Magento is an Ecommerce platform written in PHP. It uses a configuration-based MVC system and heavily leverages Java style OOP patterns in the business logic, UI, and layout rendering application layers.

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Which shopping cart / ecommerce platform to choose? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Ecommerce Script Should I Use? I need to build an ecommerce website within a tight budget and schedule. Of course, I have never done that before, so I have googled ...
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robots.txt blocking specific files also block unnecessary URLs

I am using Magento for one of my site. In Magento there is a file mage (no extension file name is mage only) to block this file I write robots.txt as # Files User-agent: * Disallow: /mage But this ...
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How to check all installed in Magento extensions?

Where can I check all the installed Magento extensions in the admin panel?
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hourly deal extension magento 1.5

I want to implement hourly basis product deal on my website using magento 1.5, administrator has to handle on deal date , time and time duration for that particular product deal, can u please suggest ...
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Is there a Magento extension for combining/compressing javascript and css?

I thought Magento came with this feature out of the box but it doesn't appear to be working at all. I'm not sure if I haven't set it up properly, but right now I'm resorting to using cat and altering ...
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Previews for audio e-commerce site

Is there a way to do previews for audio files in the base, Magento Community Edition? I see the place to put the "sample" files under "Downloadable information" section on my product. I attached an ...
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Magento not responding to payment gateway notifications fast enough or at all?

Some of our customers are getting to the confirmation of payment step in purchasing from our Magento store, and then they are getting a timeout error, where the SagePay payment gateway is trying to ...
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How to get Magento to update order status when PayPal returns IPN message?

When someone checks out in Magento with PayPal, and PayPal flags their payment for review, Magento correctly sets the order status to "Payment Review". However, if after a day or two PayPal decides ...
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Google Webmaster Tools reports fake 404 errors

I have a website where Google Webmaster Tools reports 15,000 links as 404 errors. However, all links return a 200 when I visit them. The problem is, that eventhough I can visit these pages and return ...
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How do I replace the Magento favicon?

I'm trying to replace the Magento favicon, but I can't seem to find it. Where is it?
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Temporarily disable magento extensions from the back end

Is it possible to disable a Magento extension from the backend without uninstalling it or disabling it via the code?
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How can I get a list of all indexed pages for my domain?

We're in the process of migrating an outdated e-commerce cart to Magento. Part of this process will entail configuring proper 301 redirects. I'm aiming to get a list of all indexed pages to throw ...
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Is it possible to do shipping like this in Magento?

What I need is to have Magento charge a flat rate shipping for orders under a certain amount, and free shipping for orders over that amount. It's like having two flat rates. I have tried setting a ...
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Magento mails coming from[ftpUsername]@[servername.hostingcompany.com] on behalf of SENDER

I have a Magento installation, and for certain recipients the transactional emails appear to be coming FROM something like [ftpUsername]@[servername.hostingcompany.com] on behalf of SENDER instead of ...
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Which feed does Magento's attribute “In Feed” refer to?

I have been researching Magento's RSS feeds and there is an attribute for new products called 'In Feed'. My understanding was that this determined whether or not the product was added to the RSS ...
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Magento Default Sitemap.xml

Is the default magento sitemap.xml optimized as is for ecommerce products? I'm thinking about adding image links as well. Is it worth time investing in this for SEO gains? <url> ...
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Store name appears twice in meta titles while searching in Google? [duplicate]

In Google, While searching my (Magento) site, the meta title appears twice. I am new to Magento, and don't know why it's appearing twice.
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Can you host Magento on Heroku?

I have Magento running on Heroku but the DB is on Dreamhost (because Heroku doesn't host mySQL). I get a Database connection error from Magento whenever I try to connect. Anyone ever done this?
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Configuring thouands of related products in Magento?

I'm at a stage with a Magento store I'm developing where I've added all the products (all 6000 of them) and now would like to configure related products to up my conversion rate a bit. I was wondering ...
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Adding a CMS to an existing Magento shop

I am working on a project for 3 niche stores built on magento (using magento's multi-store function) that each get roughly 50k unique visitors a day. The sites don't currently have a blog or forum or ...
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Google search results show my title incorrectly twice

Does anyone know why Google shows my title twice in search results? And it's the wrong title too. Here's a screenshot:
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Ajax mixed with Server Side results for SEO purposes

Here is the issue. We are using a third party service to index our products and return results based on query parameters that we pass to the third party services server. I'm using Magento's ...
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Payment from Paypal but no order in Magento 1.6.2

I just found a very strange problem and wondered if anyone has seen the same, or maybe knows a fix for this? We have paperwork for an order payment received through paypal, but the order doesn't ...
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Can I create a private shop with a public gallery with Magento?

