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Adding configurable product options to category list in Magento

At this moment we’re working on 3 projects, all of them require a category list with products that are only configurable and the customer has to be able to choose the options from the configurable and add it directly to the cart without going to the product page. Step by Step How can we add […]

Magento search not working properly, how to improve search results?

My experience has shown me that the default Magento search is really bad, it doesn’t matter if you’re using the Community version or the Enterprise one: search results are always bad, even if you don’t have too many products in your catalogue (less than 200). Here are some tips on how to improve the search: […]

How to set tier prices programmatically in Magento

Working with tier prices programmatically in Magento is somewhat tricky. I found a couple of annoying bugs or behaviors that really got me stuck. I’ll speak about that at the end of this post. Update: Our colleague Josh found how to solve this issue by rewriting a core module. Take a look at that solution in […]

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[Magento] Class “Mage” not found – Possible reasons

The «Class “Mage” not found» issue has been recently a headache in most of our projects. I could say that there was a specific change eventually (either a package update, package installation, configuration change…) that make this error appear. The problem is not the error itself, the problem is that this error is not providing […]

[DB] In which table are located Custom Variables in Magento?

I was lazy enough to look up on Google before checking my Magento database. I found nothing regarding where Custom Variables are stored in a Magento Database. And that’s normal. Custom Variables are stored in: core_variable core_variable_value  

Magento 404 issue in some stores

We have recently had an issue with a weird 404 page in Magento. Basically, when accessing to some stores, we got a 404 page: but not the 404 page when a page doesn’t exist. It was a 404 Magento page, different than the ordinary ones. After investigating we have finally found that the problem was […]

Paypal Express + New Customer = no taxes applied and customer assigned to NOT LOGGED IN group in Magento

Recently I asked a question on Stackoverflow about a weird issue when using Paypal Express in Magento. If the customer is registered during the payment process, when the order is completed, the customer is not assigned to any group and no taxes are applied to the order. I finally found the solution myself and like […]

Cleaning Magento Logs in Database

Magento has a very nice script on the shell directory called “log.php”. You can do many things with it, these are the 2 most interesting ones for me: Wiew the log data’s size Clean log data based on a number of days:

Magento 1.9/1.14 come with a new default theme… finally!

Magento had been using the same theme during years. It was cool at first… but time went on, web design changes and the initially cool theme ended up being something to get rid of as soon as you installed Magento from the scratch. But this has finally changed and Magento CE 1.9 and EE 1.14 […]

Easy management of Magento scheduled tasks: Magento Cron Scheduler

Today one of my colleagues shared a really nice extension with me: Magento Cron Scheduler. This extension lets you easily list and manage all the scheduled tasks in Magento, it also shows the the processes that will run in the following hours and the ones that were already executed. Available tasks. Shows the list of […]

Script to execute upgrade actions without flushing the cache in Magento

When having many different servers I have faced more than once issues related to module installation/upgrades. Here you have a quick script that upgrades all modules from terminal:

Search AutoComplete and Suggestions extension for Magento

I just wanted to share this awesome [Free] Magento extension that modifies the quick search box by: Directly showing results (instead of related searches) Showing search suggestions Magento default quick search shows related searches as you type. From my point of view, this is not relevant at all. On the other hand, having results directly […]

[Off-Magento] Solving the Warning: ssh2_scp_send(): Failure creating remote file: Invalid ACK response from remote error

Recently I had to use ssh2 through php in order to send files from one server to another. I don’t know why, I was getting a error that was not actually very common on the Internet. My code was: The connection was correctly placed, but when trying to copy the file, I got: Warning: ssh2_scp_send(): […]