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My Favorite Chrome Extensions

In my opinion, Chrome is the best browser out there in terms of cross-platform compatibility, security, and speed. Chrome extensions make Chrome better. Just don’t overdo them, because that can slow down the browser, or it can change the way pages READ MORE

HTTPS / SSL is Becoming the Standard – Finally!

In 2014, Google announced that it would start considering whether a website used SSL in search results.  But, it wasn’t required, and it barely affected SEO. But, with 2017 approaching, quickly, if you are not running your site with SSL, READ MORE

macOS Sierra with SSH

If you upgraded to macOS Sierra (beta or the new publicly available today 10/20/16), you might have issues with SSHing into servers – especially Linux. That’s because newer versions of Linux and Mac require better encryption. The default has always been READ MORE

Is Upgrading Magento Important?

Clients often ask me how important upgrading Magento is? The answer is yes – if you want to keep your e-commerce site running smoothly and securely. Updates bring a number of benefits: They patch bugs. When people report bugs – problems READ MORE

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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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