I want to do a shop with a public gallery listing all my products, with texts and images. The gallery is not a shop, you cannot buy. Behind it, I want a private section with a shop, where the same ...
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Nginx frontend, Apache backend, and Magento

I've got a Magento installation, which works perfectly from a customer's point of view. However, when you try and do batch tasks with the admin, Nginx often closes the connection to the browser early, ...
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Adding a CMS to an existing Magento shop

I am working on a project for 3 niche stores built on magento (using magento's multi-store function) that each get roughly 50k unique visitors a day. The sites don't currently have a blog or forum ...
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How do I increase the image size upload limit in Magento?

Is there a way to increase the maximum image upload file size from 2mb to 5 or 10mb?
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On an ecommerce site, do “Item No Longer Available” pages hurt SEO?

I'm not the web master at work, but I'm the content manager (and complete SEO novice) with a question we're unsure about. When a product is no longer current and no longer carried in our store, we set ...
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Magento custom content types

What is the best way to manage custom content types (like in Drupal) in Magento Community? For example I want to make a catalog of jobs (name, desc, image) or catalog of local shops (address, phone, ...
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What is the maximum number of products we can have in a Magento website?

I am wondering if Magento can hold unlimited number of products. Is there any limit in Magento about amount of products we can have?
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Best way to address this Magento issue

I am in need of some advice/pointers on how best to attack a problem I am faced with in Magento 1.4.0.1. Here is the scenario: Consider a product catalog of multiple thousands of products in which ...
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Magento - Unable to access remote site but able to access a simple index.html file

I'm building a store (magento 1.6.0.0-rc2) and have a home server to host the site. It is behind a modem/router with redirection of port 80 and 3000 active to server box. 1. I can access the ...
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What's the best magento plugin to add support for affiliates?

I'm using magento 1.5 and prefer to install modules from Magento Connect. Any suggestions?
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Magento e-Commerce cannot generate reports

Good day, My magento cannot generate reports from the admin panel. I get the following error: This report depends on timezone configuration. Once timezone is changed, the lifetime statistics need to ...
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Large increase in 404 hits

We're running a Magento shop and we experienced a significant raise in 404 hits lately, almost 40,000 in one day. Most of the pages are old ones that once existed but don't anymore, and there are some ...
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Orgranizing a large amount of unique (non-product) static content in Magento?

Some of you may have seen my previous question where I was asking how websites that don't offer especially 'interesting' content go about link building - particularly in the case of e-commerce. The ...
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Knowledge Base solution for Magento? [closed]

I'm looking for a knowledge base solution for magento. Does anybody know of any available?
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Total / Lifetime Sales on Magento Dashboard is incorrect

After updating from Magento 1.2 to 1.4 I noticed that the Lifetime Sales amount was incorrect (other sales reports are fine). Even after making a fake order the Lifetime Sales didn't change. I tried ...
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Does charging to install Magento violate its license?

I have been doing webdesign for a small business in Denmark, which already has a deal with a larger company to create the final site. Among this company's proposal, I see that they charge a rather ...
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Magento: When paying with Paypal, shipping cost is charged twice

I'm using Magento 1.4.2. When I'm paying for an order with Paypal, the total is calculated alright but then Paypal charges twice for the shipment. I'm not using any custom modules. Any idea why ...
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Magento Community secure?

Has anyone used the Magento Community version for a live site? http://www.magentocommerce.com/product/compare#comparison-chart I've used ubercart for a few sites and am wondering if the free ...
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Google Webmaster Tools crawl errors reported after using Geo IP delivery

I am using Magento for my site. Recently I blocked my website for the U.S. using the PHP Geo IP Location country database. This means that when people visit from the U.S., the site will show just a ...
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Ahrefs is checking my site for backlinks all the time

I have a Magento site and I realize that the ahrefs.com crawler visits my site all the time everyday. I visit ahrefs.com and I check my backlinks (they are good). Is it good or bad, something like ...
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Server responding to request differnetly

I believe as above hosted locally , the long green delay is actually the home page of the website. May i know what causes those delay? Magento is a very CPU intense monster, is it due to the fact ...
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Can I change the magento logging timestamps offset?

Is there a way to change the Mage::log() timestamp in magento? I would prefer it to match my timezone.
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Magento backend gives me a blank page when trying to edit order of more than $4,000

Typically, the orders I have received have been less than $1,000, comprising of less than 10 products. I had no problem editing those order (removing out of stock items, etc). In the past month, I ...
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Magento project management - source control

Need some advice on project management with Magento. I have been putting my whole project under source control but its becoming a nightmare to manage. I am now thinking of installing a base magento ...
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Magento Order Invoices - Text TINY, how do I enlarge it?

When printing invoices (PDF) from Magento, the font is 7px... it's absolutely tiny, half my customers probably won't be able to read it, is there a way to make it 12+? Thanks.
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Sitemap for WordPress extension

I'm using an extension to integrate a WordPress blog into my eCommerce site. WordPress is installed in its own directory with a link called blog on my home page. I used a free extension to do this. ...
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What is the best way to let Google know the difference between a Production, Development, and Staging environment?

We have three domain names with pretty close to duplicate content (they're Magento sites). We'll call them production.com, development.com, and staging.com. I have robots no-index on development.com ...