your wordpress website to AWS Cloud from BigRock ???

Big giants are moving to cloud. Cloud services provide easily scalability, security and high performance. They are cost effective as well. Amazon cloud or Amazon web services(AWS) is a leading player in this field. AWS is user friendly and it eases the user work. Below is a step by step guide to migrate your website from BigRock to AWS cloud. All these steps involve resources available in AWS free-tier. Hence this migration is completely free. We have also attached a step by step video in case you have any confusion at any step. So let’s get started.

1.Backup Database of exisiting website

  • Open phpMyAdmin in Cpanel
  • Go to the database to backup
  • Go to Export
  • Press Go to export the database

2.Backup Web files of Existing Website

  • Open file manager in Cpanel
  • Select the website folder to backup
  • Right click and select Compress
  • Select Zip file format
  • Once compressed, download the ZIP file

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View Secured PDFs without Password

The other day I received an interesting call from my Dad. He was having a trouble opening secured PDFs. The problem was, he had so many that it became difficult for him to remember passwords for all of them. He needed a way to be able to view the PDFs without password. I did warn him of potential consequences of saving secured PDFs without password. However, it was also an interesting problem to solve.

Turns out, the answer was simple. All I had to do was open a secured PDF and print it to a file (Linux) or print it with a PDF printer (Windows). Once the file was printed as PDF, it no longer required a password. Poof!

The print to PDF option is default in most operating systems these days. However, for older operating systems like Windows XP, there are free drivers available that would add a PDF printer to the system. Personally I think that paying for these drivers is an overkill but if the free drivers are not meeting your requirements then go ahead.

White Screen of Death (WP Statistics)

Last evening one of our client’s website faced the dreaded White Screen of Death. Upon investigation we found out that the error was caused by one of the plugins, called WP Statistics. Apparently, the issue cropped up after the recent update of either the plugin or WordPress. Few other users have also reported the same error.

The error states: Fatal error: Function name must be a string in /…/wp-content/plugins/wp-statistics/includes/functions/parse-user-agent.php on line 123

We have notified the author of the plugin of the error. If you’re facing the same error keep a watch on this thread for further updates on the error.

Information Security vs The Management

Given the growing importance of information and data for organizations, worldwide, one would think that it’s protectors would be given sufficient power, if not the proverbial free-hand, to implement necessary security measures. We say this because Information Security professionals already have a humongous task of fighting and protecting the organization’s information assets against plethora of threats. Moreover, the nature of the field is such that they have to keep themselves updated with latest trends, technologies, certifications etc. Does it, then, justify to pile on the burden of convincing the Senior Management and Board of Directors (who are already aware of these issues and understand their importance) for implementing new security measures? Does it? Continue reading “Information Security vs The Management”