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March 28, 2014

Magento internationalization

Very often the web store is visited by customers from different countries, so, it is really good practice to use multi language feature on the website. As you know, the universal language is English, but what about the customers who are more comfortable with the websites which are using their native language. Therefore, internationalization of your web store can attract new customers, and Magento can help with this because we can use an unlimited number of languages on the website.

March 21, 2014

Delete Magento orders via shell script

This brief article is dedicated to the problem, which Magento developers often have to deal with. From time to time, we need to create some test orders during the work process, but web store owners usually want to remove them. Actually, there are a lot of test orders before web store releasing, and after the custom checkout extensions installation. Sometimes, developers make some test orders after installing new feature, adding cart price rules, enabling or adding custom billing and shipping methods.

March 17, 2014

How to configure and start working with Magento Test Automation Framework

Magento TAF is a pretty good thing to automize your Magento store testing. When you start working with Magento TAF, you have many tests, which are ready for use, so this framework can help to develop all kinds of tests without building an automatic infrastructure. Since a TAF users guide is a bit outdated, and some things in the framework have been already changed we’ve decided to write an article on this topic.

March 12, 2014

OroCRM: how to add a new menu item

Ok, you have installed OroCRM, configured your development environment, worn headphones with your favourite music and still don’t know what to start with… Let us help you a bit.

March 12, 2014

Meet Magento Spain 2014

Now, as the debuting Meet Magento event in Spain is over, and everyone is safely back home, I can’t wait to share my experience about what it was like last week.

February 13, 2014

Integrating Zendesk with Magento and adding custom contact fields

As you may already know – Zendesk is a great solution for support. So why won’t we integrate it with the great e-commerce platform – Magento? In this blog post we describe the complete process of setting up Zendesk for Magento and getting the Magento contact form to create support requests within Zendesk.

February 7, 2014

Credit Card numbers leak in Magento

There’s no unbreakable protection. You may have the hosting provider with a great security: firewalls, antiviruses, malware protection etc., but.. Are you sure that your home/office computer is protected enough, and your neighbor is absolutely trusted person? It worth nothing to grab saved passwords, cookies, RSA keys from some computer and get an ability to access secured remote area. Recently, we’ve noticed that some sites were affected by the exploit which sends customers credit card numbers to a remote site. It’s useful to check your own site because you might not even guess about the ‘gremlin’ in your Magento installation.

February 7, 2014

Magento region updater overriding

The Magento RegionUpdater is a prototype class, which operates with simple but very useful feature such as country/region options in the multiple Magento address forms. The main goal of this article is to show the way of the soft prototype objects manipulation and, especially, Magento prototype objects without updating standard Varien JavaScript files.

February 4, 2014

Internet Explorer 8 for Mac

We think there is no need to introduce the most “favorite” developer’s browser - Microsoft Internet Explorer 8. So, if you have ever had a need to debug some HTML or JavaScript issues in IE using Mac, you’re welcome to read our article. Here we focus on how it can be done in native Mac OSX environment. This topic covers building and installing Wine translator and installation of IE8 on the top of it.

January 16, 2014

Clean Full Page Cache tails

One of the most Magento Enterprise Edition major features is Full Page Cache (FPC). It allows to cache HTML contents of an entire page and display it without making tons of unnecessary database requests and additional operations. It makes Magento run greatly faster and accept more visits at once on the same server configuration. However, features are the most favorite places of insidious bugs..