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9 Sep 9 Sep 2009 Comments Off

If you try to ask this question on some forum or newsgroup, you will surely get many replies. Everyone will present you his favorite. My first developed online store was created with standard osCommerce platform. After three or four projects, I started to work with CRE Loaded and used it frequently for years.  Although it was also an osCommerce fork, it had many advantages. I switched to Magento™ early this year and this is my final choice.
Let’s look at the popularity of those platforms now.

Google™ Trends is a great …

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9 Sep 9 Sep 2009 1Comment

Those of you who know what SVN is, feel free to skip this article. Those of you who are not familiar with SVN, this is a must-read. If you use standard FTP to upload all Magento files, you may find this process very time consuming. Magento 1.1.8 has over 6.700 files in over 2.200 folders. FTPing can sometimes take few hours on some servers. Let’s look at alternatives.
Both alternatives require SSH access to the server. I’m aware that some low quality webhosting providers do not provide you with SSH info …

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3 Sep 3 Sep 2009 1Comment

There are three types of product relations in Magento: Up-sells, Related Products, and Cross-sell Products.  When viewing a product, Upsells for this product are items that your customers would ideally buy instead of the product they’re viewing.  They might be better quality, produce a higher profit margin, be more popular, etc. These appear on the product info page. Related products appear in the product info page as well, in the right column. Related products are meant to be purchased in addition to the item the customer is viewing. Finally, Cross-sell …

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16 Jul 16 Jul 2009 Comments Off

Search Engine Optimization For your Magento Platform based website…
Magento Ecommerce and it”s community is quickly growing. One of the concerns of many Magento users and general web shop owners are SEO. Although Magento is already very SEO friendly when installed, there are a lot of things that can still need to improve upon it. Semaphore SEO Team have researched and discovered a lot techniques to optimize Magento Platform based website.
Some Tips to Optimize Magento Based Website.

By default your Magento install the title “Magento Commerce”. To make it Search Engine Friendly …

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16 Jul 16 Jul 2009 1Comment

Magento is an open-source e-commerce platform which has many advanced features and is arguably one of the most adaptable e-commerce platforms available and incorporates many SEO features. The approach for optimising an e-commerce site is broadly the same as that for any other web site however there are a few caveats.
Titles and Meta Information
These days many e-commerce platforms allow you have friendly URLs, unique titles, meta information and so on. Even when these items are not available, plug-ins have been developed to add these …

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7 Jul 7 Jul 2009 8Comment

We know that we can call a block to show products in your home page or in any CMS page. We MUST specify category ID:

{{block type=”catalog/product_list” category_id=”5″
template=”catalog/product/list.phtml”}}
Now, what if I want to show products from multiple categories or simply show all my products?
Well, here’s what I did. I created a custom module to extend some core classes, and I did it this way:
Activate custom module
app/etc/modules/ModuleName_All.xml

<?xml version="1.0"?></pre>
<config>
<modules>
<ModuleName_Catalog>
<active>true</active>
<codePool>local</codePool>
</ModuleName_Catalog>
</modules>
</config>

Set up the module
Here, we set up our blocks and extend our Colletion class.
app/code/local/ModuleName/Catalog/etc/config.xml

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config>
<modules>
<ModuleName_Catalog>
<version>0.1.0</version>
</ModuleName_Catalog>
</modules>
<global>
<blocks>
<ModuleName_catalog>
<class>ModuleName_Catalog_Block</class>
</ModuleName_catalog>
</blocks>
<models>
<catalog_resource_eav_mysql4>
<rewrite>
<product_collection>
ModuleName_Catalog_Model_Resource_Eav_Mysql4_Product_Collection
</product_collection>
</rewrite>
</catalog_resource_eav_mysql4>
</models>
</global>
</config>

Listcategories class
app/code/local/ModuleName/Catalog/Block/Product/Listcategories.php

class ModuleName_Catalog_Block_Product_Listcategories
extends Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_List{

//same function from Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_List
protected …

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3 Jul 3 Jul 2009 Comments Off

When you use multi-languages, You want category url for each language is difference.
Example:
For category is Electronics
you want in the English it will is www.yourmagentosite.com/electronics
However in the other language( French example) it will be www.yourmagentosite.com/frenchname.
However in magento: the url key for category is always is Global. So when you change it for a storeview, it will be changed for all storeviews.
The url_key in manager attribute only apply for products, so change it will don”t work for category.
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28 Jun 28 Jun 2009 1Comment

We have got many requests lately about how to add SSL (https)-support in Magento. Here is instructions on how to add SSL-support to a Magento-installation.
Who needs SSL?
SSL is important for stores who want their customers to be sure everything they enter in the Account-area and Checkout-area is encrypted along the way from their browser to your server. Stores with payment-gateways where the customer type in their creditcard-information directly in Magento and is not transferred to a secure page at the creditcard-providers servers will also need SSL.
So what do I need …

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28 Jun 28 Jun 2009 7Comment

With the latest release of Magento 1.3, there really is no escaping the fact that Magento is the number one software for your eCommerce site. With it’s flexibility and scalability there is very little you can’t get Magento to do in an eCommerce environment. Granted, the CMS options could be and perhaps should be a bit more flexible compared to the rest, but they do the trick. There only one thing Magento can’t do and that is blog.
Where Magento is becoming the dominant software for eCommerce websites, is WordPress already …

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28 Jun 28 Jun 2009 Comments Off

Adding your logo to Magento is probably one of the easiest procedures there are.
You will need to have your own logo, whether its a .GIF, .JPG or .PNG. We will recommend you use a .PNG as its transparency works great for the web.
All you will need to do is overwrite the current logo (if your using a .GIF image) in ‘skin/frontend/default/images/logo.gif’.
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