Are there really limitations in Magento?

We frequently hear that Magento doesn’t allow this or that because it’s not built that way, putting us in an awkward situation having no solution to meet our clients’ needs. Let’s say for a few examples: – Magento does not … Continue reading

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Installation and configuration of the Magento Mage_Cache_Backend_File in versions prior EE1.13 / CE 1.8

The Latest Magento releases (community edition 1.8 apha and enterprise 1.13) come with a new cache backend, Mage_Cache_Backend_File. This backend reduces inode usage when saving the cached content. You are on a prior version but want to use it? No … Continue reading

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The Magento Mage_Cache_Backend_File backend gives some holidays for your inodes

Magento allows to customize the way your website manages its cache. This is done by choosing the appropriate cache backend. I’ve provided an example of this update for the full page cache here By default, your cache will save cached … Continue reading

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Support for cache tags for all cache engines in the Magento enterprise version 1.13

Did you follow the Magento news, you probably heard that Magento Enterprise version 1.13 completely moved the indexer’s logic to the database server. This for sure leads to a significant increase in your performance. But are the indexers the only … Continue reading

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Optimize Eclipse and Zend studio refresh in Magento projects with the resources filters

If you’re using Zend Studio or eclipse and have kept the native structure of a Magento project (in its first version), refreshing a project could sometime be a long task. This is partly due to the number of files that … Continue reading

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Looking for (Magento) developers

Develop : « enrich, growth a software » Yes it’s my definition of the word « develop ». I checked the Internet to ensure that I wasn’t wrong and I agree with the correct definition. Many years ago, on the … Continue reading

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Magento tips: Display a Magento category path in SQL

Yes, it’s been quite a long time I’ve not been sharing something with you: many projects to handle and no time to share something. And when we are busy, it’s a bit disappointing to see how many time we may … Continue reading

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Magento layouts: the limit of reference syntax

If you ever tried to update the Magento page content, you probably used the reference node: this instruction tells that every node under the reference node is applied to the block having the name used in the reference. Here’s an … Continue reading

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High traffic websites under Magento: the Teleshopping example

Téléshopping, one of the most older Magento project in France. With 41Meuros, website represents a tier of the turnover. Let’s see which technical choices has been made to provide a high performance website Hello Gilles, maybe everyone doesn’t know you … Continue reading

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How to schedule Magento sales rule correctly?

Magento provides a sales rule engine which allows you to offer discount to your clients: free shipping, buy x products and get y products free, providing a discount from a voucher are samples usage of prices rules Two important concepts … Continue reading

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