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How to do basic technical SEO for Magento

1. General Configuration
Magento is one of the most search engine friendly e-commerce platforms straight out of the box, but there are several known issues that can be taken care of to optimize your Magento SEO. The first step is to get the most recent release. Then, to get started, enable Server URL rewrites. You will find this setting under System => Configuration => Web => Search Engines Optimization. Another good thing to configure now you are on this screen is “Add store Code to Urls” under “Url Options”. In most …

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15 Oct 15 Oct 2009 1Comment

Adding generic viagra online canada an Adwords tracking code to order confirmation page in Magento is relatively easy task.

One that can be handled under an hour or so if you choose to implement it the proper way. Here is how.
Modify the “app/design/frontend/default/my_custom_theme/layout/checkout.xml” file. Look for section
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This post describes how

Magento navigation works. I hope it will help you.
The begining of all is in template file: “category/navigation/top.phtml”

<ul id="nav">
< ?php
foreach ($this->getStoreCategories() as $_category): ?>
< ?php
echo $this->drawItem($_category);
?>
< ?php endforeach ?>
</ul>

There we call the method from class Mage_Catalog_Block_Navigation $this->getStoreCategories(). This method returns the array $_nodes from object Varien_Data_Tree_Node_Collection.
This array contains objects of Varien_Data_Tree_Node.
Every node is object of Varien_Data_Tree_Node and it is extension from Varien_Object.
Example 1:
If we

wish to see how much categories we have, we can do it with method showed below:

< ?php
echo $this->getStoreCategories()->count();
?>

We will get only number …

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14 Oct 14 Oct 2009 1Comment

There are two unused product list blocks in Magento which can be very useful if you push a few buttons, edit few layouts ..

1. Promotion
Block located in app\code\core\Mage\Catalog\Block\Product\List\Promotion.php
This is basically built in featured product functionality. It reacts to “promotion” attribute which needs to be created, so let’s click
Catalog->Attributes->Manage Attributes->Create New Attribute
Attribute Code: promotion
Scope: Global
Catalog viagra lowest prices Input Type for Store Owner: Yes/No

Label: Promotion (second tab)
Other params can be left alone, but it’s up to you of viagra canda course. I also labeled it Promotion just for this …

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In order to speed things up with building

admin sections under System > Configuration area in Magento I wrote a little blank extension. Hopefully its a step or two beyond “Hello world” level. I named the extension “CoolDash”, short from CoolDashboard. Name holds no special meaning, just something I popped

out of my viagra free pills head. First thing you might notice when you open config.xmls and system.xml is the attribute naming. I intentionally used names like “somecooldashmodel2″. I found it extremely difficult, error prone and annoying to get around …

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13 Oct 13 Oct 2009 Comments Off

This blog post describes pros and cons of having a free Magento theme versus having a custom Magento design from a marketing perspective.
Free Magento Themes:
There are some pretty obvious advantages of using a free Magento theme:

It’s free. – This one is a no-brainer, you don’t need to invest any money in it.
It’s fast. – You don’t need to wait for it to be finished, you just download it and use it.
It works. – Most of the free Magento themes work just fine with Magento out of the box.

However, truth be …

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