Top 50 Pixafy Tech Posts of 2013: 10-1

Posted by Pixafy Team


We’ve made it to the top 10! The cream of the crop, the best of the best — the 10 most popular blog posts of 2013! This past year was such an exciting one for Pixafy, we’re almost sad to see it go. But we’re already looking ahead to 2014 and beyond, and can’t wait to see what the new year brings. Check out the posts that you, the readers, enjoyed the most.


This post is part of a series on the Top 50 Blog Posts of 2013:


10. Overcoming Magento’s built-in WYSIWYG editor


Magento’s WYSIWYG is great for simple layout editing, but can be quite daunting when you want to create a complex page layout. Check out our tips that will help increase the development speed and decrease the time spent creating these pages.

9. Sublime Text 2 advanced techniques [part 2]: Custom build systems


The code editor to beat all other code editors, our Sublime Text series was one of our most popular compilation of tutorials in 2013. Part 2 touches on what custom builds are, how to set them up, and how to run them.

 8. Sending emails programmatically in Magento


Pixafy Senior Software Engineer Emmanuel Etienne found himself having to send a fair amount of emails in Magento. Rather than sending each manually, he figured out how to send emails programmatically on the platform.

7. 25 essential Twitter accounts for developers

25 essential Twitter accounts for developers

When it comes down to it, Pixafy is a close-knit group of engineers, developers, and tech-junkies who love sharing their knowledge of technology. We draw inspiration from the people around us, and these 25 Twitter accounts for developers have definitely inspired us in one way or another. Check out the full list and see for yourself!

6. Creating a Magento custom model


A straight-forward and very useful tutorial on how to create a custom module in Magento, brought to you by Pixafy Software Engineer Yongji Chen. Enjoy!

5. Most read blog posts for April, 2013


Our April blog compilation post drew in a ton of readers, mainly due to the diverse tech topics that were covered. Standouts include a Sublime Text tips article, integrating PHP and server software, and a piece on obstacles to overcome for women in tech.

4. 15 Useful WordPress plugins and extensions

15 Useful WordPress Plugins & Extensions |

With over 25,000 plugins available in WordPress, you might get overwhelmed sorting through them. That is why we wrote this post on 15 useful WordPress plugins and extensions, covering Magic Fields, Akismet, bbPress, and more.

3. Five handy Sublime Text 2 tips


One of the reasons why Sublime Text editor is so popular (besides its speed) is the fact that you can customize the editor to your liking with various plugins. Take a look at this list of some of our favorite features in Sublime Text.

 2. Overcoming Magento’s full-page cache through hole punching


With one of our most commented on and talked about posts of the year, Software Engineer Thomas Lackemann gives us an in-depth look at how to work around issues surrounding Magento’s full-page caching through hole punching.

1. Sublime Text 2 advanced techniques [part 1]

Sublime Text 2 - Advanced Techniques - Part 1 |

Our Sublime Text advanced technique series was so popular that we rolled out multiple additional follow-up articles regarding various functionalities of the editor. It also happens to be our most popular blog post of 2013!

Well, that’s it folks! Our top 50 blog posts of 2013. We hope you enjoyed this countdown as much as we did, and encourage you to refer back to any of these helpful articles whenever you are stuck for answers. We hope you have a great New Years and we look forward to sharing more tech-knowledge in 2014!

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