Magento Community Update– What a Difference a Year Makes

25 Aug 2011, 03:05

Magento Community Update A year ago, I joined Magento as an employee and what an amazing experience it has been. We’ve kicked off several initiatives; I have met some of the best and most amazing people in the Magento community including our forum volunteers, international community leaders, partners, merchants, developers, and enthusiasts. The first thing I noticed when I came on board is what a great, vibrant and active community Magento has. I was very impressed with the many folks giving [...]


How to call a phtml output from a CMS Page

24 Aug 2011, 18:54

If you want to show an element on your Magento CMS Page, but you want to define them on a phtml file, then here is how you can call the phtml file into the CMS page. [...]


Add Static Block to Product Pages Only

24 Aug 2011, 18:20

If you want to add a static block to Magento Product Details page only, then here is how to do it : 1. Create a static block (identify: share_this_widget) 2. Open file layout/catalog.xml,find this reference, and add this code: [...]


5 Reasons Your E-commerce Site Isn't Doing as Well as it Could Be

24 Aug 2011, 11:49

For some, a new e-commerce site is a way to expand an already established business on the Internet and find more buyers around the world. For others, it's a way to turn a passion or interest into a full- time income. Regardless of your reasons for launching an online store, however, few things are as painful as watching it struggle – especially if you've made a heavy investment in business web design and some premium e-commerce packages. Luckily, there are usually a few reasons that online stores [...]


Performance Matters - Site Speed and Your ROI

24 Aug 2011, 07:33

A Webinar Presented by PINT and Magento Performance Matters - Site Speed and Your ROI Every second matters when it comes to your eCommerce success. Even a fraction of a second in slow response time can mean the loss of a sale! During this webinar, you will learn what methods can be applied to your Magento store to improve content delivery and how to keep on top of any ongoing performance concerns. Magento Solution Partner, PINT, will share information on server and PHP tuning, evaluating [...]


Join Magento at the Innovate Developer in San Francisco - October 12-14

23 Aug 2011, 21:00

We’re excited to tell you about an important event for the future of Magento and commerce...the X.commerce Innovate Developer Conference, October 12-13 in San Francisco. We hope you can join us there for two days of announcements, learning, networking and fun. X.commerce - A New End-to-End Commerce Platform X.commerce is a new platform that provides merchants with a powerful set of tightly integrated tools that they can use to easily build and execute innovative commerce strategies. This [...]


Force Delete Foreign Key in MySQL

21 Aug 2011, 14:29

While dealing with Magento database, we come across a lot of problems in the MySQL database. One of the most bugging issue is FOREIGN KEY constraint. It wont let you delete the tables even. So, the only way is FORCE delete those tables. Here is the SQL command to do that : [...]


Invalid id or tag ‘’ : must use only [a-zA-Z0-9_]

21 Aug 2011, 13:53

If you have recently upgraded from Magento 1.2.x , then you might get an error on your frontend like, Invalid id or tag ‘’ : must use only [a-zA-Z0-9_] Here is the fix it : Delete user_cache.ser . You can find it here, /app/etc/use_cache.ser [...]


How to reindex Magento data from SSH

21 Aug 2011, 08:43

If you are unable to access the admin console or just dont have the logins with you, then here is the command to reindex your magento data from SSH. [...]


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