Magento Themes and Magento Extensions

How to sort products Magento

Posted on April 7th, 2012 | Posted by admin

How to change the product position in the category product listing.

Sounds simple but most of people don’t know how to do it.

Magento allows you to order your products by name or by price when you’re surfing a category.

It also allows you to change the position when you’re sorting by default.

1. Go to: Catalog -> Manage Categories.

2. Select a Category.

3. Select the Category Products tab.

Configuring APC Cache For Faster Magento

Posted on April 3rd, 2012 | Posted by admin

Just to give you brief introduction of APC Cache; Alternative PHP Cache (APC) is a free and open opcode cache which provides free, open, and robust framework for caching and optimizing PHP intermediate code. If you tweak APC well you can even cache application data (user cache).

Now, let me ask you this. Does your store despite all hard work still under performing? If the answer is yes then it’s a right time to induce Alternative PHP Cache (APC) to speed up your Magento store. Although, there are lots of opcode cache available like eaccelerator, Xcache etc.) still we are using APC just because of greater support and stability. APC cache is taken as default in PHP 6 so using APC makes more sense.

How To Clean Up Your Magento Store’s Database Logs For Faster Performance

Posted on March 28th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Magik database backup extension – which will automatically backup your database

  • Use phpmyadmin and take the entire dump on your system
  • Use Magento’s built in profilers to export entire database.
  • How To Stop Bad Bots (SpamBots) From Stealing Your Magento Store’s Bandwidth

    Posted on March 28th, 2012 | Posted by admin

    If you are amongst those Magento store owners who never look into access_log still notice that your Magento store is slow then there is serious rethinking to do. Internet is flooded with variety of bad bots who typically steal your bandwidth and make huge number of requests to your server. Your server starts serving the requests from bad bot and in return becomes very slow to genuine visitors/customers. You might say that i have perfect robots.txt file in place which is allowing only legitimate Magento directories to be crawled. You might have setup Crawl-delay properly so you are safe. Well, like is said you have some rethinking to do.

    View product in frontend from Magento admin

    Posted on February 27th, 2012 | Posted by admin

    When you are editing some product in Magento admin and want to check it out in frontend of your Magento project, how do you find this particular product? Do you search for it, navigate to it using product url key or just browse to it? Well, however you do it, I’m going to give you the easiest way to get to your desired product in the frontend – view product link.

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