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Nov
1
2013

Magento, Google Merchant Center & Robots.txt

If you are looking to make SEO improvements to your Magento website, you have probably considered using a robots.txt file to block specific pages from search engine listings. A word to the wise: If you are listing your products on Google Merchant Centre, you may want to tread carefully. The issue: robots.txt blocking access to… Read more »

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Mar
25
2013

Magento CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST error with SagePay

A handful of Magento clients on Magento support plans have had this issue: SagePay misbehaving on their checkout (or one page checkout) pages and producing a CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST error from their Magento store. Luckily, it’s fixed in SagePaySuite’s latest version, so if you can, just update the module in Magento Connect Manager! What is the CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST error? The… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »