Mar
20
2013

Blanking the short description field for all products in the database in Magento 1.7

We came across an instance where an automated import from a client’s old website had caused errors with the short description field in Magento 1.7 and we wanted to blank all values for the short description field in Magento in the database. To blank values for this field in Magento Community Edition 1.7, follow these… Read more »

Feb
5
2013

Sensible file and directory permissions for production Magento stores

A question I see often on Magento forums is “what are sensible file/directory permissions for my Magento installation?”, so what follows is a (rough) guide to best practice. As with everything “open source”, this is subject to change and update, and requires at least a basic knowledge of file permissions (see this article on tuxfiles.org) and… Read more »

Feb
5
2013

How to choose sleeping bags for camping online?

On the drawback, it isn’t a really heat bag. whereas it worked well at its 35F rating, on colder nights you will need one thing hotter. So, you may ask how to choose sleeping bags within a low budget? The answer I will give you. It weighs slightly below a pair of pounds, that is… Read more »

Feb
5
2013

Finding your Magento version

We came across an instance where a Magento website we inherited from another developer had its administration panel customised to such an extent that Magento’s version number wasn’t as easily visible in the footer as it usually is. The inability to find the version number for this website easily sprung the idea for this post:… Read more »

Oct
6
2012

3 tips to improve your Magento store’s SEO

Like any ecommerce software, Magento can only go so far in helping your website to rank in search engines and drive customers to your website. These tips to improve your Magento store’s search engine optimisation (SEO) may help you to beat your competition: good luck! 1. Make sure your Magento site is quick to load… Read more »

Oct
2
2012

How to add Google Analytics to your Magento store

A popular support request we receive is to add Google Analytics to Magento store websites. Analytics, Google’s website visitor statistics package, is one of the most popular solutions for allowing website owners to track their visitors and act on this information to improve their website and the returns it can provide. Adding Google Analytics code… Read more »

Aug
10
2012

How to fix Magento’s admin panel redirecting to store’s homepage

One side-effect of changing your Magento store’s URL through the database (or any other method, for that matter) is that you can be left with your usual Magento admin panel link redirecting you back to your store’s homepage. Luckily, the fix is pretty quick, once you know how! To fix your Magento store’s administration panel… Read more »

Aug
10
2012

Changing your Magento store’s URL in the database

If you need to change your Magento store’s URL through your database, it can initially be baffling to know where to start. Here’s our quick guide to updating your Magento site URL through the database. Firstly, open your Magento’s database (we use phpMyAdmin for this), and update the following rows to your new store’s URL… Read more »

Aug
8
2012

Wedding day should have vintage wedding dresses and perfect party for guests

Beat the budget by cutting the costs of all those wedding day essentials – from your base wedding dresses through to your flowers… Words by Sophie Smith. Offer up something food-related: A lot of favors – however lovely – do find themselves at the bottom of Base Wedding Dresses for months. Bake some mini cupcakes… Read more »

Jul
28
2012

How to create a custom home page template in Drupal 7

We were working on a Drupal 7 site this week, and came across a need to overwrite the default page template for Drupal’s homepage. We had already set a node as the homepage content (rather than the homepage being used for the site’s latest content), as it was more of a brochure/ecommerce-style website (we used… Read more »