Category Archives: Administering Magento

Tidying Magento Logs

Many people don’t seem to worry about their logs increasing until their site falls over.  Probably not too wise…. Here are some things you can do to have a bit of a tidy up: Delete /var/cache occassionally, it does build up rubbish in here, and refreshing from admin doesn’t completely clear it out Check /var/reports […]

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Upgrading Magento to version 1.4 – keeping it simple

I’ve had a few discussions with people now about how to upgrade to Magento 1.4 in the best fashion. Here is my approach, which works well, and I believe provides the cleanest solution. Backup everything! Create a sub-directory called /new on your server Copy 1.4 release to /new Take a copy of the existing 1.3.* […]

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A WordPress Blog under Magento

On the site I wanted to run a wordpress blog in the /blog directory.  I didn’t want to integrate the blog into Magento, preferring to keep the 2 applications separate, so this ruled out the blog extension on Magento Connect. My approach was fairly simple. Here is how I achieved it: I created a […]

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UPS XML Setup on Magento

Pre-Requisite Get UPS Account – either online or contact your local UPS (as case in UK) Get UPS Login – Get Developer Key – Look under Support->Technology Support->UPS Online Tools Get access key – need developer key and Account number for this And then on Magento If using SSL omit step 1 In Ups […]

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