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10 essential WordPress plug-ins for better blogging

January 16, 2012 | Heddwyn Coombs

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The great thing about Magento e-commerce and WordPress in particular is they are open source platforms. There is a whole community of Magento developers out there designing new plug-in and apps – and some of them are very useful indeed. WordPress is easily the most popular platform used for blogging in ecommerce website design. So we’ve compiled a list of […]

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Ajax add to Cart – Added To All New Magento Stores

January 09, 2012 |

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Over the holiday period our super geeks here at iweb have been working hard to bring the latest and greatest features to all of our new Magento Stores, more about this can be read in the iWeb Custom Magento Build Ajax Add to Cart With the effects of the recession hitting hard on consumers disposable income, retailers are really starting to […]

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iWeb Custom Magento Build – Making Your E-commerce Store Better

January 09, 2012 |

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Over the holiday period our super geeks here at iweb have been working hard to bring the latest and greatest features to all of our new Magento Stores. A summary of which can be seen below. Facebook Open Auth Login Allow customers to login to your store without the need to go through a laborious registration process. read more about […]

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Facebook OAuth Login – Added to All New Magento Stores

January 06, 2012 |

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Over the holiday period our super geeks here at iweb have been working hard to bring the latest and greatest features to all of our new Magento Stores, more about this can be read in the iWeb Custom Magento Build Facebook OAuth Login One of the most laborious processes when it comes to shopping online is having to create an account when you […]

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Speeding up Magento Dataflow (Import/Export)

January 05, 2012 |

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Importing and Exporting data in Magento using the data-flow profiles has never been particularly quick, neither does it always work perfectly every time around. This article covers how to clear up unsuccessful imports and tips to speed the process up. The technical skill level required for this task would be basic Magento development knowledge, shell access and MySQL access. If […]

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Magento Debugging Tip

January 04, 2012 |

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Does Magento Development leave you wondering why your not getting the correct result? Do you struggle to see where the error(s) may be? Developing for Magento can sometimes leave a web developer confused and frustrated especially when pin-pointing coding errors/problems, but did you know you can write to Magento system log and exception file to see when the problem arose […]

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Optimising Magento Development

December 26, 2011 |

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There are many available tools to help make Web Development projects quicker and more productive. We will look at how a Magento Web Developer can help increase productivity, to turn on or off those common features all from the front end of Magento while developing on a site. Magento Developer Toolbar Magento Developer Toolbar is a powerful and must have […]

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How to identify a Magento store

December 19, 2011 |

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Magento is quickly becoming one of the largest opensource platforms used in e-commerce web design, and shows no signs of slowing down soon. Taking a quick look at the Magento Showcase reveals companies such as Ford, TOMS, Fred Perry and Harvy Nichols all adopting this platform. So you may be wondering how you can spot a Magento store yourself? The following […]

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Integrating Magento Products With a WordPress Blog

December 16, 2011 |

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As web developers we like to make use of the best open source platforms available in the development of our brochure and e-commerce websites. We often find that differences in clients needs mean that the solution provided makes use of different platforms such as Magento and WordPress. The following tutorial looks at how products contained within a Magento store can be shared on a WordPress blog. […]

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Plug-ins that get more out of a Magento e-commerce website

December 12, 2011 | Heddwyn Coombs

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In the world of professional web design, Magento has become the No.1 e-commerce solution. That’s because Magento developers like iWeb know it offers so much functionality and so many features straight ‘out of the box’ – which allows a website design company to offer a faster turnaround to clients. But because Magento is an open source platform produced by a […]

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Magento Link Manager Plugin

December 05, 2011 |

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Whilst developing several Magento E-Commerce Stores I came across this handy little plugin that provides simple control over which front-end links to display. I am currently using this plugin to disable Recurring Profiles, My Downloadable Products and Billing Agreements from the Magento Customer Account page. Installation of the plugin is pretty straight forward as it can be installed using the […]

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PHP MSSQL and DataType `smalldatetime`

November 29, 2011 |

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During the development of a project we ran into a problem when using mssql_query() on a Microsoft SQL Database table with a column of a datatype `smalldatetime`.  It would appear PHP was returning a dataset from MSSQL but was not allowing the script to continue processing even though a valid dataset was returned.  After some digging we found a bug […]

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