At my company we’ve been using tools like Munin to monitor the server. Munin is a great tool that shows all type of graphs of what’s going on in the server: Apache processes, Varnish memory, Database performance, Server load, Disk usage, Memcache performance… and a lot more. Basically, you can configure any service you have […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Magento EE 1.13 is finally out (last version was released in December. The 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 […]

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Ever since I started programming in Magento/PHP, I had the need to find Magento blogs with useful tips and up-to-date information (Magento changes very quickly along with how things have to be done with it as well). After almost two years I’ve only found a few blogs that are up to date and useful. I […]

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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: […]

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By default, Magento shows the store that has been configured «by default». Adding browser language auto-detection is pretty easy editing the Magento index.php file. We just need to check what’s the user browser main language and then try to load the store that uses that code. It’s important to note that maybe the user has […]

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February 1st: Magento announces that Magento Professional edition will disappear (they’ll phase it out, they said). This means that people who have recently bought the professional edition have been left hanging. In our case, we have 3 clients that have recently paid for a Magento PE license and now we have to explain to them […]

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Some things are easy, some things are not. This one is easy-peasy. If you want to get the product list that a customer has been subscribed to (price or stock alert), you need to use the productalert model. Product stock alert list Product price alert list

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Here are a few tips to take into account if you want to start developing with Magento.

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