/Lesley Paone

About Lesley Paone

Lesley is one of the co-founders of thirty bees. He also is the owner of a PrestaShop support, development, and SEO agency called dh42. He has been active in the ecommerce community for almost a decade providing help and support services.

Partner Agency: Prestalia

2018-10-17T23:04:23+00:00 October 17th, 2018|

We are happy today to welcome the newest partner agency to the thirty bees family. Today we welcome Prestalia as our newest partner. Prestalia is a full service development agency based out of San Marino, a small republic landlocked in the middle of Northern Italy. The developers at Prestalia are trained in both front-end and back-end development with thirty bees.   About Prestalia Prestalia is a leading web agency specializing in e-commerce solutions. With decades of experience they have launched over 150 e-commerce projects around the world. Their company is specialized in thirty bees and PrestaShop, developing solutions that integrate primarily [...]

CoinGate module for thirty bees

2018-10-07T23:37:08+00:00 October 7th, 2018|

In the past several years e-commerce has taken a shift and started to change. One of the big changes that we have seen is the newer payment methods that sites are supporting. Years ago Overstock.com started the trend by accepting Bitcoin for transactions on their site. Since then it has spiraled into some of the largest retailers such as Expedia, Newegg, Microsoft, CheapAir, and hundreds more. No longer are coin based payments in the shadows, they have been embraced by some of the largest companies in the world. Have you started accepting coin based payments yet?   Start Accepting Coin Payments [...]

thirty bees 1.0.7 is now live

2018-09-30T21:50:55+00:00 September 27th, 2018|

A little over a month after version 1.0.6 of thirty bees was released, we have released a new updated version of thirty bees, 1.0.7. This version comes with several bug fixes that we felt like we needed to make a quick release to fix. Plus, we realize the importance of keeping a regular release schedule. Bug Fixes There were 4 major bugs that were fixed in this version of thirty bees. They were: The full page cache was accidentally broken in 1.0.6, this has been fixed. A bug was introduced where some themes would not install depending on the configuration file. [...]

Partner Agency: Innercode

2018-09-25T00:00:48+00:00 September 24th, 2018|

Today we are proud to announce that Innercode has decided to become a thirty bees partner. Innercode has been in the e-commerce industry since 2012 developing and deploying e-commerce sites. Not only do they develop sites, they also create modules as well. Some of their popular modules are Delivery Time and Date, Free Shipping Amount Display, and one of the most popular Mass Combinations update. In addition to developing modules, Innercode specializes in integrating shops with other platforms. Platforms such as accounting software, importing products from suppliers, or exporting products. Innercode brings a great wealth of knowledge to the thirty bees [...]

thirty bees caches tested

2018-09-13T23:04:14+00:00 September 13th, 2018|

Because speed is an important aspect of e-commerce thirty bees has included several different levels of caching systems in the core. The caching systems not only reduce each individual page load time, but they also increase the mount of load your server can handle since requests are served from the cache. But how can you actually quantify what the caching system does and how each one affects your site as a whole? There is a fairly solid way, load testing a site, you can see how each cache system will affect your site's load time. For these tests we are using [...]

Updated migrator / updater

2018-09-09T23:57:30+00:00 September 9th, 2018|

We here at thirty bees have been gearing up for a marketing campaign for when PrestaShop 1.6 stops being updated next month. In getting ready for the campaign we wanted to be able to send users to our latest greatest version of thirty bees with our PrestaShop to thirty bees Migrator module. If you were not aware, the migrator module was hard coded to send users to version 1.0.1 of thirty bees. While this would get users to thirty bees, it definitely did not give the best appearance. So we decided we needed to have the module updated to send new [...]

A small update

2018-09-03T23:32:56+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|

I wanted to take a few minutes and let everyone know what has been going on lately with thirty bees. Things are staying pretty busy around here, with lots of unexpected problems. Over the last couple of weeks our Wordpress site has been hacked a few times. Apparently one of the modules we used did not think to check the kind of files that were being uploaded. Which is highly frustrating since we take so much care to make our own software as secure as possible. The Wordpress issues caused us to look at the security around our infrastructure and make [...]

Version 1.0.6

2018-08-23T07:18:58+00:00 August 20th, 2018|

thirty bees version 1.0.6 has been released, this marks the third update of thirty bees this year. This version does not come with any new and exciting features, but it does come with some bug fixes and more security updates. Making thirty bees more stable and safer than ever before.   Some of the changes This release consisted of 44 core commits and other various commits dealing with modules. The most notable changes are: A new and improved packaging system for translations Bug fixes for resetting the back office password A better tracking optin for autoinstallers Adding a working prefix to [...]

Using sitespeed.io with your shop

2018-08-23T07:18:50+00:00 August 9th, 2018|

The other day someone in a comment mentioned using sitespeed.io. I focus a lot on speed optimization and honestly I had never heard of it before, so I was intrigued to look at a new speed testing tool. I checked out their site and read their documentation, it made me want to test the tool even more after reading about it on their site. Testing it was actually pretty simple and produced great results. So I wanted to share how it works with our community. What is it? sitespeed.io is actually a suite of tools that can test the performance of [...]

New modules in the marketplace

2018-08-23T07:20:02+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|

If you haven't been by the thirty bees marketplace lately, you are missing some great modules. Over the last few weeks us and our community have added a few new modules to our marketplace that could possibly help you increase the sales in your shop and also help you administer your shop and make changes to the front end of your shop. Of the 8 modules that this article is about 6 of them are free modules, so what do you have to lose?   VAT Exemption Module This module is one that was previously unreleased. Its been part of the [...]