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5 Aug 5 Aug 2009 6Comment

Around November last year, Sizzle Manchester looked into some of the free and upcoming open source platforms available for e-commerce websites as cheaper, off-the-shelf alternatives to bespoke websites for our clients. One that stood out as a forerunner and possible osCommerce/Zen Cart competitor was the very new, very shiny, where to get viagra and very impressive Magento.
Magento is written in PHP and built upon the Zend framework. For those of you who still don”t know what Magento is or what it can do, go here now… It”s ok… We”ll wait. …

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26 Jul 26 Jul 2009 Comments Off

Its not difficult to install new magento themes,  but many of the people confused about setting default magento theme.
First – Let me explain, How to set any new theme as default theme.
e.g   The directory structure for magento templates and layout is  “app/design/frontend/” then there is package name “default” or “blank” or “anything you have as package ”
You can set this package from admin panel
System -> Configuration -> Design -> Package.
(In magento there is “default” so leave it as it is if your package is “default”)
Now in our product we provide …

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26 Jul 26 Jul 2009 Comments Off

Well you’ve finally decided you’re going to switch to Magento for building ecommerce website. While new versions of Magento coming up regularly make the learning curve easier to climb, be prepared for at least a few days before you can use magento’s features to its best. This article explains the few tricks and tips that will start you off with variations on the basic design of magento’s default installation.
The first thing to do after you’ve installed Magento is to check out the files in …

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26 Jul 26 Jul 2009 Comments Off

What is Magento? Magento is an open source ecommerce platform designed to empower online businessmen and to remove barriers in business process and flow.
Magento is an online shop cart solution that offers a wide range of out of the box features that allows online stores to be setup fairly, quickly and efficiency with ease, and is available as an open source based solution.
Because it has been downloaded more than 600,000 times, perhaps it’s the fastest growing ecommerce solution in the market today. Magento …

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17 Jul 17 Jul 2009 1Comment

1) Download Sample Data zip file from Magento Website
2) Extract the zip file
3) Drop all the tables from your magento database. It would be easy to drop the magento database and then recreate it instead of dropping individual tables.
4) Import sample data sql file into your magento database.
# Remember that, you have to drop all tables from your magento database before importing the sample sql file. You will get error afterward if you import the sample data without dropping tables from your magento database. Therefore, step 3 is important.
5) Go …

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17 Jul 17 Jul 2009 2Comment

I am installing a fresh magento 1.3.2.1 in my Windows XP computer. I have Xampp installed. While installing magento, I had a problem at the configuration step where I had to fill database host, username, password etc. When I click continue after filling the required fields, the installation process doesn’t move forward. I am redirected to the same page.
Solution:
I googled and was suggested to put 127.0.0.1 instead of localhost in the url; e.g. to put http://127.0.0.1/magento  instead of http://localhost/magento . I did the same but then I got the following …

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17 Jul 17 Jul 2009 Comments Off

I was installing Magento 1.3.2.1 in my Windows XP computer. I am using Xampp. I encountered the following errors during the installation.
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PHP Extension “curl” must be loaded
PHP Extension “mcrypt” must be loaded
PHP Extension “pdo_mysql” must be loaded
I googled and the answer was to load the extension in php.ini file. In xampp, there are two places where php.ini file is found. It is present inside php folder and inside apache/bin folder. You can load extensions mentioned in the above error by changing the php.ini file. Search …

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