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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(): […]

Filter product collection by multiple categories in Magento

During the past week I’ve dealed with a very weird and stressing thing with my colleagues: filtering a product collection by multiple categories in Magento. Filter by only 1 category Magento offers a type of filter that can be used directly from the collection: Filter by 2 or more categories This is a completely different […]

Best way of disabling the Region select for addresses in Magento

Region select is not perfect in Magento. For example, for UK, there are missing counties, probably due how official they are or maybe just because Magento didn’t take the correct database. One way or another, region field is not considered one of the required fields for most sellers when integrating orders on their ERP. What […]

Magento EE 1.13 & EE 1.8

Magento EE 1.13 is finally out (last version was released in December.┬áThe focus of this version has been performance, especially regarding indexing. These are good news, as our experience with indexing problems and performance during the last months has been really bad. Magento CE 1.8 will follow soon, something completely necessary, as the last version […]