Hello,

We are pleased to introduce the newest addition to JumpBox Open, the JumpBox for Magento eCommerce.

Magento is an open source eCommerce application that allows merchants to build, create, and manage online storefronts. Magento’s customizable solution features tools for site management, marketing promotions, search engine optimization, and catalog management. Winner of ‘08 awards from Infoworld magazine and SourceForge.net, Magento’s open source eCommerce platform is the most flexible eCommerce solution available today. Free from vendor lock in merchants can upgrade features quickly, and add specific functionality as needed. Magento helps you do eCommerce, the JumpBox for Magento helps you do it quickly and easily. With enhanced features like backup and restore, the JumpBox for Magento is the perfect eCommerce solution.

Build, create, and manage online storefronts - Magento is available to JumpBox Open subscribers immediately.

Magento features tools for site management, marketing promotions, search engine optimization, catalog management, and more. Winner of ‘Best of 2008’ awards from Infoworld magazine and SourceForge.net, Magento is the most highly respected open source ecommerce solution available today.

Here are 3 cool sites from around the world built with Magento:

  • Based in London, UKKO is a new luxury menswear brand for fashion conscious golfers both on and off the course. Fore!

  • Famed table radio producer Tivoli Audio expands online in the Czech Republic with Magento.

  • From the USA, NerdyShirts.com sells unique tee shirts for nerds. Our favorite? Mii Love.

Magento gives you ecommerce. The JumpBox for Magento helps you get started quickly and easily. Take the JumpBox for Magento for a spin and see for yourself!

Setting JumpBoxes Free

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve made a number of changes to the JumpBox web site and in the process made a nice selection of JumpBoxes available as FREE downloads. Currently there are 12 JumpBoxes available on the FREE Downloads page and we’ll be adding more as time goes by. The list of free JumpBoxes currently includes: Joomla 1.5, Movable Type, Moin Moin, TikiWiki, SugarCRM 4.5 and SilverStripe along with several more. Please check out the FREE downloads page for the current list.

Online Trials for Subscriber Only JumpBoxes

Another cool thing we’ve just introduced is a new online trial mechanism that allows anyone to try out the subscriber only JumpBoxes with nothing more than a web browser. Just look for the orange “Try this JumpBox” buttons on the site and you can get a one hour, full function trial of any JumpBox without having to download a thing. We think this feature is pretty cool, but it’s still somewhat experimental so if you try it out, please let us know what you think about it.

Why subscribers love JumpBox Open

If you haven’t subscribed to JumpBox Open, here’s what you’re missing:

  • Fast, secure, agile solutions to your problems. JumpBox Open provides award winning applications that deploy in minutes. On top of that, Backup and Restore functionality keeps your data secure and gives you the flexibility to deploy to almost any environment.

  • An investment that constantly gains value. JumpBox Open subscribers received an additional 15 applications this year at no added cost. Applications for Human Resource Management, Blogging, Project Management, and more.

  • More for less - With growing budget constraints, reduced staffing, and less time available, the value of JumpBox Open has never been more clear. “Get more done for less.” Less time, less frustration, less cost. Subscribers automatically receive every new application and updated releases over their subscription.

Now is a great time to subscribe to JumpBox Open

Updated JumpBoxes

  • JumpBox for Bugzilla 1.1.3 (More Info)

    Bugzilla is a web-based bug tracking system that allow individual or groups of developers to keep track of outstanding bugs in their product. Bugzilla competes with many commercial bug tracking systems and has many features its expensive counterparts lack.

    Updated to Bugzilla 3.0.6 which fixes some security issues. (Bugzilla release notes)

  • JumpBox for LAMP Deployment 1.1.3 (More Info)

    The JumpBox for LAMP Deployment is a great utility system that allows you to easily deploy applications where a tailored JumpBox may not exist. It contains MySQL plus PHP, Perl, Ruby and Python along with PHPMyAdmin to help you manage the database. Using the JumpBox for LAMP Deployment you can easily deploy many popular PHP applications as well as CGI based Perl, Ruby and Python applications.

    Minor update. (Release notes)

  • JumpBox for Moodle 1.1.5 (More Info)

    Moodle is a course management system that allows educators to create online learning communities for their students. It has an open design with a large developer community creating plugins, themes and modules. It’s used all over the world in environments large and small and is one of the better supported Open Source course management systems. The JumpBox for Moodle is a great way to get up to speed with Moodle and requires a minimal investment in time and money. It’s a production ready installation of Moodle and includes the JumpBox management tools and backup system to help make operations as simple as possible. If you’ve ever wanted to give Moodle a try, the JumpBox is the easiest way to do it.

    Fixed an issue with how Unicode was being handled in the database. (Release notes)

  • JumpBox for PunBB 1.1.5 (More Info)

    PunBB is a lightweight discussion forum that provides the essential features to host a thriving community without the tedious database, web server and application setup. It may have fewer bells and whistles than other forum applications but it has an intuitive user interface and renders XHTML-compliant output.

    Updated to PunBB 1.3 which adds a number of enhancements. This JumpBox is also now a FREE download. (PunBB release notes)