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Get and show the collection SQL query on Magento

I’ve been “suffering” out of memory problems on one of our clients magento installations. The version is the 1.4.0.1, and it seems that the queries are not as efficient as they are on Magento 1.5 and above. So I needed to find out what were exactly the SQL queries that produced that out of memory […]

Get the current user/client/customer in Magento

That’s easy: Take a look at this stackoverflow question.

How to override a Magento core controller

If you want to override a core controller on Magento in order to add other customActions, it is really quick and easy to do so. You only need to create a few files…

Solving the 404 error on the System » Configuration custom extension menu

When we install for the first time an extension that adds a menu on the System » Configuration panel, it is possible that we receive a 404 error when trying to configure it. This has happened to me on the Simple Configurable Products extension and the AheadWorks Blog extension. Solving this is really easy: 1. […]

Solving the “Customer Login” title in all pages in Magento

I’m one of those that wanted to add a login form on the sidebar of my Magento. This was really easy, I just add the following line to But after that, every page on my magento store showed the title page as “Customer Login”. This happened to me in Magento EE 1.10 and Magento CE […]

Remove the from_store link when changing store views/languages in Magento

By default, on the store views list (usually for languages), Magento creates links to the different views but it also adds the “from_store” parameter. It seems that SEO guys don’t like this too much. If you need to remove it, search on your theme templates for the “select_language” string. Usually, this is on the header.phtml, […]

Migrating Magento from Community to Enterprise Edition

One of my first tasks on my new job is to migrate a Magento Community Edition to the Enterprise one. There is no too much information on the Internet about how to proceed with this kind of task. That’s the reason I write this post. First step: moving the old database The first thing we […]

Solve the 404 error on the admin dashboard

When I changed the URI to access to my dashboard, when I logged in again, there was a 404 error on the admin dashboard. It seems is something related to permissions and can be easily solved executing the following commands: If this doesn’t work, maybe the login form is not redirecting correctly. In that case […]

How to tier price on Magento depending on the Store View

Even though Magento comes with many options that let us configure a lot of parameters depending on the Store View, there is no way to tier the price depending on the Store View. The solution for this is setting up different client groups.