Making the Magento Marketplace Work for You

The Magento Marketplace is full of plugins, themes, and extensions that can help you improve your website, make it stand out from basic WordPress eCommerce sites, and take it to the next level. However, if you’re new to Magento, navigating through the categories to figure out what you need can be overwhelming. There’s a lot of information to grasp, sift through, and apply.  Following are some tips that can help you make the Magento Marketplace work for you and help you create the site of your company’s dreams.

Buy a Theme That Meets Your Needs

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Chances are good you have an idea of what you want your website to look like.  However, you might not be sure how to get exactly what you want. The Marketplace is loaded with themes, and you’re sure to find something there that falls within your design parameters. You may not find a theme that’s an exact fit to what you’re looking for, but you’re more than likely to find something that comes close.

Once you’ve found a theme that closely meets your needs, you can use plugins and extensions that tweak the theme and give it the appearance you’re after. This is your best bet for getting the website and functionalities you want.

Trustworthy Software

The Magento Marketplace allows third-party developers to put their products up for sale, but only after they’ve been checked and vetted by Magento. When you download something for your site from the Marketplace, you won’t have to question whether it works. Magento holds third-party developers to high standards when uploading to the Marketplace so end users don’t get burned by bad software. Magento’s Extension Quality Program guarantees that when you buy software, it will work right from the get-go. You won’t spend your precious time tweaking the software.

Easy to Use

You don’t have to be a coder or know much about coding. The Marketplace is designed in such a way that you won’t spend hours choosing a theme or finding appropriate plugins and extensions for putting social media feeds on your site. You’ll be able to install them on your hosting service with the least amount of trouble.

The Magento Marketplace is a centralized portal for all your Magento needs. For anything else, you may need a Magento Development Company to ensure great results while building an eCommerce site.

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