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How to Upgrade Magento Via SSH

Upgrading Magento via SSH is usually much simpler than via the magento downloader. To upgrade follow these simple steps. 1. First backup. Download a copy of your database, and backup your files. You can make a zip of them. 2. READ MORE

Centos & SSH2: Properly installing

Everything is harder on Centos, and that includes ssh2. If you’re having issues, here are the steps below. 1. First you have to install the following packages: yum install automake make php-devel libtool openssl-devel gcc++ gcc 2. Next, change to READ MORE

Magento: Unknown cipher in list: TLSv1

If you are getting the error “Unknown cipher in list: TLSv1” while installing Magento or updating it, chances are it’s because you are hosting on a Centos box and well, Centos is always a pain. To fix it: Edit downloader/lib/Mage/HTTP/Client/Curl.php, and: change READ MORE

Centos – Postfix – Master is dead but pid file exists

If you’re unlucky enough to be on Centos (I prefer Ubuntu), and you get the Postfix – Master is dead but pid file exists, error. Here’s how to fix it. Rant: We only have a few clients on Centos because it’s READ MORE


Configurable Swatches Slowing Magento to a Crawl

We all want (and need our e-commerce site to run fast and look good). Recently, with a client who has over 30,000 products in their catalog, I found that category pages were taking 10-13 seconds to load. Magento was slowing READ MORE

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The New Alphabet, Inc. – First Large Company to Use XYZ Domain as Their Main Domain

Today, the founders of Google, Sergey Brin and Larry Page announced the new company Alphabet, Inc which will own Google and other Google related companies. But, something more subtle has happened. For years, when a large company launched, they looked to READ MORE


Invalid CSRF token. Send the form again. If you did not send this request from Adminer then close this page.

I’ve been scratching my head over this. Adminer runs fine on the many Ubuntu systems I’ve installed it on (with the exception of one), but everytime I use Centos, I get this error. Turns out, it’s a permissions issue. If READ MORE


Google Inbox

I finally received my invite earlier this week to Google Inbox for Aps. We use Google Apps for our email. We signed up before it was a paid service – though I would gladly pay since the service is, in READ MORE


Get Multiple Customer Groups In Magento with GroupsCatalog2

Sometimes we need to get a customer’s group in Magento. Pretty straight forward. But, when you add GroupsCatalog2, customers can be assigned to multiple groups. I recently had a client that wanted to tell customers on their customer dashboard what READ MORE


Fix Magento error:14077410:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:sslv3 alert handshake failure!

So you have received a version of the error: 14077410:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:sslv3 alert handshake failure error while trying to install a Magento Connect extension? We have your solution! It seems that this week, Magento Connect turned off SSLv3 (a good thing), but READ MORE

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