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Magento Compiler Mode

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Posted on September 15th, 2014 | Posted by admin

This article refers to a beta-ish feature of Magento Community Edition 1.4.2, and therefore the specifics may quickly fall out of date. Proceed will all due caution

There’s a performance improvement feature of Magento that exists in this weird pseudo-beta state. There’s no exposed interface for it, but it does ship with the core codebase and is in wide enough use that’s it’s worth mentioning. I’m talking about the Magento “Compiler”.

(It’s been pointed out to me on twitter that the compiler interface is located at
System -> Tools -> Compiler. We regret the error, and offer as defense HEY LOOK OVER THERE! That was close. Ahem. [awkward silence]. This article still has some useful tips for dealing with the compiler via the command line )

In computer science the term compiler usually refers to transforming code from one language (like C) into another language (like binary machine code). The Magento compiler transforms PHP code into – more PHP code!

Here’s the deal. Magento’s source is spread out over a large number of modules.

How to edit the footer copyright notification

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Posted on September 12th, 2014 | Posted by admin

1. Open the Magento admin panel
2. Select the “System” tab
3. Click the “Configuration” menu item
4. Select the “Design” menu item
5. Click the “Footer” tab. Here you can change the copyright notification
6. With that done, click the “Save Configure” button.

Change Magento Database Name UserName and Password tutorial

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Posted on September 8th, 2014 | Posted by admin

Magento is a great E-Commerceshopping solution and this great E-Commerce cms has some premade templates that comes with magento installation and database that you may need to change the database name to what you’ve already c reated as cpanel will ad username prefix to it so you have to change the name of the database of such pre-installed magento or even you may need to change the database name in any condition.

changing magento database is easy and you just need to edit an xml file named local.xml
It is really a question for me and so many people who have been in such situation that why the name isn’t config.xml instead and this may have a good reason for the developer
this file is located at

app/etc/local.xml

open this file and edit this protion of xml file

Magento Import Catalog Products A Horror Story

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Posted on September 6th, 2014 | Posted by admin

It’s been so many days i have been spending my time trying to figure out how to import products using CSV in Magento.

I recommended client to go for better server and as a result we moved to VPS. But that didn’t help. Hosting company was so generous to work along with me to figure out what was actually wrong. They also spent many hours and haven’t charged for VPS yet and I am free to use the server as I need. But I am not that good in server settings, but learnt a lot along the way

ini_set(‘memory_limit’, ’128M’);

I increased memory limit in so many files that import uses but it was always failing halfway. Also, i increased memory through php.ini and .htaccess file.

I was so frustrated. And found another option to increase memory, CPU and Proc using rlimit as:

Setting up a second homepage in Magento

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Posted on September 5th, 2014 | Posted by admin

Setting up a second homepage in Magento
If you run multi-store in a single Magento installation with different themes (e.g. two stores), you need to setup a second homepage for your second store, and it’s fairly simple.

Simply go to CMS > Manage CMS pages to create a new page with below setting:

  • Page Title: Name for the title (try use something descriptive other than ‘home page’)
  • SEF URL Identifier *: Home
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