My Top ‘Must Have’ Extensions When Beginning a New Magento Website.

When beginning any magento website, I always have a small list of extensions at hand that I trust and enhance my magento stores. Please find a few listed below.

For Product Image Zoom:

Magic Zoom Plus by MagicToolbox (£45)
http://www.magictoolbox.com/magiczoomplus/modules/magento/

For Navigation:

MegaMenu for Magento by TheExtensionLab (£149.99)
https://www.theextensionlab.com/megamenu

Or

ProNav by Brandammo ($69.99)
http://store.brandammo.co.uk/magento/pronav.html

ProCategory by Brandammo ($99.99)
http://store.brandammo.co.uk/magento/procategory.html

Improved Layered Navigation by Amasty ($139)
http://amasty.com/improved-layered-navigation.html

For Enhanced Checkout:

Light Checkout by GoMage ($169.00)
http://www.gomage.com/gomage-lightcheckout.html

For Shipping Rules:

Premium Matrix Rate by WebShopApps (£50.00)
http://www.webshopapps.com/uk/shipping/premium-matrixrate-shipping-extension.html

Or for those on a budget

Matrix Rate by WebShopApps (FREE)
http://www.webshopapps.com/free/matrixrate-shipping-extension.html

For Payments:

Sage Pay Suite Pro (Europe) by Ebizmarts (£169)
http://store.ebizmarts.com/extensions/sage-pay-suite-pro.html

For Blogging:

Magento WordPress Integration by Fishpig (FREE or Paid Installation)
http://fishpig.co.uk/magento/wordpress-integration/

Core Enhancements

Remove any link from My Account navigation by Paul Donnelly [Shameless Plug but it’s always needed] (FREE).
https://www.pauldonnelly.net/magento-extension-remove-any-link-from-my-account-navigation/

H&O Handles (FREE)
https://github.com/ho-nl/Ho_Handles

 

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Paul Donnelly

Hi I'm Paul, an avid Magento Developer from Northern Ireland. With almost 8 years of Magento experience under my belt, I still have a strong passion for it. By day I work as a Senior Ecommerce Developer for one of the top web development agencies in Northern Ireland, Pale Blue Dot. If you'd like to keep up to date with my latest posts and rants, you can follow me on Twitter: @PaulDonnelly

2 thoughts on “My Top ‘Must Have’ Extensions When Beginning a New Magento Website.”

  1. Hi Paul, I installed the Magic Zoom Plus extension and it’s awesome. Thank you! I would like to disable it on the mobile theme I’m building. Do you have any hint on how to do this? Thanks

  2. Hi Lorenzo,

    Glad you like it, I think it’s an awesome plugin as well 🙂
    Unfortunately I never had a need to disable on mobile devices but if you contact MagicZoom directly they will be able to help you. Their support response time is pretty good.

    Paul

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