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Importing Magento product data from .csv files

Magento is a fantastic ecommerce tool, packed full of just about every feature you might possible need – but some tasks are just painful. Importing product data into the catalog is one such thing. Typically you do this via .csv … Continue reading

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Configuring APC correctly to optimise Magento performance

Magento is a wonderful way of quickly and inexpensively creating an ecommerce website, but it does have some major downsides. The complexity of theming it is well know, as is the extremely mediocre performance on typically web hosting. There are … Continue reading

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Why OS X sucks as a web development platform

So I thought it was time to end the external summer that is the Apple love in here at Sweet-Apple, and be a little bit controversial. As a whole, OS X makes an excellent web development platform – it’s got … Continue reading

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Bulk updating prices in Magento e-Commerce

Keeping your product catalog up-to-date is always a bit of a pain. Whilst Magento provides you with a very sophisticated multiple product/attribute editing system, you can only do this on 200 products at most. So what do you do if … Continue reading

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Learning from the Magento core…

Learning any framework is complex. Learning one as labyrinthine as used by Magento e-Commerce is positively painful. So why not learn from the people who programmed the system? When you are in the Administration interface, note down the url path … Continue reading

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Exporting data from Magento

Often when using web applications it’s quicker to export any required data directly from the database using SQL queries. Magento e-Commerce is a very different beast, due to the fact that much of the important data is stored using the … Continue reading

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Enforced discipline when creating Magento Themes

Magento is a beast of an eCommerce platform. It has a rigid set of conventions for the location and name of your theme files. And your theme should never overwrite any of the base installation that Magento creates. So how … Continue reading

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