Magento Themes and Magento Extensions

Using Reports In Magento

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Posted on March 15th, 2013 | Posted by admin

Magento is the best e-commerce software to build great online stores. It helps you manage online stores in a simple yet efficient manner. Magento has remarkable features that make day to day online operations less tedious and easier for you.

The software has the ability to churn out various reports that can be very useful to you e-commerce business. Moreover it will help you keep an eye on your overall business activities. It will also help you enhance your productivity.

What can you do with Magento Reports?

  • You can know about how many customer accounts are created.
  • Know about your best selling products.z
  • You can also get data on your sales and coupon code usage.

How to use Reports?

First of all open reports menu and choose report you want to see. Some reports have filter, some only date range selector and some are displayed directly.

Once you chose parameters for your report, click on ‘Show Report’ button and you will see the results. At this point you can export the report in CSV, XML.

Magento – Reindexing using Command Line

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Posted on February 6th, 2013 | Posted by admin

The number of Index processes available for each Magento differs from one edition to another. There are many times when the Store Owner or any developer finds that one / more index processes in the Index Management is not working any more in Magento, and the status is shown as “Processing“. This plight is faced by many non-technical people, and I will try to explain as much as I can.

Whenever you will try to do re-indexing on those index processes (which are shown in “Processing” status), Magento will throw a fatal error citing some syntax errors in the Magento source code (which is highly unlikely). Now the best way is to open the PuTTY executable file, and login with your web server’s SSH or Control Panel details. If your web server Control Panel is cPanel, then the cPanel details is enough to make you login into PuTTY.

The command line script is located in the “shell” directory of your Magento install. The script is called indexer.php and there are a number of options you can use to do just about anything you could with the admin panel. But before that you need to go into your root Magento Installation directory. For all of these, please follow these UNIX Commands:-

ADD MAGENTO ADMIN ACCOUNT USING MYSQL SCRIPT

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Posted on December 20th, 2012 | Posted by admin

As a Magento development company, we have a number of designers, developers, and project managers that need admin access to the sites that we build. As opposed to using one global admin account for our entire team, we believe it to be a much better practice to assign individual admin accounts to each team member who is going to be working on a project.

One of our developers, Matt Johnson, has developed a script to allow us to easily add an admin user to a Magento installation. Each member on our team that needs Magento admin access has a sql file that adds their admin account to Magento. When we start a new project, we run the sql script for the members of our team that are going to need access to the server. I hope you’ll find this snippet useful.

Using Magento Widgets

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Posted on October 16th, 2012 | Posted by admin

There is one feature within Magento that has been severely overlooked ever since it was incorporated into the architecture in version 1.4(?). That is the Widgets functionality.
Today I’m going to show you how you can create a simply widget that you can display on a specific product page – without the need for any code whatsoever! That’s right – no more “if($product->getId == this or that)”! And let me tell you – its an amazing relief!
Right then, first things first – we’re going to create a widget that will bring in a static block created in the CMS section, so in the Magento backend navigate your way to CMS>static blocks. Create yourself a nice static block – I’ve chosen a small line of text for my demonstration
Using Magento Widgets