Monthly Archives - December 2014

Best FREE Magento Extensions of 2015

Over the last couple of years we have stumbled across some great extensions for Magento, both paid and FREE. Some of these proved invaluable to the sites we build in terms of added functionality, improved customer experience and increasing sales. Below we have compiled a list of what we consider to be the Best FREE Magento Extensions 2015. Apologies if you have a great FREE Magento extension and its not included, it may simply be that we haven’t come across [...]

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Using phpinfo and print_r $_SERVER

Some times when developing on a server you arent familiar with you need to know the PHP configuration of the web server. This can be easily achieved by using the below script saved as a .php file and called in a web browser. <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /> <title>Innov8 Internet Test Page - PHP + Server</title> </head> <body> <?php echo "<xmp>".print_r( $_SERVER, true )."</xmp>"; ?> <?php echo phpinfo(); ?> </body> </html> The above script also includes the print_r( $_SERVER, true ) [...]

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Removing extra linebreaks and spaces in Dreamweaver

Ever been coding and looked at the source in your favourite browser and wondered why so much white space and empty lines were present. How to remove extra spaces in dreamweaver While the document is open in Dreamweaver, press CTRL+F to load the Find & Replace dialog box. Do the search on the source code view. Check the box “Use regular expression” and uncheck any other boxes. Find: [\r\n]{2,} Replace: \n Then hit “replace all” And that’s it!

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Executing Magento Indexer From Shell

Some times when Magento has a very large catalog you will need to rebuild the indexes from shell / SSH. Executing the Magento Indexer From Shell is fairly straight forward and I personally use Putty as my SSH client. Once connected to your server via SSH navigate to the shell directory within your Magento install. [root@159 ~]# cd var/www/vhosts/******/public_html/shell/ [root@159 shell]# This next command will show the help options for the Magento Indexer from the “indexer.php” script, you will need to execute “php [...]

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