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How do I import or export my MySQL database using SSH

Your MySQL databases can be administered through an SSH session via command line (especially if you have large sized data to import/export). To access your account using SSH you must subscribe to a hosting plan that supports this feature. Enable SSH for your account: Login to your Netfirms Control Panel. Click Hosting. Click Settings. Select Enable in the SSH pull-down menu. We suggest using Putty to…

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Magento Preview Version CE 1.6.1.0-alpha1 – Now Available

We are happy to announce the availability of Magento Preview Version CE 1.6.1.0-alpha1. As this is a preview version it is NOT recommended in any way to be used in a production environment (more information about preview releases and the community edition release process can be found in this blog post). This release is available for upgrade through the Connect Manager, to download or via SVN….

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How to setup SSL for Magento

The private SSL certificate is an important upgrade to your website. The basic function of an SSL is to encrypt all communication between the browser and the server, ensuring that all data goes through a secure (HTTPS) connection. An SSL certificate is a necessity when you want to operate an online shop and process the sensitive customers data through your…

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How to override a Magento core block class

Some discussion on breadcrumbs: I will be overriding the Core file: app/code/core/Mage/Catalog/Block/Breadcrumbs.php (which I will call [Breadcrumbs-B]). This file is not to be confused with the block: app/code/core/Mage/Page/Block/Html/Breadcrumbs.php(which I will call [Breadcrumbs-A]). [Breadcrumbs-A] contains the notable function ‘addCrumb‘ which adds a crumb to the line of breadcrumbs (to a breadcrumbs array). It can be used many times throughout the site. This file also explicitly uses the page/html/breadcrumbs.phtml file via…

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Adding Canonical URL to CMS Pages

There are many extensions that add canonical URLs to product and category pages, but what’s up with CMS pages? There is no need to access your FTP to edit files. To add a canonical URL to a CMS page, simply navigate to the CMS page in the admin panel and then add the following to the Layout Update XML text area under the Design tab:

Presto! You’ll have to add this…

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How to make multi-lang CMS pages

Hello community, I’ve seen full of topic on this subject, and i search myself for long time to make CMS multilang pages… Make Multi-lang CMS isn’t difficult when we know how to do … In this example I explain how to make 2 diférent page named “My store”, who are made to explain what is my store’s aim in the 3 default languages (English,…

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How To Implement Paypal Payments Pro into Magento – SANDBOX

This How-To will give you step-by-step instructions to enable the “Paypal Payments Pro” integration for your Magento installation. This is done using the Paypal Developer Sandbox, so no real money and accounts (with the exception of your developer acocunt) are involved. Signup for Paypal Developer Account First you will need to sign up for a developer account: https://developer.paypal.com Click on the Sign Up…

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Magento 1.6.0.0 community editor release (Aug 18, 2011)

Major Highlights Minimum Advertised Price Persistent Shopping Cart Shipping Integration with Label printing support Improvements XmlConnect package release v21 Order Payment Action for Express Checkout (PayPal) – Added settings Authorization Honor Period and Order Valid Period into EC tab in the backend – Automatically new authorize transaction created after order transaction – Automatically cancel order after the expiration of Order…

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Speed up Magento DataFlow (Import / Export) for Nexcess Hosting

For as long as we can remember, Magento has had issues with Import and Export profiles, especially regarding performance. We have tried many different solutions for speeding up DataFlow and dealing with other import / export related issues. We’ve found a solution that seems to help in the majority of cases. First, I’d like to mention that the Magento import…

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