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Removing Magento blocks in XML

19/12/2013 by Andrzej Szylar

There are existing two basic methods of switching off the blocks in Magento by using XML files. After copying from base to our layout necessary XML file, we can remove or comment the block which we want to turn off. More proper to use and the one which allows to keep better order is the second method which is about to create seperate local.xml file in the folder with XML files app/design/frontend/your_layout_folder/your_layout/layout. In this case introduced changes will be placed in one place. 

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Removing Clients from Magento database

11/12/2013 by Andrzej Szylar

After tests are finished, it is good to clean database with any unnecessary accounts. Below commands should remove unliked writings from the customer's charts.

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Removing products from Magento database

09/12/2013 by Andrzej Szylar

Every implementation is followed by the moment when removing some testing and badly imported files is necessary. If their amount is not high, this can be done from the level of administration panel. What if we need to remove thousands of products? Of course this can be done by sitting hour after hour doing this manually but what we also can do is to remove it by database.

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Proper links removing from Customer’s panel

05/12/2013 by Andrzej Szylar

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The best way to delete unlike links is to write easy module. At the beginning please create configurative file which will be the part of our module ((app/code/local/Global4net/Customerlinks/config.xml) and rewrite the following code :

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Own Magento translations file

02/12/2013 by Andrzej Szylar

As to translate particular phrases, these must be saved in files which contains a form of proper string:

 

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< ?php echo $this->__(‘our phrase’;) ?>
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Safe files and catalogues permissions

28/11/2013 by Andrzej Szylar

According to the above, it is worth remembering that having SSH access after the work is done, we are able to reset files rights just as to protect them before possible danger. Please never leave 777 access for diles or catalogues on the output store version. As to delete rights from the server console, please do the following activities :

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Creating sitemap in Magento

20/11/2013 by Andrzej Szylar

1. How to create Google sitemap in Magento by myself ?

Sitemap for most people is understandable and all of us have heard of it, nevertheless, it is worth to speak in few words about its meaning. Well, sitemap is nothing else than one of the easiest sitemap diretectors as well as aims to create special points which will make the user follow them and in the effect of this action filter unnecessary information as to get to the desired source. Basic sitemap function are few XML files, introducing URL links list which contains all information as like last update and its frequency. Considering that, browsers become intelligent devices which easily function at any Internet websites. It is not rare to hear Google Sitemap term but the scheme for XML map protocole is not combined only with Google. Hence, it may be used with different places, but it comes of Google Webmaster Tools and Yahoo! Site Explorer.

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Responsive SmartAndroid store on Magento

18/11/2013 by Andrzej Szylar

Currently it becomes more and more popular to set responsive store versions which suppose to fit resolution of any device used by any user. This depends on the fact whether does the user use tablet PC or mobile device. It is a wide rumour around opinion that google aims to single out online stores which are combined with new standards by promoting their position in different browsers.

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Checking Magento errors

15/11/2013 by Andrzej Szylar

Any default way of displaying Magento errors may be frustrating for every person who does not cope much with the system. First, what to do with the number which displays after the system error has appeared?

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Removing categories from Magento database

11/11/2013 by Andrzej Szylar

In case of stores which have large category structure, their manual setting may be too difficult. As to make the process faster, it is worth to realize such a process in database.

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Online store functional model

15/10/2013 by Andrzej Szylar

Functional model of the project contains the beginning and the basic step of any further activities.  Many e-commerce companies has faced with the fact, that Clients do not require such a project, tough. Most of the Clients claim that creating the model provides additional and unnecessary costs which may be discarded from the pricelist.  Below You can see an example of functional model which Global4Net company has prepared for one of Our Customers.

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What's new about Magento 1.8?

08/10/2013 by Andrzej Szylar

It's been almost a year since Mangento published last 1.7.02 version of its system. Considering the fact that lately any improvements were applied almost every month, we claim that this is the highest time for Magento to introduce version number 1 as the publication of version 2 still is not followed by any date. The last version brought e-commerce platforms functionalities widening especially for business running its sell in the area of European Union ( tax validation, automatic sign to the groups and the possibility of selling with 0% tax level for the Clients who contains abroad registered objects)

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Magento Cookies

30/09/2013 by Andrzej Szylar

In accordance with new UE's regulations, an online stores are obligated to inform their Clients about using Cookie files. As always, Magento architects are prepared for such an events in advance.

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Magento extensions installation

26/09/2013 by Andrzej Szylar

One of the most significant Magento advantages in comparison with e-commerce authorized platforms is an access to the numberless amount of different extensions which enable for quick store functionalities widening as for example lost baskets reminder or customer loyalty program implementation. Unfortunately, in many cases installing many adds contains a problem. In accordance with the above, I have created easy summary of an official Magento website add installation- magentocommerce.

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Magento 1.7 - what's new?

29/05/2013 by Andrzej Szylar

Below You can look into the list of the most significant features of the Magento system:

 

- Captcha - it's Zend Captcha integrated in version of Magento on most customer related fomrs - register, login, forgot password, but what interesting it's not included in contact form.

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According to recent eMarketer's forecasts, an online retail sales in the U.S. will grow by an average of 14% per year over the next four years, reaching a value of over 424.2 billion dollars in 2017. The largest increase will record clothing industry and electronics - respectively 17% and 15.3%.

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Online sales in the UK grow up in April by 16%

17/05/2013 by Andrzej Szylar

Higher temperatures and Christmas break helped the UK's e-retailers to expand sales by as much as 16% more than last year- so, according to a report made by Capgemini and association Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG) and despite initial predictions IMRG of comes to the growth of 12%, the average annual growth rate in the UK can be as high as 15%. 

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UK eCommerce sales the most

18/02/2013 by Andrzej Szylar

The global market for e-commerce continues to grow which isn’t  rather big surprise. If you wondered who leads the market in terms of volume per person, You may be interested with this article.

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Magento Enterprise – what it is?

14/02/2013 by Andrzej Szylar

Magento Eterpise it’s a paid Magento system version that offer powerful, flexible features and complete tools for e-Commerce success. Annual fees starting with 14,420$  include powerful marketing and merchandising tools,  helping dedicated assistant from the Magento Technical Support, higher security, scalable performance, mobile HTML5 web store and many more. What exactly does Magento Enterprise give?

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Magento in United Kingdom

11/02/2013 by Andrzej Szylar

Not only different countries, but also United Kingdom has beaten the records of popularity. In 2013 ecommerce dominates with 31% shares of the market. Although the market is available for many platforms, majority of the business prefers to build their e-commerce stores using Magento. Reasons are many. Magento open source development model and active community allowed it to mature into the world’s most flexible and reliable e-commerce software. No wonder that we’ve seen recent Magento growth in United Kingdom.

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